Mother of ‘Affluenza' Teen Won't Fight Extradition to Texas

'Affluenza' Teen's Mom

The mother of Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old fugitive whose lawyers used "affluenza" as a defense to get him probation for a fatal DUI wreck, won't fight extradition home to Texas, where she faces a charge of hindering apprehension, her lawyer said.

Tonya Couch is set for a Jan. 14 court date in Tarrant County, according to her lawyers and court records.

Tonya and Ethan Couch fled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as prosecutors investigated whether the 18-year-old had violated his probation. They were detained Monday.

Tonya Couch remained in custody Thursday in Los Angeles, where she was returned overnight. Ethan Couch remains in Mexico in an immigration facility in Mexico City after a judge issued an injunction temporarily blocking his deportation, officials said.

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