YouTuber Who Shot Her Husband For A Prank Video Pleads Guilty

20 December 2017, 15:42 | Updated: 20 December 2017, 15:43

YouTuber Monalisa Perez pleads guilty
Picture: YouTube
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

A YouTuber who accidentally fatally shot her boyfriend while trying to film a YouTube stunt has plead guilty, and will likely be sentenced to six months in prison, with ten years of supervised probation.

Monalisa Perez (20 years old) shot her husband Pedro Ruiz III while trying to film a viral stunt video. Pedro was holding a thick book in front of his chest, while Perez aimed the gun at it from almost point blank range.

In court, Perez insists that both she and her husband genuinely believed that the book would stop the bullet before it hit him. In reality, the bullet from the Desert Eagle .50 calibre handgun (well known as a very powerful handgun) passed immediatly through the book, hit Pedro in the chest and killed him. Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday Monalisa Perez plead guilty to second-degree manslaughter. She made a plea deal which led to her having a reduced prison sentence. She has also been banned from ever owning a firearm again.

Here is a tweet she sent before they filmed the video

Which, bizarrely, is still online (perhaps it played a part in the court case).

It must be obvious but - don't try this at home.