Crazy: El Chapo Wrote Promise Not To Kill Any Jury Members During His Trial
It's wild that someone has this much power.
Convicted cartel kingpin El Chapo had to hand-write a letter promising not to kill any members of his jury in order for his trial to move forward.
Notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán promises not to kill any jurors during his upcoming federal court trial, his defense lawyer said.
Prosecutors have asked Brooklyn Federal Court Justice Brian Cogan to impanel an anonymous jury and provide them with armed guards to and from a secure location during the months-long trial that's expected to begin in September.
However, giving jurors special protections “sends the message to each juror that he or she needs to be protected from Mr. Guzmán. From there, members of the jury could infer that Mr. Guzmán is both dangerous and guilty,” defense attorney A. Eduardo Balarezo wrote in a recently filed motion.
According to the New York Post, the prosecution motion cited the drug kingpin's long history of violence and instances in which he's believed to have tried killing past witnesses.
The Sinaloa Cartel leader faces a rash of charges, including criminal enterprise and international cocaine trafficking. -(FOX News)