There will be no decision Tuesday on the fate of an Arizona woman who was jailed in Mexico on drug smuggling charges.
#yaniramaldonado Family spokesman: no decision today on freedom for AZ Mom wrongly accused of smuggling drugs in Mexico
— Casey Wian (@CaseyWianCNN) May 28, 2013
A judge will have until Friday to make a decision on what happens next in Yanira Maldonado’s case.
Maldonado was arrested Wednesday as she and her husband were on their way back to the U.S. from a family funeral. They were on a bus when it was stopped near Hermosillo, Mexico at a military checkpoint.
Her husband was originally told the marijuana was found under his seat. They then let him go and charged his wife.
Her family believes she was targeted and that Mexican authorities want money from them.
“It’s about getting money here,” Yanira Maldonado’s husband, Gary Maldonado, told CNN’s “Starting Point” Tuesday.
Her daughter Anna Soto, who is one of seven children, visited on Saturday and is scared she will never see her mother again.
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