Rust film armorer goes to prison – level 3

22-04-2024 15:00

The chief weapons handler responsible for loading a gun for actor Alec Baldwin, who accidentally fired and killed a cinematographer in 2021, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in March for mistakenly loading a live round into the revolver used by Baldwin on the film set of ‘Rust’. ‘You were the armorer – the one responsible for ensuring the weapon’s safety, yet you turned it into a deadly weapon’, stated Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer during sentencing.

Gutierrez-Reed’s punishment marks the most significant legal consequence so far in the aftermath of Hutchins’ death, a case that has garnered significant attention in Hollywood and across the US.

Difficult words: live round (a real bullet fired from a gun), aftermath (the consequences of a significant unpleasant event), garner (to get or collect).

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