S. Florida Marine Jailed In Mexico Has Hearing With Judge

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida marine who was jailed in Mexico after he said he accidentally crossed the border with firearms will get a chance to tell his side of the story.

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, from Weston, has a hearing Wednesday with a judge for the first time. In a phone interview with CNN on Tuesday, Tahmooressi said he was optimistic about the outcome of the hearing.

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 his nightmare began. He made a wrong turn and ended up crossing the border, with all his belongings, including legally purchased U.S. guns, in his pick up truck.

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“I was going to call them after I drove off the exit, but…

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