Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting trial jury selection

The jury for Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” shooting trial was chosen Tuesday by special prosecutors and the actor’s legal team. After a two-hour delay in the morning, the jury selection began around 10:30 am local time.

A jury of 16, including four alternates, were chosen to hear the arguments over why or why not Baldwin is guilty of involuntary manslaughter. 11 of the chosen jurors are women and five are men.

The “It’s Complicated” star was charged in connection to the death of the “Rust” cinematographer. Halyna Hutchins died Oct. 21, 2021 after a gun Baldwin was holding fired in a small church on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set.

Jurors were informed not to speak to the media and to report to the courthouse at 8:30 am local time. Baldwin is facing one count of involuntary manslaughter. If the jury finds him guilty, the actor could spend up to 18 months behind bars.

The prosecution and Baldwin’s legal team will begin Wednesday with opening statements after which special prosecutors will spend days laying out the case against the actor.

Fox News Digital’s Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.

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