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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 18, 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; details given about the injuries to Sergio Molina and Soliman Mohmand†, who were in Couch's truck. [Victims' husband/father Eric BOYLES†- says the message has to be money cannot buy justice.] [Last Thursday, clinical psychologist Dr. G. Dick MILLER†- questions the use of the terms "Kill" and "murder" in the case.] [In interview with Gary Tuchman, Sergio's mother Maria LEMUS - talks about her son.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Dallas: Ed Lavandera) The efforts by the Ft. Worth D.A. to get Couch sent to jail on other manslaughter charges in response to anger about the initial sentence without jail time and the lawsuits from the Molina family against Couch's family discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio interview held with prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos about the legal actions in this case. [HOSTIN - suggests it was a borderline illegal sentence and he should get prison time.] [GERAGOS - calls this showboating by the prosecution; states the kid is not eligible for prison and there is no grounds for appeal.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Lavandera, Ed
Duration:
00:10:30

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