Armera from “Rust” is sentenced to 18 months in prison for death while filming the movie – El Sol de México

SANTA FE, New Mexico, La film weapons officer rust, Hannah Gutiérrez, was sentenced to 18 months in prison by death of the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot when actor Alec Baldwin handled a gun during production of the film in 2021.

In March, Gutiérrez, 27, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for mistakenly loading a live bullet into a revolver Baldwin was using on a film set in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The shooting, which shocked Hollywood, is believed to be the first time in modern history that a film crew or cast member has been killed by a accidentally loaded projectile in a weapon.

He Baldwin’s trial is scheduled for July 10after a grand jury indicted him in January for involuntary manslaughter.

Gutierrez, stepdaughter of Hollywood gun trainer Thell Reed, was sentenced by New Mexico District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer.

Gutierrez’s attorney, Jason Bowles, had requested that he be granted probation, but prosecutors argued for 18 full months Due to the lack of repentance.

Prosecutor Kari Morrissey pointed to Gutierrez’s phone calls from jail in which he said the jurors were “idiots,” that the judge had been “bribed,” and continued to blame Baldwin and others for the shooting.

Gutiérrez had already spent a month in the Santa Fe County jail after his conviction.

How did Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer of rust?

Hutchins was fatally shot when Baldwin pointed his gun at the cinematographer and cocked the gun while she was setting up a scene.

Bowles said that Gutierrez was the scapegoat of a chaotic production in which He was not given time to check the weapons. He blamed Hutchins’ death on Baldwin’s reckless use of firearms and his efforts to rush and control the filming. Baldwin was also the film’s producer and screenwriter.

The actor of 30 Rock he denies pulling the trigger and said he had been instructed to aim at the camera. But the FBI and an independent firearms expert found that the gun would not fire without pulling the trigger.

Previous fatal shootings on the set of actors Brandon Lee, in 1993, and Jon-Erik Hexum, in 1984, occurred with blank bullets.

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