An 18-year old girl Obdulia Sanchez, who is accused of gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of her 14-year-old sister, has made dramatic disclosure about her decision to live stream her sister’s death.
The girl who has been looking remorseful following the incident last month had caused the death of her sister and severe injuries to her younger sister’s fourteen year old friend. Her outburst on live video that was streamed on Instagram on July 21 was something that actually strengthened the case against her.
The girl looked heavily drunk while driving and following the death of her kid sister. The girl recently told the judge said that she continued streaming after the crash in hopes of helping to pay for her sibling’s funeral expenses.
Despite pleas from the girl and her family California judge has reportedly refused to lower Obdulia Sanchez’s bail, as the teen sobbed in a yellow jail garb. The teen reportedly pleaded not guilty to six felony counts, including gross vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving resulting in injuries. Merced County Superior Court Judge David Moranda said her probation officers’ recommended her bail remain at $560,000.
Her father has said that he has been torn by the death of her younger daughter and incarceration of her older daughter. While talking to media, sometimes ago, the grief stricken father whose one daughter is dead, while another one is behind bars said he has seen the video. “It’s an accident…It happened that way. Who knows why”, the senior Sanchez is reported to have told the television station. The aggrieved father told the television station, “What I think, she knows she’s done something wrong. Because she knows, and that’s what I feel. She feels bad, but she still killed her own sister”.
In a new twist the girl wrote, “I made that video because I knew I had more than 5,000 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.” Sanchez apologized for making the video, saying, “I look awful, but I accomplished my goal.”
It should be kept in mind that more than $12,000 was donated to a GoFundMe account created by the family to help pay for her 14-year-old sister’s funeral.
The girl has been charged with half a dozen criminal offenses, including gross vehicular manslaughter, told the station in a separate interview that the video wasn’t her first livestream while driving. She said livestreaming was “like a reflex,” an act carried out “all the time.” Sanchez told KGPE she has several goals for her future and hopes to tell her story to students. She said she plans to dedicate a music album to her sister and write a song about the dangers of texting and driving.