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Rust film Armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty of a fatal accident on the set by the US court. As the verdict has been given, Hannah has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. According to The Guardian report, Hannah was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for mistakenly loading a live round into the revolver that Alec Baldwin used in the film. The judge said that she failed to do her job which led to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ death.

You were the armoured. The one that stood between a safe weapon and a weapon that could kill someone,” Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer said. “You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon. But for you, Ms Hutchins would be alive, a husband would have his partner and a little boy would have his mother.” Kari Morrissey, the prosecutor, “She was negligent, she was careless, she was thoughtless.”

Even Alec Baldwin who used the prop gun during the shoot is accused of causing Hutchins’s death. He was accused of either negligence or “total disregard or indifference” for safety. Reportedly, Gutierrez-Reed’s attorney had argued that she was being used as a scapegoat. Her attorney argued that Baldwin was responsible for this fatal accident.

Details about the fatal incident

For the unversed, in March 2022, Baldwin was shooting for the Rust film. The armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was supposed to take responsibility for the safety of the weapons. However, she failed to do her part as the loaded revolver was fully functioning. During the shoot, Baldwin happened to shoot killing Hutchins, 42, and wounded the film’s director, Joel Souza. “It was not in the script for Mr Baldwin to point the weapon,” defence attorney Jason Bowles said during the trial. “She didn’t know that Mr Baldwin was going to do what he did.”

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