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“Rust” armorer sentenced to 18 months in prison

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Hannah Guttierez-Reed, the primary weapons handler on the set of the ill-fated indie film Rust, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for the fatal, on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

Halyna Hutchins, 42, was a mother-of-one and up-and-coming cinematographer when she was fatally shot on the set of the Alec Baldwin-produced indie Western ‘Rust’

The young armorer cried as her fate was read aloud to her in court by a judge who reprimanded her for her apparent lack of remorse.

“Rust” armorer sentenced to 18 months in prison

‘Your attorney had to tell the court you were remorseful,’ said Judge Mary Marlow Sommer.

Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in March by a jury, making her the first crewmember to be convicted in the accidental shooting death of Hutchins by actor Alec Baldwin, 66.

Gutierrez-Reed, 27, was found guilty after a jury determined she had mistakenly loaded a live round into a revolver Baldwin was using on set.

“Rust” armorer sentenced to 18 months in prison

Baldwin’s criminal trial is set to begin on July 10, after a grand jury indicted him for involuntary manslaughter back in January.

After her sentence was delivered, the judge said: ‘you were the armorer who stood between a safe weapon and a weapon that could kill someone. For you, she would be alive.’