New York City’s medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein‘s death was the result of a suicide and not homicide or any foul play. The lawyers for Epstein disagree with the cause of the death, hinting that the convicted pedophile was murdered and did not kill himself. The lawyers are now launching their own investigation into the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
On Friday afternoon around 4:30 PM, the NYC medical examiner’s office released a statement regarding the results of Epstein’s autopsy. The medical examiner, Barbara Sampson, conducted an autopsy on Sunday but did not reveal the results until Friday. The report declared that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in his federal jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan.
Allegedly, Epstein hanged himself with a prison bedsheet. According to officials, the 6-foot-tall Epstein “appeared to have tied a bedsheet to the top of a set of bunk beds, then knelt toward the floor with enough force that he broke several bones in his neck.”
MCC prison guards reportedly discovered Epstein dead at approximately 6:30 AM last Saturday. This is despite Epstein was on “special observation status,” which required two guards to make separate checks on him every 30 minutes. On the day of his death, Epstein had not been checked on for several hours, which only sparked conspiracy theories. Epstein allegedly attempted to commit suicide on July 23 and was put on “suicide watch.”
On the morning of Epstein’s death, there was “shouting and shrieking from his jail cell,” a source familiar with the situation told CBS News. The insider also said that corrections officers attempted to revive the 66-year-old registered sex offender and told him to “breathe, Epstein, breathe.”
Many close to Epstein fear he was murdered and CBS News, citing an unnamed source, also reported on Tuesday that “shrieking and shouting” was heard coming from Epstein’s cell on the morning of his death. The source also said they heard corrections officers saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe,” while trying to revive him.
Lawyers for Epstein say they’re dissatisfied with the medical examiner’s ruling that their client committed suicide. Three attorneys for Epstein, Martin Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller, released a joint statement on Friday that said that it is “indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols” at the federal lockup.
The lawyers plan to view “pivotal” prison videos themselves and claim that MCC has “medieval conditions.”
“No one should die in jail,” Epstein’s lawyers said in the statement. “The defense team fully intends to conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the circumstances and cause of Mr. Epstein’s death including if necessary legal action to view the pivotal videos — if they exist as they should.”
A Justice Department official said employees of the Metropolitan Correctional Center who have pertinent information about Epstein’s death are “not cooperating with investigators.” The lack of cooperation has been a “challenge as investigators” who are trying to solve the case. Union representatives for the correctional officers have delayed FBI agents from interviewing prison guards, another aspect that has ignited conspiracy theories about Epstein’s premature death.
Before his August 10 death, the billionaire financier was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. Epstein’s death came one day after more than 2,000 pages of filings were unsealed about Epstein’s abuse of teenage girls. Epstein is said to have personal relationships with many prominent figures around the world.