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Rust Armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Jailed For 18 Months Over Fatal Shooting

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was the chief weapons handler for the movie Rust, was sentenced to 18 months in prison following the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set in 2021.

Gutierrez-Reed was jailed having been found guilty for involuntary manslaughter, after mistakenly loading a live round into a revolver which was used by actor Alec Baldwin during the film's production, which led to Ms Hutchins accidentally shot dead on set.

Baldwin is facing trial for involuntary manslaughter on July 10, after being indicted by a jury on the charge back in January.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed who is also the stepdaughter of Hollywood gun trainer Thell Reed, was sentenced by New Mexico District Court Judge Mary Marlowe. 

"I find that what you did constitutes a serious violent offence, it was committed in a physically violent manner. A fatal gunshot done with your recklessness in the face of knowledge that your acts were reasonably likely to result in serious harm", the judge said when passing sentence. 

"You were the armourer, the one that stood between a safe weapon and a weapon that could kill someone. You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon", Judge Marlowe added. "But for you, Ms Hutchins would be alive, a husband would have his partner and a little boy would have his mother". 

 

 

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