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Ethan Couch - "Affluenza Teen" *SENTENCED*

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. spike

    spike Bronze Member

  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    There is something very satisfactory about these people who were so convinced their wealth raised them above "ordinary" folks, now having to ask for help themselves.
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  3. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Ethan Couch attorneys argue for judge’s recusal, say teen could sue


    Attorneys for Ethan Couch on Tuesday continued trying to get him out of jail, arguing that a criminal court judge has no authority over the case because Couch’s probation should be treated as a civil case.

    The attorneys also argued that state District Judge Wayne Salvant — who in April sent Couch to jail for 720 days as a new condition of his probation — has a financial interest in the case because Couch could sue him for wrongful incarceration.

    Couch’s attorneys and Tarrant County prosecutors presented arguments for about an hour in a hearing on whether Salvant should be removed from the case.

    Couch’s attorneys, Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn, filed a motion earlier this month asking Salvant to recuse himself. Salvant deferred the decision to administrative Judge David Evans, who presided over Tuesday’s hearing in downtown Fort Worth.

    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article104428271.html#storylink=cpy
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  4. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    How does he think this criminal case should be a civil one? I've never heard of probation violations in civil case. Does not compute!
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  5. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    You have to think like someone with "affluenza."
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  6. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Yeah, and the ones suffering from it can't even pay for a lawyer!
  7. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    "Affluenza" teen's request to have judge removed denied

    FORT WORTH, Texas Efforts by lawyers for “affluenza” teenager Ethan Couch to have the judge in his case removed, which could have resulted in his release from jail, have failed.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the request was denied Thursday.
    Couch’s attorneys had argued this week that Texas District Judge Wayne Salvant has no authority over Couch because the teen’s case should be considered a civil case.

    But prosecutor Richard Alpert argued Couch’s case “ceased to be a civil case when it was transferred from juvenile to felony court.”

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  8. spike

    spike Bronze Member

  9. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    And the "affulenza" excuse ended when they were too poor to pay legal fees.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
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  10. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

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  11. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    What a group that family is
  12. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Tarrant County Prosecutors Say Tonya Couch Violated Terms Of Bond

    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant County prosecutors said they have even more reason why a judge should revoke Tonya Couch’s bond and re-arrest her.

    In a court filing today, prosecutors accuse Couch of violating terms of her bond by possessing a firearm.

    The mother of ‘Affluenza Teen’ Ethan Couch was already accused of possessing or consuming alcohol, which is another violation of her bond.

    Lauren Zakalik‏Verified account@wfaalauren Jun 29
    IN SUMMARY-- #TonyaCouch will NOT go to jail for alleged bond violations. Judge slightly tightened bond conditions
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  13. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I wonder if that would have happened to someone from the inner city. :rolleyes:
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  14. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    They'd be out on the street with a 20 page rap sheet free as a bird.
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  15. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    'Affluenza' teen's mom to remain jailed pending trial
    16 hrs ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas — A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck.

    Tonya Couch will now await her trial on money laundering and hindering apprehension charges in the Tarrant County Jail. Her trial is now set for Nov. 12.

    State District Judge Wane Salvant's order came at a Monday bond reduction hearing in Fort Worth. Salvant had revoked Couch's bond for a second time and ordered her arrest June 7 after a drug-testing lab reported she had tested positive for methamphetamine.

    Couch was charged in 2016 after she fled with son Ethan to Mexico in 2015. Ethan Couch was released on probation last March....
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  16. Skitt

    Skitt Bronze Member

  17. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    She's using meth? Did we know this before? It sure answers a lot of questions that I used to have.
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  19. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I was a little surprised at that too and you're absolutely right. His dad always paid off the victims of his stupid shenanigans, so he never learned there are consequences to bad actions.
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  20. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Tonya Couch, mother of 'affluenza' teen Ethan Couch, is back in jail

    By Nichole Manna, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    4 hrs ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Tonya Couch, the mother of a teen who caused a drunken-driving crash that killed four people and injured several others in 2013, is back in jail.

    Couch, 52, is still awaiting trial on charges related to helping her son Ethan Couch escape to Mexico in 2015.

    Couch has been in and out of jail over the last year after being accused of violating the terms of her release. She was arrested in March 2018 when she tested positive for a prohibited substance. She posted her $75,000 bond in May, but was accused of using methamphetamine and rearrested in June. During a bond reduction hearing in August, a judge told Couch she couldn't use drugs and denied the lowering of her bond. New bond conditions were filed in October, but Couch was still barred from using any substances....
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