Outrage Over Rich Teen's 'Affluenza' Defense In 4 Deaths
The teen killed four people while driving drunk, but his defense team argued he couldn't be held responsible due to a lifetime of being coddled.By Steven Sparkman | December 11, 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 receive treatment at a high-end rehab facility in California." (Via WFAA)
Police say Couch and his friends stole alcohol from Walmart, got drunk and drove 70 miles per hour in a 40-mile-per-hour zone. They struck two vehicles, killing four people and seriously injuring two more. (Via KTVT)