It’s about time!
If you remember the Affluenza Teen, a.k.a. Ethan Couch, who killed four four people while driving a motor vehicle drunk and used an “affluenza” defense and only got 10 years of probation.
The infamous teen got in even more trouble back in December for breaking his probation by getting caught on video drinking!
After an arrest warrant was issued, Ethan and his mom to fled to Mexico where they were eventually caught and extradited back to the U.S.
Back in April, Judge Wayne Salvant ordered the teen spend about two years in jail for the four the 2013 killings and on Wednesday, the decision was upheld!
Salvant signed an order yesterday that reaffirmed that the Affluenza Teen’s probation terms. But what’s even better is the judge also canceled a hearing on the matter that was originally set for March 16!
Couch’s lawyers tried to argue that Wayne’s ruling exceeded the court’s authority, but the judge ordered the boy spend 180 days in jail for EACH of the four people he killed — sentences he must serve consecutively, totalling about two years.
On top of that, there were other conditions added to Ethan’s probation once he’s released including no drinking, drugs, or driving, and he’ll have to meet with a community supervision officer on the regular!
Obviously this isn’t a happy situation as Ethan committed a TERRIBLE crime, but we are happy to more justice than that B.S. probation sentence.
Are you happy that the teen is finally facing consequences for his crimes?!
[Image via ABC.]