“Affluenza” Teen Ethan Couch And His Mother Captured In Mexico
You can run, but you can’t hide!
“Affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who fled the country with his mother while serving probation killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck, was captured in Mexico on Monday night.
Via The Associated Press:
Authorities say a Texas teenager serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck after invoking an “affluenza” defense is in custody in Mexico, weeks after he and his mother disappeared.
Mexico’s Jalisco state prosecutors’ office said 18-year-old Ethan Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, were located and detained Monday evening in the Pacific Coast resort city of Puerto Vallarta.
After their detention, they were handed over to Mexican immigration authorities for deportation, the office said.
During the sentencing phase of Couch’s trial, a defense expert argued that Couch’s wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility — a condition the expert termed “affluenza.”
The condition is not recognized as a medical diagnosis by the American Psychiatric Association, and its invocation drew widespread ridicule.
Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Tuesday at a news conference that Ethan and his mother planned their disappearance and even had a going away shindig. Ethan even prepared for his departure with a new look.
An arrest warrant would be issued for Tonya Couch on charges of hindering and apprehension.
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