Ethan Couch, Texas man who invoked 'affluenza' defense, released from jail

During the trial his legal team blamed

The so-called "Affluenza Teen" has been released from prison. Just last week, she returned to jail after failing a drug test, prosecutors said.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving calls the whole story a tragedy.

Couch is scheduled to be released on Monday, according to Business Insider.

Ethan Couch is going to live with his father.

The then 16-year-old then smashed into an SUV that had stopped by the side of the road after its tire blew, killing its driver Breanna Mitchell, 24. They included Hollie Boyles, 52, her daughter Shelby, 21, and 41-year-old youth pastor Brian Jennings.

Because of his affluenza, Couch was apparently left unable to anticipate the consequences of his actions. In other words, so wealthy and coddled was Couth by his parents, who refused to set limits for the lad or teach him accountability, that he completely failed to understand that he was even capable of committing a crime.

A judge then sentenced Couch to ten years of probation, causing outrage among the public.

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Ethan Couch has served nearly two years in jail for a revoked probation and is to be freed from the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas. Tonya came back to the United States on New Year's eve 2015, and Ethan came back late January after fighting extradition.

"He went over to supervision, which is our probation", McClelland said. There, he was sentenced to four consecutive terms of 180 days in jail (one term for each of the 2013 auto crash victims) equaling two years in jail, as KDFW-TV (Dallas) reported at the time.

Those sentenced were served consecutively.

She told reporters that today would be a tough day for the victims' families.

'As an organization we'll be there to serve them if they need us, ' Sheehey-Church told CBS.

Couch left the Tarrant County Detention Center around 9 a.m. and was immediately taken to the county's adult probation office to be fitted with an ankle monitor.

Under terms of his release, Couch will be confined to his home and have to submit to electronic monitoring. He would also be required to undergo regular drug testing, have an ignition device installed in his vehicle to detect alcohol, and follow a 9 p.m. curfew.

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