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Hilaria Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin attend Alec’s manslaughter trial

Hilaria Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin attend Alec’s manslaughter trial

Actor Alec Baldwin speaks with his wife Hilaria Baldwin during his hearing in Santa Fe County District Court on July 10, 2024 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ross D. Franklin – Pool/Getty Images

Alec Baldwin was joined by his wife Hilaria Baldwin and brother Stephen Baldwin in the courtroom on the first day of his manslaughter trial.

The trial began Wednesday, July 10, in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Alec, 66, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter following the fatal shooting of the cinematographer in 2021 Halyna Hutchins during the filming of a western movie Rust.

As Alec sat in the courtroom, Hilaria, 40, and Stephen, 58, could be seen in the row behind him. 30 Rock former student and his lawyers. At one point, Alec appeared to whisper in his brother’s ear before sitting down.

Hilaria, who has seven children with Alec, also supported her husband. In one photo, she placed her hands on either side of his face to presumably whisper something in his ear.

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Alec Baldwin is set to go on trial for involuntary manslaughter three years after the fatal shooting on the set of Rust. Baldwin, 66, was initially charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in January 2023 after he held a toy gun containing real bullets on the set of the film in New Mexico in 2021. (…)

In October 2021, a toy gun held by Alec fired a single bullet that injured Rust director Joel Souza and killed Hutchins, who was 42 when she died.

Actor Stephen Baldwin (left) and Hilaria Baldwin Ross D. Franklin – Pool/Getty Images

“The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Alec said in an interview with ABC News a few weeks later. “I would never point a gun at somebody and pull the trigger. Never. I have no idea (how a bullet got there). Somebody put a live round in a gun. A round that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”

He added that the accident was the “worst thing” that had ever happened to him, denying that he was aware that a bullet was lodged inside the firearm.

Prosecutors later charged Alec and the film’s gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Alec Gutierrez-Reed, 27, was sentenced in April to 18 months in prison. Alec, for his part, pleaded not guilty to the charges before filing a motion to dismiss the case. His motion was denied last month before the trial was set to begin.

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Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, has been by his side since they met in 2011. The couple met at a restaurant in New York City. “I happened to walk into Pure Food and Wine on Irving Place on an unseasonably warm February evening,” Alec recalled via Instagram in 2019. “My friend (Brendan O’Connell) and I sat down (…)

Stephen, one of Alec’s siblings, alongside Billy, Daniel, Elisabeth And Jeanne — and Hilaria stayed in his corner throughout the ordeal.

Hilaria Baldwin ROSS D. FRANKLIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

“My heart goes out to Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec,” Hilaria wrote on Instagram in October 2021. “They say there are no words, because it is impossible to express the shock and grief of such a tragic accident. Grief. Loss. Support.”

Hutchins is survived by her husband, Matthewand their son.

At the time, Stephen asked for “prayers” via his Instagram.

“I ask you to pray for me tonight, my friends,” Stephen wrote. “There’s not much I can say other than pray for everyone involved in this tragic accident. Thank you.”