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Ex-Marine's Release from Mexican Prison Expected Today
The lawyer for Jon Hammar, a Marine imprisoned in Matamoros, sent out a tweet saying he'll be bringing Hammar home today.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson also released a statement announcing the expected release.
Mexican authorities arrested Hammar four months ago. The 27-year-old was stopped at the border, because he had his great-grandfather's shotgun. Despite declaring it, he was put in prison.
"It's the smallest shotgun... no hard kick... only shoots one shot," said Hammar's father.
An aide to a legal representative of the Mexican attorney general's office told Nelson's staff about the pending release this morning, after the senator's office got word from the former Marine's mother.