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Is it Just Red, or Does this Kid Looked Stoned

This Dec. 28, 2015 photo released by Mexico's Jalisco state prosecutor's office shows who authorities identify as Ethan Couch, after he was taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. U.S. authorities said the Texas teenager serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck after invoking an "affluenza" defense, was in custody in Mexico, weeks after he and his mother disappeared. (Mexico's Jalisco state prosecutor's office via AP) Photo: AP / Jalisco state prosecutor's office

Red is not normally one to pick on teens, but occasionally there is a worthy subject.  In this case, it’s notorious “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch who fled to Mexico with his possibly even more irresponsible mother Tonya Couch.  Both were captured in Puerto Vallarta  earlier this week.  Couch will likely face a maximum of 4 months in jail for parole violations despite having killed 4 and critically injuring another in a drunk driving episode when he was 16.  Couch’s attorneys claimed that his privileged upbringing somehow made the youth less responsible for his egregious acts.  An unrepentant Couch and his mother apparently staged a “going away” party before they fled to Mexico in the face of Couch going away for parole violations.