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All Points: Ethan Couch’s future

Ethan Couch is led by sheriff deputies after a juvenile court for a hearing in Fort Worth, Texas last month. The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving wreck is expected to waive all detention hearings and stay in jail until his 19th birthday, at which time a judge will decide whether he goes free on probation.
Ethan Couch is led by sheriff deputies after a juvenile court for a hearing in Fort Worth, Texas last month. The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving wreck is expected to waive all detention hearings and stay in jail until his 19th birthday, at which time a judge will decide whether he goes free on probation. AP

Ethan Couch is in Tarrant County’s maximum-security Lon Evans Correctional Facility, and he’ll probably remain there at least until his 19th birthday next month.

A juvenile court judge gave Couch a 10-year probated sentence after a 2013 drunken-driving wreck that killed four people. He was jailed and his case was transferred to adult court last month after he and his mother fled to Mexico. He can expect new probation conditions and perhaps a jail sentence.

Nothing will change the horrible outcome of Couch’s drunken driving. Can he ever redeem himself in the public eye?

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