Wannabe YouTube star jailed for shooting boyfriend dead in botched prank

Sentencing awaits 20-year-old mom who killed boyfriend during YouTube stunt

Sentencing awaits 20-year-old mom who killed boyfriend during YouTube stunt

A Minnesota woman and aspiring social media star has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for fatally shooting her boyfriend in a stunt they recorded on video and planned to post on YouTube.

Perez told police that Ruiz eventually "convinced" her to shoot the book he was holding, after he showed a her different book through which the bullet did not pass.

Perez, who was pregnant when she accidentally killed Pedro Ruiz outside their home in Halstad, Minn., will retain custody of their two children. Of note, the couple's three-year-old child was among the 30 onlookers who watched the stunt, which was captured by two cameras, unfold. She was sentenced on Wednesday, the Star Tribune reported.

A few hours before the incident, Perez tragically tweeted: "Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most unsafe videos ever".

The couple thought a book would stop the bullet, but it did not.

Under the plea agreement, Perez is banned for life from possessing a firearm and can not receive payment for telling her story.

"We had talked about this resolution (with Ruiz's relatives), and they indicated they were in support of it", Brue added. Perez, standing barely a foot away, squeezed off a shot from a.50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, to see whether the bullet would go through the book.

"HIS idea not MINE", Perez tweeted just hours before the incident.

Norman County Attorney James Brue said that the sentencing was right for Monalisa and pointed out that she had "relied on the assurances" of her boyfriend that the stunt would be safe to carry out.

The sentence is below the usual minimum guidelines, but was allowed to stand on the grounds that the stunt was mostly Ruiz's idea. The channel remains live almost nine months since the shooting and it has drawn millions of views since Ruiz's death. Please hurry up, ' Perez told the 911 dispatcher in June 2017.

In Facebook comments made shortly before Ruiz's death, Perez said: 'We are in the process of making Pedro a YouTube channel oh man is it going to be sweet! The state has been experimenting with allowing judges to make the call, and The Forum joined with other news outlets in asking for access.

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