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19:42, 23 June 2018

New video shows woman trying to resist YouTube stunt that killed boyfriend

New video shows lady attempting to resist YouTube stunt that killed boyfriend

A transcript and portions of a video show a Minnesota lady who was urged by her boyfriend to shoot him for a YouTube stunt gone incorrect tried to resist.

The Norman County prosecutor on Friday released the transcript and portions of the video Pedro Ruiz III, 22, took with his girlfriend,&nbspMonalisa Perez, 20, final year. The final video of the incident was not released since Norman County Attorney James Brue said it was &ldquoclearly offensive to typical sensibilities.&rdquo

According to court documents, the couple had prepared the stunt hoping for it to go viral.

Police said the couple set up two cameras outdoors their Halstad home. Their three-year-old daughter and virtually 30 other men and women have been watching.

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Perez, who was pregnant at the time with their second child, was heard in the video telling Ruiz she could not shoot him. Ruiz asked his girlfriend to shoot him with a .50 caliber handgun while he held an encyclopedia to his chest. He assured her that he had done it before with a distinct book.

&ldquoI can&rsquot do it babe,&rdquo she said. &ldquoI&rsquom so scared. [inaudible] my heart is beating out of [inaudible].&rdquo

&ldquoBabe, if I kill you what&rsquos gonna take place to my life. Like no, this isn&rsquot OK,&rdquo she stated. &ldquoI don&rsquot want to be accountable.&rdquo

Perez and Ruiz

Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting of her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz and was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

&nbsp(Northwest Regional Corrections/YouTube)

&ldquoAs extended as you hit the book, you&rsquoll be fine. Come on.&rdquo Ruiz told her.

The bullet went through the book, killing Ruiz on June 26, 2017.

In December 2017, Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail. She will serve her sentence in 30-day installments each and every year for six years.


Before his death, Ruiz was an up-and-coming YouTube star. The couple had a presence on the web site by performing pranks which includes consuming a doughnut with infant powder sprinkled on. Nonetheless, his new YouTube channel was going to stick to him doing outrageous stunts,&nbspFOX 9&nbspreported. Ruiz mentioned he was inspired by MTV shows &ldquoJack—&rdquo and &ldquoNitro Circus.&rdquo

&ldquoI may fail, but if I fail I want to die trying. We&rsquore all going to die anyways &ndash it&rsquos just a matter of how and when,&rdquo Ruiz was heard saying in one particular of his videos.

In one more video released by prosecutors, Ruiz was heard saying he could die from the stunt but had &ldquoconfidence that my girlfriend will hit the book and not me.&rdquo

&ldquoSo if I&rsquom going to die, I&rsquom pretty a lot prepared to go to heaven proper now. If I die, I&rsquoll be ready for Jesus. He almost certainly won&rsquot accept me into the pearly gates because of how stupid this is, but I have self-confidence that my girlfriend will hit the book and not me,&rdquo he stated.

Fox News’ Lucia Suarez and the Linked Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

Published at Sat, 23 Jun 2018 16:05:00 +0000

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