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Texas 'affluenza' teen to have first hearing in adult court

  • File - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, Ethan Couch is led by sheriff deputies after a juvenile court for a hearing in Fort Worth, Texas. Couch, a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense following a deadly drunken-driving wreck, will appear Wednesday, April 12, before a Fort Worth judge who could order more jail time as part of the conditions of his adult probation. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    File - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, Ethan Couch is led by sheriff deputies after a juvenile court for a hearing in Fort Worth, Texas. Couch, a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense following a deadly drunken-driving wreck, will appear Wednesday, April 12, before a Fort Worth judge who could order more jail time as part of the conditions of his adult probation. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ethan Couch is brought into court for a hearing at Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  The judge ordered Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck, to serve nearly two years in jail. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)

    Ethan Couch is brought into court for a hearing at Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The judge ordered Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck, to serve nearly two years in jail. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Judge Wayne Salvant address Ethan Couch's defense team during Couch's hearing at Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  Judge Wayne Salvant ordered Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck, to serve nearly two years in jail. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)

    Judge Wayne Salvant address Ethan Couch's defense team during Couch's hearing at Tim Curry Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Judge Wayne Salvant ordered Couch, the Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck, to serve nearly two years in jail. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense following a deadly drunken-driving wreck will appear in adult court facing the prospect of more jail time.

Ethan Couch is due Wednesday before a Fort Worth judge who could order more jail time as part of the conditions of his adult probation.

Couch, who turned 19 on Monday, was given 10 years of probation for a June 2013 wreck that killed four people and left two severely injured. The sentence outraged victims' families and prosecutors.

Couch and his mother, Tonya, fled to Mexico in December after a video surfaced online appearing to show Couch at a party where alcohol was being served. Drinking alcohol would be a violation of his probation.

He's been in custody in Texas since January.