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  • Mexican Judge Orders Release of Jailed Marine

    Associated Press:

    Source: AP

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

    Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-mor-EE-si), an Afghanistan veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder whose detention brought calls for his freedom from U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns.

    The judge released him without making a determination on the charges against Tahmooressi, who said he took a wrong turn on a California freeway that funneled him into a Tijuana port of entry with no way to turn back.

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    Last edited by Cow Poke; 10-31-2014, 09:50 PM.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    I wonder what finally mad this happen? Some behind-the-scenes diplomatic arm twisting or just good
    lawyering by the defense counsel?

    Again,

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    • #3
      I'm not getting too excited yet --- I don't know that he's actually in the US yet.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        OK, CNN is reporting he boarded a flight in San Diego for Miami.

        Source: CNN

        (CNN) -- Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months.

        Tahmooressi boarded a flight for Miami from San Diego.

        "It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in Mexican jail," relatives said in a statement Friday night.

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        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            Just to confirm: He's home

            Source: Marine Veteran out of Mexico Jail, Home in Florida


            A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican JAIL for crossing the border with loaded guns, a case that led U.S. politicians to bring intense pressure on Mexico to release him.

            Family spokesman Jon Franks said the private plane carrying Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, his mother and supporters — including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson — landed at a South Florida airport about 6 a.m.

            Tahmooressi was freed Friday night and reunited with his mother, Jill, and then boarded the flight to Florida in San Diego.

            "They're just spending time together, trying to figure out what's next," Franks told reporters at a hotel in this suburb west of Fort Lauderdale. "They need some time to decompress." Neither Tahmooressi nor any family members attended the news conference.



            *Story continues at source*

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            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              Just to confirm: He's home

              Source: Marine Veteran out of Mexico Jail, Home in Florida


              A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican JAIL for crossing the border with loaded guns, a case that led U.S. politicians to bring intense pressure on Mexico to release him.

              Family spokesman Jon Franks said the private plane carrying Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, his mother and supporters — including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson — landed at a South Florida airport about 6 a.m.

              Tahmooressi was freed Friday night and reunited with his mother, Jill, and then boarded the flight to Florida in San Diego.

              "They're just spending time together, trying to figure out what's next," Franks told reporters at a hotel in this suburb west of Fort Lauderdale. "They need some time to decompress." Neither Tahmooressi nor any family members attended the news conference.



              *Story continues at source*

              Source

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              Good to know -- Thanks!
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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