Ethan Couch

The Texas teen who killed 4 people while driving drunk in 2013 will finally get the punishment he deserves.

Ethan Couch, 18, was captured in Mexico on Monday after he and his mother Tonya Couch, 48, went missing earlier this month.

CNN reports Couch and his mother were taken into custody near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Monday.

He will be turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service.

The FBI joined the manhunt for Couch after they received a tip that he and his mother fled the country.

Couch and his mother went on the lam after a teen uploaded a video of him participating in a beer pong game at a party. Consuming alcohol was a violation of the terms of his probation.

Couch missed a subsequent appointment with his probation officer who was unable to get in contact with Couch's mother.

Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation in 2013 after he plowed into a group of people on the side of a highway, killing 4 of them and paralyzing one teen.

The sentence set off a firestorm of protests after Couch's lawyer argued that he was too rich to understand the consequences of his actions.

The unusual defense earned Couch the moniker "affluenza teen."

Couch faces 10 years in prison.

  • Sexy CJ


  • BubblingBrownSuga

    A cold, dark prison cell should cure his affluenza right up.

  • Brownie

    I don't think he'll serve the entire sentence & I think 10 years is not enough. I wonder if mom duks is too rich to understand the repercussions behind that mess. Harboring a criminal or aiding and abetting. I think aiding and abetting...

  • Renee Bee

    Good. I hope they put his azz up under the jailhouse. BUT, I do know how ridiculous the court justice system is set up in these United States. So it could go either way. Sigh.

  • Renee Bee

    Oh yeah. Ma Dukes story is going to be priceless.

  • SLucky

    that no good mother should face time some type of charges as well!

  • Futuredocdonte

    These dumbasses keep running to Puerto Vallarta ? Like shawshank redemption wasnt a classic ?and because y'all fugitives keep running there it's the first place they are going to look?

    Glad he got caught though

  • MissyJ

    Bish Saddam was in a HOLE. A HOLE. Only in the movies is folks laid up in a Spanish Hacienda getting mojiotos on a permanent siesta. Dumb fool... I wanna know what time his mama gonna get.

  • MissyJ

    She may not get anything.... Unless leaving the country was a part of his probation, seems they left before the arrest warrant was issued. She can play dumb.

  • Oh Tommie

    PV is awesome!! He picked a good place for his last vacation for a while!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Only 10 aye? Nevermind this piece of shyt left the country... He should have now some additional cHarges fleeing the country ....

  • the guest

    Just like Stephanie Ann Smith, Ethan Couch will get a slap on the wrist.

    Stephanie Ann Smith is another alcoholic spoiled rich white brat who got away with murdering someone with her car. She was charged only with a misdemeanor, had her address concealed, served only 9 months for driving drunk and murdering a married mother, then whines it was an "accident", and jokes online about doing time like a real G. Why just nine months for killing someone? Because Stephanie Ann Smith is white and her father sits on the board of the Coca Cola company.

    Stephanie Ann Smith, 26, no address available, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the death of Lidia Del Valle Armeniakos.

    Police said Smith was eastbound on Glenwood Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m. when she crossed the median into the westbound lanes. Her 2006 Toyota SUV collided with Armeniakos' 2001 Toyota SUV.

    Armeniakos, 56, was taken to Duke University Hospital, where she died. Smith was taken to WakeMed for treatment of injuries that police said weren't life-threatening.

    There is a different justice system for rich white kids.

  • the guest

    Running the Mexico is the dumbest thing criminals do. Mexico has extradition. This kid's family had the money to live on the run but were dumb enough to run to Mexico.

  • Empress

    He looks psychotic to me and much older than 18. The pic up top looks like he just ate a whole family.


    Gm Missy,this is just crazy!!!!for myself,as a parent,my boys KNEW/CAN TELL YOU/KNOW that i dont UPHOLD foolishness.if you are infact guilty,you gone face the music.and shud you run....well aint no use in calling ME,let alone beliving imma go.her actions is a clear window into how the child has no belief system of RIGHT,WRONG,AND PUNISHMENT FOR WHEN YOU ARE WRONG!just plain CRAZY!

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Let's all hope the little creep is punished this time!

  • Milani

    Morning Auntie, Roses...

    I'm glad they caught this little twerp. If he and his mama were smart, they would have done the research and fled to a country that doesn't have an extradition agreement with the US. I watch enough "I Almost Got Away With It" to know that everyone that flees to Mexico always gets caught. :tea:

    He faces 10 years in prison, but I'm sure he's not going to serve all 10 of them, smh...

  • Too Many Colors

    I'm here locally in Raleigh, and I remember this. Smith family also has the internet almost purely scrubbed of this last I heard. There are NO stories, but maybe like 2 or 3 of the INITIAL report on what happened, in re to accident. So just general traffic report. That's it. No story about the sentencing. Nothing. I used to work at the paper and old colleague I still kick it with, said the fam called them and asked them to pull story off of the site and archives. That way, it doesnt appear in searches. They refused. Local news outlets STILL trying to figure out how the family did it. Well not how. How much they paid Google to make it go bye bye.

  • Just Keya

    Good Morning Roses! I hope everyone had a great holiday! As for up top, I am glad they caught him. But my question is how much time is the momma going to get for helping this turd? Anyway, I missed love and hip hop last night. Yall wanna fill me in?

  • Just Keya

    Moral of the story is: Rich people are not always smart.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Gone take your Influenza azz on so it can be affluenzed by lots of seasoned jail dyck...

  • Dee

    They kill black people, but let whitey get off. I will bet money this azzhole and his mom go free again and get very little jail time or none at all.

  • SummerBaby

    He looks crazy & much older than 18.

  • Yoni

    He's ugly.

  • Yoni

    They use to drown redheaded babies because they thought they were witches. He's ugly and I bet his teeth are orange.

  • SummerBaby

    Yes indeed

  • Bootcampgirl

    meh, if this is his first violation, he not getting that much time, if any...

  • Bootcampgirl

    I haven't seen the entire video, but from what I saw it only showed him standing around not actually drinking...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    SO rich that he looks like a 56 year old redneck. What the hail

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Bew <3

  • Just Keya

    Hey!!! How was the holiday for you and little J?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I know I'm stereotyping ... but he looks like a racist lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    This made me laugh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It was good and how was yours ???

  • SummerBaby

    He sure does ?

  • Zizzle

    They'll just extend his probation while taking bribes from his father.

  • Zizzle

    He's not supposed to be where drugs or alcohol are being consumed, it doesn't matter if he's not partaking.

  • Angela

    Good. I hope he and his mama get more than they deserve which IMO still will not be enough. He's playing ? pong? He's not a bit remorseful and if he shows remorse in court it's only because he was caught. *rant over*

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    New post

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Technically on probation you can't be around none of that .... that is a violation .... don't ask me how I know

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}


  • Yoni

    You're not. It's just an observation. Same way THEY observe and label us by the color of our skin or the clothes we wear. Just ask them one day when you catch them staring. LOL

  • Mel

    Lock his arse up him and his wayward mama with his skinned kitten looking arse

  • Bootcampgirl

    I know this, buuuttt, it's going to depend on his PO, how many previous violations, etc...don't ask me how I know...Morning btw

  • Just Keya

    It was good! I enjoyed it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nah regardless of the PO .... That off the top is a known violation ..... no matter how cool ya PO is ...... and he was caught on camera .... and this was a technically high profile case being that he got off scott free killing 4 people .... good luck with that ... even the PO can't fight that one ... not to mention he didn't report after smh .....

  • Yoni

    All truth. LOL

  • sunni_daze

    I don't think he is going to be punished at all considering he was considered to "rich" for prison.

  • Mz.Capricorn

    I see his father didn't go on the run with they silly asses. I'm not going to jail/prison for nobody.

  • Auditor

    All that time and they went to Puerto Vallarta? They slow...

  • mocha brown

    Ten years!!! Give this idiot 30!?

  • Auditor

    Exactly that's why he's the way he is...

  • the guest

    The Smith family also got her photo removed from the public incarceration data base. All the other inmates have their photo but not her. One online message board had her friends joking that it couldn't have been her driving because the collision happened before the bar closed. Stephanie Ann Smith was an undercover criminal long before she killed the victim. She's a trust fund private school gangbanger and used her father's money to put money on her gang's prison books. She's a thug. Because she's white rich and privileged she got away with murder and her family bought her a new image and employment.

    Ethan Couch will do a year at most. People don't it. There's a different set of rules for these kids.

  • the guest

    I can't believe they ran to Mexico. To a resort city! Lol. Shows they're not about to struggle even to keep the kid free. If they ran to Croatia they would have never been caught. But they're too white trash with money to even know what Croatia is. Only white trash with money gets away with murder and then messes up their probation to play beer games. The judge should give him an extra five years for being stupid and his mother five years for being too stupid to know where to run.

  • Michelle Mack

    Teen my ass......nigga look mid 40's

  • 88

    hahahaha this fool is the laughing stock of TX right now.

  • BicoastBlackGirlGeek

    I lived in Raleigh at the time as well, very scary how they made this disappear. Yet the family is still getting over the loss of their loved one. Just messed up all around.

  • therealashland

    All that money and he just looks like your basic hillbilly. His haircut though ?

  • AnonymousRose

    if yall Rich you should where to go to keep from being found.... but glad you been caught.....taking a life is no laughing matter, asshole

  • LibraGirlonly

    Is it true he was drunk when they found him? This boy killed four people. He may have escaped prison but mark my words his life won't be pretty.

  • LibraGirlonly

    This made national news. The PO can't save him.

  • the guest

    Stephanie and the Smith family never mentioned any public condolences to the family. This is so sad.

  • 1/8

    I used to know a kid like Couch. Spoiled beyond belief. Died of an overdose at 21.

  • SG

    Yaay!! I wonder how much time his mother will face for her role in this foolishness?

  • CJ413

    I'm not surprised... Affluenza my ass...what about those kids who grew up in the ghetto and had to do any and everything to survive?? Why don't they get a pass?? Amerikkka is full of ?

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  • lil goodie

    There isn't anything that family can do??? The family can march...protest...something????? Didn't sound right.

  • lil goodie

    None...she potentially taking meds for her nerves and was off of them.... she had a doctor's appointment in Mexico and took her son with gret to help get it after her "appointment". She didn't realize he missed his probation officer visit..the house keeper didn't tell dismissed.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    In the state where he committed the crime he is still considered a minor? He will do juvenile time. Probably STILL hasn't learned anything,

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.
  • Andrea Williams

    @Yoni.......If you see his arrest picture with the now black hair, not only is he ugly, but his eyes are the deadest, devoid of expression, special looking eyes that I have ever seen on anyone! Nightmarish, creepy-looking nut. Have a good one.


    Gooooood job!!!!!

  • Yoni

    So even a disguise couldn't help him.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Good for him. Well deserved capture.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Black teens get 20 years for kidnapping while white teens get probation for murdering 4.

  • Lolalao

    He's 18? Wow

  • Lolalao

    Or nothing. A rich white woman killed and injured ppl in SC ..she got nothing.

  • the guest

    The Smith family owned North Carolina through their money and connections. They shut down any public sympathy or action on behalf of the family of the victim their thug alcoholic gangbanging daughter Stephanie Ann Smith murdered with her car.

  • the guest


  • the guest

    He'll do less than a year.

  • Renee Bee

    Good Lord. Smh.

  • TheRealLee

    Why haven't the family of the deceased sued everyone responsible for this.

  • Dassine Lamb

    And got caught ordering pizza from their cell phone , just the epitome of stupid . Money can't buy you a brain ?