New video shows a woman trying to resist YouTube stunt that killed friend



Transcripts released in the case of fatal YouTube stunt shoot

Pregnant girlfriend begged boyfriend not to go through with YouTube shooting stunt.

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

The Norman County prosecutors on Friday released the transcript and parts of the video, Pedro Ruiz, III, 22, took his girlfriend, Monalisa Perez, 20, last year. The last video of the incident was not released because Norman County Attorney James Brue said that it is “clearly offensive to common sensibilities.”

According to the court documents, the couple had prepared the stunt in the hope to go viral.

The police said the couple have two cameras outside their Halstad house. Their 3-year-old daughter and almost 30 other people were watching.


Perez, who was pregnant at the time with their second child, was to hear in the video tells Ruiz, they could not shoot at him. Ruiz asked his friend to shoot him with a .50 caliber pistol while he kept an encyclopedia to his chest. He assured her that he had done it before with another book.

“I can’t do it, darling,” she said. “I’m so scared. [inaudible] my heart is beating out of [inaudible].”

“Sweetheart, if I kill you, what’s going to happen in my life. If no, this is not GOOD, ” she said. “I don’t want to be responsible.”

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

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“As long as you have the book, you’ll be fine. Come on.” Ruiz told her.

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

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


Before his death, Ruiz is an up-and-coming YouTube stars. The couple had a presence on the site through the run of jokes including eating a donut with baby powder sprinkled on. However, his new YouTube channel to follow him to do outrageous stunts, 9 FOX reported. Ruiz said he was inspired by MTV shows “Jack—” and “Nitro Circus.”

“I may fail, but if I don’t I will die trying. We’re all going to die anyways – it is just a matter of how and when,” Ruiz was heard to say in one of his videos.

In another video released by the public prosecutor’s office, Ruiz was heard to say that he would die of the stunt, but had “the confidence that my girlfriend will hit the book and not me.”

“So if I’m going to die, I’m pretty much ready to go to heaven now. If I die, will I be ready for Jesus. He will probably not agree with me in the pearly gates, because of how stupid it is, but I have confidence that my girlfriend will hit the book and not me,” he said.

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

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

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