This kid is 16. He has a long history of getting away with things that a normal family's boy would not have. He and his cronies stole some beer from Walmart, then he went roaring down the road with a blood alcohol level that was three times what the law allows. If it allowed anything for 16 year olds.
There was a young woman who had a flat tire. A middle aged woman and her twenty something daughter stopped to help. So did a minister. The "affluenza" victim hit them and killed them all. But it's ok, he's going to a country club for counseling.
There is a much better news story on CNN about it. CBS was tip toeing around the whole thing.