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Well as -- happy ending to a horrifying.
Ordeal after an Arizona mother of seven was held for a week on drug smuggling charges.
And she was released late last night from a Mexican jail welcome everybody brand new hour starts now and America's news round.
-- -- -- I'm Bill Hemmer good morning again -- -- -- Maldonado that's your name walked out of the jail last night.
And into the arms of her husband after court officials reviewed security footage.
That showed the couple boarding a bus -- Blake it's bottles of water in Maldonado is purse.
Said to be a devout Mormon have been accused of hiding twelve pounds of pot.
Under a -- -- Someone good news bad there how owners name happens yeah.
On like that -- you can't see live -- I think.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And encouraging -- drug smugglers to find a better line of work.
And something more honest and I'm now joined by Brenda -- who is Bob and -- daughter and she joins us live.
Via Skype Brenda thank you very much for being with us it must be an extremely.
Happy happy today for your -- late.
And then fixer annaly and then at the black -- -- hearing -- -- -- -- this year being New Orleans.
And it's so.
It's like a bittersweet.
-- -- It's is it to wonder -- I have my mom back to the United States instead it's something we we were hoping and and crane on -- so happens she's.
She's back -- yet and we've been hearing about your family seven children.
And that's a combination right of food and Gary children and your mom's kids altogether now as one family and they just married a year -- how is that right.
Yes man they just -- -- -- anniversary actually -- the -- suffering and because of what had happened she was in prison and so -- -- separated from their first year anniversary hopefully they'll get a chance it's properly celebrate their anniversary now that she's back but -- let's go back to what happened here.
What did what did Gary and what -- your mom explained to you about the circumstances because I read something about how.
There was this this marijuana was lodged with metal -- underneath the seat packed quite professionally.
-- that seat and that is that the two of them were sort of straddling the seat.
That it was under.
They were checked out by police at the checkpoint what do you heard about the.
Why exactly you know they Wear at a tech clients tell everyone how to get -- the button.
And then monetary officials got on the last check perennially elegiac and they found.
On -- -- on CN it was all bungee cords.
And -- under -- receipt in hand and well at her as they had said it was and it carries the and there and -- my mom get back on the -- and get you know come home to the United States but my mom to.
Back to staying there because Gary didn't speak any Spanish are.
Carly understands and and so she -- that -- and then they listened to stories and that and that that her seat so she ended up.
Skilling to prison and you know being separated -- carrying for a whole week he says so he -- they wanted to rest him.
And then she said is used to point out that she she could translate because he didn't speak -- Spanish very -- And then they ended up arresting her and letting him go very strange course of -- is that.
Right exactly so I don't know why they did that they will now I can't really say why -- let.
And innocent and everything was those cats that's definitely an act out was it your understanding that if if she hadn't been released by today that she would have been moved to -- atop her more a longer term prison situation.
Yes and that -- Soledad.
You know rooms without insurance skeletons UN have been sentenced you -- they'll -- -- On further down in Mexico and are mostly out -- -- Mexico.
And she would have been there are about six months and then to actually -- you know they would have to wait for an actual case an actual trial.
That they -- there what was the reason that they weren't Mexico again.
Guardian Henri aunt passed away and -- can't just like a mother -- my accountant -- month.
So then after that -- they decided to get on a bus and I understand that it was because they felt like that that's a safer way to travel in Mexico.
Yeah you know I disparity is the tablet through a but -- to take your own vehicle.
They can stop their -- well and -- -- take away your fearful just one last question -- -- say about the jail that she was and I and her experience and how she was treated.
You know she -- weren't very unhappy and it's very miserable -- carrying out of -- last.
That -- issue is there should have a bed to sleep on -- -- on the wheel action you know they don't even have a basic word that the on it was horrible and I mean I believe that passing -- they -- clean you know nice and her.
I think just because the whole media -- This whole thing -- getting a lot of attention and they knew the eyes of the world were upon them Brenda thank you and our hope you -- have a wonderful weekend back together and they get to celebrate.
They're anniversary in a nicer way than they did last week thank you friend back taking your -- -- handling you that think.
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