Asst. Director in Baldwin ‘Rust’ Shooting Pleads No Contest

David Halls became the first person sentenced in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by actor Alec Baldwin on the New Mexico film set of “Rust” when he pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.

Under the plea agreement, Halls, 42, the film’s safety coordinator and first assistant director, was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation, fined $500, and ordered to complete a firearms safety course and 24 hours of community service.

Halls also must testify truthfully at any upcoming hearings or trials, including criminal proceedings against Baldwin and movie armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who have each pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter in Hutchins’ death.

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