HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) _ A Minnesota woman charged in the fatal shooting of her
boyfriend told authorities it was a video stunt gone wrong.

Monalisa Perez, of Halstad, was charged Wednesday with second-degree
manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III.

According to a criminal complaint, the 19-year-old Perez told authorities Ruiz
wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was
holding against his chest. She says she fired from about a foot away.

Authorities say Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Perez was granted a public defender and released on $7,000 bail.

The victim's aunt, Claudia Ruiz, says that the couple played pranks and put them on YouTube.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.