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Teen accused of killing 4 in DUI escapes jail sentence

dfw.cbslocal.com Published: December 11, 2013
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A teenager who killed four people while driving drunk has been sentenced to probation, according to DFW.CBSLocal.com.

The site reports prosecutors were pushing for 16-year-old Ethan Couch to spend 20 years in prison. However, State District Judge Jean Boyd sentenced Couch to a decade of probation.



Prosecutors presented evidence that Couch and some friends stole beer from a Burleson Walmart on June 15, the night of the crash. After consuming the alcohol, Couch and seven others got back into his pickup to go to another store. During the trip, he hit four pedestrians, killing them. Two teens riding in Couch’s pickup were thrown from the truck and severely injured. Couch’s attorneys argued his parents were responsible for the teen’s actions that night because of the way he had been raised, CBS News reports.

H/T: Newser
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