'Affluenza' teen's mom to remain jailed pending trial

2018-08-21 14:34
Tonya Couch. (Mark J. Terrill, AP)

Tonya Couch. (Mark J. Terrill, AP)

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A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defence in a fatal drunken-driving wreck.

Tonya Couch will now await her trial on money laundering and hindering apprehension charges in the Tarrant County Jail. Her trial is now set for November 12.

State District Judge Wayne Salvant's order came at a Monday bond reduction hearing in Fort Worth. Salvant had revoked Couch's bond for a second time and ordered her arrest June 7 after a drug-testing lab reported she had tested positive for methamphetamine.

Couch was charged in 2016 after she fled with son Ethan to Mexico in 2015. Ethan Couch was released on probation last March.

A psychologist at trial blamed "affluenza", or acting irresponsibly due to wealth, for Ethan's actions in a 2013 North Texas wreck that killed four people.





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