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CNN> 'Affluenza' teen's mother set to be extradited to Texas
Los Angeles (CNN)Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch, is set to be extradited to Texas from Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sergio Tapia approved an extradition waiver for Couch on Tuesday.
She will be returned to Texas, where prosecutors have charged her with hindering the apprehension of a felon.
Her bail, which was set in Texas, is set at $1 million and must be paid in that state.
The mother and son were found in Mexico on December 28 after going missing a few weeks earlier.
Before he went to Mexico, Ethan Couch was on probation for killing four people in a drunken driving accident in 2013, when he was 16. At the time, many were outraged that a judge sentenced him to probation instead of jail time, slamming his now-notorious "affluenza" defense -- that he was too rich and spoiled to understand the consequences of his actions.