Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has been a constant presence in the courtroom throughout his Brooklyn federal trial.
Like star-crossed lovers in a lurid narconovela, they would steal doting glances at one another from across the courtroom, with Guzman at the defense table, and Coronel in the gallery.
|Emma Coronel Aispuro seated in court during trial testimony in the row reserved for her|
|Emma Coronel Aispuro seated in court the day of summations 1/2019|
As the jury now weighs Guzman's fate, the former beauty queen still pops into court in support of her husband, who faces 10 counts in a massive cocaine conspiracy.
|Emma Coronel speaking to spectators during day one of deliberations|
While Coronel carries herself with the same effortless air she embodied during some three months of opening arguments, witness testimony, and closing arguments, an air of tiredness appears to be creeping in.
Coronel nevertheless continues to channel the same glamour that has made her as much a star of the trial as her purported kingpin spouse, sporting form-fitting clothing, sky-high heels, and a perfectly coiffed cascade of black hair when she appears.