El Chapo’s Lawyer Warns Kingpin ‘Mental State’ Imperiled in Jail

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s lawyer says he has seen a “marked deterioration” in his shopper’s psychological state — together with hallucinations, despair and reminiscence loss — because of stringent jail situation.

“It is plain to the defense team that something is not right with Mr. Guzman,” protection lawyer Eduardo Balarezo mentioned in a letter to a federal decide looking for permission for a neuropsychologist to look at his shopper.

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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs in Mexico City on Feb. 22, 2014.