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CrimeJury enters second day of deliberations in 'El Chapo' trial

18:50  05 february  2019
18:50  05 february  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the U.S. trial of accused Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman began their second day of deliberations in a federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Jury set to deliberate fate of alleged Mexican cartel boss 'El Chapo'

Jury set to deliberate fate of alleged Mexican cartel boss 'El Chapo' Jury set to deliberate fate of alleged Mexican cartel boss 'El Chapo'

The jury at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo has ended its first day of deliberations without a verdict. Jurors are deciding the fate of Joaquin Guzman in his drug-trafficking case. They are set to resume deliberating on Tuesday morning. The jury has heard testimony lasting

The jury has heard months of testimony about Joaquín ‘ El Chapo ’ Guzmán who faces life in prison.

Guzman, 61, is accused of leading Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, which became one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. He twice escaped from prison in Mexico, and will face the possibility of life in a U.S. prison if convicted.

The 11-week trial, which featured testimony from more than 50 witnesses, offered the public an unprecedented look into the inner workings of the cartel, named for the state in northwest Mexico where Guzman was born in a poor mountain village.

Prosecutors said he trafficked tons of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine into the United States over more than two decades, consolidating his power in Mexico through murders and wars with rival cartels.

Jury begins deliberating fate of alleged Mexican cartel boss 'El Chapo'

Jury begins deliberating fate of alleged Mexican cartel boss 'El Chapo' Jurors began deliberations in the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, accused of running one of the world's most infamous drug cartels, in Brooklyn federal court on Monday morning. Guzman, 61, is accused of leading Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, which became one of the most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. He twice escaped from prison in Mexico, and will face the possibility of life in a U.S. prison if convicted.

(Reuters) - Jurors in the U.S. trial of Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman, accused of running one of the world's most infamous drug cartels, ended their first day of deliberations in Brooklyn federal court on Monday In the second note, the jury asked whether "ephedrine is considered methamphetamine."

The fate of Joaquín “ El Chapo ” Guzmán Loera will soon land in the hands of 12 jurors in Brooklyn federal court, who are expected to begin deliberating Monday over whether the infamous Mexican drug lord is guilty of 10 criminal charges related to drug trafficking. If Mr. Guzmán, 61, is convicted on

The defense argued that Guzman was set up as a "fall guy" by Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, a drug kingpin from Sinaloa who remains at large.

The 12 jurors began deliberating on Monday afternoon after receiving instructions from U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan. They are seven women and five men whose names have not been disclosed for security reasons.

At least three jurors are immigrants, three are Spanish speakers and several have ties to law enforcement.

Almost all of them had heard of Guzman before the trial began, but said they could be impartial. The only exception was a woman from Ethiopia who said she had "no clue" who he was.

The jury sent the judge two notes with legal questions on Monday afternoon.

In the first, they asked whether a "drug war" could be considered "part of a drug trafficking crime with specific reference to the weapons charge." Jurors heard extensive testimony about deadly wars between Guzman and rival drug traffickers during the trial.

One of the 10 criminal counts Guzman faces is that he used weapons in furtherance of his drug crimes. Cogan told the jury they could not consider the weapons charge until they had found Guzman guilty of one of four drug-related counts. He said they were free to consider evidence of drug wars while weighing those counts.

In the second note, the jury asked whether "ephedrine is considered methamphetamine."

Witnesses in the case testified that ephedrine is one of the ingredients used to make methamphetamine. Cogan told the jurors that they would have to refer to the evidence in the case.

(Reporting by Brendan Pierson; Editing by Alistair Bell)

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