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Texas governor’s candidates speak on deadly wreck

  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.      

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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