NATIONAL – “Affluenza” teen back in the U.S. for case hearing


Ethan Couch, also know as the “affluenza” teen, has returned to the United States and is currently being held in a juvenile facility in Forth Worth, Texas until a detention hearing on Friday. The 18-year old garnered the public’s interest when he successfully evaded a prison sentence for a drunk-driving crash which resulted in the death of 4 people by pleading “affluenza.” Couch was instead sentenced to an extended period of probation, but violated his probation by fleeing to Mexico in December. Later that month he was found and arrested by Mexican authorities at a resort in Puerto Vallerta where he was held until being shipped back to the United States on Thursday.


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