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16 year old admits to causing crash that killed Brian Jennings, Breanna Mitchell, Hollie Boyles, and Shelby Boyles.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:14am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Texas rich kid who killed 4 in drunken car crash spared jail.

Wealthy brat Ethan Couch killed four people, including a mother and daughter, while blacked-out drunk and driving 70 mph on a rural road in June. Defense attorneys said the boy suffered from 'affluenza' and blamed the boy's parents, saying they gave him everything he wanted and didn't teach him about consequences.

Teen admits causing drunken driving crash that killed four in Burleson.

A 16-year-old Keller boy has reportedly admitted to four counts of intoxication manslaughter in a horrific crash in Burleson.

Judge orders no jail for teen in fatal car wreck.

A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who was sentenced to 10 years' probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents.

No jail for rich ‘affluenza’ teen, Ethan Couch, after deadly wreck: judge.

A judge on Wednesday ordered a Texas teenager who was sentenced to 10 years’ probation in a drunken-driving crash that killed four people to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents.

Probation sentence for Texas teen involved in drunken-driving crash that killed 4 causes outrage.

"Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.

Teen sentenced to 10 years probation, rehab in 4 deaths.

A Keller teenager who pleaded guilty to driving drunk and causing collisions that killed four people in June was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years probation.

Teen who killed four while driving drunk will serve no jail time.

Ethan Couch’s attorneys told the judge he was not to blame, his parents were. Couch killed four pedestrians when he plowed his car into them in June while driving drunk.

A 16-year-old Keller boy has reportedly admitted to four counts of intoxication manslaughter in a horrific crash in Burleson.

The teen acknowledged his guilt in the June 15 crash that killed youth pastor Brian Jennings, 41; Breanna Mitchell, 24; Hollie Boyles, 52; and her daughter Shelby Boyles, 21.

The teen’s attorneys blamed his folks’ hands-off approach to parenting, the Star-Telegram says, and they encouraged the judge to remove him from the “toxic environment.” He’ll be sentenced at a later date.

While prosecutors have not named the teen because he is charged as a juvenile, Sheriff Dee Anderson has identified the driver as Ethan Couch.

Anderson said the boy’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit when Couch and seven other teens piled into his red Ford F-350 and sped down Burleson-Retta Road driving 70 mph in a 40-mph zone.

Jennings and the Boyleses were trying to help Mitchell move her stalled Mercury Mountaineer when the pickup slammed into the SUV and then the four victims. Two teens sitting in the Ford F-350′s bed also suffered serious injuries.

At the time, the sheriff referred to the crash as “probably the most difficult accident scene we’ve ever had to work.”

The teen appeared at a detention hearing Wednesday afternoon at the juvenile justice center in Fort Worth and was released into his parents’ custody with an ankle monitor. A trial date has yet to be set.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Brian Jennings
Breanna Mitchell
Hollie Boyles
Shelby Boyles
Ethan Couch

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