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Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed sobs after handing cops the pistol that killed...


Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is seen handing over the gun used by Alec Baldwin to accidentally kill cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, telling the officers then told crew how 'scared' she was, new videos played at her trial reveal. 

Both Reed and Baldwin are charged with involuntary manslaughter for Hutchins' death.

She is accused of flouting gun safety procedures by handing Baldwin the weapon loaded with a live round. 

'That's the gun,' Reed said, while another member of the crew held one arm around her. 

Moments later, she sobbed as she spoke with Assistant Director Dave Halls. 

'I'm so scared,' she said.  

Prosecutors painted a picture of a 'disorganized' and 'chaotic' Reed who mixed live rounds with dummy blanks on set and did cocaine the night before the shooting. 

Her attorneys, in response, told the jury that she has become the scapegoat of Baldwin's carelessness, and that he should never have pointed the gun in the victim's direction.

Baldwin was rehearsing a scene for Rust - his western movie - when he accidentally shot Hutchins. 

He maintains he thought the gun was loaded with blanks and that he'd been assured it was safe, but says he did not even pull the trigger. 

Five other live rounds were later found on the set by investigators.