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Rust armorer sentenced on manslaughter charge

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, center, flanked by her attorney and a paralegal. Associated Press/Photo by Eddie Moore, The Albuquerque Journal

<em>Rust</em> armorer sentenced on manslaughter charge

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on Monday received a sentence of 18 months in prison following a conviction last month for involuntary manslaughter. The jury found her not guilty on an additional charge of evidence tampering.

Gutierrez-Reed served as the armorer on the set of the upcoming film Rust, starring Alec Baldwin. She failed to perform safety checks with the firearm that shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to an investigator’s statement related to the case. Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer, Jason Bowles, told WORLD he and his client would be appealing the verdict.

What will happen to Baldwin? Baldwin also faces one charge of involuntary manslaughter, according to a January indictment. He has pleaded not guilty and has unsuccessfully attempted to dismiss the charge. His trial is scheduled to begin July 9.

Dig deeper: Read Christina Grube’s report in The Sift about Gutierrez-Reed’s conviction.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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