A teen in Stockton, California was arrested in July for allegedly driving under the influence and causing a crash that killed her sister. Obdulia Sanchez, 18, live-streamed the crash on Instagram, which showed her beside her dead 14-year-old sister Jacqueline Sanchez. Jacqueline’s girlfriend was injured in the crash.
In the recording, Obdulia is seen singing along to music before the accident. The video then goes blurry as the car crashes. The sound of metal scratching can be heard.
California Highway Patrol officials reported that Sanchez was under the influence and that she rolled her car over, hitting a barbed-wire fence.
Right after the crash, Sanchez shot video of her next to her lifeless sister, stating, "Jacqueline, please wake up. I f***ing killed my sister, OK? I know I’m going to jail for life." She continued to live-stream, as her sister’s girlfriend attempted to wave down cars for help, "I love my sister… this is the last thing I thought was going to happen to us. I killed my sister, but I don't care. I'm sorry baby. I'm a hold it down," she said.
You can watch the video here (WARNING: Content may be disturbing to some.)
Obdulia plead not guilty to multiple charges including felony manslaughter while intoxicated. And, now she is claiming she live-streamed accident to help pay for Jacqueline’s funeral because her family is poor.
She told KPGE-TV in a four-page, double-sided letter penned from prison that she recorded the disturbing scene to attract attention from the public for financial help.
"I made that video because I knew I had more than 5,000 followers," she wrote. "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."
The family has raised over $12,000 for the teen’s burial through a GoFundMe page.
"Sorry for making that video," Obdulia wrote in the letter. "I look awful but I accomplished my goal."
BuzzFeed reports that Obdulia also wrote in the letter that she wanted to dedicate a music album to her sister, start her own clothing line and open up a boxing gym with her father.
[Photo: Merced County Jail and LiveLeak]
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