‘Ink Master’ star Daniel Silva reaches plea deal in Corey La Barrie case
Sentencing for Silva is scheduled to happen on Aug. 13.
On May 10, both Silva and La Barrie were involved in a car crash. It was reported that the two were driving drunk on La Barrie’s 25th birthday and crashed into a street sign and tree. Following the crash, police were called to the scene of an accident. La Barrie was pronounced dead at the hospital soon after.
According to the LAPD, “a 2020 McLaren 600LT was traveling eastbound on Huston Street at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control.”
“Driver then ran off the road and collided with a stop sign and a tree on the northeast corner of Huston Street and Carpenter Avenue. The driver of the McLaren exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.”
Silva allegedly tried to flee the scene but was stopped by witnesses. He was then flown to a hospital after suffering a broken hip in the crash.
Silva was originally charged for one count of second-degree murder to which he pled not guilty. At the time of his arraignment, prosecutors said Silva could face a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.
Now, it appears that Silva has agreed to a plea deal in the death case. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Silva entered a no-contest plea deal on Tuesday to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. As part of the plea deal, prosecutors agreed to drop the second-degree murder charge.
Sentencing for Silva is scheduled to take place on Aug. 13. If convicted, he faces up to four years in state prison.
Along with the case, La Barrie's parents have also filed a lawsuit against Silva.
As reported by ET, La Barrie’s parents are suing Silva and his tattoo company for compensatory damages, costs of suit and pre-judgment and post-judgment interest as well as any fair and equitable relief.
The lawsuit claims that Silva was “driving the vehicle at an extremely high speed unreasonable for the condition and in violation of California law,” and that he “failed to use reasonable care” while driving the vehicle. They also allege that he was “intoxicated by alcohol and/or other unknown substances.”