Mother of 'affluenza' teen arrives back in US

2015-12-31 14:31
Tonya Couch. (Mark J. Terrill, AP)

Tonya Couch. (Mark J. Terrill, AP)

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Washington - A Texas woman accused of helping her teenage son flee the US in violation of his probation for killing four people while driving drunk arrived back in the US Thursday after being deported from Mexico, news reports said.

Tonya Couch, whose son Ethan remained in custody in Mexico, was in the custody of US Marshals as she got off a flight in Los Angeles, reports said.

The two were arrested in the Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta on Monday night.

The younger Couch has filed an appeal to block his deportation.

His deadly accident occurred in 2013. He was given probation instead of jail time for killing four people while driving drunk in Forth Worth near Dallas at the age of 16.

The light sentence triggered outrage, not least after a defence witness testified at his trial that Couch's affluent upbringing left him unable to distinguish between right and wrong.

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