Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is convicted in Brooklyn, could put him behind bars for the rest of his life in a high-security prison.
In Brooklyn, New York today, on the sixth day of jury deliberations, a court convicted Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.
Alan Feuer's incredible reporting on the case is essential reading.
It has been a dramatic trial indeed: tales of bribes, murders, naked lovers crawling into sewers, diamond-encrusted pistols... El Chapo smuggled drugs in fake cans of chile and bananas, through submarines and subterranean tunnels.
El Chapo routinely raped underage girls as young as 13 and 14, who were drugged and brought to him unconscious, according to testimony in the trial. He referred to the victims as his 'vitamins,' because raping them made him feel young and full of vitality again.
The dude's IT guy “had a nervous breakdown.”
The jury deliberated approximately 34 hours over 6 days
The jury in the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman deliberated approximately 34 hours over past six days.
The 12-person jury has remained anonymous and partially sequestered.
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