Alec Baldwin's Manslaughter Trial Will Be Livestreamed — Here's How You Can Watch It

"Halyna Hutchins is dead because he didn't participate in the safety check."

Jennifer Tisdale - Author

Jul. 8 2024, Published 12:58 p.m. ET

Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin speak for the first time regarding the accidental shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza
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While the Alec Baldwin manslaughter trial probably won't join the ranks of O.J. Simpson's in terms of viewers, it will be highly publicized due to its famous defendant.

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On Oct. 12, 2021, Baldwin was rehearsing a scene for his movie Rust, for which he is also a producer, when a gun he was holding discharged. This resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Director Joel Souza was also injured. His first day in court is July 11, 2024. Here's how to watch the Alec Baldwin trial.

(L-R): Production signs for 'Rust'; Alec Baldwin on the set of 'Rust'
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If you're looking to watch the Alec Baldwin trial, it will be available to stream.

When in doubt, always turn to the media company whose house was built on cameras in the courtroom. As per usual, COURT TV will be front and center for all the Alec Baldwin trial action and promises to stay there until the verdict is read. You can stream live coverage via their YouTube channel, an affiliate station, or by way of an app you can download onto Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or similar.

We are also big fans of the Law&Crime Network, whose gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Baldwin trial will be available to stream on their YouTube Channel as well as Peacock and basically every OTT platform. Their coverage of the Karen Read trial was unparalleled, and we expect the same for Baldwin's.

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Alec Baldwin maintains his innocence.

In December 2021, Baldwin spoke with ABC's George Stephanopoulos about the events that occurred on the day of the shooting. Baldwin has maintained his innocence throughout this ordeal, and told Stephanopoulos that when he was handed the gun, someone yelled, "Cold gun!" That means there should not have been any live rounds in the weapon.

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"I take the gun and I start to cock the gun," he explained. "I let go of the hammer of the gun and the gun goes off. … I didn't pull the trigger." This interview, along with statements he made to the press, could come up in Baldwin's trial, reported NPR.

New Mexico special prosecutor Kari Morrissey believes he is culpable, claiming he requested a larger gun and understood he was holding a real weapon. "Halyna Hutchins is dead because he didn't participate in the safety check," she said.

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