'Affluenza' Teen's Mom Set for Extradition Hearing

January 5, 2016 9:01 AM

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The mother of a fugitive 18-year-old known for using an "affluenza" defense in a drunken-driving case was expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom for an extradition hearing on Tuesday.

Prosecutors were expected to ask that Tonya Couch, 38, be extradited to Texas. Couch was deported from Mexico and flown to Los Angeles early Thursday morning.

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