Marine Who is Being Held in Mexico Over Gun Charges Will Get a New Hearing Next Week
Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been in Mexican custody since the beginning of April after the Marine allegedly attempted to enter Mexico with firearms in his car.
Tahmooressi says he failed to notice the signs leading up to the border and accidentally missed the final turn to stay on US soil.
According to the LA Times,
Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine reservist jailed in Mexico since April 1 on weapons charges, has a court hearing set for next week but is resigned to the possibility that it could take months to win his freedom, his mother said.
Jill Tahmooressi said Sunday her son’s new Mexican attorney has advised him that the legal process could take six months. Still, she and her son have confidence in the attorney, she said.
“We’re just glad to get started,” Jill Tahmooressi said from her home in Florida. “Andrew is looking forward to the hearing.”
Tahmooressi has been moved to a more secure prison and is being kept in a private cell after concerns were raised about his safety in the general population of the previous prison which was housing him.
Many Americans have asked the Obama administration to attempt to step in and intervene in the case. So far, the State Department has not commented publicly on the matter.