El Chapo trial to begin today in New York

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (61) goes on trial today in Brooklyn.

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Guzman’s lawyers stated that they needed more time to review over a 14,000 page document which contains testimonies from witnesses. Judge Cogan ruled that opening statements in the trial would begin no earlier than the 13th of November which would allow some extra time. Judge Cogan was also concerned that the prosecutors would present evidence for over 30 murder conspiracies against guzman when the charges against him are for drug trafficking.

-Sam Fitzsimons