December 12th, 2013
10:44 PM ET

Psychologist defends outcome in affluenza case

Psychologist Dick Miller took the stand in the trial of 16-year-old drunk driver Ethan Couch, who killed four people in a crash on Father's Day weekend. Miller helped convince the judge that Couch was a victim of his family's wealth. While Couch was facing 20 years behind bars he was sentenced to ten years probation. On the stand, Miller used the term affluenza, but he acknowledged to Anderson "we used to call these people spoiled brats." Watch the full unedited interview with Dick Miller in three parts.
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Filed under: "Affluenza" • Exclusive • Mark Geragos • Sunny Hostin
December 12th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

Treatment center in "affluenza" case

Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk, will spend the next year at California's Newport Academy instead of a prison cell. His father is footing the bill which is about $500,000. For that money Couch will get to stay in a facility that in 2009 Treatment magazine called "the most beautiful treatment facility in the industry." It offers equine therapy, an on-site gym, art therapy, yoga, meditation, and individual nutritional counseling. Anderson discussed this with Dr. Drew Pinsky, along with Newport Academy CEO Jamison Monroe Jr.
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Filed under: "Affluenza" • Dr. Drew
December 12th, 2013
10:10 PM ET

What does the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle mean?

The North Korean government remains a mystery to most of the outside world. That's why the official announcement of the ouster and execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle is so startling. So is the language used by North Korean state media to describe what happened to Jang Song. They reported "despicable human scum Jang, who was worse than a dog, perpetrated thrice-cursed acts of treachery in betrayal of such profound trust and warmest paternal love shown by the party and the leader for him."
CNN's Paula Hancocks is monitoring developments from Seoul, South Korea.

Filed under: Kim Jong Un • North Korea • Paula Hancocks
December 12th, 2013
10:08 PM ET

Surprising plea deal in newlywed murder trial

Jordan Graham spent months claiming she pushed her husband off a cliff in self defense. Today she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. She was married to Cody Johnson for just eight days when he fell to his death in Glacier National Park. Today's plea deal came just before closing arguments. Kyung Lah has the latest.
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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Jordan Graham • Kyung Lah
December 12th, 2013
10:06 PM ET

Sign language interpreter tries to explain his actions at Mandela memorial

He had the eyes of the world upon him as he stood just feet from some of the world's most powerful leaders. The man who apparently spent hours signing gibberish during Nelson Mandela's memorial claims he's schizophrenic and was hallucinating at the time. CNN's David McKenzie spoke with the sign language interpreter and Robyn Curnow has the latest on the controversy.
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Filed under: 360º Follow • David McKenzie • Nelson Mandela • Robyn Curnow
December 12th, 2013
10:03 PM ET

New details on the deadly crash in the "affluenza" case

16-year-old Ethan Couch killed four strangers on Father's Day weekend in a drunk driving crash that also left one of his friends paralyzed. He faced the possibility of 20 years behind bars. But a judge sentenced him to probation after his lawyers argued that Couch was a victim of his family's wealth. An expert the defense put on the stand called it "affluenza." Randi Kaye has more on what happened on the night of the crash.
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