Affluenza Teen Back in U.S. in Few Weeks


Lawyers for the “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch said Wednesday he could be returned to Texas soon, after dropping his fight against deportation from Mexico to the United States.

Couch lawyers Scott Brown and William Reagan Wynn said the 18-year-old’s counsel in Mexico was filing paperwork to terminate the Mexican proceedings, which means he could be back in the U.S. within the next few weeks to face charges he violated his probation in a 2013 drunk-driving incident.

The teen’s lawyers said they anticipate Couch will be able to attend a February hearing to determine if his case will be transferred from juvenile court to adult court.

Couch is reportedly being held at a detention center for migrants in Mexico City, an official told Reuters. Read more at NBC 5 Dallas-Forth Worth.