Lawyers for Texas ‘affluenza’ teen seek his release from jail

by Marice Richter | Reuters  |  published on September 1, 2016


Lawyers for the Texas “affluenza” teenager who killed four people while driving drunk are seeking to have him released from a two-year jail term, arguing the judge who sentenced him had no authority to place him behind bars.

The attorneys for Ethan Couch claimed in a motion filed late on Tuesday that Tarrant County Judge Wayne Salvant should not have sentenced Couch because the case became a civil matter, and not a criminal one, when it was transferred to the judge from the juvenile system.

Due to a gag order imposed by the judge, the defense lawyers, prosecutors and the judge did not offer comment on the motion.

“All orders, judgments, conditions of probation and/or other decrees entered or imposed by this court are void and must be immediately rescinded,” the motion released on Wednesday states.

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

  • Walter Flatt

    HE KILLED 4 PEOPLE AND THEY WANT HIL RELEASED. IT IS A ATTORNEYS TRYING TO MAKE MONEY AND THEY SHOULD BE BARRED.

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    THE GOVERNMENT PASSED A LAW IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS NONE IS HERE LEGALLY AND THAT INCLUDE OBAMA A PROFESSED MUSLIM.

    IS HILLIARY ON DOPE? GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, NO AMERICAN, REGARDLESS IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT, CHRISTIAN, COP, VETERN, SOLDIER, HOW COULD YPU POSSIBLE THINK SHE WOULD BE BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    HAS HILLARY AND OBAMA, KERRY, SOROS, AND THE BIASED MEDIA, SET THE USA UP FOR A MUSLIM INVASION? IF NOT, YOU SHOULD READ THE WHYS BELOW AND DECIDE YOURSELF.

    COAT YOUR BULLETS WITH PIG GREASE OR BLOOD AND LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT ANY MUSLIM KILLED WILL BE BURIED WITH PIG PARTS.

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CAROLYN WALKER IN AS JUDGE IN THE 7TH MUNICIPAL DISTRICT IN BROOKLING USING THE QURAN. SHE SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELLY.

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    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER FORCED TO FEED AND CLOTH THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO KILL US.

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    BETTER WAKE UP & ALLOW OUR TROOPS TO CARRY LOADED GUNS. TODAY OUR CAMPS ARE A FREE KILLING ZONE.

    WHY DO YOU THINK THE MUSLIM MAJOR KILLED SO MANY IN TEXAS & HE IS STILL LIVING???.WHY?

    I CALLED AND VERIFIED THE MUSLIM CAMP CLOSE TO FT. CAMPBELL & A LADY VERIFIED THE FEMA CAMP WITH ARMED GUARDS IN EAST KY. AND THE ONE IN SHAWNEE NATIONAL FORREST IN SOUTHERN ILL. FOR GODS SAKE AND OUR COUNTRY WAKE UP.

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    WHY GIVE 150 BILLION AND ANOTHER 400 MILLION TO IRAN TO FUND A HYDROGEN BOMB, AND TERRIOST?

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    WHY IS OBAMA & HILLARY TRYING TO BRING IN 160 THOUSAND MUSLIMS?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS

    WHY DID THEY TRY & BUY UP ALL AMM0

    WHY HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BUILT A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE. IS IT TO HOUSE MUSLIMS FOR THE TAX PAYER TO FEED?

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    VOTE DONALD TRUMP TO STOP THIS INSANE DESTROYING OF AMERICA.

  • VanceJ

    Add 10 more years to his sentence.!!!

  • justinwachin

    It has become clear that the biggest problem for this guy is his lousy parents. The parents failed to teach the affluenza teen the difference between right and wrong. Since they didn’t do their job the taxpayers are getting stuck helping this little criminal learn that there are consequences for his actions.

    These lawyers who are trying to help him avoid responsibility for his actions are nothing but enablers. They are as worthless as this guy’s parents. The fact he was at a drinking party is a good indication that he did not learn his lesson and that he did not take the terms of his probation seriously. As he passes his time in a prison cell hopefully he is finally learning that disobeying the law costs a person their freedom.

  • 7papa7

    Only sentenced to two years is about 100 years short for killing 4 people. Actually he should be on death row awaiting execution. He is a total low life piece of fecal matter.

  • Jose

    If they were so rich why is his mother working in a bar? Why was his rehab costs paid by the state aka tax payers? As the saying goes, “he got away with murder”. If he goes before another judge, hope that judge has “balls” enough to sentence him to a stiffer punishment.

    • Rodney Steward

      The father had the money, and I think he ran her off when she pulled the trick of carrying him to mexico! This boy will never amount to anything, been to spoiled all his life! The first judge messed up everything by the stupid ruling of affuenza that doesn’t exist! Somebody paid that judge well to make such a pathetic ruling!

  • oaking

    Another thing that is going wrong with my country – legal crap like this.

  • TexRancher

    This little punk is safer in the slammer than out! He’s his own worst enemy!

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