UPDATE: ‘Rust’ Armorer Gutierrez Gets Maximum Sentence

“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed sobbed throughout her court hearing as she was sentenced to 18 months, the maximum possible sentence, on Monday for her involvement in the accidental shooting death of Halyna Hutchins by Alec Baldwin in 2021.

Gutierrez-Reed, 26, was led into court shackled at the wrist and wearing khaki jail scrubs with a white longsleeve T-shirt.

Her sentence was handed down by New Mexico District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer after the rookie armorer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter last month.

Judge Sommer told Gutierrez-Reed: “A conditional discharge is not appropriate. The second option — leaving you in the detention center — is giving you a pass you do not deserve … you alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon. But for you, a husband would have his wife and a little boy would have his mother.”

Before the sentencing victim impact statements were given, including a video recording of Hutchins’ Mother, Olga Solovey, who spoke in Ukrainian which was translated as subtitles.

She cried through the recording saying: “The day of her death ruined my entire life. It’s heart-wrenching to see her child grow without his mother.

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