Woman, 20, who fatally shot her boyfriend in a YouTube stunt gone wrong will serve just 180 days in jail
11:10, Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
A 20-year-old mother from Minnesota has pleaded guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge in the death of her boyfriend, whom she shot to death as part of a botched YouTube stunt earlier this year.
Monalisa Perez took the plea deal last week and is expected to be sentenced to 180 days in jail, followed by 10 years of probation.
Perez, who was pregnant at the time with her second child, was arrested in June after shooting her boyfriend, 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, in the chest for a YouTube video.
The woman told police on a 911 call that Ruiz had asked her to fire a bullet from a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol into an encyclopedia as he held it against his body, but the projectile penetrated the volume and fatally wounded the young father.
The fatal shooting was captured on two cameras that had been set up to record the stunt. Police said they do not plan to release the footage.
Their three-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, was present when the shooting occurred.
'We were doing a YouTube video and it went wrong. Please hurry up,' Perez told the 911 dispatcher.
Prior to the shooting, Perez had tweeted: 'Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE'.