Texas 'affluenza' teen's lawyers seek his release from jail
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Lawyers for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza"
The motion filed Friday on behalf of 19-year-old Ethan Couch argues that a judge had no authority to sentence Couch to nearly two years in jail after his case was moved from juvenile to adult court.
Couch's attorneys argue that the judge only had jurisdiction over criminal cases and that juvenile matters are civil.
Couch was given 10 years' probation after killing four people in a 2013 wreck. He later violated his probation.