U.S. Marine Veteran, Andrew Tahmooressi, has finally been released from a Mexican jail. Check it out…
A Mexican judge tonight ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran, eight months after he was jailed for crossing the border with loaded guns.
Retired sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, walked free tonight from a prison in Tecate, a border town just south of California after a judge decided he could go – without deciding whether he committed a crime.
He had been imprisoned for 241 days after getting lost on the freeway and finding himself with no way back into the United States.
Had he been convicted for violating Mexican gun laws he could have faced 21 years behind bars.
A family spokesman said: ‘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.’
The 26-year-old Florida man’s long detention brought calls for his freedom from U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns.
Read more: Daily Mail