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“Prosecutors in New Mexico have downgraded the involuntary manslaughter charges against actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Rust movie set in October 2021.
“Court documents filed on Friday show that Baldwin still faces one count of involuntary manslaughter, a fourth-degree felony that carries a sentence of 18 months in prison.
“But prosecutors have removed what’s known as a firearm enhancement, a part of the criminal code that extends prison sentences when firearms are involved in the commission of a crime.
“The decision comes more than a week after the actor’s legal team disputed the enhancement charge in filings, arguing that the prosecutors had committed “an unconstitutional and legal error by charging Mr. Baldwin under a statute that did not exist under the state of the accident.””
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