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Justice Finally Catches Up to ‘Affluenza’ Teen as Judge Sentences Him to Nearly Two Years in Jail


"You're not getting out of jail today."

Image via ABC/CNN

FORT WORTH, Texas (TheBlaze/AP) -- Texas teen who used 'affluenza' defense in deadly wreck gets nearly two years in jail.

Couch, who turned 19 on Monday, was sentenced to 10 years probation for a drunken driving incident in June 2013, which killed four people. Late last year, video of the teen surfaced showing him at a party where there was alcohol — a violation of his punishment.

Image source: U.S. Marshals Service

As a result, Couch and his mother fled to Mexico, where they managed to evade authorities for several weeks.

Couch and his mother were eventually extradited back to the U.S., where the now-19-year-old stood trial for the first time on Wednesday.

"You're not getting out of jail today," State District Judge Wayne Salvant told the teen, NBC News reported.

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