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Keyword: affluenza

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  • Family of 'affluenza' teen settles with victims' families

    03/18/2014 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    The family of Ethan Couch, the teenager who fatally struck a disabled motorist and three good Samaritans last summer while driving drunk near Burleson, has settled lawsuits with some of the victims’ families. The Couch family agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to the families of Breanna Mitchell and Hollie Boyles and her daughter Shelby. The family of youth pastor Brian Jennings has not reached a settlement with Couch’s family. Jennings and the Boyleses had pulled over to help Mitchell, who had stopped after a tire blowout late June 15 in the 1500 block of Burleson-Retta Road. The pickup Couch...
  • Judge orders no jail for teen in fatal car wreck

    02/06/2014 8:49:43 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 6, 2014 | By Nomaan Merchant of AP
    "Judge Jean Boyd again decided to give no jail time for Ethan Couch, defense attorney Reagan Wynn and prosecutors told reporters after the hearing, which was closed to the public. Prosecutors had asked Boyd to sentence him to 20 years in state custody on charges related to two people who were severely injured."
  • Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch Sentenced to Undetermined Amount of Rehab

    02/06/2014 5:31:12 AM PST · by Wolfie · 31 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 02/05/14
    Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch Sentenced to Undetermined Amount of Rehab No minimum time set for treatment The Tarrant County intoxication manslaughter case involving "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch touched off more controversy Wednesday, as the teen was spared further jail time but ordered to rehab. The 16-year-old was back in court Wednesday after prosecutors requested jail time on charges related to two people who suffered injuries in the crash that killed four others last June. On Wednesday afternoon, Couch's attorney said Judge Jean Boyd ordered his client to a rehabilitation facility that would be paid for by his parents, but didn't...
  • Outrage over rich teen's 'affluenza' defense in 4 deaths

    12/13/2013 2:16:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Atlanta Journal ^ | December 12, 2013
    There's no end to the Internet outrage after a Texas teen who killed four people appears to have gotten a lenient sentence precisely because he's from a wealthy, privileged family. "Sixteen-year-old Ethan Couch, who was driving three times over the legal limit for an adult when he killed four strangers, found out that he will likely recieve treatment at a high-end rehab facility in California." (Via WFAA)
  • Parents say "enough" as child parties go wild

    01/17/2007 4:20:52 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 80 replies · 2,046+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2007 | Belinda Goldsmith
    NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters Life!) - Heard the one about a group of seven-year-olds picked up in stretch limousines to transport them to a friend's birthday party? Or New York's designer candy store, Dylan's Candy Bar, that charges $1,200 for a 90-minute party for 20 preschoolers? Or the sleepover party at New York's upmarket FAO Schwarz toy store on ritzy Fifth Avenue where a store spokeswoman said prices start from $25,000?