Texas judge orders “affluenza” teenager to get treatment
In December, juvenile court Judge Jean Boyd sentenced the 16-year-old to 10 years’ probation and ordered him to get therapy, a decision that led to a backlash among those who thought the family used its wealth to keep the teen out of jail.
Reagan Wynn, an attorney for the teenager, said the judge ordered his client to start rehabilitation. He would not disclose the location or the amount of time the teenager would spend there.
After the hearing that was closed to the public and media, Wynn praised Judge Boyd for “making an appropriate decision in a tragic case that was distorted by the media.”
Wynn said the youth suffers from anti-social behavior as well as drug and alcohol abuse.