The 20-year-old mother who shot and killed her boyfriend earlier this year during a YouTube stunt gone wrong has finally learned her fate. Monalisa Perez, who fired a shot that struck 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III in the chest, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree manslaughter last week as part of a plea deal.
Perez, who is the mother of Ruiz’s first child and was pregnant with their second child at the time of the incident, was arrested for the shooting death in June.
The plea deal is expected to involve a sentence of 180 days in jail with an additional 10 years of probation. She will be allowed to serve the first half of her time in 30-day increments over the course of three years. The remainder of her jail time may be replaced with electronic home monitoring as long as she conforms to the terms of the deal.
If the case had gone to trial, Perez would have faced a maximum term of 10 years behind bars, should she have been found guilty.