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Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida

Saturday. Franks said Tahmooressi was resting with his family at their home suburban Weston, Fla. (AP Photo/Raul Torres) MANDATORY CREDIT Alejandro Tamayo Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida FILE – This May 3, 2014, file photo shows Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi left, who is being held at Tijuana’s La Mesa Penitentiary. A Mexican judge Friday Oct. 31, 2014 ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. (AP Photo/UT San Diego, Alejandro Tamayo, File) Terry Renna Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida Jon Franks, family spokesperson for retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi speaks during a news conference Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Weston, Fla. Tahmooressi is back home after a Mexican judge ordered his release from jail, where he spent eight months for crossing the border with loaded guns. Franks told reporters that Tahmooressi arrived at a South Florida airport about 6 a.m. Saturday and he was resting with his family at their home suburban Weston, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) Posted: Saturday, November 1, 2014 3:21 pm | Updated: 7:02 pm, Sat Nov 1, 2014. Marine veteran out of Mexico jail, home in Florida Associated Press | 0comments WESTON, Fla. (AP) A retired U.S. Marine who fought in Afghanistan returned home to Florida on Saturday after spending eight months in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with loaded guns, a case that led U.S. politicians to bring intense pressure on Mexico to release him. Family spokesman Jon Franks said the private plane carrying Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, his mother and supporters including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson landed at a South Florida airport about 6 a.m. Tahmooressi was freed Friday night and reunited with his mother, Jill, and then boarded the flight to Florida in San Diego. “They’re just spending time together, trying to figure out what’s next,” Franks told reporters at a hotel in this suburb west of Fort Lauderdale. “They need some time to decompress.” Neither Tahmooressi nor any family members attended the news conference.
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