SANTA FE, N.M. (NEWSnet/AP) — The woman who oversaw the use of weapons on the movie set where Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence, New Mexico court officials said Wednesday.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, a movie armorer, waived her right to an arraignment on the charges in the 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust.”
A state district judge scheduled a trial for December.
Prosecutors allege Gutierrez-Reed was negligent in the handling of firearms and ammunition on the set. A defense attorney for Gutierrez-Reed has characterized it a tragic accident and says the weapons specialist did not commit a crime.
“Rust” safety coordinator and assistant director David Halls has pleaded no contest to a charge of unsafe handling of a firearm and received a suspended sentence of six months’ probation.
In April, prosecutors dropped charges against Baldwin, who was pointing a gun at Hutchins when it fired, killing her and injuring director Joel Souza.
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