Tahmooressi’s release is far from done deal, lawyer says

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SAN DIEGO — Contrary to recent rumors,  Andrew Tahmooressi is not on the brink of being released from a Baja prison, according to his lawyer.

According to Fernando Benitez, Tahmooressi’s defense attorney, the judge has yet to consider evidence entered into the record this week – which include testimony offered by psychiatrists on both sides who concur Tahmooressi has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can’t be treated in Mexico. Both doctors also agree Tahmooressi needs to get care in the United States.

In spite of this analysis, Tahmooressi’s lawyer said there are a lot of legal hurdles to be cleared. And while there’s a good chance charges against Tahmooressi may be dropped, it’s not imminent.

“The judge has to consider evidence, closing arguments have to be heard followed by another hearing and decision… prosecutors may elect to drop charges, although highly unlikely since it’s never been done before,” said Benitez.

Meantime, Montel Williams former television host is getting involved in trying to get Tahmooressi released from prison.  He is urging Americans to get involved and support Tahmooressi by reaching out to congress encouraging it to pass HR 620.

The pending bill would force the U.S.Government to ask Mexico to release Tahmooressi so he can get PTSD treatment north of the border.

 

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