Hilaria Baldwin spotted on a stroll in NYC after charges were dropped against husband Alec Baldwin
Hilaria Baldwin was spotted out on a walk with the youngest of the six children she shares with Alec Baldwin, 65, on Friday.
The outing came the day after after all charges against her husband were dropped in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the New Mexico set of Rust.
The busy mom, 39, was dressed in a gray plaid shirt that she wore open over an olive green tank top and jeans.
Her brunette locks were loose and windblown. She had sunglasses on her face and carried her phone in one hand.
She pushed a stroller containing her youngest child, Ilaria Catalina Irena, seven months, while appearing to be wearing slippers on her feet.
Out for a stroll: Hilaria Baldwin, 39, was spotted out on a walk with the youngest of her six children with Alec Baldwin, 65, on Friday
Mom of six: The outing came the day after after all charges against her husband were dropped in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the New Mexico set of Rust
After the charges against him were dropped, Baldwin took to Instagram to thank his wife Hilaria for helping him through the controversy, while she posted a bizarre picture of her curled up on his knees.
The news arrived on the same day that Baldwin and other cast members resumed filming the movie in Montana.
Production stopped abruptly in October 2021 when Baldwin shot a live round from a prop gun killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie’s New Mexico set.
‘We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident,’ lawyers Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro said in a statement.
Baldwin was charged in January with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Hutchins’ death and the injury of ‘Rust’ director Joel Souza, who was struck by the same bullet that passed through Hutchins.
The case against Baldwin had already been diminishing. A weapons charge that would have meant a much longer sentence had already been dismissed, and the first special prosecutor appointed in the case resigned.
This despite a damning report from the FBI that concluded that Alec Baldwin did pull the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer on the set of Rust – despite him repeatedly stating that he did not.
The report could still lead to criminal charges against the actor and others involved in the accidental shooting, with Santa Fe cops still investigating Hutchins’ death.
Weird post: The former yoga instructor posted a photo of herself oddly curled up on husband Alec’s knee Thursday evening, just hours after the news leaked out
Timing: The charges against Alec were dropped on the same day filming of Rust resumed in Montana
New Mexico prosecutors have been beset by legal errors since they filed charges against Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed in January. The most serious charges against the defendants were dropped in February, and two prosecutors have stepped down.
The source, who is familiar with talks between Baldwin’s defense attorneys and special prosecutors, said prosecutors are expected to drop the charges against Baldwin in a court filing as soon as Thursday.
New evidence showed the firearm used by Baldwin had been modified, and prosecutors could no longer prove that it required a trigger pull in order to fire, the source said.
The two sides had been discussing the charges ahead of a May 3 hearing, when a New Mexico judge was set to decide whether Baldwin should stand trial.
Freedom: Baldwin was charged in January with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Hutchins’ death and the injury of ‘Rust’ director Joel Souza, who was struck by the same bullet that passed through Hutchins
Baldwin was accused of showing a ‘reckless’ disregard for safety in Hutchins’ death. He pleaded not guilty in February after prosecutors downgraded the seriousness of the charges, reducing the potential prison time.
He has in interviews said he was told the gun was safe and that he never pulled the trigger.
After a scathing safety review by regulators in New Mexico that detailed ignored complaints and misfires before Hutchins’ death in October of 2021, the production company agreed to pay a $100,000 fine.
Baldwin’s co-defendant and Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is still facing the charges against her.