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‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed called jurors ‘idiots’ in jail phone calls, prosecutors say

Gunsmith “Rust” Hannah Gutierrez-Reed blasted jurors who convicted her of manslaughter in recorded prison phone conversations as “idiots” and “assholes” and complained they didn’t took only two hours to deliberate, according to a recent prosecutors’ filing.

Those crude comments from Gutierrez-Reed were among the revelations made by prosecutors before his sentencing Monday. Gutierrez-Reed also said she wants Alec Baldwin, who handled the gun that fired the fatal shot on the set of the film in 2021, to also go to prison, and that she will not testify at his next criminal trial if she was subpoenaed.

Prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis say the comments show why Gutierrez-Reed should not be granted parole, which his lawyers are requesting.

Prosecutors are seeking the maximum sentence of 18 months in prison. They write in the filing that Gutierrez-Reed’s conversations with her mother, her boyfriend and her attorney’s paralegal demonstrate her “complete and utter failure to accept responsibility for her actions.”

Gutierrez-Reed’s criminal trial, which lasted nearly two weeks, centered on her role in the filming of “Rust” in October 2021. Baldwin held a prop gun that fired live ammunition, killing the director of the film’s photography, Halyna Hutchins. The bullet also injured director Joel Souza.

“Hannah wants them to put Alec Baldwin in jail, too,” prosecutors wrote. Gutierrez-Reed said that if she is subpoenaed for Baldwin’s trial, she will not show up because “she should not be subpoenaed if Baldwin did not show up for her,” the filing states.

According to the filing, Gutierrez-Reed directed his legal team to ask Hutchins’ widower and son to speak on his behalf during sentencing. She also complained about how the shooting negatively affected her life and modeling career, “without ever expressing any real remorse,” the filing says.

Prosecutors said Gutierrez-Reed brought live ammunition to the set by failing to properly inspect the “dummy” bullets she provided on set and failing to check bullets that were later confirmed to be live ammunition. live ammunition in an actor’s belt and Alec Baldwin’s revolver.

The filing also says Gutierrez-Reed faces another criminal charge for allegedly hiding a gun from security at a New Mexico bar and sneaking it into the room. The filing states: “After successfully bypassing bar security, she went to the bathroom and made a selfie video stating, ‘They checked my purse but they didn’t mess with my ass!’ Wah, wah, wah.’

When asked to comment on the jail calls revealed by the prosecution, defense attorney Jason Bowles said Saturday, “We will file a response most likely tomorrow.” »

According to prosecutors’ filing, calls to the jail include mentions of other inmates saying, “I can’t believe they threw your pretty little white ass in here for nothing”; and that Gutierrez-Reed likes tap water and hard prison beds and thinks “cat food isn’t too bad.”

Gutierrez-Reed also talked about the witnesses, who she said lied and said “she didn’t need to shake the dummies all the time,” the filing states.

“Hannah thinks the producers should be in jail while they complain about first assistant director Dave Halls and how he ‘f—ed Hannah to save her ass,'” the filing says.

During his emotional testimony at trial, Halls said he should have checked the gun more thoroughly and admitted he “conducted an improper check of that firearm.”

Halls, who also served as the film’s security coordinator, pleaded no contest to negligent use of a deadly weapon last year and, as part of a plea deal, was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation.

Baldwin’s defense team asked the judge to dismiss the manslaughter charges against the actor, fearing that the testimony “unfairly stacked the dice” against him in grand jury proceedings by distracting from the evidence and witnesses for the defense.

Prosecutors said they offered Baldwin a “very favorable plea deal,” similar to the one David Halls got, but they rescinded the offer after learning that Baldwin planned to accept the deal and create a documentary with interviews with witnesses in the case.

Baldwin is scheduled to go to trial in July.

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