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EXCLUSIVE: First Photo of Marine Jailed In Mexico on Gun Charge

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Held captive in one of Mexico’s most infamous prisons, Marine Veteran Jon Hammar is seen chained to a bed in a new photo sent to the family from an anonymous Mexican email account.

“His eyes look a little lost,” an emotional Olivia Hammar, his mother, told Fox News Latino.  “It doesn’t look like him. I feel like my blood pressure is through the roof.”

The photo shows Hammar in solitary confinement inside the Matamoros state prison, nicknamed CEDES. A scraggly looking Hammar is seen shirtless and barefoot with a beard, jean shorts and with his feet over what appears to be grey crocs. He is sitting on an old twin-sized mattress in a room with chipped walls. A gallon of water and a refrigerator are seen to his right. Hammar is staring at the person taking the photo and does not appear to have any visible injuries.

It is the first photo released of Hammar since he and a friend were detained by Mexican authorities in August. The pair had crossed the border and handed the paperwork for the weapon to Mexican officials, but police ended up impounding their RV and jailing the men, saying it was illegal to carry that type of gun. Hammar’s friend was later released because the gun did not belong to him.



  1. thirdtwin

    December 18th, 2012

    OK, what kind of secret signal is he sending with the muslim beard?

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 18th, 2012

    Solve the border problem, the immigration problem, and the oil problem together. Invade MEH-hee-ko all the way down Baja California and across the main peninsula to La Presca. Annex the new territory and start drilling for oil in the gulf.

    If the MEH-hee-kan army resists, go a few hundred more miles. Remember, the more territory you take, the shorter the distance you have to defend. If the locals don’t like it, deport them all south. Use any tax money you collect in the new territory and any oil revenues to build a super fence on our original border.

    Give it back to them in one hundred years in a better condition than when you took it. By that time, the locals won’t want to go back.

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  3. grayscape

    December 18th, 2012

    This is how they treat Americans after all the freebies and weapons Obama/Holder gave them? Did Oblowme not grovel enough?

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  4. Diann

    December 18th, 2012

    This story sickens me. Mr. “We won’t leave anyone behind” when it comes to a hurricane can’t even be bothered with this.

    He ignored the uprising in Iran.

    He ignored the Tea Party.

    He ignored the groundswell of dissent against Obamacare.

    And now he is ignoring the egregious miscarriage of justice done to an American veteran.

    My God, if it were possible to hate him more than I already do, believe me, I would.

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  5. Ricky

    December 18th, 2012

    Jesus Loves You!

    A nice gesture to hear in church.

    A horrific thing to hear in a Mexican Jail.

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  6. Corona

    December 18th, 2012

    Hammar may be (hopefully) getting out of that Mexican jail this Friday according to his mother who I just heard on John & Ken.

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  7. RANDO

    December 18th, 2012

    Why does anyone want to go to Mexico?
    It’s already here!

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  8. Xavier

    December 18th, 2012

    You’d think the federal government would have a department to deal with this sort of thing.

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  9. Xavier

    December 18th, 2012

    Hell, tell the Mes’cans we’ll trade every illegal mes’can criminal in our system for him.

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