A pregnant woman has been charged with shooting her boyfriend dead in a YouTube stunt gone wrong.
According to his girlfriend, Monalisa Perez, 19, her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III wanted to make a YouTube video of herself shooting at a book being held against his chest.
To prove that the bullet will not travel through the book he showed her a book that he had previously shot with a gun.
Unfortunately, it didn’t worked out and her boyfriend Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound to the chest when Perez fired the gun from about a foot away.
The incident was caught on camera and even their three-year-old daughter have witnessed the incident. The police are now reviewing the footage.
Perez even posted a tweet just hours before the incident: ‘Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever HIS idea not MINE.’
After hearing Perez’s scream neighbours came out to the street 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 one of their recent videos. entitled ‘SCARY STUNTS’, the pair go to a funfair. Ruiz is seen laughing and smiling on a ride with his daughter.
They know each other from the past five years.
The other pranks which they put on their YouTube channel have been harmless, like Perez tricking Ruiz into eating a donut with baby powder on it.
In the search of Internet stardom they wanted to take a step further.
On Monday, following the death of Ruiz, Perez was taken into custody on manslaughter charges.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.