Gun Supervisor For ‘Rust’ Movie Gets 18 Months In Prison For Fatal Shooting By Alec Baldwin On Set

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons supervisor has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust.”

A New Mexico judge announced the sentence Monday against movie armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

The judge said had it not been for the armorer’s recklessness, Halyna Hutchins would be alive.

A tearful Gutierrez-Reed was unsuccessful in her plea for a lesser punishment.

The armorer’s two-week trial and conviction was a prelude to the proceedings against Alec Baldwin, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Halyna Hutchins.

He is scheduled for trial in July.

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