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'Rust' weapons supervisor accused of being hungover on day of fatal accident of Halyna Hutchins: court

Alec Baldwin may no longer have an involuntary manslaughter charge to his name from the infamous “Rust” movie set incident, but Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the weapons supervisor for the film, certainly does, with prosecutors now saying they believe she was hungover on the day of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The prosecution alleges that Gutierrez-Reed was drinking and smoking marijuana in the evenings during the filming of “Rust,” explaining she was likely hungover when she loaded a live bullet into the revolver that the actor used, which would ultimately kill Hutchins and injure screenwriter and director Joel Souza. 

Gutierrez-Reed is currently facing involuntary manslaughter charges, which her defense has argued should be dismissed.

The prosecutors accused her of having a history of reckless conduct and argued that it would be in the public interest for her to “finally be held accountable.”

Gutierrez-Reed, 25, will have her preliminary hearing in August, where a judge will determine if there’s probable cause for the case to move forward. 

Alec Baldwin wears tan cowboy hat and blue vest on crime scene after Halyna Hutchins death on set of "Rust"n films Rust in New Mexico

Alec Baldwin has been cleared of all criminal charges in the “Rust” case. (Santa Fe County Sheriffs Department)

In their response, the prosecutors also noted that they will most likely come to a resolution in the next 60 days whether to recharge Baldwin, depending on the results of an analysis of the gun and its broken sear. The items were sent to the state’s independent expert for further testing.


Baldwin returned to work and just wrapped production of “Rust” in a new location, Montana.

Alec Baldwin leaves his trailer on the set of "Rust" in Montana

Alec Baldwin recently wrapped production on his second crack at “Rust.” (Flight Risk for Fox News Digital)

The “30 Rock” star still faces other civil lawsuits, including one from the family of Hutchins, as well as a suit brought by “Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell. Both parties are represented by Gloria Allred.

“Mr. Baldwin should know that we remain committed to fighting and winning for our clients and holding him accountable for pointing a loaded gun at Halyna Hutchins, pulling the trigger and killing her,” Allred shared in a statement. “Mr. Baldwin may pretend that he is not responsible for pulling the trigger and ejecting a live bullet which ended Halyna’s life.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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