‘Affluenza’ teen delays Mexico departure

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‘Affluenza’ teenager Ethan Couch files papers delaying his extradition back to the U.S. while his mother with whom he was detained in Mexico is sent back. Paul Chapman reports.

‘Affluenza’ teen delays Mexico departure

Texas teenager Ethan Couch, whose ‘affluenza’ defence over a deadly car crash sparked outrage in the U.S., won a temporary delay in his extradition from Mexico on Wednesday.

Couch, now aged 18, fled to Puerto Vallarta with his mother on Monday after he allegedly broke the terms of his ten-year drug-and-alcohol-free probation.

He was 16 when his defence team argued he was so spoiled he didn’t know right from wrong when he killed four people in a drink-drive crash.

A judge in Mexico has up to 72 hours to consider his injunction to delay extradition to the U.S. where he faces a possible jail term.

His mother Tonya was put on a flight back to the U.S. on Wednesday.

She is accused of hindering apprehension, which carries a possible jail sentence of up to 10 years.

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