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‘Rest’ armor pleads not guilty; trial set for December

Aug.9 – Rust armor star Hannah Gutierrez-Reed has pleaded not guilty to charges over the shooting that killed camerawoman Halyna Hutchins on a film set south of Santa Fe in 2021.

On Wednesday, Gutierrez-Reed waived an arraignment hearing and entered a written plea to charges of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.

District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer has set dates for December’s criminal trial, beginning with jury selection on Dec. 5.

Gutierrez-Reed – the only person still charged with the incident – could face up to three years in prison if convicted.

She was charged with involuntary manslaughter after the fatal shooting at the Rust Western film set. Special prosecutors added an evidence tampering charge in June, accusing the gunmaker of giving cocaine to another person.

Charges against famed actor and producer Alec Baldwin, who was holding the revolver when it went off, were dropped in June. The bullet killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

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