MS-13 Killer Begs Judge For Better Conditions in Jail
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Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, 35, begged State Supreme County Justice Patricia Harrington to intervene while he's locked up in Nassau County, Newsday reported Monday. Corea Diaz claimed he was “suffering.”
“Discrimination. I’m suffering in this county. They call me ‘El Chapo.’ Die, scary guy,” the so-called East Coast leader of the notorious gang told the court on July 31, adding he had received “a lot of death threats” coming from outside the jail.
Corea Diaz was charged with three counts of operating as a major drug trafficker and five counts of second-degree conspiracy. He pleaded not guilty to the crimes in April. The district attorney’s office had told the court Corea Diaz reported directly to the gang’s leaders in El Salvador.
In front of Harrington on July 31, however, Corea Diaz painted himself as a loving father who misses his children, the paper reported.
Corea Diaz, a Salvadoran national, faces 25 years to life in prison and immediate deportation should he ever get out. His arrest in January struck a crippling blow to MS-13's infrastructure in the United States.
President Trump's Justice and Homeland Security Departments continue to make targeting the transnational gang a top priority.