Prosecutors Want to Revoke Bond for ‘affluenza' Teen's Mom After They Say She Was Drinking Alcohol

Tarrant County authorities are seeking to revoke the bond of Tonya Couch — the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch — as she awaits trial on charges that she helped her son avoid arrest.Prosecutors say Tonya Couch was caught drinking alcohol, a violation of the conditions of her bond, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reports.Couch, 50, is charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive and money laundering. She and her son were apprehended in Mexico after fleeing the country in late 2015.She had previously sought looser bond conditions so that she could work as a bartender at a honky-tonk in Azle.A lawyer representing Couch declined to comment Tuesday about the prosecutors' motion, NBC5 reported.In June 2013, Ethan Couch killed four people and seriously injured two more when he crashed a pickup while driving drunk. He was 16 at the time.The case made national headlines when a psychologist testified that the teen suffered from "affluenza" because his relationship with his wealthy parents was dysfunctional and prevented him from having a sense of personal responsibility.   Continue reading...

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