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Affluenza Teen Returns to the US

Ethan Couch is finally out of Mexico
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Affluenza Teen Returns to the US
This frame grab from a Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 taken from a video provided by Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM, shows a hooded Ethan Couch, as he is processed by Mexican immigration agents, in Mexico City.   (Instituto Nacional de Migracion, INM via AP)

(Newser) – Just days after he dropped his deportation appeal, "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch has been returned to the US from Mexico. Couch arrived in Texas on Thursday and was expected to be taken straight to a juvenile detention center, CBS Local reports. His next court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 19, at which point it will be decided whether his juvenile probation case will be transferred to adult court. Couch, now 18, was just 16 when he drove drunk and killed four people in a crash; he allegedly violated the 10 years of probation he was sentenced to by drinking alcohol in a video that surfaced in December, and then quickly fleeing the country with his mother. (Read more Ethan Couch stories.)

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