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Teen driver who livestreamed fatal crash sentenced to prison

09 February 2018

Obdulia Sanchez, a California teenager convicted of livestreaming her sister's death after a auto accident, has received a six-year- and four-month prison sentence on Thursday (8 February).

Merced County Visiting Judge Ronald Hansen sentenced Obdulia Sanchez, 19, to six years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence and child endangerment last month.

Sanchez was under the influence and livestreaming on Instagram when her Buick Century veered off the road and flipped into a field after crashing through a barbed wire fence, prosecutors said.

Authorities say she overcorrected, causing the vehicle to swerve and overturn, ejecting and killing her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez.

Her blood samples also tested positive for marijuana and cocaine.

She pleaded no contest to the multiple felony charges last week.

GRAPHIC: A Stockton woman is in jail accused vehicular manslaughter & DUI.

"Wake up baby - I'm f***ing sorry baby", she is heard saying while recording her sister's lifeless body.

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Obdulia Sanchez was sentenced Thursday to over six years in prison for the fatal crash that killed her sister last summer

- The Modesto Bee (@modbee) February 8, 2018Obdulia Sanchez sentenced: Moment of impact, 'I know I am going o jail for life'.

"I killed my sister", she said. I know I'm going to prison for life. I don't f*****g care, though.

Hernandez says the video got up to 700,000 views before Facebook took it down. "Why did God choose me to be the older sister?" I was stupid, immature and irresponsible'.

Between time that Sanchez has already served, if she exhibits good behavior she could be released as early as September 2020.

NSFW Video: Obdulia Sanchez livestreams fatal auto crash kills her sister, "I don't care".

Sanchez, 18, appeared in court on Thursday for sentencing, where she expressed regret for her actions, the Merced Sun-Star reported.

According to Merced County District Attorney Harold Nutt and hospital records, the accused had a blood alcohol level of 0.1% when the crash happened on 21 July 2017 in Los Banos, near Modesto but that did not stop her from livestreaming the misadventure, the Daily Mail reported. Two years later, she was abducted by a 46-year-old man, who sexually assaulted her and forced her to use methamphetamine and alcohol, which was the start of Sanchez's addictions to drugs and alcohol. "But whether a crime was actually committed, that's a separate story", Samrao said.

Teen driver who livestreamed fatal crash sentenced to prison