Movie star Alec Baldwin and the armorer and assistant director of “Rust” will have their first court appearances later this month in the fatal movie set shooting.
The hearings for Baldwin, 65, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 25, and Dave Halls, 63, will be done remotely and are set for Feb. 24 in First Judicial District Court at 10, 10:15 and 10:30 a.m., respectively.
On Tuesday involuntary manslaughter charges were filed against Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed and negligent use of a deadly weapon were filed against Halls.
Halls has already pleaded guilty in his case and an in-person plea conference has been set for March 8 at 10 a.m., also in First Judicial District Court. Halls faces a suspended sentence and six months of probation.
The charges stem from the Oct. 21, 2021 shooting that left “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, dead and director Joel Souza wounded on the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set outside Santa Fe.
Baldwin was rehearsing a cross draw with a Colt .45 when he discharged a live bullet from the gun, striking Hutchins and Souza, according to authorities.
Gutierrez-Reed reportedly loaded the prop gun from a box of dummy rounds and live ammunition, and handed it to Halls who declared the firearm “cold” before handing it to Baldwin.