Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' shooting charges are downgraded
'The Guardian' reports that prosecutors in New Mexico have dropped charges against Baldwin that could have resulted in a five-year prison sentence. The actor still faces one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. If convicted, that charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 18 months. The charges were lessened after Baldwin's attorneys said that the firearms enhancement claim was unconstitutional since it wasn't in effect when the shooting occurred. "The prosecutors committed a basic legal error."