'Affluenza' Teen's Mother Sent To Texas To Face Charge
Tonya Couch will return to Texas from California to face a charge of hindering the apprehension of a juvenile.By Cody LaGrow | January 5, 2016
Tonya Couch, mother of the fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a drunk-driving case, has agreed to be sent from California to Texas.
Couch will face a charge of hindering the apprehension of a juvenile that can carry a jail sentence of two to 10 years. Her attorney maintains that she violated no laws.
Couch was deported back to the U.S. from Mexico last week after hiding out with her son, Ethan Couch.