'Affluenza' mother enters no plea at Texas arraignment

By REUTERS
January 9, 2016 02:33

The mother of the Texas teenager ridiculed for his "affluenza" defense in the killing of four people while he was driving drunk, did not enter a plea at her arraignment in a Fort Worth court on Friday on a charge of helping her son flee to Mexico after he was suspected of violating probation.

Tonya Couch, 48, could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the charge, a third-degree felony, of aiding her son, Ethan, 18, after he was suspected of violating a deal that kept him out of prison.

The court on Monday is expected to consider a motion by her lawyers to reduce the $1 million bond that she is being held on. Her lawyers want $15,000.


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