Charges filed after YouTube gun stunt gone wrong leaves boyfriend dead

Charges filed after YouTube gun stunt gone wrong leaves boyfriend dead

A YouTube video stunt filmed by a Minnesota couple ended in the man's death Monday and his 19-year-old girlfriend is facing manslaughter charges.

Perez told police that she had fired the fatal shot while stood just a foot away from Ruiz, according to the prosecutor. Perez pointed out cameras and said that the entire incident was recorded.

However, the bullet went into Ruiz's chest and he died.

Another aunt, Claudia Ruiz, said it was a stunt gone awry. Despite treatment, Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene. "I wish he would've just done another prank", Pedro Ruiz' aunt Claudia Ruiz said to local news station WDAY-TV.

Perez is facing a maximum sentence of more than ten years in jail or to pay a fine of not more than $20,000 or both.

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As for Monalisa, she is now behind bars, charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.

"They were in love".

Perez tweeted a message Monday night, presumably shortly before they filmed the stunt, telling followers, "Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most risky videos ever".

The bullet went through the book and struck Ruiz, killing him. She warned him not to do it, and asked him why he would use a gun. We want to get famous'. It was just a prank gone wrong.

She said her nephew's unborn child - a boy - is going to be named "Pedro" in his father's memory. She pointed out two GoPro cameras that had been set up - one on the back of a auto and one on a ladder.

"He had told me about [the] idea and I said, "don't do it". Several of the videos uploaded to their joint channel feature her and Ruiz performing pranks and challenges, with a recent post titled "Doing scary stunts at the fair | part 1". "He was a insane driver with go-carts", she told the Star-Tribune.