‘Rust’ Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Files an Appeal of Conviction for Manslaughter

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer of “Rust,” has taken steps to challenge her conviction by filing an appeal in court. This comes after she received a severe sentence during her trial.

In recently obtained court documents, Gutierrez-Reed’s legal team has filed an appeal against her conviction for involuntary manslaughter in the tragic shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021. Gutierrez-Reed was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

In addition to appealing the denial of her pretrial motions, her legal team also filed a motion to dismiss the charges on multiple grounds.

HGR attempted to dismiss her case by alleging that prosecutor Kari Morrissey had provided numerous messages exchanged between HGR and her attorney to a crucial witness. However, her request was denied.

After Hannah’s conviction and subsequent sentencing earlier this year, her lawyer expressed their intention to appeal the decision. They presented a request for their client to be released while waiting for the appeal’s outcome.

The motion filed by the defense highlights that “Ms. Gutierrez Reed is seeking release during her appeal process, as her successful appeal would result in her serving a significant portion or the entirety of her sentence, thereby making a substantial part of the appeal redundant.” The judge has not made a decision on this matter yet.

Gutierrez-Reed may have been the first person to face trial for the tragic incident that led to the death of the “Rust” cinematographer, but she certainly won’t be the last. Another prominent figure, Alec Baldwin, is scheduled to face trial in July.

It is important to note that Baldwin fired the gun that resulted in the death of Hutchins and the injury of “Rust” director Joel Souza.

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Baldwin, having entered a plea of not guilty, is currently facing an involuntary manslaughter charge. Additionally, he is actively working towards having the case dismissed before the summer.

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