The father of the woman accused of live-streaming a car crash that killed her younger sister appeared in court to support his daughter on Friday.
Obdulia Sanchez, 18, appeared in court again for a bond review hearing.
Court documents say the day of crash Sanchez cursed the officers out, spit at them, kicked an EMT in the face when being transported to the hospital and even said Prop 57 would help her get released early.
In court, Sanchez was a totally different person. She couldn’t hold back the tears when she saw her family.
“I don’t think that the way she is acting on the video is consistent with her when she is sober,” said Ramnik Samrao, her public defender.
Samrao tried to get her bail reduced from $560,000 to $200,000.
Her father even spoke to the judge through a translator to try and help his daughter.
“I don’t have any resentment for what she did,” the Translator told the judge on behalf of Nicandro Sanchez.
The prosecution argued that she was flight risk and needed to stay locked up.
The judge ended up not reducing bail.
“I think that was the appropriate action, the bail should remain where it’s set,” Harold Nutt, Chief Deputy District Attorney.
The defense says the bail is too much for an 18-year-old in foster care.
“There is the 8th amendment to the constitution which says no excessive bail shall be required, I think this bail is excessive for her,” said Samrao.
Sanchez’s father says he wants his daughter to come home, he says he needs to hear from her what really happened.
“I need to know if it’s true what they say, because other say people one version and is it true? I don’t know,” said Nicandro Sanchez.
Sanchez is due back in court Aug. 11.