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'Rust' judge sternly sentences armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed to max sentence: "You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon"

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Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on ‘Rust,’ has been sentenced to prison in the death of Halyna Hutchins.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the 26-year-old armorer hired for the tragic production of Rust, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her involvement in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The New York Post reports that Gutierrez-Reed sobbed throughout her court hearing as she received the sentencing Monday (April 15), weeks after she was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in March.
Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer told Gutierrez-Reed during the hearing, “A conditional discharge is not appropriate. The second option — leaving you in the detention center — is giving you a pass you do not deserve … you alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon. But for you, a husband would have his wife and a little boy would have his mother.”
Hutchins died in October 2021 when she was struck by a live bullet that had been loaded into Alec Baldwin‘s prop gun during a rehearsal for the Western film. Director Joel Souza was also seriously injured when the gun was fired.
Hutchins’ mother, Olga Solovey, provided a victim statement during Gutierrez-Reed’s sentencing, saying in Ukranian, “The day of her death ruined my entire life. It’s heart-wrenching to see her child grow without his mother.

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