Nov 1, 2014 11:32 AM by News Staff
WESTON, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Marine veteran is back home in Florida after a Mexican judge ordered his release from jail, where he spent eight months for crossing the border with loaded guns.
Family spokesman Jon Franks told reporters that retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-more-EE-si) arrived at a South Florida airport about 6 a.m. Saturday. Franks said Tahmooressi was resting with his family at their home suburban Weston, Florida.
Tahmooressi says he crossed the border by mistake in California and had no intention of bringing weapons illegally into Mexico. The judge that ordered his release Friday did not address the weapons charges but freed him because of his mental state.
Franks says Tahmooressi will soon begin treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Tahmooressi served with the Marines in Afghanistan.
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