If there wasn't video of the event the headline and story sound too unbelievable to be true. I don't think I am exaggerating at all, In fact, I nominate Monalisa Perez and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III for the Darwin Award 2017. You be a judge for yourself .........:
First some helpful background on the gun and caliber involved in the story. Here is one shot vs. Level IIIA BODY ARMOR
Now back to the headlines and story....
Monalisa Perez and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, appeared in numerous YouTube videos and talked about trying to attract more viewers.
As part of a young couple's quest for YouTube fame, a 19-year-old woman shot at a book her boyfriend was holding against his chest, killing him at close range outside their northwestern Minnesota home.
Monalisa Perez was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting of her boyfriend, 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III, Monday night in Halstad.
Perez, who is pregnant, appeared from jail by video at a Norman County District Court proceeding Wednesday. She posted $7,000 cash bail and was released late Wednesday afternoon.
Ruiz held up the book — described by County Attorney James Brue as a hardcover encyclopedia — and Perez pulled the trigger on a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol, trying to see whether the bullet would go through, according to the criminal complaint.
A few hours before the shooting, a posting went up on Perez's Twitter account that read: "Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE." The note included two wide-eyed emoji faces and another of an eye-covering monkey with a gaping mouth.
The Desert Eagle is described by retailer Cabela's in an online ad as "one of the world's most powerful semiautomatic handguns."