(NEWSER) For what could be the first time in his life, "affluenza" teen" Ethan Couch no longer has his mother nearby to look out for him. Mexican officials tell the AP that Tonya Couch was put on a plane from Guadalajara to Los Angeles on Wednesday because, unlike her 18-year-old son, she was not granted a delay in deportation to resolve legal matters.

The AP reports that the mother, who faces arrest in Tarrant County, Texas, for allegedly helping her son flee the country, arrived in Los Angeles in the custody of US marshals early Thursday morning and was escorted through the airport terminal in handcuffs.

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