California Teen Sentenced To Over Six Years In Prison For Her Sister's Death In A Car Crash She Live-Streamed
A California teenager has been sentenced to six-year imprisonment driving drunk while live streaming the crash which killed her little sister. Obdulia Sanchez, 19 was sentenced to six years and four months in prison Thursday after she was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and child endangerment for the July 2017 fatal crash which killed her 14-year-old sister Jaqueline Sanchez and injured a 15-year-old girl, Manuela Seja.
California Girl, 19, Has Been Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Killing Her Sister, 14, In A Horrific Car Crash She Livestreamed While Drunk At The Wheel
- A California teen, 19, has been given six years in prison after finding guilty of her sister's death
- Obdulia Sanchez was driving the vehicle drunk while she live-streamed the accident which resulted in her sister's death.
- The accident occurred in July 2017, when Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, was killed after being thrown off of her sister's car.
- Obdulia had a blood alcohol level 0.1 percent at the time of the accident.
A California teenager has been sentenced to six-year imprisonment driving drunk while live streaming the crash which killed her little sister.
Obdulia Sanchez, 19 was sentenced to six years and four months in prison Thursday after she was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and child endangerment for the July 2017 fatal crash which killed her 14-year-old sister Jaqueline Sanchez and injured a 15-year-old girl, Manuela Seja.
Obdulia broke down in tears in Merced County Superior Court Thursday, as she said,
I feel like such an idiot. Why did God choose me to be the older sister? I can't even do my job right
I had so much potential, but I threw it all away because I wanted to look cool and drive carelessly. When I look at my mom's face, I know she hates me. I would hate myself too. I'm such a disappointment to my parents.
With the good behavior in prison, Obdulia could be out of prison by September 21, 2020, while the DA had sought the maximum sentence of 12 years.
Sanchez who had 0.1 percent blood alcohol level had been live-streaming on Instagram while she was driving. The video shows Obdulia taking her hands off of the steering wheel when she lost control and crashed through the fence outside Los Banos.
Jacqueline's friend Manuela Seja was also present in the vehicle, who suffered minor injuries. Manuela managed to copy the video before it disappeared from her feed.
Jacqueline, who suffered a serious head injury was looking lifeless in the video taken by her sister after the accident where Seja can also be seen waving her arms and trying to summon help. In the video, Obdulia can be heard saying,
My sister is...dying. Look ... I ... love my sister to death.
She also added,
Jacqueline, please wake up.
She then started kissing her sister's face saying,
I f***ing love my sister to death. I don't give a f***. We about to die. This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us but it just did.
Obdulia then said to her dead sister,
If you don't survive, I'm so f***ing sorry.
In a statement, she claimed that she filmed the blood-covered body of her sister Jacqueline just because her family would need the money for the girl's funeral. Then she said,
P.S: I made that video because I knew I had more than 5K followers. 'It was the only way my sister would get a decent burial.
I would never expose my sister like that. I anticipated the public donating money because my family isn't rich.
She further added,
Sorry for making that video. I look awful but I accomplished my goal.
More than $12,000 was raised for Jacqueline Sanchez through a Go Fund Me page after the Instagram video was posted to over 5,000 of her followers.