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Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen Taken Into Custody In Mexico, Official Says

12/29/2015 at 10:47 | Reuters

A wealthy Texas teen who had been a fugitive after breaking his probation sentence for killing four people while driving drunk, will be returned to the United States after being caught in Mexico, Mexican authorities said on Tuesday.

Ethan Couch, 18, and his mother, Tonya Couch, were taken into custody on Monday evening in the Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta.

Couch became known in the United States as the “affluenza” teen during his trial in juvenile court over the 2013 deaths, when a psychologist said he was so wealthy and spoiled he could not tell the difference between right and wrong.

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