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Teen Kills 4 in DUI, Escapes Jail Sentence

Teen Kills 4 in DUI, Escapes Jail Sentence
Posted Wednesday, December 11th 2013 @ 3pm  by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Ethan Couch got drunk last June, drove with a blood alcohol level three times the legal adult limit, and killed four pedestrians. But instead of the 20 years the 16-year-old Texas teen could have served in prison, he got 10 years of probation, CBS Local reports. Why? Apparently Couch's attorneys' controversial argument worked: They said Couch's wealthy parents were actually to blame, because Couch was used to getting whatever he wanted. He also started driving at 13 and was allowed to drink. (Although the alcohol from the night in question may have been stolen by Couch and his friends ... from a Walmart.)

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