Affluenza teen Ethan Couch—who was previously detained in beautiful, sunny Puerto Vallarta before being sent off to juvie in Texas—got some bad news this morning. A Texas judge has ruled to move the 18-year-old’s case to adult court, meaning he could face actual jail time for his role in the drunk-driving accident that killed four people.
Ya boy Ethan Couch is leaving Mexico today on a commercial flight to Dallas, Texas, according to Mexican immigration officials. He is ready to face the music in the U.S., his Mexican attorney Fernando Benitez told NBC News yesterday: “I believe he is relieved to be coming back. I think he has come to terms with this.”
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.
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.