Skip to comments.No jail for rich ‘affluenza’ teen, Ethan Couch, after deadly wreck: judge
Posted on 03/03/2014 10:02:24 PM PST by chessplayer
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this is insane
This is beyond infuriating.
Y'all tell me again how great Texaa is?
Justice bought and paid for.
Little murderer out without and about to do it again.
Its almost as if this teen was a politician from a rich family or a movie star.
The great state of Texas isn’t to blame for this. I would sentence the judge and punk each a long hitch in prison for this..unless it was a carload of illegal invaders who were hit. That would change everything. Time served and invaders pay damages to the truck.
There is so much wrong with this story.
The unremorseful little turd getting away with his actions that resulted in deaths. I saw some brief footage of him and it looked to me like self-assured smugness. What a piece of garbage.
What kind of legitimate facility charges $450,000 for rehab? None. Only a money-making machine.
He was 16; at 18 he would definitely have gone to jail, regardless of who he was, but the laws are different for under 18. Right or wrong, the laws ARE different, and the judge was probably ruling as the law required.
I don’t think he can check out. The story is kind of screwed up. Who provided the alcohol and Valium? I’ve met people who killed people drunk diving. 20 years might had been merciful.
First thing I’d want to know is, what are the judges connections to the rehab facility. Family member, silent partner, referral kick-backs. It’s a smart bet there’s something rotten here.
There is a rehab in my county that was started by the wife of a local superior court judge. He retired and I don’t know if either of them is still living but the old connections to the courthouse are still providing a nice income for the business.
One in Newport Beach, California charges 450,000.
Wynn and prosecutor Richard Alpert would not identify the facility where Couch will go or where it is located. The teens family previously had offered to pay for Couch to go to a $450,000-a-year rehabilitation center near Newport Beach, Calif.
That’s a lot of $ to most of us, but $450K/year is really only @ $1200/day which is not that outrageous for a first class rehab facility. I’d bet the Betty Ford center in Palm Springs and other top of the line facilities that cater to the rich and famous all charge in that range. Most patients only stay in rehab for 1-3 months.
future Democrat politician. Maybe future Democrat president
Just wrong on so many levels.
I understand that the juvenile justice system is geared towards rehabilitation rather than incarceration. That might be fine for the kid who does something stupid, but relatively harmless in the grand scheme of things. But not for a mass murderer, which is *exactly* what this little SOB is. He took four lives, and ruined a fifth (the man he paralyzed). He deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Judge Jean Boyd is not seeking re-election and that’s a shame because I would like to vote against her tomorrow.
This rehab costs in one year more than a Harvard or Stanford education over 4 years costs, to be very very modest, and raises definite issues.