Woman jailed for killing boyfriend in YouTube stunt that went wrong

Marsha Scott
March 16, 2018

Perez was sentenced to 180 days in jail after she pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. She will be able to serve the time in either Minnesota or South Dakota, where is now living. Perez will only serve 90 days of the sentence, and the remaining 90 will be stayed for three years.

As part of the deal, Perez is banned for life from possessing a firearm or from collecting payments for her story.

She and Mr Ruiz had posted a series of almost 20 videos to YouTube featuring mostly harmless pranks: Mr Ruiz climbing a tree and falling from a branch, Perez feeding him a doughnut covered with talcum powder instead of powdered sugar, eating the world's spiciest pepper.

The short sentence Perez is said to have received falls below state sentencing guidelines, but Norman County Attorney James Brue said that was proper under the circumstances and that he was satisfied that the sentence holds her accountable for "culpable negligence that led to the tragic and completely avoidable death".

The bullet pierced the book, and Ruiz fell mortally wounded.

Last year, Perez shot 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz, who she had been dating for five years, with one of the world's most powerful pistols-a Desert Eagle.50 caliber handgun-outside of the couple's home.

Monalisa Perez fatally shot her boyfriend in a botched YouTube stunt. Two cameras captured the shooting at the couple's house in Halstad. There is also a long list of conditions she must meet, including staying chemical free, providing DNA samples, and paying restitution.

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"HIS idea not MINE", she said.

Perez fatally shot Pedro Ruiz III in a YouTube stunt gone wrong.

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.

However, on Wednesday, the judge decided that the woman did not intentionally murder her boyfriend and that he was merely the aftermath of a miscalculate and idiotic prank.

Authorities said Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

"We were doing a YouTube video, and it went wrong", a transcript of the 911 call quoted Perez.

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