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Texas court denies 'affluenza' teen's appeal

Texas' Supreme Court on Thursday denied Ethan Couch's appeal.

Texas' Supreme Court on Thursday denied Ethan Couch's appeal.  (Fox 4)

“Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch will stay behind bars and won’t get any help from the Texas Supreme Court.

On Thursday the court denied a petition from Couch’s attorneys, who argued a judge didn’t have the right to move his case from juvenile to adult court.

They claimed the case should have been handled in a civil court and wanted Couch’s two-year jail sentence invalidated.

Couch got probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving crash in 2013. A psychologist successfully argued that he deserved probation because he never got the chance to learn right from wrong with his affluent upbringing.

He is now 20 years old and serving a two-year-prison sentence for violating the terms of his probation and fleeing to Mexico with his mother.

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