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.