The US is so worried about 'El Chapo' Guzman escaping that it won't even let him hug his wife

Posted On: Nov 8, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The US is so worried about 'El Chapo' Guzman escaping that it won't even let him hug his wife

The trial of accused Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman started this week in New York City.
A jury has been selected, and Guzman's lawyers want the court to let him hug his wife before opening statements next week.
The court said no, citing ongoing concerns that the elusive cartel chief could be plotting something else.
Jury selection for the trial of accused Mexican cartel chief Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is over, but the purported Sinaloa cartel leader will face the court alone when the trial gets underway next week.
In a November 6 letter, Guzman's defense team asked Judge Brian Cogan to allow Guzman to give his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro , "a brief momentary greeting to include perhaps an embrace" after entering the courtroom on November 13, before opening statements.
"It can be a brief embrace in open court with the courtroom railing between them," the letter, written by one of Guzman's lawyers, continued. "This entire process should not take more than a few seconds."
The letter justifies the...

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