Public defender Ramnik Samrao spoke after a Wednesday hearing in which his client, Obdulia Sanchez of Stockton, pleaded not guilty to charges that include one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a second count of gross vehicular manslaughter, two counts of driving under the influence resulting in injury and two counts of driving with a.08 percent blood alcohol content level causing injury.
She appeared in court via teleconference for her arraignment Wednesday afternoon.
It shows a young woman broadcasting herself live on Instagram as she drives down the road and raps along with the music.
Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, of Stockton died in the crash, Merced County sheriff Vern Warnke said.
"I killed my sister, but I don't care", Obdulia said on Instagram video. I love my sister this is the last thing I thought was going to happen to us.
"They don't know how she's been a foster child, they don't know how she's been the victim of human sex trafficking", said Samrao. "If you don't survive, I'm so (expletive) sorry".
Manuela Seja, who was ejected from the vehicle and survived, also faulted social media for the crash that killed her girlfriend.
Sanchez was driving the vehicle on Friday when it veered onto the shoulder of a road about 75 miles northwest of Fresno, authorities said.
Manuela told reporters she was attempting to flag down help while Sanchez continued to record video.
Obdulia's video then shows her kneeling beside her mortally wounded sibling. Her parents, however, told the television station Jacqueline was going to be confirmed in a Catholic church.More news: Justin Bieber Accidentally Hit A Photographer With His Car While Leaving Church
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"I f-cking killed my sister, okay?" A heartbreaking moment was streamed live on social media Monday. That's what life is now, " Seja said.
Sanchez was convicted of reckless driving in 2015 for driving without a license when she was 14, Gonzalez said.
The video was streamed live on Instagram, and has since been taken down.
Sanchez reportedly lost control of the auto and then attempted to overcorrect when the vehicle struck a fence and flipped over, officials from the California Highway Patrol told KTXL-TV.
Seja, who suffered trauma to her leg in the wreck, reportedly said they were on their way back to the Sanchez home in Stockton, California, after Obdulia picked her up.
"Wake up baby, I'm f**king sorry baby", she says.
Instagram issued a statement about the fatal California vehicle crash after the video shot both before and after the fatal accident went viral.
Family members confirm to ABC30 in Fresno the video was shot by Obdulia Sanchez.
One officer said, "I think when people have been drinking and they're under the influence of alcohol or drugs or a combination of the two, they may do things they won't normally do, like maybe getting on that phone when they know better". She was just amusing and she would be amusing.