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Death on set: Alec Baldwin charged, prosecutors make offer to gunsmith to find out where fatal bullet came from
New developments are emerging just a few weeks before the opening of the trial of the gunsmith on the Rust movie set, when according to Variety, prosecutors on the case would have offered Hannah Gutierrez Reed a favorable sentence if she explained the reason for the presence of real gun bullets on the set.

Reed is embroiled in a lengthy legal battle, which could have far-reaching consequences for her, following the terrible accident on the set of Rust that led to the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins. Reed has pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter and tampering with evidence for the trial scheduled for next February.

Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the gunsmith in charge of the Rust set, is accused of negligently bringing real bullets onto the set, which would have ended up in Alec Baldwin’s gun. While he was rehearsing a scene in the film, the gun discharged and caused the cinematographer’s death, in 2021.

If convicted, Reed could face up to three years in prison.

At the time of writing, Alec Baldwin has also just been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case. Previously published videos filmed just days before the horrific shooting accident could be used in a future trial.

Hannah Gutierrez Reed’s trial will take place from February 21 to March 6 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as justice seeks to shed light on the events that led to Hutchins’ tragic death.

As for Alec Baldwin, his lawyers said they are confident that the case will be heard.

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