Tonya Couch (C) enters the courtroom to appear before state District Judge Wayne Salvant in Fort Worth, Texas, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Pool
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The mother of a Texas teenager, derided for his "affluenza" defense for killing four people while driving drunk, was released from a county jail on Tuesday, according to local media reports.Tonya Couch, 48, posted bond on Monday, when her bail was reduced to $75,000 from $1 million after her lawyers argued the original amount was excessively high for a person charged with a third-degree felony. On Monday, Judge Wayne Salvant imposed conditions on a release on bond that included the electronic monitor, drug testing and reporting weekly to authorities.Stephanie Patten, an attorney for the mother, said her bank account had been frozen and she could not access enough money to pay the bond.
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