Corey La Barrie‘s parents are allegedly suing Ink Master‘s Daniel Silva and his company, Daniel Silva Tattoos. Simon La Barrie and Lissa Burton allege that Silva’s negligence was the proximate cause in the death of their son.
It was reported that the two were driving drunk on La Barrie’s 25th birthday. Police were called to the scene of an accident on May 10. Silva was allegedly driving with La Barrie and crashed into a street sign and tree. La Barrie was pronounced dead at the hospital. Silva is being charged for one count of second-degree murder, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
As reported by ET, La Barrie’s parents are suing Silva and his company for compensatory damages, costs of suit and pre-judgment and post-judgment interest as well as any fair and equitable relief.
The lawsuit alleges 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.”
Daniel Silva was arraigned on May 20 and has officially plead not guilty for the murder of Corey La Barrie. The case is set for a preliminary hearing on June 30. As of now, a $2 million bail is being recommended for Silva. But in addition, the defense counsel set the case for bail review Wednesday, May 27.
According to an LAPD news release, “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 flown to a hospital where he suffered a broken hip.
If convicted, the Ink Master star is facing a possibility of receiving a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.