Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman will be spending the rest of his life behind bars (unless he gets his Shawshank Redemption on).
On Wednesday (July 17), a judge sentenced the Mexican drug lord to life in prison without the possibility for parole.
Via ABC News:
Guzman, 62, was convicted in February of charges that mandate life in prison, proving he was “a ruthless and bloodthirsty leader of the Sinaloa Cartel,” federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said in a court filing.
“The horrific nature and circumstances of the defendant’s offense, his history and characteristics and the fact that the defendant committed some of the most serious crimes under federal law make a life sentence warranted,” prosecutors wrote.
“My case was stained,” Guzman told U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan before he was sentenced. “You denied me a fair trial.”
El Chapo’s wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, left the courthouse without comment.
Watch the news report below:
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