Texas governor's candidates speak on deadly wreck

12/16/2013

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The two presumptive front-runners in the race for Texas governor say they're outraged by a probation sentence given to a North Texas teen for a deadly wreck that killed four pedestrians.

Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas Sen. Wendy Davis discussed the case of 16-year-old Ethan Couch following his sentencing last week in Fort Worth.

Abbott says his office is studying whether the sentence can be reviewed.

The Republican tells KTVT-TV of Dallas that the result of Couch's case was "outrageous."

Davis, a Democrat who represents Fort Worth, told WFAA-TV says she wants to study changes that can be made "from a legislative perspective."

Couch was given 10 years' probation instead of prison in the June accident, a sentence that has gotten national attention.


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