Sentence given to teen in deadly drunk driving crash spurs backlash

DALLAS — The case of Ethan Couch exposes a controversial part of the justice system and raises the question of whether juveniles should go to prison when their actions result in deaths.

 

“The law almost assumes they can be rehabilitated,” said John Cruezot, a retired state district judge. “Not in every instance, but in most instances, I think it’s appropriate for a judge to start at that standpoint.”

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