Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Teenager charged with manslaughter after failed YouTube stunt

Report: Minn. YouTuber Shot, Killed By Pregnant Girlfriend In Stunt Gone Wrong Minnesota father shot dead by pregnant girlfriend after YouTube stunt goes horribly wrong
Alfredo Watts | 29 June, 2017, 09:14

According to the criminal complaint, Perez said Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting into a book held to his chest, and he believed the book would stop the bullet.

Perez allegedly used a gold Desert Eagle fifty caliber pistol found at the scene to shoot Ruiz. He died at the scene, according to Buzzfeed.

Perez told authorities that Ruiz had been trying to convince her "for a while" to shoot the book while he held it for a YouTube video.

He had shown her a book he had previously fired at with a gun to prove the bullet would not travel all the way through.

YouTube pranks have gone wrong before, but in the past it has usually been when young viewers attempt to replicate the stunts of YouTubers.

"I wish they wouldn't have done it. I wish he would've just done another prank", said Claudia Ruiz, the victim's aunt. He was so young. "I said, don't do it, don't do it", Claudia Ruiz told Valley News Live.

The couple's YouTube channel, which includes pranks such as Perez feeding Ruiz donuts covered in baby powder, typically received between 400 and 900 views per video, and had 218 subscribers.

"I was standing behind a tree just watching, and I couldn't take it anymore", a neighbor told KDAY about his experience watching a helicopter land in Pedro's front yard and medics race out to assist.

A 19-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting her boyfriend outside their home in northwestern Minnesota in what authorities say was a video stunt that went awry. It was just a prank gone wrong. I said, 'Don't do it, don't do it.

A video intended for YouTube captured the shooting death of a Halstad man Monday. night. Monalisa Perez gave police both cameras as evidence.

If convicted, Perez could face a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $20,000.