Gov. and defense present closing arguments in 'El Chapo' drug trial

7 month ago

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The defense attorneys of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman presented their closing arguments before the jury as the drug lord's trial reaches the end.

Defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman began the closing arguments claiming that " a house that's built on a rotten foundation won't stand for long," criticizing the prosecution's witnesses who can "lie, steal, cheat, deal drugs and kill people for a living," according to him.

"I beg of you, look into your hearts and if you have that doubt, don't let go of it," he asked the jurors.

The prosecution reminded jurors to set aside personal bias, and argued the defense's claims.

Jury instructions are expected to start Monday. Guzman faces life in prison if convicted.