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    Minnesota woman pleads guilty in YouTube stunt that killed boyfriend

    A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing her boyfriend and father of her children in a YouTube stunt gone very wrong.
    Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June 26 death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, the Star Tribune reported. Perez has two young children with Ruiz and the second child was born after the shooting, the newspaper added.
    Perez told investigators that Ruiz wanted to make a video of her, then 19, shooting a bullet into a hardcover encyclopedia he was holding against his chest, according to court records.
    The woman said she fired a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol from about a foot away. Two cameras recorded the incident, though investigators have withheld the footage.
    Perez reportedly called 911 right after the shooting, but Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The couple had a YouTube channel, which has not yet been removed, where they posted videos of pranks and stunts. The last video on their account was titled “Doing Scary Stunts at the Fair.”
    At the time of the shooting, the man’s aunt Claudia Ruiz told Valley News Live that the couple had been trying to get famous on YouTube, so they were escalating their pranks.
    Perez is expected to be sentenced in Norman County District Court in February. Her plea agreement calls for her to serve six months in jail and 10 years of supervised probation.

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