After plea deal was rejected by judge, lawyer Orlando Herrán says the Australian woman’s claim she acted under threat frees her from any guilt

The Colombian lawyer for Australian drug mule Cassie Sainsbury is hopeful she may be declared not guilty after a judge rejected a plea deal that would have seen her serve six years in jail.

Judge Sergio Leon rejected the deal at a hearing Wednesday after Sainsbury told the court in July that she had been coerced into trying to smuggle nearly six kilograms of cocaine out of Colombia.

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