The American Marine currently being held in a Mexican jail shocked observers when he fired his attorney during a hearing today. Andrew Tahmooressi is being held on charges that he illegally brought guns into Mexico when he mistakenly entered the country on April 1. According to Tahmooressi’s family, the attorney that was fired today had instructed Tahmooressi to lie under oath during the hearing.
This most recent development will delay upcoming hearings which were scheduled for next week until a new attorney can be hired and prepare a defense. In the meantime, Tahmooressi will remain in Mexican custody in Tecate, Mexico.
Meanwhile, the effort to garner enough signatures on a White House petition continues. In order to trigger a White House response, the petition must reach the 100,000 signature threshold by May 31. Currently, the petition is just under 27,000 signatures shy of that goal. You can sign the petition here.
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