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Saturday salon 28/5

Warning. There’s nothing about Australian politics in this post!

1. American teen so rich he couldn’t tell right from wrong

In 2013, 16-year-old American teenager Ethan Couch

    was sentenced to 10 years’ probation after killing four people in a drink driving incident. During his sentencing hearing, Couch’s defence team successfully argued that their client was so wealthy he could not tell right from wrong, and therefore should be given a lighter sentence.

During sentencing his psychologist testified Couch “was suffering from “affluenza” at the time, a condition resulting from the inability of his wealthy parents to instil basic moral principles into him.” Continue reading Saturday salon 28/5