Ink Master alum Daniel Silva was sentenced to 364 days in county jail on Tuesday, August 25, for his involvement in the fatal car crash resulting in the death of YouTuber Corey La Barrie back in May. The TV personality must also complete five years of formal probation and 250 hours of community service, according to the press release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
In addition to his time behind bars, Silva, 27, was given a suspended prison sentence of four years, which “may be imposed” if he “violates the terms of his probation.” The tattoo artist was credited with 216 days for time already served, following his no contest plea in July to one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter. Prosecutors agreed to drop the second-degree murder charge as a result.
“We are so grateful that Daniel has been granted the opportunity of probation in this case and has been spared a state prison sentence. He continues to be remorseful and grief-stricken by Corey’s loss,” Silva’s attorney Mike Cavalluzzi told E! News following the sentencing hearing. “As we have said from the beginning, our hearts are with Corey’s family. While we are pleased with the court’s sentence, this is no time to celebrate. A bright light has been lost in Corey, and Daniel will always strive to live up to his dear friend’s memory.”
Silva was initially arrested for murder at 11:45 p.m. on May 10 and booked the following afternoon, In Touch previously confirmed. Prosecutors claimed Silva was behind the wheel of the McLaren sports car when he crashed into a street sign and tree after he and La Barrie attended a party to celebrate the influencer’s birthday.
The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. at the northeast corner of Houston Street and Carpenter Avenue in the Valley Village area, LAPD spokesman Officer Tony Im told In Touch in a statement following news of the crash. Both of the stars were hospitalized and La Barrie was tragically pronounced dead at the age of 25.
Following La Barrie’s untimely death, several fans took to Twitter and Instagram to share their condolences for the social media star.
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