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“El Chapo” Guzman Sentenced To Life In Prison

“El Chapo” Guzman Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who was found guilty back in February for running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled drugs in the United States, has now been sentenced to life in prison.

Guzman, 62, has developed a reputation for himself as a trafficker for one of Mexico’s largest and most brutal drug trafficking organizations, the Sinaloa Cartel. 

Before his sentence was handed down, Guzman and his lawyers claimed that his confinement amounted to “mental torture.”

“My case was stained and you denied me a fair trial when the whole world was watching. When I was extradited to the United States, I expected to have a fair trial, but what happened was exactly the opposite,” he said in court. 

Guzman has escaped prison twice before but this time will be locked at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo where escape is impossible.