Sentence reduction It would have meant a five-year prison sentence for sure.
According to the Santa Fe county district attorney spokeswoman, "the prosecution's aim is getting justice, not collecting billable hours for big-city lawyers."
Hutchins' death was accidental. That occurred during Alec Baldwin's scene practise. But, the film team and Halyna Hutchins' family blamed the actor and producer for her death.
Following months of charges and statements, the case has moved forward. Alec Baldwin is charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Mary Carmack-Altwies said that "under my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice."
Santa Fe's District Attorney believes that "the evidence plainly demonstrates a pattern of criminal disregard for safety on the 'Rust' film set."
"He relied on the specialists with whom he worked, who informed him the pistol did not hold live ammunition," Baldwin's counsel said.
The DAs are now filing the charges. Statements of intent are the sole legal procedures thus far.
The autopsy report concluded that a gunshot wound was what ultimately killed Halyna Hutchins.
ABC reports that Halyna Hutchins' family is pleased by the district attorneys' decision to file charges against Alec Baldwin.