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Weston Marine Jailed In Mexico Has Second Hearing

FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A marine from Weston who was jailed in Mexico for illegally entering the country with firearms will have his second hearing before a judge on Monday.

Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi’s attorney is expected to question the Mexican officials who made the arrest back in April.

Tahmooressi served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. He moved to San Diego for treatment.

While driving to meet up with a friend on March 31st he made a wrong turn and ended up crossing the border, with all his belongings, including legally purchased U.S. guns, in his truck.

Tahmooressi was arrested and taken to La Mesa prison in Tijuana, Mexico where he’s being held without bail.

Tahmooressi’s mother said she doesn’t expect her to son to be immediately freed, but thinks Monday hearing will bring him one step closer. If convicted, he faces six to 21 years in a Mexican prison.

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