Posted: Dec 24, 2012 11:02 AM
Updated: Dec 24, 2012 12:43 PM
BROWNSVILLE - A former U.S. Marine held on gun charges for months in Mexican jail is now in the hospital.
The mother of John Hammar Jr. said the 27-year-old is suffering from a bad chest cold and a stomach bug. Hammar and his father stopped in Louisiana, so he could get treated.
They were headed back to their home in Florida for Christmas.
Hammar was jailed in Mexico, after he took a gun into the country. It was a family heirloom.