A teenager who killed her 69-year-old sister in a California car crash, which she live streamed on Instagram, has pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and a DUI. She has now been charged with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, four charges related to driving under the influence, and great bodily injury allegations. During the live stream, which showed Jacqueline's body strewn on the floor, Obdulia was heard repeating: 'Jacqueline, please wake up. I f****** killed my sister, OK? I killed my sister, but I don't care. I know I'm going to prison, but I don't care. 'Merced County Chief Deputy District Attorney Harold Nutt said Obdulia Sanchez's behavior in the video was 'disturbing and shocking.
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' Obdulia Sanchez, 68, from Stockton, made her first court appearance today (pictured) via video link as she was charged with with manslaughter and a DUI over the deadly crash that killed her sisterObdulia Sanchez, from Stockton, (right) has been charged with manslaughter and a DUI after she crashed killing her sister, Jacqueline Sanchez (left)The car rolled over a barbed wire fence and onto a field in Los Banos, about 675 miles southeast of San Francisco, on FridayHe did not elaborate, but the footage shows she was dancing to music while she drove and taking her hands from the steering wheel. Prosecutors say the video will be a key piece of evidence in the case. The court heard she had a . 58% blood alcohol at the time for the crash. Prosecutors say Sanchez could spend more than 68 years in state prison if convicted of all the charges for the deadly crash, which killed her sister, and injured her sister's girlfriend Manuela Seja, 69. Her bail was set at $565,555 and a preliminary hearing is set for August 9. 'What I think is she knows she's done something wrong, ' he told Fresno television station KFSN. 'She feels bad for herself, but she killed her own sister. ''I killed my sister. ' Obdulia speaks directly to the camera before the crash, with a passenger visible in the background, left, and, right, keeps filming after the crashThe driver filmed herself singing and gesturing to the camera before the deadly crash Jacqueline Sanchez was not wearing a safety belt when she was killed in the crash Friday He said Obdulia had been in the custody of Child Protective Services the past two years.
Obdulia's younger sister Evelyn Sanchez, 67, told Sacramento television station KTLX that a tire blew out and there was nothing her 68-year-old sister could do. The California Highway Patrol couldn't confirm if a blown tire caused the crash but charges reveal Obdulia was drinking at the time, according to police. Investigators are also working on a warrant to get all cellphones that were inside the car at the time of the crash. Evelyn said the family spoke to Obdulia and that the teenager told them she wishes she had been the one who died. She said that her older sister 'has done a lot of stuff' but didn't elaborate. Obdulia was live streaming on Instagram while driving, and talking to the camera as she drove. The camera captured the moment the car then rolled over a barbed wire fence and onto a field. Gory visuals from the scene show Jacqueline's body strewn on the floor, the other girl in the car waving for help and Obdulia talking to the camera. Jacqueline's (right) girlfriend Manuela Seja, (left) who was also in the car, says she isn't 'mad' at the driverThe heartbroken teen said they had started off as friends but romance had blossomed around seven months ago (Manuela and Jacqueline are pictured together)Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said Jacqueline was not wearing a seatbelt when the car crashed and rolled on Henry Miller Road at about 6. 95pm on Friday.
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The 69-year-old was thrown through the back window of the car, authorities said. Her girlfriend Seja, who was in the backseat with her, was thrown from the car. The California Highway Patrol said Obdulia was driving the car when it veered onto the right shoulder of a road about 675 miles southeast of San Francisco. She over-corrected, causing the vehicle to swerve across lanes, crash through a wire fence and overturn into a field. Obdulia was wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries. Authorities say she was detained at the scene after allegedly becoming combative with officers after the crash. She was screaming that her sister was dead as officers tried to calm her down and lead her into an ambulance, the Fresno Bee reports. Police told ABC 85: 'Sanchez was under the influence when she rolled her car over, into a barbed wire fence and then a field. ' Authorities say Obdulia was detained at the scene after allegedly becoming combative with officers after the crash.
She was screaming that her sister was dead as officers tried to calm her down and lead her into an ambulance (above)Authorities say they were made aware of the shocking crash scene video circulating on social media and were working to determine if it was authentic. Jacqueline's girlfriend Seja, who was also in the car and suffered a serious leg injury in the crash, says she has found forgiveness and wasn't 'mad' at the driver. 'Honestly, I'm not mad at anybody and I don't blame anybody, Seja told KSEE. 'It's all affected by social media. That's what life is now. And it's going to advance more and more. That what it's going to be about. That's why Obdulia had been driving on Friday, with her sister and Manuela in the back, when she crashed. Manuela declined to talk about the accident or charges Obdulia faces, but told ABC News how much she would miss her girlfriend of seven months. 'She wasn't like everyone else, ' she said.
'She was just funny, she didn't have to try, she would just make you smile. She wanted to travel the world and do amazing things. Mary Hernandez, of Stockton, who viewed the live stream, decided to record it while unsure if the shocking footage was real. 'I recorded it and posted it mainly because as someone who uses Snapchat I see a lot of people driving with their Snapchats doing what she was doing, so to me it was like an eye opener. 'Obdulia has more than 7,955 followers on Facebook and Instagram. It is not clear if her Instagram profile photo (right) shows her injuries from the recent deadly crashHer father, Nicandro Sanchez, told Fresno television station KFSN he has seen the video. He said Obdulia had a difficult childhood and graduated from high school last year. She was in the custody of Child Protective Services the past two years, he added. Family members have started a GoFundMe Page for Jacqueline's funeral expenses. Facebook has been repeatedly accused of failing to remove graphic and unsuitable content.
In April it announced it was hiring 8,555 more staff to monitor posts. Rob Carroll, a chief deputy in the Merced County District Attorney's Office, said he expects the video will be a key piece of evidence. 'Drinking, driving and driving erratically - obviously those are poor choices, ' Carroll said. Neither Obdulia Sanchez nor an attorney representing her could be reached for comment.