(FOX NEWS) Lawyers for former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi spent eight hours in a courtroom Tuesday viewing surveillance footage provided by Mexican Customs authorities in the presence of a federal prosecutor, judge, and US State Department representative.

When Tahmooressi’s defense attorney Fernando Benitez finally emerged from the courthouse just after midnight Wednesday, he declared the day a victory.

“We are happy with the results because we can conclusively state that our client told the truth all along,” Benitez told Fox News in an exclusive interview.

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