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Alec Baldwin’s Sister Beth Keuchler Cries in Court docket Throughout ‘Rust’ Trial

Alec Baldwin‘s legal trial kicked off Wednesday with opening statements, and the proceedings introduced at the least one of many actor’s relations to tears.

The 66-year-old actor wore a black swimsuit and light-weight purple gown shirt and tie contained in the First Judicial District Courthouse, the place as soon as once more his household confirmed their assist. Alec’s spouse, Hilaria Baldwin, and brother, actor Stephen Baldwin, had been within the courtroom consoling the 30 Rock star.

However an eyewitness additionally tells ET that Alec’s sister, Beth Keuchler, was additionally in court docket supporting her brother. The eyewitness stated that “Stephen was seen consoling his sister, who was crying throughout opening statements.” As soon as the court docket went on break, the eyewitness says “Elizabeth and Stephen went out into the hallway, the place Stephen continued to console his sister, who was visibly emotional, crying and wiping away tears.”

The eyewitness additional acknowledged that earlier than the break ended, “Alec joined his household and hugged his sister.”

Baldwin is standing trial for one depend of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie in October 2021. If convicted, he faces as much as 18 months in jail. The movie’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, was beforehand convicted and sentenced to 18 months behind bars.

Tuesday’s pre-trial listening to concluded with the number of 12 jurors and 4 alternates. On Wednesday, particular prosecutor Erlinda Ocampo Johnson sought to color Alec as careless in her opening assertion.

Alec Baldwin and his spouse, Hilaria Baldwin.Getty
Alec Baldwin speaks along with his brother, actor Stephen Baldwin, throughout his legal trial on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Getty

“You will notice him utilizing this gun as a pointer to level at individuals, to level at issues,” she stated through Court TV‘s livestream of the trial. “You will notice him cock the hammer when he isn’t alleged to.”

She added, “You will notice him put his finger on the set off when his finger shouldn’t be alleged to be on the set off. You’ll hear about quite a few breaches of firearm security with this defendant and this use of his firearm.”

Alec Baldwin and his spouse, Hilaria Baldwin, embrace one another Wednesday at his legal trial in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Getty
Alec Baldwin and his brother, actor Stephen Baldwin.Getty

Johnson concluded her opening assertion by saying Alec acted in “reckless disregard” that price Hutchins her life.

Alec’s protection lawyer, Alex Spiro, insisted in his opening assertion that “the gun was double checked” and “verified it was a chilly gun” and that Alec was by no means made conscious that there was a reside spherical within the revolver.

“It had been checked and double checked by these answerable for guaranteeing the gun was secure,” Spiro stated. “He didn’t tamper with it, he didn’t load it himself. He didn’t depart it unattended.”

He added that “no actor in historical past” has “intercepted a reside bullet from a prop gun” and that “nobody might have imagined or anticipated an actor to do this,” in response to the particular prosecutor claiming in her opening assertion that Alec “violated the cardinal guidelines of firearm security” on the set of Rust.

Alec, who was additionally joined by the youngest of his seven children on Tuesday, has repeatedly insisted he did not pull the trigger on the prop gun that killed Hutchins.

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