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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:51 PM

Authorities suspect Ethan Couch, mother had going-away party before fleeing to Mexico

Once Couch steps on U.S soil, several different scenarios could play out.

The judge could keep the case in his court a move that would allow Ethan Couch to go free on parole after serving time in a detention facility until his 19th birthday in April, Wilson said.

The juvenile judge could hand his file to the adult court system, in which a judge could sentence him up to 120 days in jail. In this scenario, an adult court judge would supervise him for the rest of his probation.

But, if he violates any terms while on adult probation, he could be sent to jail for up to 40 years.


Read more: http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015/12/authorities-to-release-details-on-ethan-couchs-capture-at-10-a-m-news-conference-in-tarrant-county.html/

[font color=330099]So the only question is whether Ethan will be out of jail so he can go drinking on his birthday?[/font]

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Reply Authorities suspect Ethan Couch, mother had going-away party before fleeing to Mexico (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2015 OP
fredamae Dec 2015 #1
Kelvin Mace Dec 2015 #2
saturnsring Dec 2015 #4
Lucky Luciano Dec 2015 #5
christx30 Jan 2016 #6
saturnsring Dec 2015 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:53 PM

1. The 1% Keeping it Classy! n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:59 PM

2. Why do I KNOW that

 

a Black defendant:

1) Wouldn't have survived the arrest.

2) Would have gone to prison the first time around.

3) Would not have survived the re-arrest after violating probation.

4) Would be going to prison forever at this point.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:07 PM

4. do you mean just like OJ did?

 

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Response to saturnsring (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 09:04 PM

5. OJ also had affluenza. nt

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 02:00 PM

6. You're absolutely right, considering

that same judge, Jean Boyd, had a 16 year old AA in her court that killed one person in a DUI in 2004. This kid, Eric Miller, got 20 years in prison.

http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/tarrant-county/2015/12/22/family-questions-sentence-affluenza-judge-gave-other-teen/77777592/

But Ethan, who killed 4 people, gets probation. Totally fair.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:05 PM

3. Anderson said an arrest warrant was being issued for Couch's mother, Tonya Couch, on charges of hind

 

Anderson said an arrest warrant was being issued for Couch's mother, Tonya Couch, on charges of hindering an apprehension, a third-degree felony that carries a sentence of two to 10 years in prison. Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson said that at a hearing next month she plans to ask a judge to transfer Ethan Couch's case to adult court.

Couch would then face up to 120 days in an adult jail, followed by 10-year probation. If he violates probation, he could face up to 10 years in prison per death, Wilson said.

If the judge declines to transfer Couch to adult court, Wilson will ask that his probation be revoked, in which case he could be held in a juvenile facility until his sentence expires when he turns 19 next April

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