Shoot­ing didn’t go by the book

The Observer - - NEWS WORLD -

A PREG­NANT 19-year-old has been ar­rested af­ter shoot­ing her boyfriend dead in front of their three-yearold daugh­ter, in a bid by the pair to be fa­mous.

Mon­aL­isa Perez was charged with man­slaugh­ter yes­ter­day over the death of 22-year-old Pe­dro Ruiz III in ru­ral Min­nesota, USA.

Mr Ruiz re­port­edly had been push­ing Ms Perez to go through with his lat­est prank, in which he would hold a hard-cover en­cy­clo­pe­dia against his chest and get her to shoot at the book.

She pulled the trig­ger on a .50-cal­i­bre Desert Ea­gle, “one of the world’s most pow­er­ful semi-au­to­matic hand­guns”. It can shoot through a car en­gine.

The bul­let went into Mr Ruiz’s chest and he died.

Be­fore the stunt, Ms Perez posted about it on Twit­ter.

“Me and Pe­dro are prob­a­bly go­ing to shoot one of the most dan­ger­ous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE,” she wrote.

The pair can be seen on YouTube do­ing pranks, in­clud­ing Do­ing Scary Stunts at the Fair Part 1.


POOR PLAN: Pe­dro Ruiz III.

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