A California judge sentenced 19-year-old Obdulia Sanchez to more than six years behind bars for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline.
According to Fox News, Sanchez was sentenced Thursday following a trial that ended with her conviction on charges including gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and child endangerment.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Sanchez filmed the ride, including the fatal collision, in a video that streamed live on her Instagram account.
In an interview from jail prior to her conviction, she expressed remorse for her actions and said she did not know she was behaving the way the video reveals she did that night.
“I didn’t even know I looked like a monster—like I look like a freaking horrible monster,” Sanchez said. “That was not my intention at all. That was not my intention at all.”
The video reveals Sanchez swerve suddenly as the car flips in a violent crash that ejected her younger sister, causing fatal injuries.
Prior to the wreck, the driver can be seen removing her hands from the steering wheel before losing control, drifting across the road and through a wire fence.
She continued to record after the crash, even showing her seriously injured sister as she addressed her followers on social media.
“I killed my sister,” she said. “I know I’m going to prison, but I don’t care.”
Sanchez has also previously acknowledged dismissing the possible risks associated with filming herself while driving.
“We do it all the time – all the time,” she said. “Trust me, it’s like a reflex. Like I haven’t crashed, you know?” she said. “Everybody does it. Everybody does. They take Snapchats. Everybody does it. Why not? People take video of them in cars like all the time. And I’m only 18 – we’re still young.”
Featured photo: Obdulia Sanchez/Merced County Sheriff