Ink Silters tattooist Daniel Silva has been charged with the murder of Corey La Barrie, who died in a car accident on his 25th birthday earlier this month.
Silva, 26, was allegedly behind the wheel of the 2020 McLaren 600LT, which collided with a tree on May 10 at “high speed when the driver lost control,” said the Los Angeles police department.
TMZ has now seen legal documents claiming that Silver “illegally and allegedly wickedly did” the murder of YouTube star Corey.
In a statement, Los Angeles County District Attorney confirmed, “A 26-year-old man was accused of killing the passenger in his McLaren sports car after crashing into a tree in Valley Village earlier this month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced today.
“Daniel Joseph Silva of North Hollywood faces a number of murders.”
Silva was arrested on May 12, two days after the accident, with the LAPD saying that the car crashed into a tree while traveling east on Huston Street.
“The 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 police said at the time.
“The McLaren driver got out of the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene, but was stopped by the citizen who came to help. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.”
Both people were taken to the hospital, but Corey – who was sitting in the passenger seat at the time – died of his injuries.
His mother confirmed the terrible news in an emotional tribute, writing: “My heart is breaking right now, on the occasion of my 25 years of birthday today … The accident killed him instantly.
“No words can describe the sadness I feel when I loosen a child. It seems so unreal and I am overwhelmed with pain.
“I love you so much Corey and I will miss you so much. It’s so unfair,” he added.
Prior to his death, Corey, who had over 330,000 YouTube subscribers, had posted a vlog stating that he would be streaming his birthday parties live.
He wrote: “Deleting this video in 24 hours ….”
Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Silva is famous for appearing in season 10 of Ink Masters, a competition for tattoo artists.
If convicted, he faces a maximum life sentence behind bars.