Convicted ‘Rust’ Armorer Wants to See Alec Baldwin ‘In Jail’

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who worked as an armorer on the fatal set of the film Rust and was just found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for her role in Alec Baldwin’s unintentional shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, apparently wants to see him “in jail.” 

 

 

According to court records submitted by special prosecutors in Alec Baldwin’s future involuntary manslaughter trial, Gutierrez-Reed showed strong hatred for the 30 Rock star in previous phone chats, saying it was unfair to have Halyna Hutchins’ death laid entirely on her shoulders. Gutierrez-Reed once stated to wanting to see Baldwin “in jail,” according to People magazine.

 

The documents, which outlined prosecutors’ objection to Gutierrez-Reed’s request for a conditional discharge (probation in lieu of a prison sentence), did not contain transcripts of the calls with family members and others, but rather summarized the calls.

To drive home their argument that Gutierrez-Reed — who inadvertently put live ammunition in the prop gun Baldwin was holding on set in 2021 when it discharged, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza — displayed a “total failure to accept responsibility,” they cited her prison calls.

In various separate conversations, Gutierrez-Reed allegedly called prosecutor Morrissey a “bitch,” referred to members of the jury as “assholes” and said she is “mad that the whole thing got pinned on her.”

 

Other summaries of calls indicated that Hannah hopes prosecutors “put Alec Baldwin in jail also,” and that “Hannah says that if she is subpoenaed to Baldwin’s trial she will not show up.”

 

Gutierrez-Reed recently asserted her Fifth Amendment right not to testify after Baldwin’s lawyers put her on a witness list, stating that she will be appealing her earlier conviction and does not want to incriminate herself. Instead, prosecutors have asking the court to compel her to testify on the basis of “use immunity,” which will prevent anything she says under oath from being used in future court proceedings.

 

 

On October 21, 2021, while filming the western flick, Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during rehearsal. Baldwin alleges that the handgun he was given by the AD “suddenly fired” when he pulled back the hammer, emphasizing that he did not pull the trigger.

 

However, later analysis of the firearm from the FBI concluded that “the trigger had to be pulled or depressed sufficiently to release the fully cocked or retracted hammer of the evidence revolver.”

 

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Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.

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