An American man who's spent the last 18 months in a Venezuelan prison must stand trial on weapons charges, a judge ruled Tuesday, dashing hopes Joshua Holt would be released and reunited with his family for Christmas. Shortly after the ceremony, however, the couple was arrested at a Caracas apartment occupied by Holt's wife's family on allegations Holt was stockpiling weapons. I don't even know what to think," Holt's mother, Laurie Holt, told The Associated Press by telephone from her home near Salt Lake City. "I can't understand how they can send a young kid who's completely innocent to trial and feel good about that." Holt and Candelo are being held in the Helicoide, a spiral shaped Caracas prison where Maduro's most-prominent political opponents are jailed.
Source: Fox News December 13, 2017 12:22 UTC