Supporters of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi rallied Wednesday to send a message to the White House and the Mexican government.
Tahmooressi, a four-year Marine Corps veteran, served two tours in Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD. It's been nearly two months since he says he made a wrong turn and wound up crossing the border with firearms in his vehicle. The weapons are legally registered in the U.S. He faces up to 21 years in a Mexican prison if convicted.
"We want to bring our Marine home, and we will not stop fighting for Andrew until he is back in the country that he fought so bravely to defend," AM 760's Mike Slater said during Wednesday's rally.
In court during a brief hearing Wednesday, Andrew Tahmooressi fired his Mexican court-appointed lawyer. His mother Jill Tahmooressi claims the lawyer advised her son to lie and say he'd never been to Mexico.
Now the combat veteran will have to wait several weeks before he is appointed a new lawyer.
In the meantime, he must return to jail near Tecate until his next hearing before a judge.