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‘Midnight Rider’ Assistant Director Sentenced in Sarah Jones Trial

‘Midnight Rider’ Assistant Director Sentenced in Sarah Jones Trial

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Midnight Rider assistant director Hillary Schwartz has been sentenced to 10 years probation after she was found guilty of charges relating to the on-set death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.

Schwartz, who pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass, was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after the verdict came in at Wayne County superior court in Michigan on Tuesday.

The restrictions of Schwartz’s probation mean she cannot act as a director or producer, or hold responsibility over crew safety on any film or television production.

The moviemaker waived her right to a jury trial, and her fate was decided by a judge, who recorded a guilty verdict after a summary trial.

The case arose following the fatal accident on the Georgia set of the Allman Brothers biopic last year, when Jones, 27, was hit by a train while shooting footage on railroad tracks in Wayne County.

The moviemaker’s hearing comes a day after Randall Miller, the movie’s director, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charges. He was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and complete 360 hours of community service.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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