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Trial Date Set for ‘Rust’ Armorer in Alec Baldwin Involuntary Manslaughter Case

Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer on the set of the film “Rust” where a tragic incident involving a gun led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

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District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer has scheduled the trial to take place from December 6 to 15, 2023, with jury selection beginning on December 5.

The fatal incident occurred in October 2021 on the New Mexico set of the Western film “Rust,” when a firearm being handled by actor Alec Baldwin was discharged, resulting in Hutchins’ death and the injury of director Joel Souza. Gutierrez Reed was the armorer responsible for the weapons on set.

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As part of the conditions of her release, Gutierrez Reed is prohibited from possessing firearms, consuming alcohol, or returning to the location of the incident.

She must also refrain from buying, selling, consuming, or possessing illegal drugs and submit to drug or alcohol testing upon request.

The trial follows the dropping of involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin due to new facts that necessitated further investigation. While the criminal case has been closed, Baldwin still faces civil lawsuits related to the incident.

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