Texas Teen Affluenza Case Analysis

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The story I chose for this week’s discussion board happened in Forth worth Texas in in late 2013/early 2014 and it is about the “Texas teen Affluenza case”. The case was about Ethan Couch a 16 year old boy in Forth worth Texas who while driving under the influence of alcohol,( alcohol that him and his friends apparently have stolen from a store), crashed his car and killed four people and injured two. Ethan’s lawyer hired a psychologist who testified that he was a victim of “affluenza," – “the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy” so cannot be held responsible for his action because of that. Although, the Judge ruled for the plaintiffs, Ethan was sent to 10 year probation in a rehab facility in Newport Beach

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