Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter

According to court documents obtained by BBC News, the Rust star entered his plea online and waived his right to a virtual court hearing, which was set for Friday. Baldwin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust. The actor would face up to 18 months in prison if found guilty. On Monday, New Mexico prosecutors dropped a firearm enhancement charge against Baldwin and set armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed that would have seen them serve up to five years in prison if found guilty.