This just seems outrageous. He didn't even get juvenile confinement until he turns 18, not even home confinement. "The families of victims who were injured or killed in a drunken-driving crash in Texas expressed outrage Wednesday after the teen driver who avoided jail time in the crash was ordered to go to a rehabilitation facility paid for by his parents. State District Judge Jean Boyd again decided to give no jail time for Ethan Couch, defense attorney Reagan Wynn and prosecutors told reporters after the hearing, which was closed to the public. Prosecutors had asked Boyd to sentence him to 20 years in state custody on charges related to two people who were severely injured. Couch was previously sentenced to 10 years' probation in the crash that killed four people in June 2013. The sentence stirred fierce debate, as has the testimony of a defense expert who says Couch's wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility. The expert termed the condition "affluenza." Couch was 16 at the time of the accident. His blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit for an adult and there were traces of Valium in his system when he lost control of his pickup truck and plowed into a group of people helping a woman whose car had stalled. Seven passengers were riding in Couch's truck. One, Sergio Molina, is paralyzed and can communicate only by blinking. The other, Solimon Mohmand, suffered numerous broken bones and internal injuries. After the hearing, family members of the victims told MyFoxDFW.com they were upset Couch again avoided jail time, and said they believed Couch got off easily because his parents were rich." http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/0...-affluenza-case-outraged-at-no-jail-sentence/ I hope this is a judge that has to run for election and the voters can kick him out next time. Seems there is no legal recourse for an appeal of sentence.