'Affluenza teen' jailed in Texas for probation violation

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  9 months ago  •  29 comments

By:   The Associated Press

'Affluenza teen' jailed in Texas for probation violation
Ethan Couch, who used family wealth as a defense in 2013 for killing four people while driving drunk, was booked into jail after testing positive for THC.

Who do you blame when your kid is a brat

Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat?

Blaming the kids is a lion of shame

You know exactly who's to blame:

The mother and the father!


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl


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FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas man   who used "affluenza" as a defense at his trial for killing four people while driving drunk   was arrested Thursday after he violated the terms of his probation, authorities said.

Ethan Couch, 22 , was booked into a jail in Fort Worth after he tested positive for the psychoactive compound in marijuana, court records show.

Couch's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Jail records did not indicate whether his bond had been set Thursday afternoon.

Couch became know as the "affluenza teen" during his manslaughter trial in the 2013 crash. Couch, who was 16 at the time, was found to have a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit for adult drivers. But a psychologist told a juvenile court that he was affected by "affluenza," or irresponsibility caused by family wealth.

A judge originally sentenced Couch to 10 years of probation. But he was later jailed after he attended a party where alcohol was served and then fled to Mexico with his mother to avoid punishment. He was released in 2018 after having served a nearly two-year sentence.

In 2013, Couch lost control of his family's pickup truck after he and his friends had played beer pong and drunk beer stolen from a Walmart. He veered into a crowd of people helping the driver of a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. Authorities later estimated that he was going 70 mph in a 40-mph zone.

The crash fatally injured the stranded motorist, a youth minister who had stopped to help her and a mother and daughter who came out of their nearby home.

Tonya Couch, Ethan's mother, is awaiting trial on charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering arising from their fleeing to Mexico in 2015. She has been in and out of jail since then.


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    9 months ago

Affluenza.  I think the only person who benefitted from this defense excuse was Ethan Couch's defense attorney.  Why?  Because it worked.  Probation for killing 4 and injuring several others, including this kid:

256

...who, in the blink of an eye, became this kid:

256

Suffering full-body paralysis, he can't move, speak or eat.  But there is good news...he can blink his eyes.  One blink means yes, two blinks mean no.  Frankly, the families of those who died got the better end of the deal.

Ethan Couch and his mother are both unworthy of the opportunities they have been given.  Their response to those opportunities was to think themselves above the law and unaccountable.  They both belong in prison for the rest of their lives, or at least until the 4 dead victims are no longer dead, and Sergio Molina is no longer paralyzed. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
1.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    9 months ago

Most people just get a slap on wrist from the courts these days. Rarely is justice served. It’s been all downhill since they got rid of the chain gangs and busting rocks in the hot sun. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dean Moriarty @1.1    9 months ago

I disagree Dean. Our prisons are filled to the brim. I think this case proves what we already saw with OJ. You get the representation you can buy.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    9 months ago

i think they should imprison the lawyer as well

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.2    9 months ago

Unfortunately, the lawyer was doing his job.  They should jail the judge who issued the wrist slap.  He wasn't doing his.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.2.1    9 months ago

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.3  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    9 months ago

I totally agree Sister! 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2  Ed-NavDoc    9 months ago

Lock the little useless privileged turd up in the deepest cell they can find for life and throw away the key. They should have done this after his manslaughter trial!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2    9 months ago

I totally agree, Ed. And please include his enabling mom. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @2.1    9 months ago

Another black eye for Tarrant County.  Sad

 
 
 
Kathleen
3  Kathleen    9 months ago

My goodness, what a slimy tactic this lawyer used to get him off.  Being too rich and privileged that he did not understand what he did?  That’s laughable. His careless actions devastated these other people, time to pay up brat.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Kathleen @3    9 months ago
Being too rich and privileged

The best defense money can buy. Just ask Orenthal James. A sad and ugly side of our two-tiered judicial system...one for the haves and another for the have-nots. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  r.t..b... @3.1    9 months ago

Of course, money means everything. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
3.1.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Kathleen @3.1.1    9 months ago
Of course, money means everything. 

"Oh, I think you will find
 When your death takes its toll
 All the money you made will never buy back your soul." ~Bob Dylan

 
 
 
Freefaller
3.2  Freefaller  replied to  Kathleen @3    9 months ago
what a slimy tactic this lawyer used to get him off.

I agree it was a slimy tactic but anything is game when trying to defend (or prosecute) a client. But it didn't actually get him off, based on expert opinion the judge rejected the argument, found the kid guilty but still only gave him a slap on the wrist

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
3.2.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Freefaller @3.2    9 months ago

The judge was a disgrace. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
3.2.2  Freefaller  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3.2.1    9 months ago

Yup

 
 
 
Jasper2529
4  Jasper2529    9 months ago

At age 16: theft/robbery, speeding, drunk driving, killed 4 people, injured others, and left another nearly completely paralyzed.

Gets slap on wrist.

Runs away to Mexico with Mommy Dearest.

Gets slap on wrist.

At age 22: Violates parole.

Lock this man up for the rest of his worthless life!!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
4.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    9 months ago

Lock this man up for the rest of his worthless life!!

"worthless"...he obviously wasnt.

Had he been, he would have been locked up for a long time

amazing how money can change ones fate

 
 
 
Jasper2529
4.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  igknorantzrulz @4.1    9 months ago
amazing how money can change ones fate

He already accumulated well over 3 strikes. His "luck" can't last forever.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.2  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    9 months ago

I totally agree. This one is a no brainer. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
4.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    9 months ago

Take the last line and apply it to the first IMO.

 
 
 
devangelical
5  devangelical    9 months ago

meh, 6 or 7 years back in the joint will give him the life experiences needed to become an evangelical preacher or conservative congressman when he gets out.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
5.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @5    9 months ago

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devangelical
5.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1    9 months ago

.... in the article picture deputy no-neck sure seems to be checking him out.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
5.2  Jasper2529  replied to  devangelical @5    9 months ago
meh, 6 or 7 years back in the joint will give him the life experiences needed to become an evangelical preacher or conservative congressman when he gets out.

No one knows what could happen. He could even become an anti-American, left-wing Islamic jihadist or a socialist. His opportunities are endless!  jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
5.2.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Jasper2529 @5.2    9 months ago

Or he could become an avid Trump supporter (most likely since apparently he thinks money makes you immune to morality and justice) by becoming a Neo-Nazi.

 
 
 
Tacos!
6  Tacos!    9 months ago

When you get the epic second chance of a lifetime, don't be a moron and screw it up.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
6.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Tacos! @6    9 months ago

Lol second chance, this kid and his parents acted like HE was the victim throughout this entire thing. Everyone else was fucked up for letting him get behind the wheel while shit faced, kill 4 people and seriously injure and paralyze others. Honestly, being raped to death in prison wouldn't be good enough for this POS.

 
 
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