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“Rust” Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Sentenced to 18 Months: How Will This Affect Alec Baldwin?

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Hannah Gutierrez- Reed, the armorer in the filming of “Rust,” got an 18 month sentence today in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Prosecutors asked for the maximum sentence and got it. Gutierrez was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 on-set killing.

But still in the air is what will happen to Alec Baldwin? Prosecutors say the actor pulled the trigger of the gun given to him by Gutierrez. Will this satisfy their quest for justice? Or will Baldwin also be held accountable.

Gutierrez didn’t help her case by reportedly mocking the judge and the jury in the trial while she was in jail. She called the deliberating jurors called jurors “idiots” and “a–holes.” She also said she wants Baldwin to go to jail with her.

Several impact statements were read in court before the announcement. “Rust” director Joel Souza — who was shot in the shoulder — read his virtually. He said, according to reports, that the last two and half years have been “difficult to put into words” and that “I want everyone damaged by Ms. Reed’s failures that day to find peace… I want the pain to go away…She had a talent for life, she was a touchstone for all who knew her, and those of us who were lucky enough to have shared in her fleeting time on this planet were better for it.”

Baldwin’s trial is set for July 10th, with jury selection the day before.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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