Ethan Couch, known as the “affluenza” teen after he killed four people in a drunk driving incident, is deported from Mexico and on his way back to Dallas, Texas. Linda So reports.
“Affluenza” teen deported from Mexico
Ethan Couch has officially left Mexico.
Officials say the Texas teen was deported from the country on Thursday. He left aboard a commercial flight headed for Dallas.
Couch signed papers before being accompanied by Mexican officials onto the plane.
The 18-year-old known as the “affluenza” teen after he killed four people in a drunk driving incident in 2013 will be placed in a juvenile detention center once he arrives in Texas.
A judge will decide at a February hearing if his case will be moved to adult court.
Couch and his mother Tonya, who’s free on bond, were arrested in Mexico last month following a more than two-week-long manhunt.
Officials say the teen’s mother helped her son flee to Mexico in an attempt to avoid possible jail-time for violating the terms of his probation.