- Category: World News
- Published Thursday, January 28, 2016
- CTV News
"Affluenza" teenager Ethan Couch has arrived in Texas after being deported from Mexico.
The 18-year-old arrived on a flight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport late Thursday morning.
Investigators believe Couch and his mother fled to Mexico in early December, as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he violated his probation in a 2013 drunken-driving wreck that killed four people.
Couch and his mother were apprehended on Dec. 28 in Puerto Vallarta.
His mother was quickly deported. Couch initially won a court-ordered delay, but his attorneys recently dropped the deportation fight, saying his rights were protected by Mexican authorities.
During Couch's trial in the drunken-driving case, a defense expert argued that Couch had been coddled into a sense of irresponsibility by his wealthy parents, a condition the expert called "affluenza."