Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

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Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:20 am

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For a second time, a Texas judge has sentenced Ethan Couch to 10 years' probation for a wreck that killed four people.
The teenager was spared jail due to "affluenza" - being too wealthy to realise the consequences of his actions.

The ruling in Fort Worth on Wednesday was the same previously made by the judge, despite prosecutors once more attempting to argue he should go to prison.
But instead of the 20-year prison sentence demanded, Couch has been ordered by a judge to attend a private £275,200-a-year rehabilitation centre, paid for by his parents.
The teen was driving an SUV three times over the drink-drive limit with seven friends after stealing beer from a supermarket.
While driving 70mph in a 40mph zone they struck another vehicle that had stopped by the side of the road with a flat tyre.
Its driver and three people who had come to her assistance were killed. Two of Couch's passengers were seriously injured- one can no longer move or speak.
Despite the severity of the incident, psychologist, Dr G Dick Miller, testified in court that Couch had been so indulged by his parent growing up that they never established boundaries for his behaviour.
The condition is not recognised by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnosis.
A year previous to the accident he had been found in a parked vehicle with an unconscious and naked 14-year-old girl, an incident his parents never punished him for.
The sentence handed out by Boyd last year outraged the victims' families.
Florida psychologist Dr Gary Buffone called the verdict "laughable".
He said: "Not only haven't the parents set any consequences, but it's being reinforced by the judge's actions."
Eric Boyles, who lost his wife Hollie, 52, and daughter Shelby, 21, said money had saved the boy a prison sentence.
He said: "Ultimately today, I felt that money did prevail. If [he] had been any other youth, I feel like the circumstances would have been different."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/06/ethan-couch-spared-jail-a_n_4737472.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Re: Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

Post by Tommy Monk on Sun May 29, 2016 8:50 am

Quill... I posted up the link to Wikipedia vehicular homicide page and I posted up a couple of quotes of what happens in different states...


And 4everatwat rubbished it and called me a fuk wit!!!


The rule of thumb was that if driver is drunk then it is classed as a murder and the perpetrator could expect a definite jail term...


killing 4, i would expect a long jail term... Maybe about 15 years minimum...

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Re: Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

Post by Original Quill on Sun May 29, 2016 9:03 am

You are right in that it then goes from a DUI classification, to a homicide classification. The question is, what form of homicide...with 50 different states, you probably have as many different sentences?

Yes, it is definitely a more severe crime. But Ethan Couch was treated as a juvenile and that creates another complication. The laws are different for juveniles and sentencing is much more lenient. The premise is that juveniles are much more rehabilitatable.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sun May 29, 2016 9:12 am

But even for a juvenile... he was well over the age of criminal responsibility... and given the seriousness of the crime being that he caused the death of 4 people and that killing someone while driving drunk is considered as serious as intentionally killing someone with a vehicle, ie murder, I would expect to see a custodial sentence without any question...

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Re: Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

Post by Guest on Sun May 29, 2016 9:25 am

4EVER2 wrote:
Tommy Monk wrote:You do talk twaddle...
Here is where I found what I quoted...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicular_homicide

Well, hells - bells...let me put this into gutter speak that you enjoy and can fully grasp;
you are a FUCK WIT and I do try to be polite but you and your FUCK WIT ways just go beyond pushing the FUCK WIT buttons
Now you are an proven LIAR too as well as a FUCK WIT...

Reasons why so many ADULTS get fed up with trying to keep giving you FACTS when you can't retain basic English and then twist what has been posted---

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Re: Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

Post by Tommy Monk on Sun May 29, 2016 9:39 am

All you have just proved is that I posted the Wikipedia link to its vehicular homicide page and that you responded by calling me a fuk wit!!!


Where have i lied...!?


lol!

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Re: Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

Post by Guest on Sun May 29, 2016 10:47 am

Original Quill wrote:You are right in that it then goes from a DUI classification, to a homicide classification.  The question is, what form of homicide...with 50 different states, you probably have as many different sentences?

Yes, it is definitely a more severe crime.  But Ethan Couch was treated as a juvenile and that creates another complication.  The laws are different for juveniles and sentencing is much more lenient.  The premise is that juveniles are much more rehabilitatable.

Oh, hail the mighty 'LEGAL GENIUS'; regurgitating the same info that I've been hand feeding this moron for over 5+ posts ...but you being the BIG NOBLE DEBATOR that never sullies his persona with vile ad hominin attacks, let alone calling me a vulgar woman anatomy  
Yipper, you proven all of the other members lowly opinions about you, that I tried to ignore ...were not unfounded!

And since so many of the links that I've been trying to pull up for the 'Village Idiot' - have come back as 'ERROR 404' {timed out/archived by the news papers} I've finally located one that provided all of the questions that many of us have had and our resident 'LEGAL GENIUS' was absolutely zero help with!

http://wtkr.com/2013/12/13/wealth-used-as-defense-for-teen-accused-of-killing-4-in-drunk-driving-crash/ 

Tommykins - you may need an adult assistance to read this article to you since your comprehension skills are so lacking!

BTW - this 'AFFLUENZA' judge seemed quite able to do this to a black young man >

A Texas county judge —  who spared a wealthy, white teen jail time for killing four people while drunk driving — sent a younger, black boy to juvenile detention last year for killing just one man.
In March 2012, Judge Jean Boyd sentenced a 14-year-old black boy to juvenile detention for killing someone with one, powerful punch, the Tarrant County News in Dallas reported. Prosecuted as a juvenile, the boy's name has not been revealed publicly.
http://www.businessinsider.com/judge-jen-boyd-black-teen-prison-2013-12 
Seems my deep seated feeling about this judge needing to be dis-barred/unbenched was SPOT ON. 

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Re: Ethan Couch Spared Jail Again Due To 'Affluenza' After Killing Four People

Post by Original Quill on Sun May 29, 2016 11:04 am

If you are critical of the original decision, so am I.

If you think it can be undone, it can't.

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