Marine Jailed in Mexico Is 'Upbeat,' but Has yet to Counter Charges Against Him
U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is "upbeat" after three months in a Mexican jail, but his "defense still has not submitted evidence to the court to counter the prosecutor's evidence."
According to News Channel 3, Jill Tahmooressi--Andrew's mother--told CNN that her son is currently on his third attorney, and that "The first two defense attorneys were dismissed by the family after a conflict of how to proceed with the Marine's legal defense."
But Andrew is now represented by "Tijuana-based lawyer Fernando Benitez," and Jill says her son is far more upbeat because of it.
Jill said, "With Mr. Benitez on the case, it's a good thing. He's a veteran Tijuana attorney not fearful to take on high-profile cases. His strategy is competent."
On April 1, Andrew Tahmooressi was jailed in Mexico for weapons charges "after driving his truck into Tijuana--he says accidentally--with three personal firearms," all of which "were legally registered in the United States."
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