In a personal plea to President Obama, the mother of jailed U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi asked for increased urgency in her son’s case in Mexico, where she says “one more day is one day too many” behind bars.
“Well, he’s holding on, he’s a Marine, so he’s got a lot of courage and valor,” Jill Tahmooressi told Fox News Monday of her son, Sgt. Tahmooressi, 26, who has remained in Mexican custody since late March when he accidentally drove into the country with three legally purchased firearms.
Tahmooressi, of Weston, Fla., has said her son, who suffers from combat-related PTSD after two tours in Afghanistan, is struggling to remain optimistic for a quick resolution to the ordeal. The case could languish for months, lawyers say.
“It’s been six months,” she said Monday, adding that her son’s court date has not even been set.