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Texas / Drunk Driving Case / Molina's Brother's Interview / A Discussion #1056783

CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 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. Part of last night's taped argumentative discussion held with clinical psychologist Dr. G. Dick Miller, who testified for the defense, about the "affluenza" defense and "punishment" for Couch replayed. [MILLER - questions the use of the terms "Kill" and "murder" in the case.]

(Keller, Texas: Gary Tuchman) The fate of paralyzed Sergio Molina, who flew out of the back of Couch's truck when he killed four people last June, featured; details given about the family lawsuit against the Couch family and business. [Molina's brother Alex LEMUS†- says his brother cannot be rehabilitated; states their medical bills are over a million dollars; expresses anger about the legal ruling.] [Sergio's mother Maria LEMUS - talks about her son.] The status of the lawsuit against Couch and family discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live argumentative discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, criminal defense attorney Brian Wice and Syracuse professor Boyce Watkins about the legal decision in this drunk driving case. [From Houston, WICE - defends the judge's decision to keep him in the juvenile justice system.] [TOOBIN - calls the legal ruling "outrageous"; comments on the other teen sentencing case.] [From Chicago, WATKINS - calls this case "ridiculous": imbalanced justice; comments on the prison sentences in Texas.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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