Ethan Couch

Ethan Couch was 16 when he killed four people and injured 2 in a drunk driving crash near Fort Worth, Texas in 2013. A jury convicted him of various DUI and manslaughter charges, but a sympathetic judge sentenced him to 10 years probation because she believed his lawyer's "affluenza" argument that Couch was too rich to go to prison.

Now he's missing.

According to CNN.com, a Dallas-area judge issued an arrest warrant for the 18-year-old after he failed to meet with his probation officer.

"The juvenile probation officer has been unable to make contact with Ethan or his mother with whom he has been residing," attorneys Scott Brown and William Reagan Wynn said this week.

Couch was driving drunk on June 15, 2013 when his pickup truck plowed into four people, including a youth counselor, who stopped to help Breanna Mitchell, whose SUV broke down by the side of the road.

All 4 victims died in the crash. 2 teens riding in the bed of Couch's pickup truck were seriously injured when they were thrown from the truck.

During the trial, Couch's wealthy parents brought in a psychologist who told the court Ethan was too rich to understand the consequences of his actions.

The so-called "affluenza" defense was widely criticized by legal scholars and the news media in 2013.

Eric Boyles, who lost his wife Hollie and daughter Shelby, in the crash said at the time, "The primary message has to absolutely be that money and privilege can't buy justice in this country."

Couch was in the news earlier this month after a friend uploaded a Snapchat video to Twitter.com showing Couch attending a beer pong party. Alcohol consumption is a violation of the terms of Couch's probation.

“Ya boy ethan couch violating probation,” wrote the Twitter user.

Couch faces 10 years in prison if he violated the terms of his probation.

  • LeBrick James

    Maybe he felt guilty and jumped off a bridge.

  • Tammie Reed

    This story made me so mad when I saw it on the news! They just gave this dude probation, really?

  • Dee

    Maybe a drunk driver hit him and he's dead in a ditch somewhere.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    His azz should have been in jail from the start ... privilege

  • SandrasNewFave

    Couch faces 10 years in prison--- if justice prevails. Now he'll suffer from Spoilism. He's too spoiled to understand the rules apply to him. And his mama can't be reached either? Her dumb ass is hiding him.

  • ??TupacsFemaleDoppelganger??

    Is it mean to say that I hope he's missing because he's dead?!? Okay - I digress!!!

  • lil goodie

    Did they realize he was missing before or after he didn't report to prison officer?

  • Missy

    Hope he shows up COLD

  • LeBrick James

    This time he's definitely going to jail.
    And he's gonna suffer from wifeism real quick.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    According to CNN.com, a Dallas-area judge issued an arrest warrant for the 18-year-old after he failed to meet with his probation officer.

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    Oh really after???? Nevermind the videos of this fools underage drinking and probably doing drugs and all ...... but only is wanted for not showing up ...... yeah okay PRIVILEGE

  • lil goodie

    Went back and read

  • Jen_n_juice

    Couch’s wealthy parents brought in a psychologist who told the court Ethan was too rich to understand the consequences of his actions.
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    He knows right from wrong and good from bad. That's all anyone, rich or poor, need to know. This.... another reason why discrimination won't go away

  • lil goodie

    But why would she?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and he has been still breaking the laws left and right .,.... on probation ...... on film too .... but now when folks put that on blast ... he gets missing ..... and now you issue the warrant ?????? damn shame smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Let a minority pull that shyt chile .....

  • lil goodie

    So in other words he will continue with probation because he still too rich to understand his actions or did they go broke?

  • lil goodie

    He is too rich to understand his actions.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    yeah right

  • LeBrick James

    Maybe after he broke curfew and knew he messed up, he contacted her and she's hiding out with him for a while... concocting some story and /or contacting some attorneys to try and bail him out of trouble again this time?

  • LeBrick James

    #whiteprivilege

  • lil goodie

    Your right..you see tink tink getting out after killing his girlfriend...

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Still mad at this case. Damb shame...

  • Jen_n_juice

    Be shot, killed themselves while handcuffed, commit suicide, and the list goes on

  • SandrasNewFave

    The whole thing screams of being a spoiled brat. He was a drunk 16 year old who plowed people down in his big ole truck. BRAT. He faced repercussions for being stupid and the parents hired an expert to explain that he couldn't understand. BRAT. He got off with it and was getting his party on. BRAT. He can't be reached and neither can she.
    I say she's continuing to spoil her brat. She's doing everything in her power to ensure he doesn't face consequences. BRAT BRAT BRAT

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hot azz mess ... his rich parents probably done got this piece of shyt a knew identity and all smh ..... in another country

  • CJ413

    Oh he's missing?? I'm not surprised!! All that money brought him a one way ticket to anywhere in the world...smh...another legal justice fail

  • lil goodie

    Rich people..smh...probably in Switzerland....

  • SandrasNewFave

    LOL

  • lil goodie

    Roger that :-) :-) I wonder if the families did a civil suit against him.

  • CJ413

    Meanwhile, people go to jail for dog fights...but killing someone and being rich enough equals probation Smdh (FYI: I don't condone either, I love my puppy)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    nevermind his azz on film (underagedrinking) which is suppose to be against the law as well smh

  • SandrasNewFave

    I would do a 2 piece spicy against him.

  • Jen_n_juice

    Being white and rich. ... Had to fix that for ya. Mike had money. Just no loyal folks in his circle.

  • lil goodie

    Zimmerman #2

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lord talking to herself again .... fixit Jesus ...

  • Jen_n_juice

    I was thinking the same thing

  • LeBrick James

    Well, the longer he hides out, the greater his punishment is gonna be when they do find him.
    So I hope he stays hidden for about 3 months. Hopefully that'll get him a couple years of prison time like he deserves.

  • CJ413

    Smh...a damn shame!! And they say whites privilege doesn't exist ??

  • Jen_n_juice

    Cause they too rich to know they have to obey the law. .... mother included

  • LeBrick James

    That's the American "just-us" system for you!

  • Mela Reign

    The system is really screwed up and has been for a very long time. 10 years of probation, are you serious!!!??? His behind is not missing, he's somewhere hiding out with his mother!

  • Jen_n_juice

    Tuh... lies they tell

  • Ling

    Truth!

  • Sucker Free

    This judge needs to be disciplined...please tell me hes not still on the bench after this asinine decision

  • LeBrick James

    Please. I wouldn't even get my hopes up.

    Judges have remained on the bench after worse decisions than this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Welp wayyyyyy too many logins (personalities) in here today ...... these type of post fester that particular demon ...... so I'm out ...... I can not

  • MS PEACHES

    All together say " Look in Canada".

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    bye Jenie :sad face: (I like your car...)

  • Sincerity7

    Give folks an inch and they take a yard!

  • surprise2012

    Shoot judges have more DUI's than the average Joe.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    He's missing because his drunk driving, killer arse got caught playing beer pong! his parents know where he is! fugg these entitled yt folks! *shakes fist*

  • Shade Fest

    This was bs then and it's bs now...I can't

  • LeBrick James

    or Mexico.
    Much shorter drive from Texas.

  • MS PEACHES

    If you wipe your as-s after a sh-it you know right from wrong.

  • Yoni

    And we care because.........

  • LeBrick James

    Privileged people dont like to be reminded that they're privileged people.

  • Yoni

    And I bet his ass is in PLAIN SIGHT!

  • Milani

    I hope they find this little pipsqueak and toss his ass in jail...with Big Louie, Ray Ray, Mookie, 'nem. They'll teach his ass real quick about the consequences of his actions...I can't believe the judge only gave him probation. he killed innocent people because he was drinking...underage, at that. I hope he and his parents rot in hell, because the parents ain't shyt for hiring a psychologist to come up with that bullshyt affluenza excuse. I don't care how much money you have, you should have the common sense to teach your kid right from wrong...

  • LeBrick James

    NFL player Plaxico Burress got sentenced to 2 years in prison for shooting HIMSELF in the leg... but this drunk fool kills 4 people and gets probation? Really?
    Stuff like this just makes my blood boil.

  • VeyoncèSupreme

    It's amazing how Amerikka labels white kids who commit crime in the justice system either they were or are just mentally disturbed or is too rich to comprehend right from wrong or too spoiled but let that had been a black kid he would've been either sentenced to death or labeled a thug gang banger dumb stupid high school dropout nigger etc. Too bad his Karma ain't white.

  • MS PEACHES

    "She believed his lawyer’s “affluenza” argument that Couch was too rich to go to prison". When I heard this this morning I thought he was using the common cold as his defense. I had to Triple take the info.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Karma done came for that azz??

  • Yoni

    Speaking of YT folks. Did yall see where they are trying to pass a bill in Missouri after the blk football players refused to play. They are implementing a bill saying that any kid that is on scholarship and refuses to play will have their scholarship revoked. Yall seen that?

  • MS PEACHES

    The family money likely raised that boy, not the parents.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    No... not surprised. At all.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Is that car emoji new?

  • MS PEACHES

    So their willing to lose to prove a point. YT people just have to prove their dumn as-s point. It does not have to make sense.

  • surprise2012

    MISSING and with his momma. HMM she probably took him and beat him half to death for violating his probation and if their that rich as the media is saying, they may have went to another country. WHITE PRIVILEGE I tell you. If that was someone black or Mexican 1st they wouldn't have gotten probation, 2nd this would be an all points bulletin, 3rd when they did get caught they would get beaten if not worse and put under the jail!!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I just KNOWWWWWWWW that emoji ain't pushin a drop top benz?!?!?!? *dead as hell*

  • surprise2012

    Jumping off a bridge would be to easy for this idiot. LOL- I highly doubt he felt guilty or his spoiled A$$ wouldn't have been drinking again. I'm glad whoever posted that picture of him did it.

  • Just Keya

    First off, he should of been locked up. WHO in this life get probation for killing 4 damn people? Hell, not even regular sprites can do that. SO if he is missing, that's on the stupid ass judge who let him go home in the first damn place. Too rich my ass.

  • Yoni

    If I were on the team and threatened with such action...........we would lose EVERY game. Just show up on the field and stand there. #noeffort

  • LeBrick James

    I would check the cellphone/text communications between the father and mother too .

  • LeBrick James

    Kill dogs .... go to prison.
    Kill people .... go to rehab.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Stole that one from Whang lolol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Got it from whang lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bye bew .... will be back on a lighter post

  • Mela Reign

    Exactly! If the locate the mother they will surely find the boy.

  • nucynu25

    Preach

  • Bootcampgirl

    so, let his ass stay missing...this boy literally got away with murder...

  • Mela Reign

    Something tells me if he weaseled out of it before the same judge has a price again. I will be following this to see how it turns out.

  • Just Keya

    I hope they lock the momma up too when they find them.

  • imright

    how come affluenza didnt apply 2 Dr Cosby ?

  • imright

    hopefully

  • Bootcampgirl

    wwhhhhaaatttt, that's messed up

  • nucynu25

    Rules dont apply to sprites. This is why I was so upset at posters wen they were saying if that little girl had gotten up she wouldn't hve been thrown across the room by that officier. Tuah, this fool then killed 4 ppl & received probation. This shit really sickening.

  • Just Keya

    Ok so after reading the story again...I don't feel like it's a white only thing. It's a money thing. Because the Sprite killed Sprites. I'm kind of shocked all he got was probation. I know the parents of the dead kids are NOT happy.

  • Prettybootnikki

    Thy had a tv show on maybe investigation id channel or the reelz channel. They talked about his case. Showed how it all happened. And even talked about his up bringing. Did anyone else see it?? It was too damn good. Basically that whole family, mother, farther and son are messed up in the head because they have money. They think they can get off or do what they want because of money and power. The farther was very arrogant and matter of fact type of attitude. This was not the first time he got into some trouble. But the first time it was this severe. Basically the dad owns some type of steel business and has made millions. I think it was steel. Just a mess.

  • uhhhyall

    punk ass piece of shit kid. fort worth is my home. this story pissed me off back then and it pisses me off now. UGH.

  • AnonymousRose

    now you looking for him, he aint going no dam prison, just like madoff, living under new name and new country.....Justice system die, FOS

  • nucynu25

    Mr Cosby is a nigga . He's wealthy but a nigga. That simple.

  • Yoni

    New (open) post.....

  • Bootcampgirl

    he was living by himself...

  • Bootcampgirl

    yep, his friend snitched him smoove out....

  • Canary Red™

    I can't even type but that this post pissed me off!

  • HOPoutWITthaThiccnez

    While the rich kids are driving Benz I'm still tryna hold on to surviving friends"
    (Tupac) keep ya head up...

  • stav

    The real judgement is coming, those that did not hold him accountable , will be held accountable. Bloodguilt!

  • R in NYC

    Our court system is a joke.

  • TheRealLee

    They need to check Switzerland or Costa Rica. It's also possible the relatives did what the judge refused to do and took care of the problem themselves. It's not right, but I get it.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    meanwhile RemiMa cut a bytch and got 6+years...#IJS . #whiteprivilege

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    I bet his azz out of the country...chillin'

  • 100milesperhour

    His mother probably sent his uhglass overseas to avoid being violated. How do you look like an aged alcoholic at 16 w/bloated cheeks & all?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Pull a marshawn lynch I'm just here so I won't get fined.

  • Yoni

    Exactly!

  • MS PEACHES

    WHAT!!!! (Said like Mr Brown)!!!!

  • Shantonda

    smh hiding in plain sight probably

  • just being me

    I just wonder if a rich minority kid could use the same excuse and get away with it ????

  • MS PEACHES
  • Yoni

    Two can play THAT game. Yall trying to get paid off our backs? We're going to STILL GET an education off yours! TUH

  • SG

    White privilege benefits another bitch azz lame. America.

  • Bootcampgirl

    yes, his parents moved to another house and left him there with no adult supervision...

  • 1/8

    I can't print what I'm thinking. It's much too cruel to put in writing.

  • O.B. DaLava

    Did he think that he would kill 4 people and not get tormented by their frustrated spirits.....they haunting dat ass!

  • the guest

    This kid is not even in the US anymore. They have money and don't believe in accountability. They absolutely had an exit plan and fake passports in place for when he would ever get caught violating his probation. He killed four people and his parents didn't believe in accountability then. No way they'll turn him in for parole violation.

    Money does buy justice.

  • the guest

    Warrant Shmarrant, bartender two more margaritas please. That's him and his mom on the new island they live on. They already let the system know their kid doesn't do jail. Not even for murder.

  • the guest

    Affluenza was their defense but let's talk about the under tablec bribes that really got this kid off. This family paid off someone's mortgage.

  • SandrasNewFave

    Such a shame

  • Stephanie

    I remember being kid (before electricity, haha) and riding in the back of trucks- we were fools.

  • Stephanie

    Normally I wouldn't agree, but this case I do #whiteprivlege

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Hell no.

    In America you have to be rich AND white to get away with killing four people.

  • Varnell Hill

    Why does he look like a young Donald Trump??

  • Soon2BWife

    He's not missing. His parents sent him to Ireland with a new name, identity, and money. This way he can be the loser he is undetected and probably will get a degree. If he stayed here he was gonna f up again violating his probation and been sent to jail, affluenza infected and all.

  • T3

    This made me holleerrrrrr!!!! And it's appropriate here

  • Auditor

    Same thing I was thinking #richpeopleproblems

  • Auditor

    I wonder what color the people killed were...

  • Auditor

    Madoff in prison...

  • AnonymousRose

    Have u seen his prison, real talk....i just don't belive. Nothing they try to fix up...they lie so much. If he in prison he on one of those fancy penthouse prison, not the one ray ray cuzzin in, but the luxury prison....i seen those prison and was like wow,....no wonder they dont care, hell they living as thought they ain't in prison....

  • BLOODBLOOD

    So did he get adultnap or did he just say f u c k it?

  • Auditor

    He's in federal prison...state/city/county/federal are different things. Federal prison is easy street. BUT I agree with you...I don't believe sh*t anymore!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I believe they were white too.

  • esh

    he'll get off, bottom line. he got off after killing four kids. of course he'll get off for being on vacation.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Lock this criminal up! If his name was Daquan he'd be under the damn jail ?

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Out of the country, if he is smart. In the wind.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    DEAD!!!! I will have to use this from time to time. It comes in handy on this blog ???

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Uh no. Still black ?.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I saw it on 20/20

  • digital_femme

    I was JUST thinking about this "affluenza" brat the other day.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    They're not going to do all that. The boy got off with a slap on the wrist for killing 4 people. I doubt they're are putting in effort to find him.

  • T3

    Yaaassss

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Sounds like he needs alcohol treatment and jail time for some discipline. His mom needs to stop giving him that breast milk.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    After reading this again I believe he needs to have his bail revoked and serve the full 10 years which isn't nearly enough time.... It's a sad case 4 people killed that's really 2.5 years a person in jail if he does the ten years. I hope they catch him and his momma! I know it's 10 years probation but I hope since it violated they can change it to jail time...

  • maryw121

    KARMA'S A BITCH!!!!!!!

  • Vic Seekman

    This is totally White Privliege!!! Aint no mistaking that at all!!!! This reminds me of when that big white dude OJ Simpson ripped his girlfriends throat out with his bare hands and got off because the "glove didn't fit" Whatever!! White people get all the breaks!!! Money has nothing to do with it. Both white OJ and this kid were broke as hell!!!

  • HiJanx

    Good luck trying to buy your way out of violating probation!! GOOD LUCK! 10 years up in the big boy joint..... I'm sure they'll treat you real nice, Ethan. Your mommy's going to do time as well for harboring a fugitive etc..... Your daddy's money can only go so far & it will run out sooner or later. Of course, there are some things money can't buy..,. Like your freedom this time. The judge gave him 10 years because he knew the kid would violate it. LOL! Good luck , little puke!! ???????

  • maryw121

    Vic, you do know O.J. is black, right?

  • Sean Lawrence

    No, money. Money buys murder, aka OJ.

  • JP

    I want to know how much his parents bribed the judge to get him out of jail the first time around.