The mother of Ethan Couch, the Texas teen who got probation after killing four people in a drunk driving incident and recently evaded authorities by fleeing to Mexico, was released from jail Tuesday (Jan. 12). Tonya Couch’s $1 million bail was reduced to $75,000 after some successful arguing from her attorney.
Tonya, 48, is charged with third-degree felony apprehension of 18-year-old Ethan Couch. She faces up to 10 years in prison. However, her lawyer requested the bail (which is normally around $10,000 for her offense) be reduced to $15,000, and the judge opted for five times that amount.
Be that as it may, the judge reduced her bail. “It’s not murder, I’ve got to follow the law,” Judge Wayne Salvant said.
Life has gotten super rough for Tonya since she’s unable to access the $100,000 bank account. She was released from the Tarrant County Jail under GPS monitoring , is subject to week drug and alcohol tests, and will be staying with her older son, Steven McWiliams.
Though he’s an adult, Ethan’s DUI crash took the lives of four people in 2013, back when he was still a minor. The teen testified that he had suffered from “affluenza” disease and had never been taught right from wrong.