A 17-year-old who received a 10-year probationary sentence after he drove drunk and killed four people has been moved from the psychiatric hospital where he spent more than eight months, a relative of a victim said Thursday.
Ethan Couch had been at North Texas State Hospital in Vernon since Feb. 19.
Alexander Lemus, the brother of Sergio Molina, whose injuries left him paralyzed, said victims’ families were informed of Couch’s transfer, but they were not told where or to what kind of facility he was moved.
Multiple sources confirmed what Lemus said, but they did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak for publication.
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Retiring state District Judge Jean Boyd ordered Couch into treatment after he drove a Ford F-350 while drunk, killing four people and injuring as many as 12 others. Couch had seven teenage passengers in his pickup. Lemus’ brother was riding in the bed of the truck.
His condition has not changed. Molina communicates by blinking his eyes, Lemus said.
“My home has become a hospital,” Lemus said.