Prosecutors in Fort Worth, Texas, are hoping a judge will agree to move the case of the so-called "Affluenza" teen, Ethan Couch, into the adult court system. Couch was original assigned probation by a juvenile court judge for killing four people while driving drunk underage. His attorney argued his spoiled upbringing by wealthy parents was to blame. Couch was recently found to be in Mexico, hiding form probation officers.
FOX's Eben Brown reports:
Attorneys for Ethan Couch were supposed to appear before a Fort Worth judge, but the hearing is now delayed. Couch's parents were not adequately informed of the scheduled hearing.
Ethan is now older than 18, and prosecutors in Fort Worth are expected to argue that despite committing his original crime as a minor and his case being adjudicated as such, Couch is now a legal adult, and made the decision to run to Mexico as an adult, and he should be charged with running from the law as an adult as well.
A crime which could land Couch in prison for decades. Couch is still being held by Mexican authorities in that country.
Eben Brown, FOX News.