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Hearing Slated for U.S. Marine Jailed in Mexico

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    A hearing is scheduled Monday in Tijuana for a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country.

    Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's lawyer will have a chance at Monday's hearing to question Mexican officials who detained Tahmooressi, The Los Angeles Times reports.

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    The veteran of two tours of Afghanistan who is now in the reserves was arrested at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on April 1. Mexican officials say they found a rifle, shotgun, pistol and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his pickup truck.

    The 26-year-old Tahmooressi told authorities he accidentally entered Mexico when he made a wrong turn at the border crossing.

    While he remains in jail, more than 130,000 people have signed a petition on the White House website demanding his release.

    More than three weeks have past since Tahmooressi appeared before a judge at an evidentiary hearing that lasted for some nine hours and was closed to the media.

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