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“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed sentenced: How we got here

“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed sentenced: How we got here

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the “Rust” film armorer who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the deadly on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday.  The sentence was the maximum Gutierrez-Reed could have received for loading a live round of ammunition into a prop revolver that went off while held by actor Alec Baldwin in 2021. Aside from fatally wounding Hutchins, the live round also injured “Rust” director Joel Souza. Gutierrez-Reed, who originally pleaded not guilty, was convicted following a two-week trial in Santa Fe, New Mexico in March. She was remanded to custody at the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility while awaiting the results of her appeal, which Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer denied. Prosecutors at the time argued that Gutierrez-Reed “was negligent, she was careless, she was thoughtless,” adding that she seemed more “worried about her career” than about those directly impacted by the tragic shooting.  According to a report from the New York Times, Judge Sommer’s sentencing followed the release of summaries of phone calls Gutierrez-Reed made from the detention …

‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed sentenced to 18 months in prison

‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed sentenced to 18 months in prison

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the former armorer of the movie Rust, during her trial in Santa Fe, N.M., on March 6, 2024. Luis Sanchez Saturno /AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Luis Sanchez Saturno /AFP via Getty Images Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the former armorer of the movie Rust, during her trial in Santa Fe, N.M., on March 6, 2024. Luis Sanchez Saturno /AFP via Getty Images As armorer of the Western film Rust, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was in charge of weapons used on set and on location. She was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after loading a prop gun that killed the movie’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. Now Gutierrez-Reed has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Before issuing the sentence, Santa Fe judge Mary Sommer said she hadn’t expressed accountability for the accidental death. “In her own words, she said she didn’t need to be shaking dummies all the time.” During a scene rehearsal in 2021, the film’s main actor, Alec Baldwin, pointed what was supposed to be an unloaded gun toward the camera. It fired off, …

‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed called jurors ‘idiots’ in jail phone calls, prosecutors say

‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed called jurors ‘idiots’ in jail phone calls, prosecutors say

“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed blasted the jurors who convicted her of manslaughter charges in recorded jail phone conversations as “idiots” and “a–holes” and complained that they took only two hours to deliberate, according to a recent filing by prosecutors. Those crude comments by Gutierrez-Reed were among the revelations made by prosecutors ahead of her sentencing on Monday. Gutierrez-Reed also said she wants Alec Baldwin, who was handling the gun that fired the fatal shot on the movie set in 2021, to go to jail, too, and that she won’t testify at his upcoming criminal trial if subpoenaed. Prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis contend these comments show why Gutierrez-Reed should not receive a conditional discharge, which is what her lawyers are seeking. Prosecutors are seeking the maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. They write in the filing that Gutierrez-Reed’s conversations with her mom, boyfriend and her attorney’s paralegal demonstrate her “complete and total failure to accept responsibility for her actions.” Gutierrez-Reed’s nearly two-week criminal trial centered on her role in the October 2021 “Rust” film set …

Halyna Hutchins: Trial of Rust armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed opens in US | US News

Halyna Hutchins: Trial of Rust armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed opens in US | US News

The trial of the armourer who loaded the gun that shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film Rust has begun in the US. Armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence. Ms Hutchins died in October 2021 after a gun that actor Alec Baldwin was holding went off on the set of the movie. The trial, which opened on Wednesday with jury selection, is the first of the fatal shooting on a ranch outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Image: Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Pic: SWEN STUDIOS/Handout via REUTERS. In their opening statement, prosecutors described Gutierrez-Reed as negligent in handling guns and ammunition. Special prosecutor Jason Lewis told the jury there were two key questions in the case. “The first being, what are the events that happened on the set of Rust that led to the death of Halyna Hutchins? “And the second question is, how did live ammunition end up on the set of the movie? “As to both questions, we believe that …