Mother of teen paralyzed by ‘affluenza victim’ speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

Mother of teen paralyzed by ‘affluenza victim’ speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

Maria Lemus’ teenage son used to love soccer. He used to have friends. He used to be a normal kid.

But since he became a victim of Ethan Couch’s drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care.

He can communicate only by blinking.

“People say we have to die to go to hell,” his mother said. “To me, I’ve already been there.”

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Lemus spoke briefly about her family’s experience from her front door step Saturday, a day after attending a court hearing where a judge transferred Couch’s case to adult court.

After the hearing, her oldest son, Alex Lemus, stood with his brother in front of TV cameras and made a compelling argument for why the news media should pay attention to his family – not the Couches.

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