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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:40 PM

DA tries again to put drunken teen behind bars

Source: Seattle PI - Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas prosecutors are trying again to put a teen behind bars who was sentenced last week to 10 years' probation after acknowledging he killed four pedestrians while driving drunk.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/JEXZpn ) reports Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon is asking a juvenile judge to put 16-year-old Ethan Couch behind bars on two cases of intoxication assault that he says are still pending before the court.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/texas/article/DA-tries-again-to-put-drunken-teen-behind-bars-5072957.php



Star-Telegram.com
Tarrant prosecutors try again to put drunken teen driver behind bars

FORT WORTH — A 16-year-old sentenced last week to 10 years’ probation after acknowledging that he killed four people while driving drunk could still serve time if a last-ditch effort by prosecutors is successful.

Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon is asking a juvenile judge to put the driver, Ethan Couch, behind bars on two counts of intoxication assault that he says are still pending before the court.

Two teens riding in the back of Couch’s pickup on the night of the fatal crash suffered critical injuries. One, Sergio Molina, is paralyzed and can communicate only by blinking, according to testimony in last week’s trial.

“During his recent trial, the 16-year-old admitted his guilt in four cases of intoxication manslaughter and two cases of intoxication assault,” Shannon said in an email to the Star-Telegram. “There has been no verdict formally entered in the two intoxication assault cases. Every case deserves a verdict.

“The district attorney’s office is asking the court to incarcerate the teen on the two intoxication assault cases.”

Link - http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/12/17/v-print/5426823/tarrant-prosecutors-try-again.html?rh=1

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:48 PM

1. You gotta admire the DA's tenacity. nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:15 PM

2. I'll bet that 14 y.o. black kid wishes he had rich parents. He could've gotten "probation" at.....

Club Med. This judge should be removed from the bench ASAP!

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:16 PM

3. Cripes, he didn't even get JUVENILE detention?

I mean, don't THEY offer anti-alcohol counseling?

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:27 PM

4. They said the very rich can't tell wrong from right. i agree.

 

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:41 PM

8. Too bad we didn't know about this before George Bush II got elected.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:51 PM

5. I keep seeing and hearing about this rich kid that is a juvenile,

Where are the adults? Why haven't we seen or heard about his parents? How rich are they? Do they have some kind of political pull?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 09:55 PM

6. they appear to be losers IMHO

They have several charges against them - mom tried to run someone off the road and dad wrote bad checks. The boy was given a house where he was living alone. This according to Daily Mail.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:33 PM

7. Maybe even the parents couldn't stand him or his arrogance.

He probably wouldn't do a thing the parents asked. The parents of this kid are responsible for his behavior and should be in jail for neglect and the kid should be taken away from them for good...no contact. OK ...I don't really believe that, but it felt good to say it and think it.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:29 PM

9. Sounds like the money came from mom's side of the family.

 

Why would dad have to write bad checks, unless the well-funded wife cut off his allowance?

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 11:46 PM

10. I don't think so.

Father has some sort of company that brings in millions each year.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:57 AM

11. Sounds like...

 

GOP Family Values, fully-realized.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 02:23 PM

13. They are the owners of Cleburne Sheet Metal in Fort Worth...beyond that, I don't know.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 09:18 AM

12. His parents should spend time with him in jail

for producing such a callous idiot.

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