Have you been following the 'affluenza' story?
The "affluenza" kid - Ethan Couch - who was cleared of responsibility in a fatal car wreck because his life of wealth left him unable to discern between right and wrong - was spotted in Mexico last week.
His mother was taken into custody.
Let's catch up on the story and see if there is anyway we can see it from Ethan's P.O.V.
(After all, a judge did!)
Back in 2013 Ethan was underage and drunk and speeding near Fort Worth Texas. He crashed the car, killing four people.
Using the 'affluenza' defense...he was sentenced to probation!!!
People went wild protesting such a sentence.
Yet Ethan could not stand the rigors of his probation.
There was a photo of him at a party where people were drinking...
...a direct violation of his probation.
So Ethan and his loving mother, Tonya, took off for Mexico where they hid out until they made a call for a pizza and were discovered.
Mom was deported back to the U.S. while Ethan has filed appeals that may make his being sent back difficult.
What a feel good story, huh?
The mother is fighting...saying it's all unfair.
Ethan doesn't feel that he did anything wrong.
It wasn't his fault...
...he simply didn't know the difference between right and wrong.
A close friend of mine sent me a text the other day:
"These stories are driving me crazy!" she said. "There is so much garbage out there!!"
"Don't read them," I answered back.
But it isn't quite that easy, is it.
Karma doesn't get these people, Pops!
Ethan and Tonya won't ever go to jail.
Money Changes Everything.
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