Your 2 Cents: 'Affluenza' Teen's Case Takes Bizarre Turn


Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 10:40 pm
By: News 9


A wealthy teenager who killed four people in a drunk driving crash is on the run after apparently breaking probation, and his mother is believed to be helping him. 

You'll recall this is the case where his lawyers argued he suffered from "affluenza," that his families wealth prevented him from learning the consequences of his actions and the court bought it. 

Here's what you had to say about it:

Stony first, "That's why I couldn't be a judge. I'd have thrown both him and his parents into jail." 

From Shelly, "He should have been put in juvenile detention plus community service for LIFE."

Dede says, "I think we may hear much more about him in the future and it won't be for anything good."

Angie writes, "The mother and delinquent need to be charged and do time. And, if they find and prove dad knew or assisted then he, too, should face time." 

Scott says, "Just another product of our broke system that's just too easily bought by rich people. Hope they throw the book at the judge too."

Deneen asks, "If that is the case, can poor people get off from drunk driving charges because we were too poor to know better?" 

Finally from Lissa, "Where is the father? Arrest the dad and I guarantee the young adult will be found."

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's YOUR 2 Cents.