El Chapo trial: ex-bodyguard says he watched boss bury victim alive

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Guzmán alleged to have committed three murders, marking first time in three-month trial he has been personally accused

A former bodyguard for the accused Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has told a court that he watched his boss personally carry out three murders, including one in which the victim was buried alive.

The killings described by Isaías Valdéz Ríos in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, were the first in the three-month-old trial to be attributed to Guzmán himself, rather than underlings following his orders.

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