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Reality TV Star Charged With Murder

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The season 10 finale of "Ink Master" (Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Paramount Network)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:21 AM

Former reality TV star Daniel Silva has been charged with the murder of YouTube star Corey La Barrie. The two were involved in a car crash that took the life of La Barrie on his 25th birthday, and now Silva is facing considerable jail time if convicted, The Los Angeles County's District Attorney's Office confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. Silva achieved reality TV fame while winning "Ink Master," in which he competed against other tattoo artists to win $100,000 for best artistic skill.

"A 26-year-old man has been charged with killing the passenger in his McLaren sports car after crashing into a tree in Valley Village earlier this month," the statement read, adding that Silva was behind the wheel the night of the crash on May 10.

Police said at the time that the luxury sports car had been traveling "at a high rate of speed" when the driver lost control and hit a stop sign and a tree, according to USA Today.

If convicted as charged, Silva faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison. La Barrie's mother, Lisa, claimed in an Instagram post that her son "got into a car with a drunk driver" the night of the crash, although this has not been confirmed. The case remains under investigation and an arraignment date has yet to be scheduled.

"My heart breaks right now, on my sons 25 birthday today he got into a car with a drunk driver," Lisa wrote in an Instagram caption complete with typos. "The accident killed him instantly. 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."

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Former reality TV star Daniel Silva has been charged with the murder of YouTube star Corey La Barrie. The two were involved in a car crash that took the life of La Barrie on his 25th birthday.
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