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.
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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.