Tonya Couch, mother of affluenza teen Ethan Couch, has reached the end of her trip which took her from Texas to Mexico, Mexico to Los Angeles, and then back to Texas where tomorrow she will be arraigned for helping her son flee his probation violation. Ethan Couch is still in Texas, fighting deportation.
According to the Inquisitr, it is ironic that Tonya Couch will likely face more time in prison than her son who has raised the ire of an entire country. Tonya Couch tried to fight deportation from Mexico, but her deportation did not come through in time. Couch spent the last few days in a Los Angeles jail before finally being sent back to Texas.
Tonya Couch, mom of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch, has arrived in Texas to face charges, city official says. https://t.co/vTtS42PHIV.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 7, 2016
CNN is reporting that Tonya Couch is finally back where she started, before she went on the run with her son, Ethan Couch. Couch was brought back to Texas at 1:30 p.m., and was taken to the Texas jail where she will await her hearing in the morning. The proposed bail will be $1 million.
But her attorney believes that Couch has done nothing wrong, and is eager for her day in court.
“While the public may not like what she did, may not agree with what she did, or may have strong feelings against what she did, make no mistake — Tonya did not violate any law of the state of Texas and she is eager to have her day in court,” attorney Stephanie Patten said in a statement last week.
Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson is eager to have both Tonya and Ethan Couch back in Texas as soon as possible to face their crimes.
“If he gets released back into Mexico and we have to start hunting him again, I’m going be as disappointed as anybody in the world,” he said. “I think we’ve been assured that it’s not a question of if he’s coming back, it’s a question of when he’s coming back. And I’ve said over and over, we’re patient, we’ll wait, we’ll be here.”
— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2016
Salon believes that the Couch family is so indulged that they confuse a lack of comfort with human rights violations, and that Ethan Couch continues to be coddled. Author Mary Elizabeth Williams says that spoiling Ethan Couch has led to his criminal behavior, and so far he has been correct in thinking that actions have no consequences.
“Couch, you may recall, earned himself his own Wikipedia entry after killing four people and seriously injuring two others in a vehicular accident in 2013. After the crash, he tested at three times over the legal limit for alcohol and positive for Valium. He was 16 at the time.”
Tonya Couch has continued to complain about the accommodations in jail, according to Williams.
“Her attorneys told ABC News this week that she has been staying ‘in a small room with a steel bed and no television’ and has had only one shower since she taken into custody. That sounds hard. Probably not as hard being unable to speak or move, like Sergio Molina — the teen who was riding in the back of Couch’s truck that fateful night — now is, but tough, I’m sure. [sic]”
Tonya Couch still does not understand why she is being charged with anything, as she believes that she has done nothing wrong.
— Fil Alvarado (@FilAlvaradoFox4) January 7, 2016
Do you think that Tonya Couch truly believes she did nothing wrong in spiriting her criminal son over the border?
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