Lori Berenson arrives in U.S.

Lori Berenson visits U.S. for first time in 15 years

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
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Lori Berenson is in the U.S. for the first time since 1995.

Fox News reports that Berenson's plan touched down at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday. Many in Peru wonder if Berenson will return by the court-ordered deadline of January 11. "I just hope we don't get caught in a snow storm," Berenson joked.

Berenson was arrested by Peruvian authorities in 1995. She was convicted of aiding Peruvian guerrillas. A military court convicted Berenson of treason and sentenced her to life in prison in 1996. After U.S. pressure, Berenson was retried by a civilian court

Berenson served 15 years in prison before being put on parole last year.

Read more about Lori Berenson here.