Texas 'affluenza' teen to be transferred to adult jail: law enforcement

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 3:08 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas teenager who was derided for an "affluenza" defense for killing four people while driving drunk is set to be transferred to an adult jail on Friday from the juvenile detention center where he has been held, law enforcement sources said.

Ethan Couch, 18, has been held at the juvenile detention center in Fort Worth, Texas, since he was deported from Mexico at the end of January.

(Reporting by Marice Richter and Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Leslie Adler)