While almost everyone thought it was a joke when Tonya Couch's son Ethan was able to escape justice using an affluenza defense, I have a feeling lawyers might try something similar when she goes on trial. By her own actions, it is easy to see how attorney's representing her might try to prove to a jury that she is mentally ill. While I don't think she is crazy, that does not mean they won't try another creative defense since it worked the first time for her son.
Most Texans are sick and tired of hearing about how Ethan was able to get away with murder simply because he was a juvenile and had attorney's who successfully pulled the wool over the eyes of a judge. Sadly, it appears some kind of mental defect defense will be presented by Tonya's lawyers in order to save her from spending decade or more in prison. It's almost impossible to image right now that Tonya Couch will not spend years in jail, but be prepared for her to somehow become a victim when she goes on trial.
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