‘Affluenza’ mother in U.S., teen still in Mexico

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The mother of “Affluenza” teenager, Ethan Couch, has arrived in the United States after being deported from Mexico, although her son remains in Puerto Vallarta. Gavino Garay reports.

‘Affluenza’ mother in U.S., teen still in Mexico

Tonya Couch, the mother of so-called “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, arrived at Los Angeles airport wearing handcuffs.

She’d been deported from Mexico…wanted on charges of hindering apprehension and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

But the “Affluenza” teen himself was nowhere to be seen. He is still in Mexico, having won a delay in his extradition.

Ethan Couch gained notoriety for being handed a probation deal after he killed four people while driving drunk in 2013.

His defense team had argued Couch was afflicted by what they called “affluenza”. They said he was so spoiled by his wealth that he could not tell the difference between right and wrong.

But he became a fugitive after allegedly violating his probation..

U.S authorities say they hope to have him back in the country by the end of the week.

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