• Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was the armorer on the set of 'Rust'
  • She was put on trial
  • The first verdict has been reached

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (26), the armorer on the set of 'Rust', was found guilty on Thursday after a ten-day trial. The court in Santa Fe, New Mexico, charged her with involuntary manslaughter. This verdict follows the tragic incident two and a half years ago when Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (†42) was fatally injured by a shot from a prop gun which was operated by Alec Baldwin (65).

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed sentenced - what happens to Alec Baldwin?

The armorer is said to have filled the pistol with real ammunition, which Alec Baldwin then fired during a test. She could now face a prison sentence of up to 18 months.

The case has made waves not only because of its tragic circumstances but also because of the people involved. Alec Baldwin also has to answer for his actions in court. His trial is scheduled for July, he also has to defend himself against a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

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Assistant director Dave Halls (63) was previously sentenced to six months' probation for negligent use of a deadly weapon. 

The fatal shooting on the set of 'Rust' has sparked a debate about safety standards and responsibilities in the film industry. The verdict against Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is part of the legal aftermath.