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Talk show on ABC “The View” is known for making some people furious, but this time it was the show’s own viewers, and it was not the show’s fault.
After the ABC News report about the involuntary murder charges levelled against Alec Baldwin, fans took to Twitter to vent their anger.
“They really interrupted . @ananavarro for this about Alec Baldwin? Of course, @ABC is going to drag out this ‘breaking news,’”A fan also said it.
They were really disruptive@ananavarro for this 💩 about Alec Baldwin?
— Kemu 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@kemu808) January 19, 2023
“I thought them cutting into regular programming for this report was a matter of national security,”Another thought.
— TLiMS63 (@peacewyns93) January 19, 2023
“ABC interrupted #TheView to tell me that Alec Baldwin is being charged with 2 counts of involuntary manslaughter????”Another thought.
— Gemini’s Groove (@atb__william) January 19, 2023
“They interrupted The View for non breaking news smh! I’m so sick of the 24/7 news cycle, that’s what cable news is for!”One viewer spoke out.
The View was interrupted by them for news that wasn’t breaking. The 24/7 news cycle is what I hate, and that’s exactly why cable news was created!
— Chris Bedell (@ChrisBedell) January 19, 2023
“WTAF, @abcnews? You just interrupted @TheViewto tell us Alec Baldwin is being charged? Okay. That’s newsworthy for the evening news, but damn! You interrupted @TheViewwith a ‘Special Report’! I thought something awful had happened,”Another fan was also agitated.
WTAF, @abcnews ? You have just been interrupted @TheViewTell us Alec Baldwin’s story? Okay. This is newsworthy enough for the evening news. But damn! It was you who interrupted @TheViewWith a “Special Report”! It was like something terrible had occurred.
— Old Lady (@OldLadyMateo) January 19, 2023
They were furious, but not nearly as mad as Baldwin with the charges.
Following being indicted for involuntary manslaughter, Haylna Hutchins’ death on set of Haylna Hutchins’ movie, actor Michael J. Fox has spoken out. “Rust.” In a statement from his attorney, the actor is furious with the decision of the district attorney to press charges.
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win,”Luke Nikas was his lawyer. Access Hollywood reported.
Hutchins’ family supported the decision of the district attorney in a press release.
“We want to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for concluding their thorough investigation and determining that charges for involuntary manslaughter are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life,”The family spoke through Brian J. Panish, its lawyer. “Our independent investigation also supports charges are warranted. It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law. We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.”
Hannah Gutierrez Rice, the armorer for the set has been also charged involuntary murder in this case.
David Halls, Assistant Director of the Department of Public Safety and Security, agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of deadly weapons. No charges were brought against Halls in connection to Joel Souza’s non-fatal shooting.
“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew,”Mary Carmack, New Mexico First Judicial district Attorney said. “On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”
Baldwin and Gutierrez Ruben-Reed “charged in the alternative”The jury must decide whether the defendants are guilty or not.
New Mexico law provides that involuntary killing is considered a fourth-degree felony. The defendant could spend up to 18 years in prison and be subject to a $5,000 fine.
To be found guilty involuntary of manslaughter for the commission of a legal act, you will need to prove that it was not just negligence. It is also a fourth degree felony that can lead to up to 18 years in prison and a fine of up to $5000. Because a firearm was involved, this charge also includes a firearm amendment, which is a mandatory penalty. This crime is punishable with a mandatory five-year sentence for firearm enhancement.
“If any one of these three people—Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls—had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today. It’s that simple,” special prosecutor Andrea Reeb said. “The evidence clearly shows a pattern of criminal disregard for safety on the ‘Rust’ film set. In New Mexico, there is no room for film sets that don’t take our state’s commitment to gun safety and public safety seriously.”
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