Monalisa Perez was in love with Pedro Ruiz. Everyone in Halstad MN knew that. They have been a couple for years and she is about to give birth to their 2nd child who will be named Pedro after their father. However Pedro Jr will never meet his dad. And he may have a strained relationship with his mom who is currently behind bars on manslaughter charges after Monalisa shot and killed Pedro yesterday. Their 3 year old daughter will be scared for life as well after being in the room while her mother killed her father.
Monalisa & Pedro had a youtube channel where they were trying to get enough viewers where this could be the full time careers. Pedro had an idea that he thought would send their channel views through the roof! Monalisa tweeted about it Monday.
The idea we now know was for Monalisa to take a 50 caliber hand gun and shoot a book that Pedro would hold in front of his chest. They thought the book would stop the bullet. He had showed people a book that he had shot with the gun and how the bullet didn't go all the way through. Claudia Ruiz is Pedro's Aunt. "He had told me about an idea. I said, 'Don't do it, don't do it. Why are you going to use a gun? Why? Because we want more viewers.'"
Pedro died yesterday and Monalisa will be in court today facing charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and second-degree manslaughter. Below is the video they posted on Monday which will be their final video ever.