Rust armourer found guilty over fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin film set | Ents & Arts News

Mar 6, 2024 | Uncategorized


Rust armourer Hannah Gutierrez has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter following the fatal shooting of the film’s cinematographer on set.

She was found not guilty of evidence tampering.

Gutierrez was in charge of weapons during production of the Western film in New Mexico in October 2021, when a gun fired by star and co-producer Alec Baldwin went off during a rehearsal.

Defendant Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, former armorer on the set of the movie "Rust", walks back to her seat after speaking with District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer before her trial at District Court, Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, in Santa Fe, N.M. Gutierrez-Reed is charged with involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence in the October 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of the Western. (Luis Sánchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, Pool)
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Hannah Gutierrez, pictured during the trial, was in charge of weapons on the Rust set. Pic: Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican/AP

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died following the incident, while director Joel Souza was injured.

Involuntary manslaughter means causing someone’s death due to negligence, without intending to.

In this screen grab from lapel camera video provided by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office, movie set armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, right, speaks with a sheriff's deputy as other colleagues, at center and left, react on the set of the western move "Rust," shortly after the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal, Oct. 21, 2021, in New Mexico. The scheduled trial next week of the movie weapons supervisor in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin may hinge on an enduring mystery: How did live ammunition find its way onto the set of a film set where it was expressly prohibited? (Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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Gutierrez and Baldwin (below) pictured on set in the aftermath of the shooting. Pics: Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office/AP

Alec Baldwin

Jurors sitting on Gutierrez’s trial in Santa Fe reached their verdict after hearing evidence from dozens of witnesses, including eyewitnesses, FBI evidence analysts and an ammunition supplier to Rust, as well as Mr Souza.

The filmmaker said the noise of the shooting was “deafening” and “felt like someone had taken a baseball bat to my shoulder”.

Assistant director David Halls, who last year entered a plea bargain for negligent use of a deadly weapon, receiving a six-month suspended sentence, also gave evidence.

Baldwin, the third person charged over the shooting, is facing a separate trial, scheduled for July, having pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

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