A Minnesota woman pleads guilty to a fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt on YouTube.
Monalisa Perez, age 20, pleads guilty to the second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, The Star Tribune reported. Perez also has two young children with Ruiz.
Perez had told investigators they were making a video shooting a bullet into a hardcover encyclopedia that he was holding on his chest, according to the court records.
Perez says she fired a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol from a foot away. As Ruiz died from the gunshot wound to the chest. The two cameras recording the incident, was withheld by investigators.
The couple had a YouTube channel and they posted videos of various pranks and stunts. Just hours before the shooting, Perez tweeted:
“Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE.”
Ruiz’s aunt, Lisa Primeau, said her nephew was always “putting a dangerous twist on everything he did.” She said that included jumping from the top of the house into a swimming pool.
Perez will be sentenced in February and her plea calls for her to serve 6 six months with 10 years of supervised probation.
According to other documents, she will be prohibited from profiting off the video and barred for life from having a gun.