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How can Alec Baldwin still be facing charges for movie set shooting? Northeastern law experts explain

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Actor Alec Baldwin attends a news conference at United Nations headquarters, on Sept. 21, 2015.

It’s been two years since the accidental shooting that killed a cinematographer on the set of the movie “Rust” and six months since charges were dropped against Alec Baldwin in that death. However, Baldwin could once again face charges in the shooting death.

A grand jury in New Mexico will decide whether to charge Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Halyna Hutchins, who was killed when a bullet from a prop gun handled by Baldwin discharged.

Prosecutors originally brought these charges against Baldwin this year. They dropped the charges in April due to evidence that the gun may have been modified to make it easy for it to go off by accident. Now they are saying a new gun analysis shows Baldwin may have pulled the trigger. Prosecutors will be presenting evidence in the case to a grand jury next month.

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