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Old 04-02-2018, 10:44 AM
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I don't think anyone has learned anything here with two years in jail. Parents are still bailing this kid out it seems.


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Couch was 16 and had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for an adult when he struck and killed four people in June 2013 with his pickup truck.

At his trial in juvenile court that year, a psychologist testifying on his behalf described Couch as suffering from "affluenza." The psychologist said it was an affliction brought on by being spoiled by his parents and that it had skewed his moral compass.

Couch was sentenced to 10 years of probation, sparking outrage from critics who ridiculed the affluenza defense and said his family's wealth had helped keep him out of jail.

But in late 2015, when a social media video surfaced that showed him in possible violation of his drug-and-drink-free probation, he and his mother, Tonya Couch, fled the United States for Mexico, where the two were later apprehended and deported.
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Its **** like this why I think attorneys should be subjected to lie detector tests to see if they actually believe the bull**** they are spewing and if they don't believe it then they shouldn't be allowed to use that as a defense for their client.
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