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Marine jailed in Mexico: 'Things are looking good' for his release

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A Marine jailed in Mexico after accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border hopes to be released soon. (Source: CNN) A Marine jailed in Mexico after accidentally crossing the US-Mexico border hopes to be released soon. (Source: CNN)

 (KGTV/CNN) – U.S. Marine Corps Reservist Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi is hoping he’ll be released Wednesday from a jail in Mexico.

He was arrested on March 31 when he took a wrong turn and crossed the Mexican border with several guns in his car.

Tahmooressi hopes to be set free after he pleads his case before a judge.

He spoke to CNN’s Jake Tapper via telephone on Tuesday.

“I think the chances are looking pretty good. Tomorrow, basically, what's going to happen is I’m going to give my statement to the judge, and then two of the border patrol officers that were supposedly there that night with me are going to give their statement, as well,” Tahmooressi said. “Hopefully the judge will see that my story is probably, you know, maybe like 99 percent accurate or 100 percent accurate and their stories are maybe 15 percent or 20 percent accurate.”

Tahmooressi served two tours in Afghanistan. He moved to San Diego this spring to get help for post-traumatic stress disorder when he says he accidentally drove into Mexico.

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