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‘Rust’ Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Convicted Of Manslaughter

A New Mexico jury on Wednesday found “The Last” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed guilty of manslaughter.

She was acquitted of evidence tampering charges, according to NBC News. Jurors deliberated for about two and a half hours before reaching their verdict. The 26-year-old faces up to 18 years in prison and will be sentenced at a yet-to-be-scheduled sentencing hearing. A judge ordered Gutierrez-Reed taken into custody immediately, and he will remain in custody until his sentencing, according to NBC News.

Juror Albert Sanchez said the main factor that led to his verdict in the Gutierrez-Reed case was that “we barely saw any weapons.”

“Just handing it over like, 'Here.' It was a big deal not to check,” Sanchez said.

He went on to explain his reaction to that aspect of the incident: So what if there's a real battle there and you don't even know about it? ” According to NBC News.

Special prosecutor Kari T. Morrissey told the jury during the prosecution's closing argument that Gutierrez-Reed was “negligent, careless and imprudent.” He also said Gutierrez-Reed is “more concerned about his career” than the victims in the case, according to NBC News.

Independent Studio Services props expert Guillaume Deleuche holds a prop gun and talks about props at Sunland Tujunga on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. – Actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed a crew member during the production of a movie. In the western United States, questions have arisen about the use of guns on movie sets.Photo by DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images

Gutierrez-Reed's attorney, Jason Bowles, countered by saying that prosecutors have not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Gutierrez-Reed was the person who brought live ammunition onto the set of “The Last.” It also claimed that Baldwin was responsible for the death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins. Because in the end, it was Baldwin who pulled the trigger. Coach Joel Souza was also injured by the same bullet.

American actor Alec Baldwin walks on the set of Piazza Pace (Plaza of Peace) in central Rome during the filming of American director Woody Allen's film “The Bop Decameron'' on July 25, 2011.Getty Images

“I categorically say that the cause of her death was Mr. Baldwin's deviation from the script. No one expected there to be a live round on set,” Bowles said. “The only action is to point the weapon. Mr. Gutierrez did not point the weapon.”

Halina Hutchins attends the SAGindie Sundance Filmmaker Reception at Cafe Telligo on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie

Gutierrez-Reed kept a neutral expression and showed little emotion as the jury foreman read the verdict.

She reportedly removed the necklace before the deputy took her into custody. (Related: New video of Alec Baldwin rushing 'Last' Armorer to appear in court)

American actor Alec Baldwin is being sued by the staff of the film “The Last” over the shooting death of a cinematographer on set last month, his lawyer announced Wednesday. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP) Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP, Getty Images

Baldwin prepares for his criminal trial, scheduled to begin in July, while Gutierrez-Reed awaits sentencing in jail.

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