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CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "affluenza" defense in a drunk driving murder case in Ft. Worth, Texas, in which four people were killed in a June car crash by teen Ethan Couch reviewed. [Last night, victims' husband/father Eric BOYLES††- reacts to lives taken.]

(New York: Randi Kaye) The drunk driving accident reviewed; 911 call to the Tarrant County sheriff's department played; photos shown of Sergio Molina, who was paralyzed when thrown from Couch's truck; details given of the testimony against Couch. The ruling by juvenile court Judge Jean Boyd, including a 2012 case in which a teen who punched a man who died and was sentenced to 14 years in a juvenile detention center, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Exclusive taped argumentative discussion held with clinical psychologist Dr. G. Dick Miller, who testified for the defense, about the "affluenza" defense and "punishment" for Couch. [MILLER - defends the treatment facility where Couch will be sent; questions the use of the terms "Kill" and "murder" in the case.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The criminal justice system, this case, the "junk science" about the affluenza defense and the idea that the facility where Couch goes will cost a half million dollars discussed. [From Los Angeles, criminal defense attorney Mark GERAGOS - cautions this was a juvenile court case: rehabilitation, not punishment.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Jeffrey, Anderson Cooper,
Duration:
00:19:50

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