UPDATED: 1/1/2016, 8:55 PM


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(CBS11) – High-profile Mexican attorney Fernando Benitez confirms he’s handing Ethan Couch’s fight to stay in Mexico.

Benitez has been called a “rock star” and is the same attorney who got a U.S. Marine out of a Mexican prison last year where he had been held for seven months.

Couch is being held in a detention center in Mexico City until a judge hears arguments on why he was detained.

Benitz tells us he has not spoken with Ethan Couch yet but hopes to on Tuesday.

He also says no gun was found during Couch’s detention and calls that information “gossip from unconfirmed sources.”

Benitez would not tell us who hired him.

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