New Details Emerge About ‘Affluenza’ Teen’s Time in Mexico


PHOTO: Ethan and Tonya Couch were seen being escorted out of this Puerto Vallarta apartment building in handcuffs on Monday Dec. 28, 2015.

At the butcher shop, a worker named Luis, who did not give his last name, said Ethan Couch already had black hair when he last saw him two days ago. He said the teen paid for meat and chicken nuggets in pesos and only spoke in English – even telling the butcher he was from Texas. He said he did not recognize him as the fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and Texas officials for allegedly skipping out on a probation check-in.

Luis witnessed Couch and his mother being escorted, handcuffed, out of the apartment by municipal police in plain clothes – right across the street from the butcher shop. He said the Couches cooperated with police and that there was no resistance.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/details-emerge-affluenza-teens-time-mexico/story?id=35999811

Authorities want ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch in ‘big-boy jail’ but fear he’s fled their reach


Ethan Couch, the wealthy Tarrant County teen who received probation for killing four people while driving drunk in 2013, is missing — and authorities fear he may have skipped the country.

Two years ago, the public anger that welled up when Couch’s attorneys blamed his crimes on “affluenza” boiled into outrage when a Fort Worth judge didn’t sentence him to jail.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20151216-authorities-fear-affluenza-teen-ethan-couch-has-fled-their-reach-may-never-see-big-boy-jail.ece

AUTHORITIES WANT ‘AFFLUENZA’ TEEN ETHAN COUCH IN ‘BIG-BOY JAIL’ BUT FEAR HE FLED COUNTRY


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Two years ago, the public anger that welled up when Couch’s attorneys blamed his crimes on “affluenza” boiled into outrage when a Fort Worth judge didn’t sentence him to jail.

Now Couch, who is 18 but is still a juvenile under the Texas legal system, is wanted on suspicion of missing a check-in with his probation officer. Such a failure would be a probation violation.

Authorities Want ‘affluenza’ Teen Ethan Couch in ‘big-boy jail’ but Fear he Fled Country