District attorney leading new effort to send “affluenza” teen to jail
DALLAS, Texas – There is a new effort to put the teenager, who was convicted of driving drunk and killing four people, behind bars.
Since the judgement was handed down last week, people across America are asking whether justice was served in the case of 16-year-old Ethan Couch.
Couch killed four people, including a mother and daughter and a youth pastor, in North Texas in June.
His lawyers cited that he had “affluenza,” arguing that because his family is wealthy, Couch couldn’t determine the consequences of his actions.
Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation with no road for appeal.
The district attorney is now turning his attention to two teens who were severely injured in the crash, saying there has been no verdict in the two intoxication assault cases.
The DA is now asking the court to incarcerate Couch on those charges.
If convicted, he could get up to three years behind bars.