Lawyer answers 18 -year-old will withdraw assert that being spoiled by his mothers represented him reckless and return to Texas from Mexico to face charges
The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who sought to use affluenza as a justification in a fatal drunken-driving accident says his buyer has descended an appeal against expulsion and will return to Texas to face charges in the coming days.
Fernando Benitez, the attorney, said here on Tuesday that Ethan Couch formally ratified its determination to drop the appeal on Monday.
I made him various options but he decided to go to Texas to face whatever charges he faces, Benitez said.
The appeal had led to a court order against Mexicos original decided not to evict Couch. Since then he has been held at an migration detention center on the suburbs of Mexico City.
Benitez expects a adjudicator to close the instance on Tuesday , noting that would clear the way for Couch to return to Texas in one or two days.
I have people at the courthouse waiting for notification that the appeal has formally been descended, Benitez alleged. Once the order is removed they will evict Ethan in 24 or 48 hours.
He articulated Couch had decided not to continue with the constitutional appeal after he reviewed the basis of the request in Mexico and because it was in the best interests to do so.
Couch and his mother, Tonya Couch, were detained in the resort of Puerto Vallarta in December. His mom was quickly sent back to the US. She was released after posting bail.
Her arrest affidavit alleges that she and her 18 -year-old son fled the nation in December as Texas attorneys investigated whether he had flouted his probation in the event of a 2013 vehicle wreck that killed four people.
Mother and son were taken into custody eventually that month in Puerto Vallarta after a call for pizza give tipped off authorities to their whereabouts.
Tonya Couch is tasked with hobbling the apprehension of a felon and could face up to 10 years imprisonment if convicted.
During Ethan Couchs tribulation a justification witness said here teenage had been coddled into irresponsibility by his affluent mothers, a condition the panel of experts called affluenza. The state is not recognized as a medical diagnosis by the American Psychiatric Association and its invocation gleaned pervasive ridicule.
Upon his return to Texas, Ethan Couch will be held in children and juveniles detention center. A adolescent adjudicate will contain a hearing to decide whether to continue to hold him there, journal him in young adults jail or let him get, remarked Tarrant county Sheriff Dee Anderson.
A sift hearing are planned for 19 February to determine whether Couchs case is transferred to the adult system. If it is transferred and Couch infringes his probation again he had been able to face up to 10 years in prison per death.