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El Chapo verdict: The jury finds the Mexican drug lord guilty of all counts



Brooklyn's wide court quietly reads the verdict. No visible reaction from Guzman, facing a mandatory sentence of life in prison. He should be sentenced on June 25.

District Court District Court Brian Cogan confirmed the judgments of each of the eight women and four men in the jury, telling them later their conduct in the panel "I'm glad to be an American."

After the jury left the room, Guzman was rotated and smiled at his wife, Emma Coronel, former beauty queen and regular courtroom smiling and touching her hands on his heart.

"Well, thank you," he said when asked what he felt after the decision.

A slight rupture and anonymous jury are discussed for approximately 34 hours within six days.

"We have clearly failed the court ruling at Joaquin Guzmán Loera's trial but respecting the jury's process and decision," Eduardo Balarezo said. "We are faced with the exceptional and costly barriers to defending Joaquin …"

Guzmán, 61

, faces 10 counts, including ongoing criminal business, conspiracy to cook narcotics which is the proceeds, international distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs, and use of guns.

  Deliberations of the jury of El Chapo will take place on the second week. Here's why the jury can take their time.

Over two and a half months, the jury heard testimony of unspeakable torture and cruel killings, epic poisoning at virtually all levels of the Mexican government, narco-mistresses and naked underground escapes, gold AK-47s and monogrammed, pistols with diamonds.

The case of prosecution features 200 hours of testimony from 56 witnesses. Fourteen witnesses – often admitted drug traffickers and cartel affiliates – have partnered with prosecutors in the hope of reducing their own prison sentences.

There are also photographs of surveillance, intercepted telephone calls and text messages related to Guzmán, blingy firepower and bricks of cocaine that have fallen into the sacks of potato sacks.

On the contrary, so-called defense lawyers are called only witnesses and are committed to distracting the credibility of cooperating witnesses. Defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman said witnesses "lied every day of their lives – their miserable and selfish life."

Guzmán, once listed on the Forbes & # 39; Billionaires List, has long been a slippery and near-mythical figure. He escaped from a 2001 Mexican prison in a laundry cart and again in 2015 through a tunnel. After being caught in 2016, he was freed from the US to deal with American federal charges.

CNN's Maria Santana and Eric Levenson contributed to this report.


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