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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Affluenza Teen Arrested in Mexican Resort After Weeks On The Run

The "affluenza" teen is once again in police custody after weeks on the run, and he may finally face jail time.


Ethan Couch, the drunk-driving Texas teenager who avoided time behind bars
despite killing four people in a 2013 car crash when his defense team argued his privileged upbringing contributed to his behavior, was detained in Mexico with his mother after fleeing from police.
The Jalisco State Prosecutor's office confirmed in a statement that Couch and his mother Tonya were taken into custody in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta on Monday night.


The pair were turned over to immigration officials after a medical check and will soon be returned to the U.S., according to the prosecutor.
Couch, who is now 18, was sentenced to 10 years of probation in 2013 and ordered to enter rehab. As part of his probation he was not allowed to drive, drink alcohol or use drugs.

But after a video of Couch playing a drinking game began circulating in early December, he failed to meet with his probation officer.
Soon after, he and his mother went missing, in direct violation of his probation.

 Police issued an arrest warrant for Couch in mid-December and appealed to the public for any information on his whereabouts. His father said he had not heard from his son in weeks.

The U.S. Marshalls and the FBI were also involved in the search for the mother and son. In a photo released by the Jalisco State Prosecutor's office, Couch appeared to have dyed his hair black.

Couch was 16 when he plowed into a group of people in Burleson, Texas, while driving drunk after a party.

If he is found to have violated any of his parole terms, Couch could face a jail sentence of up to 10 years, the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office said.
His mother was declared a missing person when she also could not be located, but the Tarrant County Sheriff's office said she was believed to be helping her son. An arrest warrant was also been issued for her.
The pair allegedly threw a goodbye party before heading to the Mexican border, according to the sheriff's office.
Now that he has been arrested, it is unclear if and when he will be charged. Tonya Couch could also face criminal charges for her role.


On June 15, 2013, Couch was driving under the influence of alcohol, Valium, and marijuana and crashed his pick-up truck into a car that had broke down and was parked on the side of the road in Burleson, Texas. Four people working on the car were killed. Two passengers riding in Couch's truck were also critically injured.

During Couch's trial, Dr. G. Dick Miller testified on Couch's behalf saying that Couch suffered from "affluenza," which he defined as an inability to tell right from wrong due to his upbringing in an affluent family.


He was, his lawyer said, the product of "dysfunctional" millionaire parents.


The judge's decision to hand Couch such a lenient probation sentence was met by backlash from the families of the victims and was scrutinized nationally.

Several families filed lawsuits against Couch after the sentencing, with the final settlement announced in October 2015.

culled - Mashable.com


Hmmmm!!!...A product of dysfunctional Millionaire parents!




22 comments:

One trillion said...

End time pikin

stranger said...

I am so happy the scumbag has been caught. Affluenza isn't even a recognized mental healthbissue as reiterated by the American Psychiatry Association.
One can buy justice with money as justice is relative. Affluenza my ass.

jasmine said...

He was a product of dysfunctional millionaire parents? Lol...see excuse. Jail awaits him tho

Chukwudum Promise said...

Good for him. Next pls?

#intergister coming up!

Chukwudum Promise said...

Hope it serves him right.

#intergister coming up!

Miss Ess said...

Na wa

GERMAN JUICE said...

Another case of I almost got away with it.

Anonymous said...

Good for him

Anonymous said...

I love the doggedness of U.S. law enforcement. Even if it's 50 years they will still get you. If you like, run to Mars and do plastic surgery.

Odus said...

What won't we hear.

LEE70 said...

Again what the Chinese call strawberry children. I do not blame him, it is all these parents that think that spoiling the hell out of their kids is called love. no discipline or teaching them skills to enable them to stand on their own. I see some rich naija parents following that lane.

youngman said...

Even in Nigeria the children of the rich are of same mentality but the difference is that over there both the law and the generality of the people respect or fear no one irrespective of the weight of their pockets

MissPrettyW said...

Finally hope he gets his jail term now... Affluenza my foot!

Adamu Zion said...

Grew up in an affluent family meaning he had everything he ever wanted in life yet he couldn't defferentiate between evil and good... Stupid money... Stupid upbringing... I hope those spoilts brats on this blog will pick a word from these?... Singning out!!!

lami said...

affluenza,seriously? Oyibo na wa for una hian! He should just go to jail already.

Anonymous said...

My dear, I pity the young once. You can not give what you don't have.

Cynhams Cakes & Pastries, Abuja. Home delivery. said...

Imagine...... The boy is so rottenly spoilt he doesn't know the difference between right and wrong. His parents should be jailed instead.

Anonymous said...

One's *

Celebrity Girlfriend said...

It's not an illness, it's a way of life.

Goddesss of Dawn said...

How sad!
So very Sad!
Well jail is a better place for such kids
He will heal so fast of his affluenza!
Hahahahaha! Affluenza ko!
Yeye dey smell

Anonymous said...

Ones*

Madonna said...

He had it all but still ended up useless to the society and to the so called wealthy parents. He's not even remorse for killing innocent people. Hopefully this time, justice will be served in full.