Prosecutors: ‘Affluenza’ teen’s mother’s gun violated bond

Tonya Couch
Tonya Couch, left, is seen during an extradition hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. Couch, mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a deadly drunken-driving case, waived extradition and will be sent to Texas to face a charge of hindering the apprehension of a felon. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say the Texas mother of the so-called “affluenza teen” violated her bond by possessing a gun and consuming alcohol.

In court documents, they say Tonya Couch possessed a gun on June 24 and consumed alcohol on May 20 in violation of the terms of her bond. She’s been free pending trial on charges of hindering apprehension of a felon and money laundering.

Her son Ethan Couch is serving two years in jail as a condition of his 10 years’ probation for killing four people in a 2013 drunken-driving crash. At trial, a psychologist blamed “affluenza” — acting irresponsibly due to wealth — for his actions.

He and his mother fled to Mexico in 2015 after video surfaced apparently showing him at a party with alcohol — a probation violation.