'Affluenza' teen could stall deportation by claiming Mexico violated his human rights

January 2, 2016 9:31 PM

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Lawyers for a Texas teen who cited "affluenza" as a defense in a deadly drunken-driving wreck may be attempting to stall his deportation to the United States by claiming that Mexican authorities violated his human rights, according to legal experts.

Ethan Couch, 18, won a delay in his deportation based on a constitutional appeal in Mexico that could lead to a trial process that could last weeks or even months.

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