They were YouTube pranksters looking to get more hits.
A woman fatally shot her boyfriend in a YouTube stunt to “boost her online profile”.
Monalisa Perez from Minnesota claimed after being charged in the shooting that it was a stunt gone badly wrong.
Ms Perez, who is pregnant, was charged on Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Pedro Ruiz III.
According to a criminal complaint, 19-year-old Ms Perez told authorities Mr 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 and then fled the house, screaming.