Fugitive ‘affluenza’ teen captured in Mexico

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DALLAS — A mother and son missing for weeks from Texas have been nabbed in Mexico and handed over to Mexican immigration authorities for deportation.

The son, Ethan Couch is serving probation after his lawyers invoked an “affluenza” defense in a drunken-driving wreck that killed four people.

Officials say the two may have fled after a video surfaced that appears to show Couch at a party where people were drinking, a possible parole violation.

Defense lawyers at the trial argued his wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility.

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