The teenager who livestreamed a fatal car crash that killed her younger sister has pled not guilty to DUI and manslaughter charges.
Crimefeed has obtained video footage of Obdulia Sanchez’s arraignment via teleconference, in which she is read the litany of felony counts against her.
Asked if she says she understands the charges, Sanchez, 18, says, “A little bit.” She also says she does not have the funds to secure an attorney. Her court-appointed lawyer enters a not guilty plea to all charges.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Sanchez was recording an Instagram video of herself driving in Fresno, California, last Friday while her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline, and another 14-year-old girl were in the backseat. The video shows her losing control of the car, which reportedly flipped over and crashed into a field.
Following the crash Sanchez continues to record video and speaks to the camera while standing over her mortally wounded sister.
“My sister is f***ing dying,” she says.
“Jacqueline, please wake up. This is the last thing I wanted to happen… I killed my sister … I don’t care. I killed my sister. I know I’m going to prison, but I don’t care. I’m sorry, baby … rest in peace, sweetie.”
The grieving parents gave an interview to a local news station following the tragedy, saying that the accident ruined their lives. They said Obdulia had faced some challenges while growing up and spent some time in child protective services.
Sanchez is due back in court in August.
Feature photo: 23ABC Bakersfield video screenshot