newser

(NEWSER) – Two weeks ago, Ethan Couch was moved from a juvenile facility to an adult jail. Now the "affluenza" teen will move into the grown-up leagues in yet another way: A Texas judge decided Friday to transfer Couch's case from juvenile to adult court when he turns 19 on April 11, reports the Dallas Morning News.

The transfer will take hold at midnight on his birthday, and a new judge assigned to him will rejigger the terms of his probation. Couch could be ordered to serve 120 days in jail and then complete his 10 year-probation, reports AP. If he violates the new conditions, he could receive up to 10 years in jail for each crash victim; four people died in the drunk-driving crash he caused in 2013.

Read the full story on Newser.com

Photo: Getty Images