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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Judge gives probation to teen who killed four in DWI crash citing 'affluenza'

By Jim Douglas
KHOU - Houston Texas
Originally posted December 10, 2013

Here is two excerpts:

Prior to sentencing, a psychologist called by the defense, Dr. G. Dick Miller,  testified that Couch's life could be salvaged with one to two years' treatment and no contact with his parents.

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Miller said Couch's parents gave him "freedoms no young person should have." He called Couch a product of "affluenza," where his family felt that wealth bought privilege and there was no rational link between behavior and consequences.

He said Couch got whatever he wanted. As an example,  Miller said Couch's parents gave no punishment after police ticketed the then-15-year-old when he was found in a parked pickup with a passed out, undressed 14-year-old girl.

The entire story is here.
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