Affluenza Mom Gets HUGE Bond Reduction

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FORT WORTH —  A victory for the runaway Affluenza mom Tonya Couch who was in court Monday asking for a reduction in her million dollar bail. After a lot of back and forth on whether Tonya has any money and if Ethan’s restrictions affected her, the judge made his decision:

“I am going to lower bond for Mrs. Couch to $75,000.”

Weeks after she and her son went missing, sparking an international search, Tonya Couch is back where she started: Tarrant County, Texas.

Tonya Couch (Tarrant County)

But it comes with some strings. She has to live with her older son in Tarrant County, she can’t have any weapons and she has to wear an ankle bracelet.

Of course, that’s IF she makes bail.

Prosecutors say Tonya took off to Mexico with her son Ethan to keep him from being arrested for violating parole. In case you’re outta the loop, 16-year-old Ethan Couch was driving drunk in June of 2016 when he crashed and killed four people. His lawyers said Ethan had “Affluenza” and “didn’t know there were consequences to his actions.”

It worked. He got probation.

A lot of people are upset Ethan got probation to begin with. On Monday, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) launched an online petition to get his case moved to adult court. They’re hoping to get 30,000 signatures.

Couch, the so-called "affluenza teen," has filed a court action to delay his return, Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said. The pair had been expected to come back to the United States on Wednesday, but it now appears they're trying to stall the process.

Of course, to move the case to adult court, first we gotta get Ethan Couch back in the is country! He’s still sitting in a Mexican jail cell fighting deportation.