Ethan Couch’s lawyers say that they are investigating whether the 18-year-old arrested in Mexico last month fled there, willingly violating the terms of his probation, or was forced, Reuters reports. “We are examining the facts...to determine whether he was taken voluntarily or involuntarily to Mexico,” attorney Scott Brown said.
On Monday, the East Hampton Star reports, a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that Thomas Gilbert Jr., who is accused of murdering his father, a prominent hedge-fund manager, is mentally competent to stand trial. Also, he wrote a letter to the DA reminding him that they went to the same school.
Ethan Couch, the teenager who killed four people and severely injured two others in a DUI crash but got off because a jury bought his lawyer’s so-called “affluenza” defense, has stunningly run afoul of the law once again.
The psychologist who convinced a Texas judge that 16-year-old Ethan Couch was too rich to know right from wrong says he shouldn't have used the word "affluenza," but insists his defense of the teen was otherwise sound.