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DA Tries Again To Put Drunken Teen Behind Bars

By: AP
By: AP

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- North Texas prosecutors are trying again to put a teen behind bars who was sentenced last week to 10 years' probation after acknowledging he killed four pedestrians while driving drunk.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon is asking a juvenile judge to put 16-year-old Ethan Couch behind bars on two cases of intoxication assault that he says are still pending before the court.

Besides the four people killed in a crowd, two teens riding in the back of Couch's pickup on the night of the fatal crash suffered critical injuries.

Couch was sentenced to probation last week. Couch's attorneys argued his wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility -- an affliction one witness called "affluenza."


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