Local mom gets 90 days in jail for deadly YouTube stunt

Controversial vlogger Logan Paul

A U.S. woman has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for shooting dead her boyfriend in a botched stunt they hoped would go viral on YouTube. In June of previous year, the couple thought up a stunt in which Perez would shoot Ruiz while he held a book; he thought the book would stop the bullet, BuzzFeed News reports.

Perez pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years, most of which is suspended for 10 years, leaving 180 days to be served in jail. She was also banned from owning a gun.

Monalisa Perez shot Pedro Ruiz III to death with a Desert Eagle for a YouTube video.

But the prosecutor, Norman County Attorney James Brue, made it clear the idea for the "foolish stunt" came from Ruiz; that was the reason for the relatively short sentence.

Perez, who was pregnant when she accidentally killed Pedro Ruiz outside their home in Halstad, Minn., will retain custody of their two children.

However, on Wednesday, the judge decided that the woman did not intentionally murder her boyfriend and that he was merely the aftermath of a miscalculate and idiotic prank.

Her YouTube channel remains active almost nine months after the shooting. Family members from both side say the intend on making statements in court Wednesday and several of them are "in support" of the proposed sentencing.

The couple had a YouTube channel in which they did pranks, stunts, and challenges-the idea was to show "the real life of a young couple who happen to be teen parents".

In court, Ruiz' aunt Paulita Ruiz told Perez, "You took him away from us, Mona".

Brue said that he was satisfied that the sentence held Perez accountable for "culpable negligence that led to the tragic and completely avoidable death".

Monalisa Perez and Pedro Ruiz in a previous video. The video of the shooting was never uploaded and was submitted as evidence to law enforcement.

She is eligible to serve the final three months of her sentence in home confinement and is subject to 10 years of supervised probation.

"She's getting to pick when she is doing her time, when she gets to sit, I don't think it's fair, we don't have him ever again", said Claudia. The state is in the midst of a pilot project that is allowing media cameras at sentencings with a judge's consent.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jones apologises for Ireland, Wales slurs
Mar 18, 2018 - 02:07
World Rugby has accepted responsibility, despite both coaches insisting they had faith in Van der Westhuizen's neutrality. One blow which will affect Jones' plans for South Africa was the first-half injury to Anthony Watson.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top After major NCAA upset, lunch is on Little Caesars on Monday
Mar 18, 2018 - 02:06
UMBC beat Virginia 75-54, the first time in the history of the men's March Madness tournament that a 16 seed won. There's also a limit of one lunch combo per family, and you have to make sure you place your order before 1 p.m.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federer beats South Korea's Chung to reach Indian Wells semis
Mar 18, 2018 - 02:05
If he wins at Indian Wells , he can even consider skipping past Miami just to give his body a well-deserved rest. Federer clinched the victory on his second match point when he blasted his 12th and final ace of the contest.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fornite: Battle Royale Comes to Mobile Devices
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:46
Would voice chat even be possible or would we be restricted to player emotes? First and foremost, the game is invite-only for now. Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One , with Android support coming later in 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Time to use those Toys R Us gift cards
Mar 17, 2018 - 02:09
Almost 700 stores will be closed, according to documents filed early Thursday, March 15, as part of the retailer's bankruptcy. The Wall Street Journal reported that Toys R Us told its employees Wednesday that it will sell or close all USA stores.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dominant Daria: Kasatkina routs Kerber at Indian Wells
Mar 17, 2018 - 02:06
Federer only served at 51 per cent, but his French opponent won just five return points - including none against his first serve. In the women event, world number one, Simona Halep, overcame Croatia's Petra Martic in three sets to reach the semi-finals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No. 8 Virginia Tech falls to No. 9 Alabama, 86-83
Mar 17, 2018 - 02:05
Warming up for the second half, John Petty smiled a shot a thumbs up to the fan who shouted love to the Alabama freshman. Both teams are hoping to make themselves right at home at PPG Paint Arena, and for one player in particular, it is home.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kansas City one step closer to hosting a World Cup
Mar 17, 2018 - 02:01
The chief executive of Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid , Hicham El Amrani, says his country is not bidding "for a communications stunt", but for victory.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tyrann Mathieu: Cardinals cut safety after he denied a pay cut
Mar 16, 2018 - 05:08
It'll be intriguing to see the interest in Pouncey, as just like the Dolphins as a team, he's been up-and-down in recent years. Despite the injury, the Cardinals rewarded him with a five-year, $62.5 million contract, with $15.5 million guaranteed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger Woods: Odds slashed as American cut to favourite for Masters 2018
Mar 16, 2018 - 05:03
Rory McIlroy , who has missed two cuts in his past four starts, double-bogeyed 18, but still finished with a three-under 69. Each and every week I've learned from what I've done and more importantly I'm learning my body.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Five previous accusers allowed to testify at Bill Cosby's retrial, judge rules
Mar 16, 2018 - 05:02
Prosecutors had asked to call 19 additional women to testify against the entertainer about experiences similar to Constand's. Prosecutors had asked for 19 accusers to testify against Cosby, but O'Neill took his time before issuing Thursday's order.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Champions League quarter-finals draw
Mar 16, 2018 - 05:02
Man Utd have crashed out of the Champions League to Sevilla and Mo Salah has taken the opportunity to twist the knife. In the meantime, we have the unusual , bureaucratic thrill of the draw to get through.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 11-seed Loyola Chicago upsets Miami with 28-foot shot at buzzer
Mar 16, 2018 - 05:02
The 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers upset the sixth-seeded Miami Hurricanes 64-62 on Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. The 6-11 matchup has seen the lower-seeded team win so often lately that it's nearly becoming hard to call them upsets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China can shrug off US' steel and aluminium tariffs, for now
Mar 16, 2018 - 02:09
There are reasons to think that these trade tensions may de-escalate, not least because Trump exempted NAFTA partners from the tariffs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Claire Foy paid less than co-star on 'The Crown'
Mar 15, 2018 - 06:15
Wahlberg donated his 1.5m dollar (£1.1m) pay cheque to Time's Up for the work to scrub the disgraced Kevin Spacey from the film. A producer of the hit Netflix drama says Matt Smith , who played the queen's husband, made more than actress Claire Foy .