Tonya Couch was formally indicted for helping her son Ethan flee to Mexico last year in an attempt to avoid his punishment for a probation violation in a fatal drunken-driving crash.
"You're not getting out of jail today," a Texas judge told Ethan Couch, giving him consecutive terms for breaking a probation deal that kept him out of prison after he killed four people while driving drunk in 2013.
Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old who killed four people while driving drunk, may have been taken to Mexico “involuntarily,” his attorney told reporters.
The pair were due to be flown back to Houston from Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday, accompanied by US Marshals. They both filed an injunction to remain in Mexico but Couch's mother was flown back to Los Angeles.
Ethan Couch became known as the 'affluenza' teen during his trial for killing four people while driving drunk when a psychologist said he was so wealthy and spoiled he could not tell the difference between right and wrong.