The fate of Ethan Couch, AKA the "Affluenza" teen, was finally sealed on Monday when the 18-year-old called a Domino's Pizza in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, leading authorities directly to his apartment. LOL.
Ethan Couch has been on probation since 2013, after killing four in a drunk driving crash. Couch's lawyers argued that because of his family's wealth, the then-16-year-old was unable to discern right from wrong -- a condition his lawyers called "affluenza." Couch's punishment was 10 years of probation in addition to alcohol rehabilitation.
Earlier this month, a video that appeared to show Couch drinking at a party surfaced on Twitter. A few days later, Ethan and his mother, Tonya Couch, were missing, eventually fleeing the country for Mexico.
Tonya Couch is facing a "hindering apprehension," charge, which is "punishable by two to 10 years in prison," the New York Times reports. Though Ethan Couch is now 18, his probation still falls under the control of the juvenile court system, and thus, his maximum sentence would be 120 days in a juvenile facility. In 120 days, Couch turns 19, and he'd have to be freed, according to Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson.
"But once an adult court oversees his case, she said, any future probation violations could mean years in prison," the New York Times reports.
According to the New York Daily News, for now, "the Couches are being held at immigration offices in Guadalajara and will be returned to Tarrant County by Wednesday evening...The pair will be confined to the luxury of a commercial flight to Houston."