Monalisa Perez, the 20-year-old woman who accidentally shot and killed her 22-year-old boyfriend during a YouTube prank, has pleaded guilty to the charges. As part of her court deal, the woman will spend the next six months in prison, with 10-years probation.
Couple Used .50-Caliber Gun to Stage YouTube Prank
In June 2017, 19-year-old Monalisa Perez and 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz decided to surprise their YouTube subscribers with a new type of prank. According to court documents, Perez and Ruiz managed to amass quite a number of followers with their pranking routine.
Unfortunately, their latest prank would take a turn for the worse. According to the woman’s affidavit, the idea for the latest prank was hatched by her boyfriend. The latest YouTube prank involved a Bible and a .50-caliber Desert Eagle.
As you would imagine, the man would put the Holy Book against his chest, hoping that it will stop the high-caliber bullet. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, there was a design flaw, as the book failed to stop the bullet fired from 30 cm away.
The man was declared dead at the scene, and his then 19-year-old pregnant girlfriend was taken into custody and charged with second-degree manslaughter. During her police interview, Perez declared that it was her boyfriend who came up with YouTube prank and that his death was an accident.
After months of deliberation, the woman was found guilty as a charge of second-degree manslaughter. However, as part of a deal made with the prosecutors, the woman was sentenced to six months of prison time, with an additional 10-year probation period.
Moreover, the woman will not be allowed to possess or carry a firearm. Perez’s child was born a couple of months ago, and she is going to name him after his father.
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