Daniel Silva has entered a no-contest plea after being charged with the death of YouTube star, Corey la Barrie.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed yesterday that Daniel Silva, 27, “entered a no-contest plea for killing the passenger in his McLaren sports car after crashing into a tree in Valley Village”.
Yasmin Fardghassemi, the Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles said that Silva entered his plea on Tuesday to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter.
At the time of the incident, cops reported that Corey was travelling in Daniel’s £203,800 McLaren 600LT car when he lost control and hit a stop sign as well as a tree.
Authorities also revealed that Silva was speeding when he lost control.
Corey was 25 at the time of his death and had been celebrating his birthday hours before the fatal collision.
Daniel walked away from the crash with minor injuries was initially charged with second-degree murder and faced 15 years behind bars.
Now, he is facing up to four years in prison for his plea, accepting conviction but not pleading or admitting to the crime.
It’s believed that his sentencing will take place on August 13.
Corey’s mum, Lissa Burton, confirmed the heartbreaking news of her son’s death in an emotional Instagram post.
“My heart breaks right now, on my sons 25 birthday today… The accident killed him instantly,” she penned.
“No words can describe the sadness I feel in loosening a child.
“It just feels so unreal and I’m overwhelmed with grief.
“I love you so much Corey and will miss you so so much. It’s just so unfair [sic].”
Corey uploaded his last YouTube video the day before the crash, saying: “We might get a little bit drunk, who knows.”
Los Angeles Police Department told People that Silva had initially attempted to run away from the scene of the crash.
“The driver of the McLaren exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid.”