DALLAS - “Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch will stay behind bars and won’t get any help from the Texas Supreme Court.
On Thursday the court denied a petition from Couch’s attorneys, who argued a judge didn’t have the right to move his case from juvenile to adult court.
They claimed the case should have been handled in a civil court and wanted Couch’s two-year jail sentence invalidated.
Couch got probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving crash in 2013. A psychologist successfully argued that he deserved probation because he never got the chance to learn right from wrong with his affluent upbringing.
He is now 20 years old and serving a two-year prison sentence for violating the terms of his probation and fleeing to Mexico with his mother.