Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:29 am
'Affluenza' teen's family to pay victim $2M
Tarrant County court documents show that the liability insurer of Ethan Couch's parents agreed to pay more than $1 million in cash and the rest in two annuities to a trust established for Sergio Molina.
Molina was among 12 people injured. His parents say he can only smile and blink.
Couch's case drew national attention after his attorneys argued that his wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility, which one witness termed "affluenza."
Five other families of the injured or killed have settled with the Couches, pending court approval. One family wants a jury trial.