US officials: ‘Affluenza’ teen likely won’t be deported soon

December 31, 2015 1:05 AM

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HOUSTON — The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a drunken-driving fatality case probably will not return to the United States anytime soon because of a Mexican judge’s decision to delay his deportation, U.S. law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Richard Hunter, chief deputy for the U.S. Marshals Service in South Texas, said during a news conference in Houston that a three-day injunction granted to Ethan Couch will probably take at least two weeks to resolve. Authorities think the 18-year-old, who was sentenced to probation for charges stemm...

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