'Affluenza Teen' Ethan Couch Released From Jail After Nearly 2 Years
03 April, 2018, 03:15 | Author: Sheila Harris
Couch, now 20, was released from Tarrant County jail on Monday after serving two years, or 720 days, for a parole violation - not for the deaths of four people.
Ethan Couch, the convicted drink driver once branded a victim of "affluenza" due to the apparent influence of vast wealth on his decision-making, has been released from a Texan jail after two years behind bars.
There was an worldwide manhunt and he was finally found in Mexico After he was brought back to the United States, his case was transferred to the adult system and he was sentenced to four consecutive terms of 180 days in jail (one term for each of the auto crash victims) equaling two years in jail, as punishment regarding his original drunk driving case from 2013. An expert defense witness testified Couch suffered from "affluenza" - being so spoiled by his wealthy parents that he didn't know right from wrong.
Ethan's release will come just days after his mother, Tonya, was arrested when her bond was revoked.
If Couch violates the terms of his probation, he could face six years in prison.
After Ethan Couch's release from jail was announced, the advocacy group Moms Against Drunk Driving (MADD) called his punishment a "grave injustice" and promised to monitor the case as it moves forward.
Meanwhile, Tonya Couch was charged with hindering apprehension of a known felon and money laundering, but released on bond.
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FORT WORTH, TX - JANUARY 7: In this handout photo provided by Lon Evans Correctional Center, Tonya Couch appears for a booking photon on January 7, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Couch's mother is now facing charges of money laundering and hindering apprehension of a felon for helping her son flee to Mexico.
Killed were Breanna Mitchell, 24, of Lillian, whose auto had broken down; Hollie Boyles, 52, and Shelby Boyles, 21, who lived nearby and had come outside to help Mitchell; and Burleson youth minister Brian Jennings, 41, a passer-by who had also stopped to help. Brian Jennings, a youth pastor, was driving past and also stopped to help.
Couch lost control of his family's pickup truck in 2013 after he and his friends had played beer pong and drank beer stolen from a Wal-Mart. They were all killed.
Though Couch killed four and left a fifth victim paralyzed, he wasn't initially sentenced to any jail time.
Couch was found to have a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit for adult drivers after the crash in June 2013.
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