She was bored. She is also pregnant and the couple already had a 3 year-old daughter who now has no father. Hat-tip The Daily Wire. This rocket-science, über intelligence-endowed Minnesota young couple, Monilisa Perez, 19 & Pedro Ruiz, 22 wanted to film a stunt for her YouTube channel hoping it would go viral. Boyfriend Pedro Ruiz (why get married just because your 2nd child is on the way, what’s the big deal?), wanted to film this dangerous stunt “because we want more viewers, we want to get famous.” This is the instant gratification generation. They were in love, it was a just a prank gone wrong.
She tweeted just before the incident:
Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever HIS idea not MINE
And now Pedro is D-E-A-D. For real. So what the heck did they do? They set up a GoPro camera and made a video of her shooting a book (from one foot away ~as I said STUPID) using a .50 caliber Desert Eagle firearm, one of the 10 most powerful handguns on the planet, while he was holding it -in front of himself! Too stupid to have children. Young Einstein Ruiz had tried it with a different book, maybe War & Peace instead of Cliff Notes to Midsummer’s night’s Dream? Who knows?
Perez was charged with manslaughter in the second degree, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years or a fine of $20,000 or both. I guess her children (one as yet unborn) will become wards of the state. This is a sad story.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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