Actor producer Alec Baldwin is to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film set of “Rust”. The young armorer who handed Baldwin the gun also faces charges. If convicted, they could each face five years in prison though legal experts say it feels like over-charging and will be a tough sell to a jury.
Baldwin’s attorney said he “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.”
Nonetheless Baldwin looks more than concerned ahead. Tr Pluto square his Mercury in Taurus from late March on and off till late 2024 will stir up bitter arguments. Also from mid March tr Neptune square his Saturn will bring high levels of uncertainty and worry, on and off into early 2024. Plus his Solar Arc Pluto will conjunct his Neptune this year which can feel devastating and massively confused.
He will attack the situation with his usual bravado but it will be a discouraging year with more than a few catastrophes lurking from mid June onwards for a few months.
The accident happened on a Mars square Pluto on 21 October 2021 when Baldwin’s Solar Arc Mars was in a collision with his Sun and his Solar Arc Saturn conjunct his Venus. The assistant director who admitted he should have but did not check the gun beforehand has signed a plea deal with no jail time which makes this charge even more peculiar.