Quantcast
Home » Topics » Ethan Couch

Texas taxpayers on the hook for most of ‘affluenza’ teen’s mental health treatment

A Texas juvenile court official said on Friday that Texas taxpayers will be on the hook for the bulk of the cost to send Ethan Couch, the teen afflicted with ‘affluenza,’ to a private care mental health facility, according to KWTX. Couch, who turned 17 on Friday, was sentenced to…

‘Affluenza’ teen’s parents settle lawsuit with some of victims’ families

The family of a Texas teenager who killed four people last year while driving drunk has settled lawsuits with some of the victims’ families. The parents of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch agreed to pay undisclosed amounts to the families of Breanna Mitchell and Hollie Boyles and her daughter, Shelby. The…

‘Affluenza’ teen who killed four people in DUI crash sued by victims’ families

The families of six people who were killed or injured in a drunken driving crash have sued a teenager who avoided jail time by blaming his parents’ wealth for his actions. A judge sentenced 16-year-old Ethan Couch to an alcohol treatment facility and 10 years on probation for his conviction…

Affluenza: Just the latest excuse for the wealthy to do whatever they want

There are many reasons to feel disgust over a judge in a juvenile court in Fort Worth, Texas, sentencing 16-year-old Ethan Couch to 10 years of probation for killing four pedestrians and paralyzing his friend while driving drunk this summer. Leading up to the tragedy that killed Breanna Mitchell (aged…

Texas teen kills four in drunken crash but gets probation after parents’ wealth blamed

A Texas judge agreed with defense attorneys’ claims that a 16-year-old who killed four people while driving drunk had been given whatever he wanted by his wealthy parents and had never learned to accept responsibility for his actions. So she sentenced him to 10 years on probation, setting aside prosecutors’…

Google+