Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed gets max sentence in on-set shooting.

She'll receive 18 months in prison for the incident in which she was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter that led to the death of Halyna Hutchins. The sentence was held in a New Mexico state court, CBS News reports.

The well-publicized 2021 tragedy involved actor Alec Baldwin discharging live rounds from a prop gun on the set of the movie Rust during a rehearsal.

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed gets sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer handed down the sentence on Monday, with family, friends, and crew of Hutchins in the courtroom.

Joel Souza, the writer and director of Rust, said, “What I want is simply not possible. What I want is, everyone is OK and lives aren't destroyed. One moment the world made sense, and the next moment, it didn't. It still doesn't, and I don't know if it ever will again. Those of us who were lucky enough to have shared in her [Hutchins'] fleeting time on this planet are better for it.”

Mizrahi Mendieta, a friend of Hutchins', said, “The circumstances surrounding the disaster force us to ask so many questions, with one in particular above all: How could this have happened?”

He added, “When the producers hired someone with virtually no experience to not only be the armorer but also the assistant prop master, two very challenging positions, they made a crucial decision to put the safety of the cast and crew on the back burner. As for Ms. Gutierrez-Reed, it's my opinion that she should not have held either position, much less both, but that once accepted, the responsibility should have been taken more seriously. Sadly, it wasn't, and we all know the result.”

Hutchins' mother, Olga, said, “It's the hardest thing to lose a child. And time does not heal. It is two and a half years past, and it gets worse and worse.”

Gutierrez-Reed previously pleaded not guilty. However, throughout the trial, prosecutors described her as irresponsible and said she had “willful disregard” for the safety of the crew on set.

All of this happened at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico. It's a popular spot for filming Western movies outside Santa Fe. Baldwin held the gun while Hutchins and Souza sat behind a screen. The weapon discharged, passed through Hutchins, and hit Souza. The director was injured but ultimately okay.

Baldwin insists that he only pulled back the hammer of the gun but never pulled the trigger on that fateful day. He's settled a lawsuit with the Hutchins family and has also filed a lawsuit against the Rust crew — including Gutierrez-Reed.

The whole Rust incident is unfortunate, but hopefully, it will teach future filmmakers to adhere to protocol regarding ammunition on any film set.