“My upbringing made me do it.” That was basically the defense of Ethan Couch, the so-called “affluenza” victim who, at age 16, got drunk and drove his truck into four pedestrians, killing them all, and also severely injuring two passengers in his truck. And indeed, that statement has some truth to it. The history that has since been reported and continues to unfold about Couch’s childhood and the notable lack of discipline in his life reveals a sad story of a kid without structure, a kid who was allowed to drink at a young age, a kid who routinely sought out trouble—and routinely received no consequences for his acts.
Download the rest of The Scene below:
- The Scene — 05/29/16 — Young Teen (DOC)
- The Scene — 05/29/16 — Young Teen (PDF)
- The Scene — 05/29/16 — High School (DOC)
- The Scene — 05/29/16 — High School (PDF)