‘Rust’ Weapons Supervisor Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting on Set

“Rust” weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was convicted of involuntary manslaughter this week in the fatal shooting case of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The 12-member jury found Gutierrez-Reed guilty after finding the armorer responsible, in part, for Hutchins’ death.

The judge ordered that Gutierrez-Reed be remanded into custody as she faces up to 18 months in prison following the conviction.

Prosecutor Kari Morrissey said that “the astonishing lack of diligence with regard to gun safety is without question a significant cause of the death of Halyna Hutchins,” ABC News reported.

“This is not a case where Hannah Gutierrez made one mistake, and that one mistake was accidental — putting a live round into that gun,” Morrissey said. “This case is about constant, neverending, safety failures that resulted in the death of a human being and nearly killed another.”

Both Gutierrez-Reed and actor Alec Baldwin were charged in the shooting that left Hutchins dead and injured director Joel Souza.

Baldwin’s trial date is set for July and if convicted, he could spend up to 18 months in prison.