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Teen sentenced to probation back in court

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The Texas teen given only probation in a fatal wreck in scheduled to be back in court Wednesday.

Sixteen year-old Ethan Couch, who was sentenced to only probation for a drunken-driving accident that killed four people, will be back in the court room Wednesday.

Sentencing for the North Texas teen sparked debate after defense attorneys claimed he was coddled by his wealthy parents. A term experts called "affluenza."

The judge who issued to original sentence has not ruled on a request by the prosecution to give couch jail time on charges related to two people who were also injured in the crash.

She also has yet to rule on sending couch to a California rehab facility as requested by his attorneys.

Requests by media to keep this case open have recently been denied by a judge.