Woman Enters Guilty Plea in Fatal YouTube Stunt

Dec 19, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A Minnesota woman pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a stunt that the couple videotaped with the intention of posting it on YouTube.

“Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, The Star Tribune reported. Perez has two young children with Ruiz,” the AP reports.

The couple had a YouTube channel they used for posting clips of pranks and stunts. Shortly before the fatal shooting, Perez tweeted: “Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE.”

“Perez told investigators that Ruiz wanted to make a video of her shooting a bullet into a hardcover encyclopedia he was holding against his chest, according to court records,” the AP reports. “Perez said she fired a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol from about a foot away. Two cameras recorded the incident, though investigators have withheld the footage. Ruiz died from a gunshot wound to the chest.”

Perez, who is due to be sentenced in February, reportedly has a plea agreement calling for her to serve six months in jail and 10 years of supervised probation.

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