A pregnant woman has killed her boyfriend after a prank video which they were recording for Youtube, went horribly wrong.
Monalisa Perez killed her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz
Monalisa Perez, a pregnant woman has been arrested after she allegedly shot her boyfriend dead in a YouTube stunt gone wrong.
According to Metro UK, the 19-year-old Perez told police that boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III wanted to make a YouTube video of herself shooting at a book being held against his chest.
He had shown her a book that he had previously shot with a gun to prove that the bullet would not travel all the way through.
However, Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound to the chest when Perez fired the gun from about a foot away.
The incident, which happened in front of their three-year-old daughter, was caught on camera and police are now reviewing the footage.
Just hours before the stunt, Perez posted a tweet reading: ‘Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever HIS idea not MINE.’
Neighbours poured out into the street after hearing Perez’s screams following the shooting at their home in Halstad, Minnesota.
The victim’s aunt, Claudia Ruiz, told WDAY-TV the couple played pranks and put them on YouTube.
‘I wish they wouldn’t have done it,’ she said. ‘I wish he would’ve just done another prank.
‘They were in love. It was just a prank gone wrong. It shouldn’t have happened like this. It shouldn’t have happened at all.’
In their most recent video. entitled ‘SCARY STUNTS’, the pair go to a funfair. Ruiz is seen laughing and smiling on a ride with his daughter.
The couple were together for five years.
Previous pranks on their YouTube channel have been harmless, like Perez tricking Ruiz into eating a donut with baby powder on it.
They are believed to have taken it a step further in the search for internet stardom.
Perez was taken into custody on manslaughter charges yesterday following the death of Ruiz on Monday.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.