Ethan Couch, age 16, grew up wealthy and privileged. His parents never
set rules and boundaries for him. As a result, he allegedly stole some
beer from Wal-Mart, got drunk, and then drove a car. He killed 4 people
as a result of driving DUI. But for a made up disease -- called Affluenza
-- Ethan might have been sentenced to 25 years in prison. But because
of this made up disease, he got probation. He may never see the inside
of a jail cell for killing 4 people. And the families of the 4 that Ethan
killed may never have peace of mind. Ethan's lawyers somehow convinced
a judge that his upbringing created such a sense of entitlement, lack
of respect for rules, and a lack of remorse for his bad acts that it would
be wrong for him to go to prison.
Ethan's parents failed him again. They hired the dream team defense
lawyers that cooked up this fake disease with the intention of getting
their kid off the hook for killing 4 people. IMHO if Ethan's parents
were comfortable taking the fall for their kid, they should put their
money where their mouth is. If its the parent's fault for not teaching
their son responsibility, then the parents should be held responsible.
If the parents' failed to set boundaries and hold their son accountable
for bad behavior caused the deaths of 4 innocent people, then I hope someone
holds them responsible.
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victim of a DUI or other
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