Woman Who Shot Her Boyfriend To Death In YouTube Stunt Will Serve Just 6 Months In Jail

A Minnesota woman who shot her boyfriend in a YouTube stunt that was supposedly going to make him famous but instead went deadly wrong, has been sentenced to just 6 months in jail, followed by another 10 years on probation.

Monalisa Perez, 20, and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, made international news after the bizarre stunt resulted in the death of Ruiz. According to reports, Ruiz was supposed to hold a book in front of his stomach while Perez shot at the book–and him–from a foot away.

But the book did not stop the bullet, and Ruiz died.

Prior to the June stunt, Perez tweeted: “Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE.”

That disclaimer didn’t stop prosecutors from charging her with second-degree manslaughter though. The sentence is surprisingly light considering Perez was facing up to 10 years in prison.

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