(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Relatives of victims of a drunk-driving crash were angry when the 16-year-old driver charged in the crash was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years of probation.
The maximum sentence had been 20 years behind bars, according to the Fort Worth 323rd District Court bailiff.
Ethan Couch, 16, had been charged as a juvenile with four counts of intoxication manslaughter.
Youth pastor Brian Jennings, mother and daughter Hollie and Shelby Boyles, and Breanna Mitchell died in the June 15 accident, according to ABC News’ Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate, WFAA-TV.
The widow of one victim told Couch she forgave him, but Mitchell’s mother told WFAA she was “mad” about the sentence, and the brother of a man paralyzed in the accident said the sentence was “not right.”
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