Yesterday it looked like US Marine veteran Jon Hammar was going to be spending Christmas in a Mexican prison on a trumped up gun charge. But this morning Fox News is reporting that Hammar had an expedited hearing and the judge has ruled in his favor and he will be released and home by Christmas.
Olivia Hammar said the judge hearing Hammar’s case issued a ruling in his favor and that her son is to be released at a time on Friday yet to be announced. No more details were available. Hammar, 27, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been stuck in a notorious, drug cartel-controlled prison just 15 miles south of the U.S. border since Aug. 13, after he crossed into Mexico and declared an antique shotgun to Mexican customs officials. (Read More)