Monalisa Perez fatally shot she 22-year-old boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, in June as soon as she fired right into a publication that he to be holding in prior of his chest.

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This photograph released by the Northwest local Corrections center shows Monalisa Perez. Perez, of Halstad, to be charged Wednesday, June 28, 2017, through second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III. Follow to a criminal complaint, the 19-year-old Perez told authorities Ruiz want to do a YouTube video of she shooting a bullet into a book he to be holding against his chest. She claims she fired from around a foot (0.3 meters) away.Northwest regional Corrections center / AP
HALSTAD, Minn. — A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her friend in a videotaped stunt lock planned to write-up on YouTube.

The Star Tribune reports the 20-year-old Monalisa Perez pleaded guilty last week come second-degree manslaughter in the June fatality of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III.


Court documents say Perez called investigators that Ruiz wanted to do a video of she shooting a bullet right into a book he to be holding against his chest.

Perez claims she fired from about a foot away. Ruiz passed away from a solitary gunshot wound to the chest.


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The couple had a YouTube channel where they posted videos the pranks and also stunts.

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The criminal complaint said Ruiz had actually been motivated to execute a stunt that would aid make their online complying with grow. In a tweet sent out by Perez ~ above June 26, she claimed the "dangerous" setup was "HIS idea not MINE."


Monalisa Perez shows up with her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, on your YouTube Channel La MonaLisa.La Monalisa / YouTube

The couple set up a GoPro camera on the earlier of a car and also put one more camera on a surrounding ladder, police said. As soon as they to be filming, Perez picked up the Desert Eagle .50 caliber handgun and fired into the book.


Perez then referred to as 911 to report that she had actually accidentally shooting Ruiz, according to court documents. He was pronounced dead in ~ the scene.


Ruiz had actually practiced shooting books and also showed off one that a cartridge did not permeate in bespeak to to convince Perez, authorities said.


According come the YouTube videos the couple made together, they have actually a 3-year-old daughter and Perez is pregnant v their second.

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Perez"s plea covenant calls for her to serve six months in jail and 10 years" supervised probation. She"ll be sentenced in February.