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Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen Fugitive Nabbed in Puerto Vallarta

According to The Guardian, a Texas teenager on the run after allegedly breaking his probation sentence for killing four people while driving drunk has been taken into custody. 18-year-old Ethan Couch was sentenced to probation two years ago in a juvenile court for intoxication manslaughter. He was wanted in Tarrant county, Texas, and fled the area with his mother. The “affluenza” nickname for Couch comes from a psychologist who said during Couch’s trial that he was so wealthy and spoiled he could not tell the difference between right and wrong. He and his mother went missing earlier this month and it was reported on CNN that he had been held in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. A Tarrant county official confirmed on Monday night that Couch had been taken into custody but it was not clear where he was being held.

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