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Video: Minnesota DNR Investigating YouTube Stunt Near Rollag

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ROLLAG, Minn. (KFGO) – The Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources is investigating a YouTube stunt which involved jumping a personal watercraft over a gravel road in Clay County. DNR Conservation Officer Bill Landmark says the participants set up a ramp at the water’s edge to catapult the jet ski over the road. A small group of onlookers gathered while the…

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

PEREZ 5 PEREZ 4 PEREZ 3 PEREZ 2 PEREZ 1 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…

“This Alone is a Charge”: Shooting Victim’s Family Doesn’t Want Perez Locked Away

Family members say Pedro was a thrill seeker and a loving father

HALSTAD, Minn. — Family members of Pedro Ruiz III tell us the shooting was an accident. “He said he had practiced it,” said his aunt, Claudia Ruiz. “It’s just sad.” Relatives said Pedro Ruiz III was a family man, a hard worker and a thrill seeker. They do not think the fatal shooting was intentional. “They would do anything for…

Halstad Woman Charged in Fatal YouTube Stunt

Perez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III

HALSTAD, Minn. — A Halstad woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend is out of jail on $7,000 bail, with conditions. She told authorities it was a YouTube stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez, 19, will have to wear a GPS monitor and have no access to firearms. Perez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro…