Last July, Obdulia Sanchez, now 19, caused the accident that took the life of her 14-year-old sister Jacqueline Sanchez.
The auto driven by Sanchez veered onto the shoulder of a road in Los Banos, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of San Francisco.
Sanchez was 18 when she live-streamed the crash on Instagram, which showed her beside her dead 14-year-old sister Jacqueline Sanchez.
Last year, Sanchez admitted that this was not the first time she livestreamed herself behind the wheel, saying she did it "all the time".
"Everybody, if I go to f****** jail for life, you already know why".
During her trial, prosecutors revealed that Sanchez's blood sample indicated that she was under the influence of alcohol and had traces of marijuana and cocaine in her system.
Jacqueline was about to celebrate her quincenera - the Hispanic tradition of honoring someone's coming of age at 15-years-old. "I understand that. This is the last thing I wanted to happen". Between time served and good behavior in prison, she may be eligible for release in the fall of 2020.
Adding, 'Who in the right mind continues to record?'
"I f*****g killed my sister, okay?" My negligence killed my sister.
She said she replays the accident over and over in her head.
"When I look at my mom's face, I know she hates me".
Obdulia Sanchez sentenced: Police arrest photo and vehicle crash scene.Obdulia Sanchez sentenced: Burdened with childhood trauma and sexual assault and relapse. "Trust me, it's like a reflex". Two years later, she was abducted by a 46-year-old man, who sexually assaulted her and forced her to use methamphetamine and alcohol, which was the start of Sanchez's addictions to drugs and alcohol. "It was the only way my sister would get a decent burial", she said in an August letter to local media.
Ramnik Samrao, Sanchez's public defender, said he argued for probation for his client, citing her history of suffering continual sexual abuse since she was 11. He said her language in the video was a cry for help.