Affluenza’ Teen Ethan Couch & His Mother Have Been Arrested in Mexican Pacific Beach Resort Town of Puerto Vallarta (VIDEO)
FINALLY A CURE FOR AFFLUENZA, 18 YEAR OLD ETHAN COUCH ARRESTED IN MEXICO … HOPEFULLY THIS PUNK WILL FINALLY GET WHAT IS COMING TO HIM AND JUSTICE WILL BE PROVIDED TO HIS VICTIMS.
The manhunt is over for 18 year old Ethan Couch and his mother, 48 year old Tonya Couch. As per CBS News, the public affairs department of the prosecutors’ office in Mexico’s Jalisco state said Ethan Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, were detained in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta around 6:00 p.m. Monday. They are to be returned to the United States. Ethan Couch is wanted by authorities in Tarrant County, Texas, for allegedly violating probation. The “affluenza” teen was given a slap on the wrist for killing for people while well over the legal alcohol limit for an adult. He could receive 10 years in prison. Throw the book at both Ethan and his mother. These people need to be held accountable and learn a lesson once and for all.
Mexican authorities have detained so-called “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch and his mother near the popular Mexican Pacific beach resort town of Puerto Vallarta, officials briefed on the matter told CNN.
Couch, 18, went missing earlier this month, two years after he made national news when he was sentenced to probation for a drunken driving crash that killed four people.
Couch is expected to be turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service, who have spent weeks searching for him. A spokesman for the service declined to comment.
He is wanted by authorities in Tarrant County, Texas, for allegedly violating probation. His mother was listed by Texas authorities as a missing person after her son’s disappearance, and the authorities said they believed she was assisting her son.
VIDEO – ABC News: ‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch has been apprehended in Mexico.
VIDEO – CNN: ‘Affluenza’ teen detained in Mexico
While we are at it, can we also throw the judge in jail too who was so moronic to allow this teen to be given probation in the first place who actually bought the “affluenza” defense and allowed a person of privilege to play by a different set of rules.
48 Year Old Tonya Couch, Mother Named a Missing Person in Hunt for ‘Affluenza’ Teenager, Ethan Couch
The manhunt for 18 year old Ethan Couch and his mother, 48 year old Tonya Couch, has grown to involve the United States Marshals Service and the F.B.I. The “affluenza” teen failed to check in with his probation officer on December 10, 2015 but that the office was not notified of his disappearance until Dec. 15. Authorities believe that the mother and son may have fled the country, however, there is no evidence to support that idea. One would assume that they need to use credit cards, unless this was completely planned and they made a large cash withdrawal prior to their disappearance.
Police are stating that this point that although they believe the mother and son are together, they have no evidence that is the case. However, all signs point in that direction. One thing is for certain, this spoiled, rotten POS who has already once gotten away with murder because of a BS defense of “affluenza”and a dumb-ass judge who went along with it is finally going to get what is coming to him and the families, friends and loved ones of those who Couch killed with finally get some justice.
It was a case that captivated the nation, prompting a discussion about wealth and power: A white teenager from a well-off family killed four people in a Texas suburb in June 2013 while driving drunk. At trial, a judge gave the teenager probation after a witness testified that he had suffered from too much privilege — an affliction the witness called “affluenza.”
This month, the case came roaring back after the authorities announced that the teenager, Ethan Couch, 18, had disappeared with his mother before a hearing that could have transferred his case to adult court, possibly resulting in prison time.
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office in Texas’ Tarrant County, Samantha Jordan, said that Mr. Couch had failed to check in with his probation officer on Dec. 10, but that the office was not notified of his disappearance until Dec. 15, leaving the authorities scrambling to make up for lost time.
The manhunt for Mr. Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, 48, has grown to involve the United States Marshals Service and the F.B.I. Hundreds of leads from across the country have poured in, but no one is sure when the Couches disappeared.
One theory floated by investigators is that mother and son fled the country, Ms. Jordan said, but there is no evidence to support that idea.
Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said at a press conference Monday morning that authorities believe the mother and son are together, and potentially fled the county in her black 2011 Ford F-150 pick-up.
“We’re trying to account for everything that’s possible,” Anderson said. “And this pickup truck is one thing we can’t account for.”
The truck is a Harley Davidson-themed special edition with 23 inch chrome wheels, and Texas License Plate BC-50945, according to officials. Anderson acknowledged during the press conference that investigators don’t know for sure that Tonya and Ethan couch are together.
FBI and U.S. Marshals Join Search for Missing “Affluenza” Ethan Couch & His Mother … Violated Probation after VIDEO Appears on Twitter
The FBI and US Marshal’s Service have joined the search to locate Ethan Couch and his mother. Does the name sound familiar? Ethan Couch was the 16 year old teen who killed 4 people in a drunk driving incident and was given a slap on the wrist by a juvenile court judge of 10 years probation because of his “affluenza” defense. It turns out after a video appeared on Twitter, Couch may have violated the terms of his probation. Couch and his mother would appear to be hiding from authorities and the mother might once again be trying to prevent her son from facing the consequences of his actions.
Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Thursday, “You can run, but you’re always going to be looking over your shoulder. We’re not going to give up. We’re going to come after you. We’re going to find you, wherever you are.”
It is time to jail this punk and put him where he belongs to finally to provide justice the family and loved ones of the four people he killed without a thought or shhred of responsibility in the world. And while you are at it, throe mom in prison too.
The search for Ethan Couch and his mother, Tonya, expanded vastly Thursday as the U.S. Marshal’s Service and FBI joined the effort.
Couch became notorious as a 16-year-old when a juvenile court judge gave him 10 years probation after Couch killed four people in a drunk driving crash. His “affluenza” defense and lack of jail time triggered an emotional reaction across the country.
Ethan and Tonya Couch disappeared sometime in early December, about the time a video hit Twitter appearing to show him laughing at a beer pong party. Terms of his probation forbid use of alcohol.
Let’s see “affluenza” get you out of this one.
“Affluenza” …16 Year Old Ethan Couch Sentenced to 10 Years’ Probation by Judge Jean Boyd For DUI Vehicular Manslaughter of Hollie & Shelby Boyles, Breanna Mitchell and Brian Jennings
JUSTICE ??? No jail time for teen for the intoxication vehicular manslaughter of four individuals because of “affluenza,” are you frigging kidding me?
Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years’ probation by Judge Jean Boyd of the Fort Worth Juvenile Court for the vehicular manslaughter of Hollie and Shelby Boyles as the 16 year old was driving drunk with a blood alcohol content of over .20. WTF!!! Too rich to be held responsible? Huh, what kind of message does this send? Isn’t justice supposed to be blind with regards rich and poor? Couch’s defense was because his family was so rich that they have no raised him to learn right from wrong. Um, what!!! What am I missing here? So this punk gets a lenient sentence because he is a rich, spoiled, white kid. Does anyone think that the poor black kid who has absentee parents who did not teach them right from wrong and robs a store and kills someone isn’t going to prison? What’s next, povertitis? Honestly, I have never seen a case from start to finish that was so wrong in every sense.
Some one needs to explain how on Earth the following gets probation.:
- CRIME I: On June 15, 2013 Ethan Couch and some friends stole beer from a local Walmart store.
- CRIME II: Couch and his friends went to a party and drank the alcohol underage.
- CRIME III: Three hours after the crash, tests showed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.24, three times the legal limit. [keep in mind there is no lega limit for a minor as they are not supposed to be drinking.]
- CRIME IV: Intoxication manslaughter of 4 individuals: Brian Jennings, 43, Breanna Mitchell, 24, Shelby Boyles, 21, and her 52-year-old mother Hollie Boyles.
To the families of the victims, Ethan Couch was a killer on the road, a drunken teenage driver who caused a crash that left four people dead.
To the defense, the youth is himself a victim — of “affluenza,” according to one psychologist — the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy.
To a judge, who sentenced Couch to 10 years’ probation but no jail time, he’s a defendant in need of treatment.
The decision disappointed prosecutors and stunned victims’ family members, who say they feel that Couch got off too easy. Prosecutors had asked for the maximum of 20 years behind bars.
“Let’s face it. … There needs to be some justice here,” Eric Boyles, who lost his wife and daughter, told CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ on Wednesday night.
The Cure for Affluenza is poverty inflicted by going to prison
What kind of a precedent is this going to set? You have basically told America that there are two sets of laws, one for the rich folks who raise irresponsible kids and can blame their lack of judgement on money and the rest of us. This judge should be ashamed and removed from the bench, if possible.
EXIT COMMENT: Seeing that the judge blamed this kids parents for his lack of upbringing because they were rich, I really hope the families who have lost loved one’s sue the pants off this Couch family in civil court and take them for ever dime they have!!!
UNBELIEVABLE … Limestone County, AL Judge James Woodroof Suspended Sentence of Austin Clem Convicted of Forcible & 2nd Degree Rape from 20 Years to No Prison Time Sentence
If there was ever a story that needed to be categorized as WTF, it is the following one …
JUSTICE? 25 year old Austin Clem had been previously convicted raping a minor Courtney Andrews. The abuse started when she was 13, saying she kept quiet for years because of threats at the hands of her rapist. Clem had sexually abused her at age 13, then raped her twice at age 14 and once at age 18. Austin Clem now faced the sentencing for his crimes, or so everyone thought. Initially, Limestone County, Alabama Judge James Woodroof handed down a jail terms of 20 years for forcible rape and 10 years each for two second-degree rape charges to run concurrently. Then Judge James Woodroof did the unthinkable. The judge suspended those sentences and instead gave Clem three community corrections sentences of two years plus three years of supervised probation, to be carried out concurrently. Austin Clem must register as a sex offender, but if he follows all the ridiculous suspended sentence guidelines, this rapist will stay out of prison. According to reports at CNN, not only was the victim stunned, so to was the rapist’s defense attorney.
I’m still baffled,” the victim, Courtney Andrews, told CNN. She came forward publicly to express her outrage over Wednesday’s sentencing. “I don’t know how any of this is possible.”
The defense for Austin Clem, 25, was also caught off guard at first.
“Frankly, I think the judge’s sentence was surprising to most everyone in the courtroom,” said Clem’s attorney, Dan Totten.
What the hell was this judge thinking, suspending a sentence from 20 years to 6 years probation and no prison time for forcible and two counts of 2nd degree rape? UNREAL!!! Get this, the lawyer for Clem is actually considering appealing the conviction. It’s not bad enough this POS does not have to serve time in prison, he is whining that the slap on the wrist given is like house arrest. Poor baby.
The lawyer says Clem is considering an appeal on the conviction. He has 30 days from the sentencing to do so.
As the sentence stands, the requirements for community corrections are so stringent that they are in effect a form of house arrest, Totten said.
“It sets a bar so high, I don’t know of a lot of people who could abide by these limitations,” he said.
The county’s district attorney, Brian Jones is “reviewing available options to set aside this sentence and to achieve a sentence that gives justice to our victim.”