The California teen convicted of causing a fatal drunk driving crash that killed her sister, a tragedy that she callously live-streamed on social media, was sentenced to over six years in prison on Thursday.
The auto she was driving veered onto the shoulder of a road in Los Banos, about 160 kilometres south of San Francisco, with authorities saying she overcorrected causing the vehicle to swerve and overturn, ejecting and killing her 14-year-old sister.
Sanchez was detained when law enforcement arrived, and about 90 minutes after the crash, tests showed her blood alcohol content was at 0.106.
She pleaded no contest to the multiple felony charges last week.
GRAPHIC: A Stockton woman is in jail accused vehicular manslaughter & DUI. "I'm going to jail for life".
The Sun-Star reported that in her statement, Sanchez said that the livestream was an effort to "look cool", saying, "I had so much potential, but I threw it all away because I wanted to look cool and drive carelessly". Sanchez's sister, Jacqueline, was killed and the second teen was hospitalized with an injury to her right leg. She added, "I love my sister... this is the last thing I thought was going to happen to us". I f-- killed my sister, OK? If you don't survive, baby, I am so f------ sorry. "I'm just exhausted of harming the people I love".
Hernandez says the video got up to 700,000 views before Facebook took it down.
Were Analysts Bearish Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB) This Week?
The company reported $0.99 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.23. The stock of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) earned "Hold" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, August 1.
"Trust me, it's like a reflex", she said. "Why did God choose me to be the older sister". I was stupid, immature and irresponsible'.
"That was not my intention at all", Obdulia said at the time.
The 18-year-old who drove drunk while live-streaming a vehicle crash that killed her younger sister has been sentenced to prison.
A crime scene tape is seen in this undated photo.
Sanchez's attorney Merced County Deputy Public Defender Ramnik Samrao argued to allow her probation, saying she was sexually abused by someone close to her family at the age of 11.
He split the difference and gave her over six years. Min pushed for the maximum penalty of 12 years for what he said was "callousness" exhibited by Sanchez. Samrao said the second man forced her to use methamphetamine and alcohol. But then she was ordered to rehabilitiation and was succeeding with the help of counseling, eventually becoming a model student at a group home, becoming class president and graduating high school early.