Emma Coronel, the stunning 26-year-old former beauty queen who is married to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is terrified for his life.
El Chapo has been held in solitary confinement at El Altiplano prison since his January 8th arrest. The arrest was made after the last of his handful of embarrassing escapes from Mexican prisons.
Now, Emma Coronel believes those in charge of El Chapo will do whatever it takes to avoid another escape and subsequent humiliation.
She said, “They want to make him pay for his escape. They say that they are not punishing him. Of course they are. They are there with him, watching him in his cell. They are right there, all day long, calling attendance. They don’t let him sleep. He has no privacy, not even to go to the restroom.”
In addition to that, she says he is “slowly being tortured.”
She added, “I am afraid for his life.”
He reportedly also suffers from high blood pressure. She knows they won't let him out of their sight anytime soon.
Emma Coronel may be scared for El Chapo, but she is used to the cartel life. She likely knew what to expect when she married him at the tender age of 18. He was 47 years old, but she was the daughter of drug kingpin Igancio "Nacho" Coronel, now deceased.
Nacho was a key member of the Sinaloa Cartel and one of El Chapo's right hand men. He was killed in a shootout with the Mexican army back in 2010.
Emma Coronel is also worried about the safety of her twin daughters with Guzman, only two of the rumored 19 children he has fathered. However, she claims she has never experienced violence, physical or verbal, from her king pin husband.
She said, “He is like any other man — of course he is not violent, not rude. I have never heard him say a bad word. I have never seen him get excited or be upset at anyone.”
What do you think about Emma Coronel worrying about her drug lord husband in solitary confinement? Do you feel bad for her or do you think she knew what she was getting into and should have expected a similar outcome?