The Ink Master star does not have an arraignment date scheduled as of yet but charges from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office were announced today (May 19).
According to TMZ, the legal documents say Silva “did unlawfully, and with malice aforethought” kill La Barrie. The official charge is a felony count of second degree murder.
If convicted, the Ink Master star is facing a possibility of receiving a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.
It was first reported last week that the two were driving drunk on La Barrie’s 25th birthday.
Police were called to the scene of an accident after Silva was allegedly driving with La Barrie and crashed into a street sign and tree. The pair were in a McLaren sports car but it’s unclear who owned it.
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.
La Barrie, who was in the passenger seat, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
As of now, a $2 million bail is being recommended for Silva.