The Latest: ‘Affluenza’ Teen’s Mom Complains About Jail Cell, Appears in Court
‘Affluenza’ mom may well have to pay the price for helping her son flee from the long hands of the law. The whole world seems to have ridiculed him for his “affluenza” defense in the killing of four people while he was driving drunk. Now there are reports that Affluenza mom will be arraigned in a Fort Worth court on Friday for her complicity in her sonâ€™s escape to Mexico as he violated probation.
Reports suggest that the 48-year old woman Tonya Couch may face up to 10 years in prison if convicted in Tarrant County on a third-degree felony charge of aiding her son Ethan. The 18 year old had signed a deal with authorities and that deal had helped him avoid prison term.
The woman was shifted to Texas yesterday from Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico. Till now the woman hasnâ€™t spoken anything about the incident involving her son.
A report while talking about it describes it as â€œfeelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolation experienced by wealthy people <Even so, psychologists are slowly recognizing that great riches are sometimes accompanied by a wealth of crippling emotional and psychological fears. Affluenza can be acute, striking lottery winners or newly minted doctors. It can also be extreme materialism and consumerism associated with the pursuit of wealth and success and resulting in a life of chronic dissatisfaction, debt, overwork, stress, and impaired relationshipsâ€.
Immediately after the incident a psychologist testified that the teen, then 16, suffered from “affluenza,” meaning he had lost the ability to recognize right from wrong after being spoiled by his wealthy family.
A report while talking about it says that â€œTonya Couch and her son left Texas after a video surfaced on social media in early December showing Ethan at an alcohol-fueled party. The video raised questions about whether he had violated his probation agreement, which was reached in juvenile courtâ€¦Ethan Couch is in a Mexican immigration detention facility while he fights deportation, which could take months. His mother did not formally apply to stay in Mexicoâ€. Ethan Couch faces about four months in Texas custody if he is found to have violated the terms of his probation. Tarrant County prosecutors said they were looking at additional charges that could keep him in custody longer.