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Cheers and jeers in El Chapo's home state after life sentence

Reuters MEXICO Jul 18, 2019, 01.35 PM (IST)

Cheers and jeers in the home state of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following the drug lord's life sentence in the United States. On Wednesday, a federal judge in the US ruled the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country will spend the rest of his life in a US penitentiary. Guzman, 62, berated the US justice system, and a former associate described how he had paid a gang $1 million to try to kill her before US District Judge Brian Cogan imposed the mandatory sentence of life plus 30 years.