On Tuesday, Tattoo artist Daniel Silva was sentenced to jail for his role in the May 10 car crash that killed YouTube star Corey La Barrie.
Known to many for his appearances on "Ink Master," Silva was facing the possibility of four years in prison after he pleaded no contest to felony gross vehicular manslaughter in July. Silva received a relatively lenient sentence in terms of jail time—only 364 days. In addition to jail time, Silva will have to serve five years of formal probation and 250 hours of community service. In addition, Silva was given a four year suspended sentence, meaning that if he violates his parole a judge can impose the full sentence.
Shortly after the sentencing, Silva's attorney Mike Cavalluzzi gave a statement to Fox News.
"We are so grateful that Daniel has been granted the opportunity of probation in this case and has been spared a state prison sentence," Cavalluzzi says. "He continues to be remorseful and grief-stricken by Corey’s loss. As we have said from the beginning, our hearts are with Corey’s family.
"While we are pleased with the Court’s sentence, this is no time to celebrate," Cavalluzzi continues. "A bright light has been lost in Corey, and Daniel will always strive to live up to his dear friend’s memory."
The crash took place on May 10. Silva had attended a birthday party celebrating YouTube star Corey La Barrie's 25th birthday, after which the two left in Silva's McLaren sports car. The car was traveling at great speed when Silva lost control, causing the vehicle to strike a stop sign and a tree. La Barrie was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. Silva allegedly attempted to flee the scene before he was detained and taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a fractured hip.