Mexico Grants Deportation Stay For “Affluenza” Teen

The so-called affluenza teen and his mother are fighting extradition from Mexico and have been granted a temporary stay. The Daily Mail reports:

Affluenza teen Ethan Couch has won a temporary stay against his deportation back to the United States, according to officials. The controversial decision comes after the killer drink-driver and his mother Tonya filed papers to fight their extradition from Mexico, meaning it could be months before they face a judge in Texas.

The 18-year-old killer and his mom were taken into Mexican custody on Monday, two hours after they were caught on surveillance camera looking relaxed in their short-lived life on the run. Police in Texas were trying to get them into court as early as Wednesday, but the U.S. Marshals have revealed their attorney has filed an ‘AMPARO’ writ of habeas corpus.

Other sources say the stay may be lifted in as soon as three days. Couch and his mother were nabbed after they traced his call to a Domino’s Pizza outlet in Puerto Vallarta. Lots of surveillance images are at the link. (Tipped by JMG reader David)