Out of control teen says about her livestreaming her sister’s death
‘Sorry for making that video. I look awful but I accomplished my goal’ – Obdulia Sanchez
Her 14-year-old sister died after she wrecked a car in a drunken speed race
Not to be deterred, Obdulia Sanchez livestreamed her sister’s dead body after the car crash
Now Sanchez, 18, says went online to raise money and that she ‘deserves’ to be out of jail so she can work on her tribute album and clothing line
The teen wrote an eight-page note, utterly lacking in remorse, to local TV station while in custody
She is awaiting trial after entering a not guilty plea to manslaughter and DUI charges after a July 21 car crash that claimed the life of her sister
Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, was killed when she was thrown out the window of her sister’s car, and Obdulia made the decision to livestream the girl’s death
‘I made that video because I knew I had more than 5K followers. ‘It was the only way my sister would get a decent burial,’ wrote Obdulia in her letter as a ‘P.S.’
In that same letter she also said she wants to open a boxing gym, build a statue to honor her sister, and design her own clothing line
She also is planning a tribute album for her sister with a remix about the dangers of texting and driving and wants to speak at schools about drinking and driving
Facing six charges including felony manslaughter while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, two counts driving under the influence resulting in injury, two additional counts of driving with a 0.08% blood alcohol content causing injury.
Obdulia is being held on $560,000 bail, but said she ‘deserves’ to be released from to pursue her dreams
She could get up to 14 years in prison
Obdulia Sanchez wrote an eight-page note to KPGE from jail detailing her demands and expectations
The 18-year-old California girl who has been charged in the death of her little sister is opening up about the fatal accident, and her decision to livestream images of the victim in the aftermath of the crash.
Obdulia Sanchez is now claiming that she filmed the lifeless and blood-covered body of her 14-year-old sister Jacqueline as the young girl took her final breaths because she knew her family would need the money for the girl’s funeral.
That was the rider the jailed teen included as a ‘P.S’ at the end of an eight-page letter she wrote in jail awaiting trial and sent to local TV station KPGE.
‘P.S: I made that video because I knew I had more than 5K followers. ‘It was the only way my sister would get a decent burial,’ wrote Obdulia.
‘I would never expose my sister like that. I anticipated the public donating money because my family isn’t rich.’
She then added: ‘Sorry for making that video. I look awful but I accomplished my goal.’
Girl, 18, is arrested after live-streaming the horrific moment she crashed her car leaving her 14-year-old sister dead
Obdulia Sanchez has more than 7,400 followers on Facebook and Instagram
Jacqueline Sanchez [photo], was killed when she was thrown out the window of her sister’s car, and Obdulia made the decision to livestream her blood drenched body because ‘I anticipated the public donating money because my family isn’t rich,’ the accident driver now says
Awful, mindless claim : Instead of dialing emergency Obdulia asserts, ‘I made that video because I knew I had more than 5K followers.
‘It was the only way my sister would get a decent burial,’ wrote Obdulia in her letter as a ‘P.S.’ [above]
Earlier in the note, Obdulia wrote about the album she wants to record and dedicate to her sister, which will include a remix about the dangers of texting and driving set to the song ‘Como Lo Flor’ by the late Mexican singer Selena.
She also detailed her desire to speak at high schools about the dangers of drinking and driving, open a boxing gym with her father one day and erect a statue in Stockton to pay tribute to Jacqueline.
Obdulia would also like to start her own clothing line she wrote in the note, which was not released in full by KPGE.
‘I know I deserve to go home. I want to visit [Jacqueline’s] gravestone every day,’ wrote Obdulia.
She is instead looking at up to 164 months in prison if convicted on the six charges she is facing: felony manslaughter while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, two counts of driving under the influence resulting in injury, and two additional counts of driving with a 0.08% blood alcohol content causing injury.
Obdulia entered a plea of not guilty to all these charges during a court appearance earlier this month and has remained in prison ever since being booked just after midnight on July 22, following a trip to the hospital.
Obdulia Sanchez at her hearing. Could her cold, almost psychopathic behavior be a result of being in the foster care system, and a victim of sex trafficking as her as her attorney claims. So far she has not done much to help her cause
The horrifying livestream of the crash was posted to social media by a young woman who knew Obdulia and managed to film a copy of the video before it disappeared from her feed.
Obdulia was livestreaming before the crash as well, with video showing her and her little sister in their 2003 Buick along with Jacqueline’s 14-year-old girlfriend Manuela Seja.
The three were heading to Stockton at the time to attend Jacqueline’s Catholic Confirmation Ceremony the following day.
Obdulia, who had a blood alcohol level of 0.1 percent according to Merced County District Attorney Harold Nutt and hospital records, lost control of the car outside Los Banos and sent it crashing through a fence, at which point Jacqueline went flying out the back window.
That is when Obdulia made the decision to get her phone and begin livestreaming once again, capturing her bloodied sister as she died.
All about her: In other parts of the letter [above], Obdulia Sanchez said she wants to record a tribute album, open a boxing gym, build a statue to honor her sister, and design her own clothing line
Obdulia wants to speak at schools about the dangers of drinking and driving
Obdulia’s livestreams were captured by a woman who followed her and managed to grab them before they were removed from her timeline [photo].
She is seen in a field near the crashed vehicle, looking into the camera and saying: ‘Everybody, if I go to … jail for life you already know why.’
Jacqueline can be seen lifeless on the ground with clear signs of head trauma.She is either close to death or already dead in the video.
Seja, who was also ejected from the vehicle, could be seen as well while waving her arms and trying to summon help in the distance.
‘My sister is … dying. Look … I … love my sister to death,’ Obdulia continued, adding: ‘Jacqueline, please wake up.’
She then began to kiss her sister’s face.
‘I f***ing love my sister to death. I don’t give a f***. We about to die. This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us but it just did,’ said Obdulia, who also had blood covering her face.
Self-absorbed Obdulia Sanchez has been behind bars just after midnight on July 22 after a trip to the hospital
‘Jacqueline, please wake up. This is the last thing I wanted to happen… I killed my sister, but I don’t care. I killed my sister. I know I’m going to prison, but I don’t care. I’m sorry, baby. Imma hold it down. Rest in peace, sweetie.’
She then said to her dead sister: ‘If you don’t survive, I’m so f***ing sorry.’
Obdulia later explained to police that even though she was livestreaming, she did stop the video twice to call 911 and get help.
During one of those calls, Obdulia said to the operator: ‘Can you come pick up my sister, she is f***ing dead. Man, I just crashed and I was DUI . Can you please come pick us up?’
Meanwhile, accounts given by first responders at the scene that have been filed in Merced County Criminal Court did nothing to help Obdulia’s cause, painting her as rude and violent.
‘I contacted Sanchez and she was completely belligerent, kicking and spitting at people and insulting everyone there with numerous racial slurs,’ reads the document.
‘I asked Sanchez if she was the driver. She yelled yes, I was driving and I killed my “expletive” sister. Sanchez was escorted to the back of Riggs ambulance and placed inside, where she immediately kicked a Riggs EMT in the face.’
Later in the document it is revealed that Sanchez as what he was being charged with following the crash.
‘I advised her of her charges and she asked me how much her bail was going to be. I stated I didn’t know. She started talking about prop 57 and how it would cut her time in half.’
Obdulia was eventually strapped into a gurney to get her to stop kicking, spitting ad yelling according to the report.
A combative and uncooperative Obdulia [photo], was detained at the scene, after allegedly becoming agitated with officers. She reportedly was screaming that her sister was dead as officers tried to calm her down and lead her into an ambulance
First responders at the scene have submitted reports to the court indicating Obdulia was violent at the scene and kicked and spit at authorities.
Her claim that the livestream was done for funeral costs however appears to be at odds with what her court-appointed lawyer previously said in court.
Ramnik Samrao said that Obdulia did not know what was happening or what she was doing in the moments after the crash, a claim that she acknowledged in court, saying she looked like a ‘monster’ in the footage.
Samrao also said that he was unaware his client had written or planned to send the letter.
The over $12,000 that has been raised for Jacqueline has been through a Go Fund Me page as well, which had little to do with Obdulia’s followers on Instagram. The defense attorney
had previously revealed what his defense in the case would be late last month.
‘We have reason to believe the accident was caused by wear and tear on the tire, causing it to blow out,’ revealed Samrao, saying that is where he would be focusing his investigation.
Samrao also asked that people not rush to judge his client.
‘People are involved in tragic car accidents every day where someone dies. Not every time is there a crime committed’ he explained.
‘It’s important for people not to rush to judge her. Everyone has only seen a few minutes of her life on an Instagram video. They know nothing about her history, or her history in the foster care system, or that she was a victim of sex trafficking.’
Jacqueline’s girlfriend, 14-year-old Manuela Seja, was also in the car but only suffered some minor injuries.
Jacqueline and her girlfriend, 14-year-old Manuela Seja [right], who somehow escaped serious injury in the crash
The contents of the entire lenghty [eight-page] note have not been released at this time
Obdulia does not seem to be helping her situation in recent interviews though, sounding callous and indifferent at times.
She was shockingly blasé about livestreaming and driving in an interview with KPGE just last week.
‘We do it all the time — all the time. Trust me, it’s like a reflex. Like, I haven’t crashed, you know?’ said Obdulia of her filming and driving abilities.
‘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.’
Other Video sreams before the crash on that same day however, show Obdulia almost colliding with a van as she speeds down the road and livestreams with her sisters and Seja.
She also spoke about how much her sister loved her and her parents need her in that interview, urging people to stop threatening her life because of the impact it would have on her mom and dad.
‘You’re only going to make my parents suffer more. You’re not going to help anybody else,’ said Sanchez. Adding ‘Just because I’m not crying a river now on the phone, [it] doesn’t mean I’m not remorseful.’
Meanwhile, the prosecution has expressed their disbelief at the teenager’s actions and statements multiple times.
‘The behavior demonstrated both prior to and after the incident, as documented by the defendant’s own recording, is disturbing and shocking,’ said DA Nutt in July after Obdulia’s first appearance in court.
‘The Merced County District Attorney’s Office will do everything in its power to see that justice is done in this matter.’
She is currently being held on $560,000 bail.