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Alec Baldwin may face charge of involuntary manslaughter after killing of crew member

Actor Alec Baldwin may face a charge of involuntary manslaughter after accidentally shooting and killing crew member Halyna Hutchins.

Baldwin could face the charge because of his role as a producer of the film, rather than for pulling the trigger.

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The update comes following news emerged that members of the crew walked off the set in protest over working conditions just hours before Hutchins was killed.

42-year-old Hutchins was killed on Thursday afternoon after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun which he thought was loaded with blanks.

US attorney Joseph Costa said: “As an executive producer, you are in a position of control and you can get prosecuted criminally.”

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“It’s the equivalent of drinking and driving, meaning someone may not have intended to cause great harm but they do.”

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