Woman Fatally Shoots Boyfriend During YouTube Stunt

 

In an alleged YouTube stunt gone wrong, a Minnesota woman has shot and killed her boyfriend.  19 year old Monalisa Perez and her 22-year-old boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III, were attempting to make a viral video on YouTube when he was shot and killed in a stunt gone wrong.

Perez shot at a book that Ruiz was holding over his chest and fatally wounding the 22-year-old all for a viral video.  Ruiz was holding the book over his chest and didn't think that the bullet would go all the way through the book and he allegedly convinced Perez that it was a safe stunt.  Believing that the bullet would stop the bullet the pair decided to set up cameras and film the entire thing hoping that the video of the dangerous stunt would go viral.

She fired a shot from about a foot away with a .50-caliber Desert Eagle handgun while he held the book over his chest.  It did not stop the bullet and when paramedics arrived on the scene, Ruiz had already died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Perez who is seven months pregnant immediately called 911 saying that she accidentally shot her boyfriend in the chest while they were trying to make a video, according to the arrest report.

She has since been charged with second degree manslaughter and faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $20,000 if she is convicted of manslaughter.

"They were in love. They loved each other. It was just a prank gone wrong," Ruiz's aunt, Claudia Ruiz, told CNN affiliate KVLY. "It shouldn't have happened like this. It shouldn't have happened at all." The couple had one child and were expecting their second together, his aunt told the news station.


 
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