Slidell resident, recently released from South Sudan prison, to return home Monday

Slidell resident, recently released from South Sudan prison, to return home Monday

Slidell resident, recently released from South Sudan prison, to return home Monday

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Posted on December 9, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 9 at 5:15 PM

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SLIDELL, La. -- Slidell resident Mark McCabe, who spent more than a month imprisoned in South Sudan, will return home Monday.

McCabe's wife Anne confirmed the news that her husband would return at 5 p.m. Monday at the Louis Armstrong airport.

A South Sudanese judge dropped kidnapping charges against Mark McCabe earlier this month.

"He sounded relieved, like finally this nightmare is over," said wife Anne McCabe.

The nightmare started on a business trip to South Sudan in mid-October when McCabe was detained. While awaiting a Thanksgiving Day trial on what Sen. David Vitter, R-La., called an unjustified arrest, McCabe, who has a heart condition, suffered a heart attack.

Vitter then threatened the country’s foreign aid from the U.S., which led to McCabe getting treatment at a clinic and later being released from custody pending the end of the trial today.

 

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