BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On Friday, the Norman County prosecutor released the audio transcript of Perez’s YouTube prank which claimed the life of her boyfriend last year. The transcript reveals that Monalisa Perez was very much against shooting Pedro Ruiz III in the chest with the .50 caliber firearm.
Monalisa Perez Told Her Boyfriend that the Prank Could Go Sideways
This Friday, the Norman County prosecutor decided to release portions of the YouTube clip in which Perez gunned down her 22-year-old boyfriend.
Moments before Ruiz III hits the ground, Monalisa Perez could be heard arguing with him. According to the audio transcript, the woman told Ruiz III that the prank he had planned wasn’t safe and that he could lose his life.
After that, the man could be heard telling his then-pregnant girlfriend that his plan would work and that he’s done it before. Before Perez pulled the trigger, Ruiz III told her to hit only the encyclopedia he held to the chest and nothing else.
Again, the man could be heard telling his girlfriend that the bullet won’t go through the book. Moments before he passed away, Ruiz told Monalisa Perez that if this prank went sideways, he would end up in heaven. More than that, the man also told her that he would probably be denied entrance by Jesus who would chuckle at the ‘stupid’ way he died.
With two cameras in place and over 30 people watching, including the couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Monalisa Perez pointed the gun at Ruiz’s chest and pulled the trigger.
Last year, Perez was sentenced to 180 days in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. As part of the court deal, Perez will serve 30 days each year in prison for the next six years.
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