The Couch family is back at it again; mother faces charges and son is in jail

By Celine P.


 

Affluenza is a supposed disease affecting the minds of young wealthy people, and that’s exactly what Ethan Couch claims he’s afflicted with.

Ethan Couch is a 20-year-old American man who killed four people while drunk driving in 2013. He was arrested on four counts of intoxication manslaughter. Nine people were injured in addition to the four deaths.

Couch was given a 720-day sentence and 10 years of probation. This outraged the victims’ families and critics who said his wealth gave him an unfair advantage.

A week before his 21st birthday, Couch will be discharged. Dee Anderson, Tarrant county’s sheriff, said that he thought that the young adult had changed and was not the same person as he was when he first was arrested. “The time he’s spent, it’s a rude awakening for anyone.”

Tonya Couch, Ethan’s mother, was earlier charged with money laundering and hindering the apprehension of a fugitive because she helped her son.

On top of that, she was recently arrested. She failed the urinalysis test after she was found to have unknown substances in her body when she was supposed to be completely clean and no alcohol.

Ms. Couch will face charges in the courtroom in May.

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