MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A marine from Weston who was jailed in Mexico for illegally entering the country with firearms will have his fourth hearing before a judge on Monday.
Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, has been in a Mexican prison for six months.READ MORE: CDC Releases New Guidelines For Trial Cruises
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.READ MORE: South Florida Streets Packed For Cinco De Mayo, First Big Holiday Since Governor Lifted Local COVID Restrictions
Tahmooressi was arrested and taken to La Mesa prison in Tijuana, Mexico where he’s being held without bail. His attorney claims his client’s rights were violated by the Mexican customs officials who arrested him.
The Los Angeles Times reports Tahmooressi’s mother says her son is losing hope he will ever be released.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine No Longer Required This Fall For Those Returning To NSU Campus
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