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Prosecutor says Alec Baldwin ‘violated the cardinal rules of firearms safety’ as trial opens

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Actor Alec Baldwin arrives for his hearing in Santa Fe County District Court with attorney Luke Nikas Photo: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

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A prosecutor told jurors that Alec Baldwin “violated the cardinal rules of firearm safety” in opening statements today at his trial for involuntary manslaughter.

“The evidence will show that someone who played make believe with a real gun and violated the cardinal rules of firearm safety is the defendant, Alexander Baldwin,” special prosecutor Erlinda Ocampo Johnson said.