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‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins

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‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins

“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty Wednesday of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western movie in 2021.

The 26-year-old, who was in charge of weapons on the set, was also found not guilty of tampering with evidence after the jury deliberated for less than three hours.

In their closing arguments on Wednesday, prosecutors claimed Guiterrez-Reed was ultimately responsible for the weapons and ammo that killed Hutchins when actor Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger while filming a scene for the western.

Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins

“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty Wednesday of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western movie in 2021. Getty Images for SAGindie

Closing arguments are expected on Wednesday morning in trial of Hannah Gutierrez

The 26-year-old, who was in charge of weapons on the set, was also found not guilty of tampering with evidence after the jury deliberated for less than three hours. Reuters

Alec Baldwin

Prosecutors claimed Guiterrez-Reed was ultimately responsible for the weapons and ammo that killed Hutchins when actor Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger while filming a scene for the western. Santa Fe County Sheriff

A woman surrounded by a group of people in Santa Fe, New Mexico, relating to the trial of Hannah Gutierrez charged with involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.

“I’m not here to tell you that Rust Productions did the right thing when they hired on a part-time armorer and they asked her to also spend her time doing props,” Special Prosecutor Kari Morrissey told the jury, KRQE reported. Reuters

Closing arguments are expected on Wednesday morning in trial of Hannah Gutierrez

“But on October 21, this was simply not the case,” he added. Reuters

Closing arguments are expected on Wednesday morning in trial of Hannah Gutierrez

Guiterrez-Reed’s attorneys had argued that she was being scapegoated over larger safety issues on the Sante Fe set. Reuters

“I’m not here to tell you that Rust Productions did the right thing when they hired on a part-time armorer and they asked her to also spend her time doing props,” Special Prosecutor Kari Morrissey told the jury, KRQE reported.

“But on October 21, this was simply not the case,” he added.

“She had three hours in the morning waiting for the camera crew to arrive. She had every opportunity to go through that box of dummies.”

Guiterrez-Reed’s attorneys had argued that she was being scapegoated over larger safety issues on the Sante Fe set.

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