Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch will be dealt with as an adult, a juvenile court in Texas decided today. The pair ran after a video surfaced online of Couch at beer pong party – a clear violation of the terms of his ‘slap-on-the-wrist’ ten-year probation. Until now, Couch’s probation – handed down by a court in 2013 following his conviction for killing four people while driving drunk – has been handled by the juvenile system. The two later moved to a run-down apartment four blocks from the beach but were discovered after a ping from one of their cellphones alerted authorities as they dialed out for Domino’s pizza. The two then drove the 1,200 miles to the Pacific beach resort of Puerto Vallarta where they stayed at the glamorous Los Tules resort. It is a far cry from the luxury lakeside home where he lived and young webcam sex partied in Burleson, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, or the beach-front Los Tules resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he and his mom Tonya fled to as they allegedly tried to escape from justice. Couch, who became notorious after a psychologist told his trial that he couldn’t be held responsible for his actions because he suffered from ‘affluenza’, fled to Mexico with his mother Tonya in November.
Before setting off, 48-year-old Tonya withdrew $30,000 from the bank and called her estranged husband Fred, 50, to tell him that he would never see either of them again. Watching as he spoke were older half-brother Steven McWilliams, 29, and father Fred, 50, who has legal troubles of his own after police were called to his luxury home last week by a woman claiming to be his girlfriend. For the Church, the last statistic should be overwhelmingly surprising. The teenager – prisoner number 0879903 – had earlier been hustled into the court building through a side door after being driven from the Lon Evans Correction Center – a 444-bed maximum security lock-up where he has been held in solitary confinement since returning to the US from Mexico. Couch, meanwhile, has been languishing at the Lon Evans Correctional Center in either a solitary confinement or separation cell because of safety fears.
Couch, 18, appeared pale and drawn as he arrived wearing a red jumpsuit over a gray t-shirt to take his seat. Speaking only to confirm he was accompanied by an attorney and understood the proceedings, Couch, dark-haired after coloring his strawberry blond locks during his time on the run, spent most of the 15-minute hearing staring straight ahead. The judge does have discretion to keep him in jail until the hearing so that’s not something we would take issue with. These inmates never have to leave the cell for any reason,’ said Grisham. The separation cells are slightly larger and are designed so the prisoner never has to leave. The site targets good number of members from all across the world and the chat rooms here are always open to free members. He gets three meals a day which are pushed through his ‘bean chute,’ a steel door which is his main contact with the outside world.
Couch will remain in solitary as prison officials are concerned for his safety. Visiting hours are relatively lax – from 9 am to 9 pm, seven days a week, but even then there is no personal contact between a solitary inmate and his family and friends. The toilet and shower are inside the cell and there is an area just large enough for him to exercise to a Richard Simmons or Jack LaLanne tape. If he is in a single cell he would be led by a guard to a shower area and would be able to exercise alone three times a week in the jail’s gym. Couch is in one of two kinds of cells in the unit – either a separation cell or a single cell, Grisham would not say which. Couch – prisoner number 0879903 – breached his juvenile probation by running off to Mexico with his mother to avoid a pre-arranged meeting, or to set him free.
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