This case just makes me so angry. This young man stole beer from Walmart, have a BAC 3 times the legal limit (if he was of legal age to drink), Valium in his system, drove a huge truck (Seriously have you seen Ford F-350's!! Heavy Duty!), killed 4 people, paralyzed a passenger, injured others, and even fled the scene! He even told one of the passengers before he left, "I'm Ethan Couch, I'll get you out of this". And all we give him is 10 years probation with a $450,000 a year rehab in California. All because he's too rich to know better! I'm not a lawyer, I did stay in at a Holiday Inn last night, but isn't ignorance of the law not a valid defense in the court of law? And last time I checked "affluenza" is not recognized by the APA, unless they are publishing an DSM-V-TR with the diagnosis very, very soon.
Also an interesting fact that the judge happened to give a young Black kid 10 years for punching a guy and the guy died after hitting his head on the concrete. So it's not like this judge is "light" on sentencing teens when it comes to murder. At least that kid said sorry to the family of the man he killed. This rich kid hasn't said a single word.