Alec Baldwin is sweating bullets before his trial starts after this just happened

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Alec Baldwin never thought he would be in this much trouble.

As a member of the Hollywood elite, he has had his problems with authority over the years.

But Alec Baldwin is now sweating bullets just before his Rust shooting trial is supposed to start because of this ominous sign.

Actor Alec Baldwin’s involuntary manslaughter trial in the fatal shooting on the set of the film Rust begins in July.

Things aren’t looking good for Baldwin

 And there are new signs that things aren’t looking good for Baldwin in his upcoming trial.

Because if the 18-month manslaughter sentence given to Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the movie’s armorer, is any indication of what may be coming Baldwin’s way, it’s not looking good for the actor.

Reed was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting incident that occurred when she loaded a prop gun with live ammunition.

This mistake, and then Baldwin’s firing of the gun, resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Rust movie set.

Legal experts are now saying that Gutierrez Reed’s maximum sentence shows the New Mexico court is finally taking the shooting death very seriously.

Reed’s conviction and harsh sentencing are expected to negatively impact Baldwin’s case.

Baldwin was a producer on the low-budget Western and was holding the gun that killed Hutchins.

The deadly incident occurred on October 21, 2021, while Baldwin was rehearsing a scene inside a church setting on the set of the Western film Rust

During preparation for the scene, the Colt .45 revolver Baldwin was handling discharged a live round. 

The bullet struck and killed Hutchins, and also injured the film’s director, Joel Souza.

A lack of remorse and false claims of innocence

While handing down her sentence on Reed, Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer pointedly commented on Reed’s lack of remorse.

“The word remorse [means] a deep regret, coming from a sense of guilt for past wrongs,” the judge said to Reed. “That’s not you.”

“I find that what you did constitutes a serious, violent offense,” the judge said to Reed. 

“You were the armorer — the one that stood between a safe weapon and a weapon that could kill someone. You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon. But for you, Ms. Hutchins would be alive. A husband would have his partner, and a little boy would have his mother,” the Judge continued.

Baldwin is facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter charges in the case, one for negligent use of a firearm and another for involuntary manslaughter without due caution or circumspection.

So far, Baldwin has denied any wrongdoing in the incident and even claims that though he was holding the gun, he did not fire it.

Clearly Baldwin, like Reed, has shown no remorse.

“This is bad news for Alec Baldwin and shows the court is taking this fatal shooting seriously and that it’s not just for show,” Los Angeles personal injury attorney Miguel Custodio said. 

“A plea deal would be the best strategy for him right now, considering [Monday’s] sentencing and the information the prosecution has about the chaos on the set and Baldwin’s failure to do anything about it,” Custodio continued.

And Baldwin would do well to take that advice, as his lack of remorse in the case exceeds that of Reed’s.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.