A probation sentence for a 16-year-old who killed four people in a drunk driving crash has sparked outrage by family members of the victims.
FORT WORTH, Texas - A probation sentence for a 16-year-old who killed four people in a drunk driving crash has sparked outrage among the victim’s family and survivors of the crash.
Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation Tuesday by a juvenile court judge. He could have received 20 years in prison.
The crash on June 15 killed youth pastor Brian Jennings, mother and daughter Hollie and Shelby Boyles, and Breanna Mitchell, 24. Investigators said Couch was driving a pickup between 68-70 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone when he struck the victims who were standing on the side of the road outside their vehicles. Nine others were hurt. According to CNN, the boy and his friends had stolen beer from Wal-Mart prior to the crash and Couch’s blood alcohol level was .24.
A psychologist called by the defense said the 16-year-old was a victim of “affluenza,” which is “the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy.” The psychologist said that the teen’s family felt that wealth bought privilege and that two years of treatment and no contact with his parents would help Couch turn his life around.
The widow of the pastor said she forgave Couch, but Mitchell’s mother and victims who survived the crash expressed anger and disbelief over the sentence. “He’ll be feeling the hand of God, definitely,” Mitchell’s mother, Marla Mitchell, told ABC affiliate WFAA. “He may think he got away with something, but he hasn’t gotten away with anything,” she said.
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So, this half black/white kid got a tattoo of the Oreo barcode on his wrist
Why does it matter matter that this guy is mixed race!? You could of just written, “This kid”. Like his fucking skin colour matters! Cunt.
His bi-racial ethnicity is probably the point of the Oreo tattoo joke, cunt.
imagine this kid working as a cashier, and this one customer is pissing them off, so they just casually swipe their tattoo under the scanner, after every item, and later the customer is just like, I DONT REMEMBER BUYING FIFTY CASES OF OREOS. (via)
when will the people realise this ?
I’m going to keep reblogging this until it is clear.
to the left to the left, everything you own in the box to the left
imagine the glorious moment when we get to marathon all the Hobbit movies
and then LOTR right after
sirius making fun of remus for being interested in learning other languages so remus puts a language charm on him that makes everything sirius says come out in german
so then for the rest of the day remus has to translate for him and its like “whats he saying now?” “oh hes asking me to tell you your eyes look stunning today, james”
(angry garbled german)
"absolutely spiffing, he says"
Never not reblogging this. My favourite cinema line forever.
i wish i was just below average im just nonexistent on the scale right now