Hearing set for jailed U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi in Mexico on Monday

Tahmooressi's lawyer to question Mexican officials

SAN DIEGO - 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 is expected to be able to question Mexican officials who detained Tahmooressi.

The Afghanistan war veteran who served two tours there is now in the reserves. He was arrested at the San Diego-Mexico border checkpoint 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 Mexican officials that he accidentally entered Mexico when he made a wrong turn at the border crossing.

More than 130,000 people have signed a petition on the White House website demanding his release since has been been in a Mexican jail cell.

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