Perez and 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz had been recording the stunt in June for his or her YouTube channel.
Ruiz satisfied Perez to shoot him at shut vary with a pistol, whereas he held a thick ebook in entrance of his chest — believing the ebook would cease the bullet.
To persuade Perez, the person introduced one other ebook, with a bullet gap on one aspect and no exit gap, as proof that the ebook he was to carry in entrance of him would cease the bullet, police stated.
“Me and Pedro are most likely going to shoot probably the most harmful movies ever,” Perez wrote on Twitter previous to performing the stunt. “HIS thought not MINE.”
With video cameras recording, Perez pulled the set off. The bullet pierced the ebook and fatally wounded Ruiz. He died on the scene.
In an settlement with prosecutors, Perez agreed to serve three months in jail in one-month increments over three years, after which serve the opposite three months underneath home arrest, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
She shall be formally sentenced in February. Though Perez has already agreed with prosecutors to the six month time period, on the sentencing listening to the decide can ignore that and impose an extended sentence.
In such instances folks often have the correct to rescind their responsible plea and go to trial.
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