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Why Affluenza Teen's Family Should Thank Texas Taxpayers 4/15/14 (Rich vs Poor)

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    Published on Apr 14, 2014

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    "The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing fou

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    Published on Apr 14, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    "The family of a Texas teenager sentenced to probation after killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck will pay for just a fraction of his court-ordered treatment, a court official testified Friday.



    Ethan Couch's parents will be charged $1,170 a month for his treatment at the North Texas State Hospital in rural Vernon.

    The facility That amount would cover less than two days of treatment, which costs $715 a day, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.



    Couch's case drew national attention due in large part to his defense's argument that his wealthy parents had coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility — a condition that a defense expert called "affluenza.""* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.



    *Read more here from San Francisco Gate:

    www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Affluenza-teen-s-family-to-pay-1-200-a-month-5396137.php

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