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Alec Baldwin has filed a petition to have his manslaughter trial ‘sooner rather than later’ in an attempt to ‘minimize public vilification.’ 

The actor, 65, has been ordered to appear before a judge in New Mexico after prosecutors indicted him for a second time last week over the ‘Rust’ movie set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

Court documents first obtained by TMZ found he has until February 1 to officially plea to the charges. He has consistently denied any responsibility in the shooting. 

The documents reportedly saw Baldwin’s attorneys request to use the actor’s constitutional right to a speedy trial.  

Alec Baldwin demands his ‘Rust’ trial for manslaughter of Halyna Hutchins begins ‘sooner rather than later’ to ‘minimize public vilification’

Baldwin seen on the streets of Manhattan after he was indicted for a second time over the ‘Rust’ movie set tragedy 

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by Baldwin on the 'Rust' movie set in 2021, with a gun the actor insists was supposed to be loaded with blanks

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by Baldwin on the ‘Rust’ movie set in 2021, with a gun the actor insists was supposed to be loaded with blanks 

Baldwin may not need to physically travel to New Mexico for his February 1 court date, as he has the option to show up via phone or video conference. 

His attorneys reportedly responded to the indictment in court filings almost immediately, arguing the ongoing media interest in his case could alter a jury’s ability to be impartial. 

The filings noted a speedy trial would ‘minimize public vilification and suspicion’, and may ‘avoid the hazards of proving his innocence that often arise after a lengthy delay in prosecution.’ 

Baldwin was handed the new charges of involuntary manslaughter through negligent use of a firearm last week, similar charges that he previously faced before they were dropped last year. 

The 65-year-old maintains that he was under the impression the gun he was handed on the movie set was a prop gun loaded with blanks. 

He claims to have never pulled the trigger, and said the gun fired a live round unexpectedly when he pulled the hammer back and released it, ultimately killing Hutchins and wounding the film’s director. 

Prosecutors have countered that Baldwin should have personally checked that the gun was not loaded with live ammunition, despite such ammo already being banned on movie sets. 

Following the second set of charges, his attorneys Alex Spiro and Luke Nikas said in a statement they ‘look forward to our day in court.’ 

If convicted, Baldwin faces up to 18 months in prison. 

Baldwin pictured in costume on the filming of the western, following the fatal shooting

Baldwin pictured in costume on the filming of the western, following the fatal shooting

This aerial photo shows part of the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the scene of the horror shooting

This aerial photo shows part of the Bonanza Creek Ranch film set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the scene of the horror shooting 

The actor was seen lingering outside the park lot of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's offices after facing questions over the accidental shooting in 2021

The actor was seen lingering outside the park lot of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s offices after facing questions over the accidental shooting in 2021

The film set armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is set to stand trial in February, where she has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges. 

Prosecutors charged her with failing to properly check the gun’s ammunition and for allowing live rounds onto the western movie set. 

Baldwin was not seen for almost a week after the latest charges. 

When he decided to step out, his wife Hilaria was spotted in a very distracting outfit in an attempt to allow her husband to arrive at their Manhattan apartment undetected. 

The 40-year-old yoga instructor donned a rather dizzying ensemble while on a coffee run in New York City on Monday morning.

Her racy daytime attire was spotted on the streets of the Big Apple on the same day Baldwin left his SUV blocks from his home to take a covert taxi, in hopes of avoiding any attention in the wake of his indictments. 

Hilaria was previously seen for the first time following the charges trying to keep a low profile, with sunglasses and a long black winter coat. 

Hilaria Baldwin wore a very distracting outfit just days after her husband Alec Baldwin was charged for involuntary manslaughter in the Rust shooting

Hilaria Baldwin wore a very distracting outfit just days after her husband Alec Baldwin was charged for involuntary manslaughter in the Rust shooting

Alec Baldwin arrives back to his New York City home after swapping his SUV 12 blocks from home to take a Taxi and be snuck into a side gate of his building, after his wife tried to be a 'distraction' dressed in racy daytime attire

Alec Baldwin arrives back to his New York City home after swapping his SUV 12 blocks from home to take a Taxi and be snuck into a side gate of his building, after his wife tried to be a ‘distraction’ dressed in racy daytime attire 

An insider warns New Mexico prosecutors 'have no idea what they're in for' as A-lister attorney Alex Spiro prepares to help Baldwin's fight the charge

An insider warns New Mexico prosecutors ‘have no idea what they’re in for’ as A-lister attorney Alex Spiro prepares to help Baldwin’s fight the charge 

While Baldwin may be sweating over facing charges that he thought were gone, the top defense attorney he enlisted to fight his case has never lost in court. 

Alex Spiro, a go-to for celebrities battling legal woes, has been hailed as a ‘force of nature’ and is credited for faultless jury trial track record. 

A source told DailyMail.com that Spiro will be throwing his weight behind Baldwin, saying: ‘The prosecutors in New Mexico have have no idea what they’re in for… Alex is a force of nature’.

The Miami-based lawyer is known for working with high profile names – his client list has included Jay-Z, Naomi Osaka, Elon Musk and Megan Thee Stallion as well as NBA basketball stars and famed athletes.

While he is also takes on lesser-known cases, the Harvard law graduate has earned a reputation for getting the job done after launching his career at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as an assistant DA.

‘My instincts are often to rally behind people that are under attack,’ Spiro previously told Vanity Fair.



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