El Chapo Denied Hug

A judge has ruled on El Chapo’s request to hug his wife during his upcoming drug trial. The drug lord’s attorneys filed a request for the 61-year-old to be able to embrace his wife at the trial because he has not seen her or talked to her since his incarceration 2 years ago. His attorneys added that the lack of contact has “hurt his mental health.” The unnamed judge, who gave Chapo props for his exemplary behavior during his time in jail—has denied the hug. According to documents, the judge wrote, “the court is sympathetic to the request” but is “constrained to deny it.”