The “Ink Master” star was charged with causing the death of YouTuber Corey La Barry, who died in a fatal traffic accident last May. At sentencing, the tattoo artist was authorized to spend 216 days in prison.
Silva was also sentenced to five years punishment and 250 hours of community assistance. He was also given a four-year suspended prison sentence, which the convicted defendant does not have to serve, as his probation was completed without incident.
Attorney Mike Cavalluzi said in a statement to E! News that he is grateful that Silva was given the opportunity for probation in this case and was spared a prison sentence. The tattoo artist also added that he is sorry and saddened by LaBarry’s death. The attorneys explained that, although they are very pleased with the court’s decision, now is not the time to rejoice at all. They have lost LaBarry and Silva will always try to honor the memory of his friend,” he explained.
Last July, Silva reached a plea deal with the prosecution and pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter. He allegedly crashed the car that killed him on the YouTuber’s 25th birthday.
According to authorities, the Ink Master star was driving his McLaren on Sunday night, May 10, when he lost control and crashed into a tree and a stop sign in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. La Barri, who was riding in the passenger seat of the car, was immediately transported to the hospital, where she died from her injuries.
Meanwhile, Silva had been arrested and charged with the murder of his friend.
When Silva’s conviction was announced, La Bari’s best friend and fellow YouTuber, J. David Alvarez, took to Twitter to say, “I’m not sure how I feel right now, but one thing is for sure, I miss La Bari more than ever.”