Feedback at 5:00: What Do You Think About This Teen ‘Affluenza’ Defense?
It's a story sparking some pretty big reactions across the country — and it centers around the concept of entitlement.
This week, a Texas 16-year-old was sentenced to 10 years on probation for a drunk driving crash that killed 4 people.
During his trial, a psychologist argued Ethan Couch suffers from “affluenza.”
It's a term used to describe children from wealthier families who have a sense of entitlement, make excuses for bad behavior, and are generally irresponsible.
A judge agreed with the defense — sentencing the teen to probation and treatment, instead of up to 20 years in prison.
For Friday's Feedback at 5:00 — what do you think about that defense — and the sentence?