Mother of Boy Who Cried 'Affluenza' Released From Home Confinement

Veronica Graves
Tonya Couch, mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, as she made an appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court for an extradition hearing Jan. 5, 2016.
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The mother of Ethan Couch, the young man who killed four people in a drunken driving accident and blamed it on "affluenza," was released from home confinement after being charged with hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering, the Associated Press reports.

Tonya Couch fled with her son to Mexico when a video surfaced of him at a party with alcohol, a potential violation of the probation he had been serving in connection with the fatal drunken driving incident.


According to AP, a judge decided that Tonya Couch no longer has to be under house arrest, but she must not consume alcohol or drugs and must wear an electronic monitor.

She now works at a bar in Fort Worth, Texas, AP reports.

Read more at CBS News.

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