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++++SOURCE: KDFW (EMBARGO DALLAS MARKET) DATE: DECEMBER 10, 2013 1. Ethan Couch, convicted of drunken driving accident which killed four, enters juvenile court complex +++++SOURCE: KDFW (EMBARGO DALLAS MARKET) DATE: JUNE 2013 LOCATION: BURLESON, TEXAS2. Accident scene in Burleson, Texas, where an intoxicated Crouch crashed his truck into pedestrians helping a stranded driver. 3. Accident investigator taking notes ++++SOURCE: KDFW (EMBARGO DALLAS MARKET) DATE: DECEMBER 10, 2013 LOCATION: FORTH WORTH, TEXAS4. Couch walking from court room at previous hearing +++++SOURCE: AP DATE:FEBRUARY 5, 2014 LOCATION: FORT WORTH, TEXAS 5. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SUPER: ERIC BOYLES/ WIFE AND DAUGHTER KILLED IN ACCIDENT " i really don't want to go there.but it's difficult we had an opportunity to move forward on december 10. and today…it didn't occur."6. MS of Marla Mitchell, whose daughter Breanna was killed in accident 7. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SUPER: MARLA MITCHELL/DAUGHTER KILLED IN ACCIDENT "no matter what game he or his family think they beat the world is not going to take its eyes off of him. they're gonna be waiting. there gonna be waiting for him to mess up again if he does."++++++SOURCE: KDFW (EMBARGO DALLAS MARKET) DATE: DECEMBER 10, 2013 LOCATION: FORTH WORTH, TEXAS8. Couch walking back into courtroom at previous hearing +++++SOURCE: KDFW (EMBARGO DALLAS MARKET) DATE: JUNE 2013 LOCATION: BURLESON, TEXAS9. Accident scene in Burleson, Texas 10. Mangled truck at accident scene ++++++SOURCE: AP DATE:FEBRUARY 5, 2014 LOCATION: FORT WORTH, TEXAS 11. Deputy blocking courtroom entrance, media not allowed inside 12. Couch's parents walking from side room into courtroom13. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SUPER: REAGAN WYNN/COUCH'S LAWYER "this case was a tragedy -there's no way two ways about it. a tragedy for everyone involved. if anything the media circus that happened after our hearing made it worse." 14. WS of prosecutors talking to reporters 15. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SUPER: RICHARD ALPERT/PROSECUTOR " because it's his expert that brought that before the courtroom. so somebody before this hearing made a decision that that's a good term. he's a good attorney. his witnesses don't say things by accident. so they thought maybe that will help-that's my interpretation. And it blew up on them." 16. CS of sign at juvenile justice center 17. WS of juvenile justice center +++++++++SOURCE: KDFW (EMBARGO DALLAS MARKET) DATE: DECEMBER 10, 2013 LOCATION: FORTH WORTH, TEXAS18. Couch leaving courtroom walking to opposite side of complex (VOICEOVER SCRIPTTHE TEXAS TEEN SPARED A PRISON SENTENCE AFTER A PSYCHOLOGIST CALLED HIM A PRODUCT OF "AFFLUENZA", WON'T HAVE ANY TIME BEHIND BARS ADDED TO HIS SENTENCE DESPITE A PROSECUTOR'S MOTION. INSTEAD ETHAN COUCH, WHO DROVE DRUNK AND CAUSED A CRASH THAT KILLED FOUR PEOPLE LAST SUMMER, WILL SPEND AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF TIME AT A REHABILITATION FACILITY.SOUNDBITE: Eric Boyles, Wife and Daughter Killed in Crash " I really don't want to go there. we had an opportunity to move forward on december 10. and today…it didn't occur." (VOICE OVER) BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ERIC BOYLES, HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER WERE BOTH KILLED. THE SAME FOR MARLA MITCHELL WHOSE DAUGHTER DIED AS WELL. SOUNDBITE: Marla Mitchell, Daughter Killed in Crash "I don't think the world is ever going to take its eyes off of him no matter where he goes. the world is not going to take its eyes off of him. their gonna be waiting. there gonna be waiting for him to mess up again."(VOICE OVER) COUCH WAS 16 AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT FOR AN ADULT AND THERE WERE TRACES OF VALIUM FOUND IN HIS SYSTEM.THE JUDGE CLOSED OFF THE FORT WORTH JUVENILE COURT HEARING TO THE MEDIA. THE BOY'S PARENTS OFFERED NO COMMENTS. THE CASE CAUSED FIERCE DEBATE WHEN A DEFENSE EXPERT TOLD THE COURT COUCH'S WEALTHY PARENTS CODDLED HIM INTO A STATE OF IRRESPONSIBILITY-A TERM THE EXPERT CALLED AFFLUENZA.SOUNDBITE: Reagan Wynn, Couch's Lawyer "I think that word was said once in passing by a witness. it is really disheartening." COUCH'S ATTORNEY BLAMED THE MEDIA FOR THE NATIONAL REACTION TO HIS DEFENSE- SOUNDBITE: Reagan Wynn, Couch's Lawyer "This case was a tragedy -if anything the media circus that happened after our hearing made it worse." PROSECUTORS SHOT BACK- CALLING COUCH'S LAWYER A HYPOCRITE- SOUNDBITE: Richard Alpert, Prosecutor "Well that's ironic because it's his expert that brought that before the courtroom. so somebody before this hearing made a decision that that's a good term. he's a good attorney. his witnesses don't say things by accident. so they thought maybe that will help-that's my interpretation. And it blew up on them." COUCH REMAINS IN CUSTODY. IT'S NOT KNOWN WHEN HE'LL START DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENTS. JOHN MONE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT WORTH, TEXAS.