Man ‘shot dead by pregnant girlfriend' in YouTube prank video gone wrong
Nineteen-year-old Monalisa Perez faces manslaughter charge
And the Darwin Award goes to… “Man ‘shot dead by pregnant girlfriend' in YouTube prank video gone wrong
A man who was trying to become a YouTube star was allegedly shot dead by his pregnant girlfriend in a prank video gone wrong.
Pedro Ruiz, 22, died after he was shot in the chest while filming a new video.
He and his girlfriend, Monalisa Perez, were trying to see whether a handgun bullet would penetrate a heavy book he was holding to his chest, according to the Star Tribune.
In the hours before the shooting, 19-year-old Ms Perez had tweeted: “Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea, not MINE.”
The Minnesota couple was said to be testing the powerful .50-caliber Desert Eagle handgun in the incident on Monday. Mr Ruiz had told a relative: “We want to get famous.”
Ms Perez has been charged with manslaughter. The couple already had a young child, the Star Tribune reported.
Mr Ruiz's aunt, Lisa Primeau, told the paper his family “are all supporting Mona. It's a tragic incident. She has to live with that. It's the worst punishment she can get. She is pregnant with their second kid. It's just heartbreaking.”
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