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Topic - Ethan Couch
A Texas judge ordered attorneys for the North Texas teenager who killed four people in a deadly wreck to turn over the records of the psychologist who claimed the teen had "affluenza."
The psychologist who said a teenage drunken driver who killed four people suffered from "affluenza" shouldn't have to testify again at a crash victim's behest, the teen's attorneys argued Friday.
The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified Friday.
The parents of a boy injured in a North Texas wreck that killed four other people said Wednesday that they will not settle with the teenage drunken driver, whose "affluenza" defense and probation sentence garnered nationwide attention.
A Fort Worth state district judge who gave a North Texas teen probation for a deadly intoxication manslaughter wreck refused Thursday to open records in a separate juvenile murder case - or to say why.
The family of a North Texas teen who killed four people in a drunken wreck has reached settlements with some, but not all, of the families of the teen's victims, court records show.
A judge has decided to give no jail time to a Texas teenager in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people.
A California Democrat introduced a bill in the state Legislature Tuesday that would ban people from using extreme affluence, or "affluenza," as a defense in criminal court.
"Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.
Afterward, he said the estimate was based solely on his experience with other clients.
Instead, the judge "fashioned a sentence that could have him under the thumb of the justice system for the next 10 years," he told the Star-Telegram.