Tonya Couch to be released on Tuesday after posting reduced bail
The mother of a Texas teenager, who was derided for an “affluenza” defense for killing four people while driving drunk, posted bond on Monday and is set to be released from a county jail on Tuesday, a county sheriff said.
Tonya Couch, 48, had her bail reduced on Monday to $75,000 from $1 million after her lawyers argued the original amount was excessively high for a person charged with a third degree felony. Couch faces up to 10 years in prison for helping her son escape to Mexico.
(Reporting by Marice Richter; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)