Woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed 6 months

18 March, 2018, 02:12 | Author: Rosalie Gross
  • Sentencing awaits 20-year-old mom who killed boyfriend during YouTube stunt

A woman in the U.S. who shot dead her boyfriend in a botched YouTube stunt has been jailed for six months.

Monalisa Perez, 20, fired at Pedro Ruiz from a foot away as he held a 1½in thick book in front of his chest.

But the bullet ripped through the book and Ruiz died at the scene of a single gunshot wound in the couple's Minnesota home last June.

Perez - who retained custody of both the couple's children - will be on probation for 10 years and can serve her jail time in 10-day increments, the judge ruled Wednesday.

Brue told the Star-Tribune Monday, "I expect her to be sentenced with what is outlined [in the December 2017 plea agreement]".

Monalisa Perez shot Pedro Ruiz III to death with a Desert Eagle for a YouTube video.

Before the tragedy occurred, the camera can be seen panning towards Perez who explained to the couple's YouTube subscribers what she and Pedro were about to do.

She has also been permanently banned from owning firearms.

Perez can not "make any financial compensation" from the recording of Ruiz's death, according to the Star Tribune. The bullet passed through, unlike the first book Ruiz showed Perez to convince her to do the stunt.

Hours before the shooting, Perez spelled out her concern on Twitter.

Norman County Attorney James Brue said that the sentencing was right for Monalisa and pointed out that she had "relied on the assurances" of her boyfriend that the stunt would be safe to carry out. "HIS idea not MINE", she wrote.

The two ran a YouTube channel devoted to videos about their lives as young parents, as well as typical YouTube prank fare.

A few hours before the incident, Perez also tweeted that they were about to do their most risky stunt ever, adding that it was Ruiz's idea.

The channel remains live and has drawn millions of views since Ruiz's death. A 19-year-old Minnesota woman, charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting her boyfriend in the chest, in a stunt for a YouTube video, was sentenced to 6 months in prision an March 14, 2018. The state is in the midst of a pilot project that is allowing media cameras at sentencings with a judge's consent. In one such video taken at a fair, Ruiz talks excitedly about someday reaching 300,000 followers.

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