Posted December 22, 2017 3:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

People will do anything for fame. It’s especially true if wealth can be had as well. They’ll try almost anything to be adored by crowds, and they don’t always think things through.

Take the example of a woman who shot her boyfriend while he held an encyclopedia in front of him.

A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on YouTube.

Monalisa Perez, 20, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the June death of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, The Star Tribune reported . Perez has two young children with Ruiz.

Perez told investigators that Ruiz wanted to make a video of her shooting a bullet into a hardcover encyclopedia he was holding against his chest, according to court records. Perez 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. Ruiz died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The couple had a YouTube channel where they posted videos of pranks and stunts. Hours before the shooting, Perez tweeted: “Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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