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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mom of ‘affluenza’ teen back in US after Mexico deportation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of fugitive Texas teen Ethan Couch, known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident, has been returned to the U.S. from Mexico minus her son, whose own deportation was delayed by a Mexican judge.

Tonya Couch arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Mexico in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and was taken in handcuffs through the terminal to an unmarked Dodge Charger early Thursday morning. She was wearing blue street clothes and looked away from cameras as she walked, flanked by two marshals.

It was unclear why she was brought to Los Angeles instead of Texas, where she and her son live and where he was on probation for the 2013 drunken-driving crash. U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Eugene Hwang said he could not reveal any details about her trip through California or say how long she might remain here, citing security concerns in transporting someone in custody.



Anonymous said...

The lawyers had argued in his trial that Couch was unable to understand the consequences of his actions because of his financial privilege.

It looks like the mom and he still are "victims" of "affluenza".

What, now that probation is shattered?

Anonymous said...

10 yrs please.

Anonymous said...

How will she survive without her baby next to her? This is one sick woman