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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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