HOUSTON -- (KIAH) -- “Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch was released from prison Monday after serving two years in prison for violating his probation.
Ethan Couch will no longer be behind prison bars but will be monitored by a GPS ankle bracelet.
Five years ago, Couch, who was 16 at the time, killed four people while driving under the influence of alcohol. Others were seriously injured as well.
Couch’s attorneys said their client’s wealthy upbringing made it impossible for him to understand the consequences of his actions. That’s what led some to call couch the “Affluenza teen.”
Couch was sentenced to a decade on probation, but two years later he fled to Mexico — a violation of the terms of his probation.
He has been in jail the last two years.
Couch’s mother is currently awaiting trial on a range of charges, and is being held in the same jail.