An alleged MS-13 drug trafficker complained to a judge that life behind bars is “unbearable” and he faces a mountain a “discrimination” while being held in a New York county jail.
Known as the “Reaper,” Miguel Angel Corea Diaz claimed that he was “suffering” behind bars and pleaded with Supreme County Justice Patricia Harrington to intervene on his behalf.
The man authorities say is a notorious gang leader claimed that there was also “discrimination” in prison. “I’m suffering in this county. They call me ‘El Chapo.’ Die, scary guy,” Diaz told the judge.
According to the New York Post,” Corea Diaz was charged with three counts of operating as a major drug trafficker and five counts of second-degree conspiracy.” The district attorney’s office told the court that Corea Diaz reported directly to the other drug leaders in El Salvador.
The suspected MS-13 drug leader pleaded not guilty to any of those crimes in April.
While speaking with Harrington, Corea Diaz portrayed himself as a loving and devoted father. He even tried to plead with the judge to give him a phone so he could talk to his children that he misses.
“I’m a human being, I have a family. I have children. I’m not able to talk to them,” he said. “It’s about time that I speak to them because when I get deported, I don’t know if I’m going to be able to speak to them again.”
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His lawyer told the court “the conditions have been unbearable” for Corea Diaz.
According to the alleged drug trafficker, he has been receiving plenty of death threats while behind bars.
Harrington responded to his pleas by explaining that she has no control over where inmates are placed in the jail, but will see about getting Corea Diaz more phone access.
Corea Diaz faces up to 25 years to life behind bars if he is convicted of all the charges being brought against him. According to The New York Post, “Plea negotiations with Corea Diaz are ongoing, district attorney’s office spokeswoman Miriam Sholder told Newsday.”
A January indictment that named Corea Diaz has been called a major blow to MS-13’s infrastructure.
President Donald Trump has made this notoriously violent gang a top priority to tackle — and with the president leading the charge, these gang members do not stand a chance.
–The Horn editorial team