One Man Dead After YouTube Attempt Takes A Deadly Turn
HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) — A woman from western Minnesota is in jail after authorities say she recklessly fired a gun in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend.
Monalisa Perez, of Halstad, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III.
According to a criminal complaint, the 19-year-old Perez told authorities Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was holding against his chest. She says she fired from about a foot (0.3 meters) away.
Authorities say Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The victim’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz, tells WDAY-TV that the couple played pranks and put them on YouTube.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.