Mexico Official: ‘Affluenza’ Teen Wins Temporary Stay Against Deportation

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UPDATE: Dec. 30, 2015, 11:55 AM ET

HOUSTON (AP) — An official in Mexico says a teen fugitive from Texas known for using an “affluenza” defense has been granted a three-day delay in deportation.

An official with Mexico’s Migration Institute told Associated Press reporter E. Eduardo Castillo on Wednesday that 18-year-old Ethan Couch won a three-day court injunction.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he or she wasn’t authorized to be quoted by name.

Couch and his mother were scheduled to be sent back to the U.S. on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear if his mother, Tonya Couch, also would be granted a delay.

Both had been scheduled to fly back to Houston after authorities said a phone call for pizza led to their capture in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta. They were being held at immigration offices in Guadalajara.

Couch’s attorneys did not immediately return calls for comment.

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