According to recent reports, a judge in Mexico has ruled that jailed U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will be released immediately after spending most of this year behind bars in that country.
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) November 1, 2014
The 26-year-old, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder before his arrest in March, has sparked widespread support among Americans demanding his release. Veteran and venerable talk show host Montel Williams has been a vocal critic of his treatment by Mexican authorities, claiming he has had no access to proper treatment for his disorder.
— John Cheney (@JrcheneyJohn) November 1, 2014
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He was arrested after reportedly taking a wrong turn into Mexico on March 31 while in possession of legally owned guns.
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Ordered Released from Mexico! Praise the Lord!
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) November 1, 2014
Jonathan Franks, a spokesperson for the Tahmooressi family, confirmed the judge’s decision, explaining that the Mexican judge has decided to set him free without issuing any determination regarding the firearms charge being pursued by authorities.
MEXICAN JUDGE ORDERS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF JAILED US MARINE SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI, FAMILY SPOKESMAN SAYS
— AppSame (@AppSame) November 1, 2014
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