Source: Felicia Patinkin / ABC News
The Texas teenager who was spared a prison sentence after a psychologist called him a product of “affluenza” could still serve time in jail if prosecutors have their way.
The Tarrant County District Attorney’s office has asked a juvenile judge to incarcerate Ethan Couch, 16, on two counts of intoxication assault for which there has been no verdict.
“The 16-year-old admitted his guilt in four cases of intoxication manslaughter and two cases of intoxication assault. There has been no verdict formally entered. Every case deserves a verdict,” District Attorney Joe Shannon said in a statement.
Couch was sentenced last week to 10 years probation after he caused a fatal accident that left four people dead and two others severely injured. Couch was driving 70 mph in a 40 mph zone when the accident occurred. Prosecutors had asked for the maximum sentence of 20 years in juvenile hall with parole available after two years.
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