Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen is jailed in Los Angeles

December 31, 2015 11:22 PM

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LOS ANGELES — The mother of a fugitive Texas teen who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will probably remain jailed for several days in Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico, investigators said Thursday.

Tonya Couch and her 18-year-old son, Ethan, were taken into custody this week in Mexico, where authorities think the pair fled in November as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation.

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