Marine Released From Mexican Jail Back Home In South Florida

CBS Miami

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Marine Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who’d been held in a Mexican prison for eight months, is back in South Florida.

Friday, a Mexican judge ordered Tahmooressi’s immediate release.

He flew from Mexico to San Diego, and then boarded a flight for Miami where he arrived early Saturday. He lives in Weston.

Tahmooressi was jailed for crossing the border with loaded guns.The  judge on Friday called for Tahmooressi to be freed because of his mental state and did not make a determination on the illegal arms charges against the Afghanistan veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a Mexican official who had knowledge of the ruling but was not authorized to give his name.

Tahmooressi has said he took a wrong turn on a California freeway that funneled him into a Tijuana port of entry with no way to turn…

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