Silva’s bail was increased to $2 million after getting formally charged for the YouTuber’s death.
Prosecutors have charged tattoo artist Daniel Joseph Silva for the murder of YouTube star Corey La Barrie after he was killed in a car crash at Valley Village on his 25th birthday.
Silva, 26, will be facing one count of murder in the case, which happened on May 9th. The two were traveling on Silva’s McLaren sports car when the crash happened. Silva was driving while La Barrie was in the passenger seat. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office released the statement for the case. An arraignment date hasn’t been scheduled for Silva yet.
A North Hollywood resident, Silva became a reality star through the TV competition series Ink Master. If he gets convicted for this case, Silva will be facing a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison.
Police investigators stated that Silva had been driving his McLaren 600LT “at a high rate of speed,” and it caused him to lose control over the wheel at Huston Street. The car skidded off the road and crashed into a stop sign and a tree on the corner of Huston and Carpenter Avenue. Thankfully, no other vehicles or people were involved in the wreck.
Apparently, Silva tried to escape from the scene but got caught by the bystanders. Later, he and La Barrie were taken to a hospital where La Barrie was pronounced dead. Later on, Silva’s arrest was announced, and his bail was set at $200,000. But that was soon raised to $2 million.
La Barrie’s mother alleged in an Instagram post that Silva was drunk while driving, but no Driving Under Intoxication charges was placed on Silva by the authorities.