Wannabe YouTube star jailed over boyfriend's botched shooting stunt death

Wannabe YouTube star jailed over boyfriend's botched shooting stunt death

An American YouTube vlogger who accidentally shot her boyfriend to death while filming a stunt for her YouTube channel has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter for the fatal shooting of boyfriend Pedro Ruiz at their Minnesota home in June past year.

Ruiz, 22, died at the scene.

According to the Star Tribune, Perez pleads guilty and on top of her 180-day sentence she also received a lifetime ban possessing a firearm or receiving payment for telling this story. If she has no probation violations, she will be allowed to serve the remaining 90 days at home.

The two cameras that Ruiz had set up recorded the shooting, but investigators have so far withheld multiple videos of the incident.

Perez has since given birth, and her being a mother was taken into account by Norman County Attorney James Brue, who told the Star Tribune that the 180-day sentence was proper under the circumstances for a 20-year-old mother of two.

Pedro Ruiz died after a YouTube prank went terrible wrong.

She added: "They were in love".

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Brue told the court Wednesday that the sentence balances the need to hold Perez accountable and the fact that the stunt was Ruiz's idea and he assured her it was safe.

Chillingly, just hours before Ruiz was fatally shot, Perez tweeted that the pair had planned to film "one of the most unsafe videos ever".

Perez was pregnant with their second time when Ruiz was killed.

Ruiz was to hold an encyclopedia against his chest as Perez fired at him from just a foot away.

Her YouTube channel remains active almost nine months after the shooting. Police said they do not plan to release the footage. "I love my cousin and miss him very much", she said through tears.

Part of the sentence is that she is not allowed to financially gain from the video of Mr Ruiz's death.

Perez's YouTube channel is still up, with some of the couple's videos racking up millions of views following news of the fatal stunt. According to a criminal complaint, the 19-year-old Perez told authorities Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was holding against his chest.

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