YouTuber Who Shot Boyfriend To Death In Video Gets Jail Sentence

YouTuber Who Shot Boyfriend To Death In Video Gets Jail Sentence

CHICAGO: A judge in the U.S. state of Minnesota sentenced a YouTube prankster to six months in prison on Wednesday for fatally shooting her boyfriend in a botched video stunt they hoped would go viral.

The two cameras recorded Perez standing about a foot away from Ruiz and firing a.50-caliber Desert Eagle firearm at the book that Ruiz was holding in front of his chest.

As part of a plea agreement MonaLisa plead guilty to manslaughter and was ordered to serve a staggered 90 day staggered jail sentence over the next 3 years, meaning she can pick the time behind bars at her leisure. She is also banned from owning guns for life and is prohibited from profiting from the case.

Even before they filmed the stunt Perez tweeted, "Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most unsafe videos ever".

"This foolish stunt was dreamed up, planned, and executed by Pedro Ruiz, and the defendant wrongfully and tragically relied on his assurances that the stunt was safe", the prosecutor told The StarTribune.

Perez, who was pregnant with Ruiz's second child at the time, was being watched by their three-year-old daughter and a crowd of 30 other people at the time, according to the BBC.

The judge gave MonaLisa Perez the opportunity to address the courtroom, but she said no.




The footage was never uploaded to Perez's YouTube channel, which has 25,700 subscribers and featured the couple's life and various pranks and stunts.

Perez can not "make any financial compensation" from the recording of Ruiz's death, according to the Star Tribune.

Perez has retained custody of her two children with Ruiz, and her sentence includes a couple different elements.

The judge added that along with the law, he was guided by "common decency and old-fashioned common sense" in not letting the media take advantage of "that infamy" that befell Ruiz and Perez because of "an ill-conceived video stunt". Her videos have drawn millions of views since Ruiz's death.

The video was submitted to law enforcement officials as evidence.

She said the man's response was, "We want more viewers". If she has no probation violations, she will be allowed to serve the remaining 90 days at home.

Friends and family said 22-year-old Ruiz had been talking about going ahead with the stunt for some time.

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