Halstad Woman Makes Plea in Fatal YouTube Stunt
The plea agreement calls for her to serve six months in jail and 10 years' supervised probation
HALSTAD, Minn. — A Halstad, Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube.
Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III.
Court records say Perez told investigators that Ruiz wanted to make a video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was holding against his chest.
Perez says she fired from about a foot away.
Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The plea agreement calls for her to serve six months in jail and 10 years’ supervised probation.
She’ll be sentenced in February.