Yanira Maldonado, an Arizona mother of seven, was released from a Mexican jail after being arrested on a drug charge.
Yanira Maldonado is speaking out from a Mexican prison. The Arizona mother of seven was arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into the United States after the Mexican military found 12 pounds of marijuana underneath her seat on a bus.
An Arizona mother of seven remains in a Mexican jail on charges of drug smuggling. Yanira Maldonado, 42, appeared in court yesterday, and her husband, Gary, spoke with Greta Van Susteren last night. He said a judge expected to rule Friday on whether his wife will be released.
Yesterday we learned the shocking story of an Arizona family's trip to Mexico that was interrupted when police stopped their bus and arrested a mother of seven on a drug smuggling charge. Yanira Maldonado, 42, is accused of trying to transport 12 pounds of marijuana. Cops stopped the bus at a checkpoint and claim that the drugs were under the seat in which Maldonado was sitting. Maldonado is in a Mexican jail awaiting a court appearance, but her family says she has been set up.
Defense attorney Arthur Aidala and former prosecutor Jonna Spilbor weighed in on the case on Kelly's Court today.
The story of Yanira Maldonado, an Arizona Mormon mother of seven jailed in Mexico on charges of drug smuggling, has blown up in the media. On last night's On the Record, Maldonado's daughter, Ana Soto, spoke to Greta Van Susteren about her mom's case in an emotional interview.
An American mom is in a Mexican jail after being arrested for drug smuggling. Yanira Maldonado's family says the charges are bogus. The whole family was on a trip to Mexico for a funeral when their bus was stopped at a checkpoint. Cops arrested the 42-year-old Mormon mother of seven after saying they had found marijuana under her seat.