Mexico 'affluenza' teen drops bid to block extradition to U.S.: judicial source

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Posted: Jan 26, 2016 3:11 PM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Texas teen who killed four people in a so-called "affluenza" drunk-driving case has dropped a legal challenge against his deportation back to the United States from Mexico, a Mexican judicial source said on Tuesday.

Ethan Couch, 18, became known as the "affluenza" teen during his trial in juvenile court over the 2013 crash. He and his mother, Tonya, were arrested in Mexico last month following a more than two-week manhunt. His mother was deported to the United States last month.

The judicial source did not know when the youth would be returned to the United States.

(Reporting by Anahi Rama)