Notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was nabbed by authorities back at the beginning of 2016. He’s been in another maximum security prison ever since, but that hasn’t stopped drama from unfolded around him.
His son — notoriously flashy on social media — was kidnapped back in August. He was also approved to be extradited to the U.S. from Mexico as long as he didn’t face the death penalty.
In a macabre new development, the judge presiding over El Chapo’s case appears to have been murdered outside his home near Mexico City. via My San Antonio:
The judge who presided over Sinaloa Cartel drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s case was shot in the head while jogging outside of his home Monday near Mexico City, according to media reports.
Judge Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, 37, was the judge presiding over Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s case, according to SDP Noticias. Zacarias lived in Metepec, which is 45 miles west of Mexico City.
SDP Noticias reported that the person who shot Zacarias fled the scene. Zacarias later died at the hospital in Metepec.
Heavy stuff. Let’s hope some justice eventually comes from this awful situation. At the very least, let’s end the failed War On Drugs from a policy level so violent criminals never get a chance to thrive.