Ethan Couch does not seem to have received a just sentence for killing pedestrians going by the statements and feelings of those who lost their kith and kin in the fatal accident. Ethan Couch was fully responsible for the deaths which would have never happened had he been driving more responsibly.
The very notion of affluenza that Ethan Couch used as his defense is an absolute joke. Instead of being thankful for what he was given and having respect for those around him, he acted with a total disregard for human life, then blamed his fortunate upbringing. By trying to flee the country he proved that he did not learn any lesson and is still trying to escape justice. He did not receive a just sentence and needs to be more harshly punished for this latest act.
The same judge who gave Ethan Couch probation for the fatal crash gave another teenager 20 years of prison for the same offense. He admitted responsibility — the adult equivalent of pleading guilty — to four counts of intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.
On Dec. 10, 2013, Boyd sentenced Couch, described in testimony as a spoiled teen from a dysfunctional but wealthy family, to 10 years’ probation and intensive therapy.
I am one of those who believes that teenagers should not get a break if they commit adult crimes. I think that Ethan Couch should have been sent to a juvenile facility until he was old enough to go to big people prison. A killer is a killer and does not deserve a break.