Prison surveillance video of Jeffrey Epstein’s first attempted suicide is missing. On Wednesday, prosecutors revealed that the footage of Epstein allegedly trying to kill himself has completely vanished. Talk about bad luck.
Federal prosecutors told a federal judge that the video from July when Epstein allegedly attempted to commit suicide is gone, and nobody knows where it is. This certainly will hush any talk about conspiracy theories, such as Epstein didn’t kill himself.
Lawyers for one of Epstein’s cellmates said that the video from the night the disgraced financier attempted to commit suicide can not be found.
“We were told that it was not retained,” said Bruce Barket, a lawyer for Epstein’s cellmate. “Obviously, if it was destroyed or lost that is disturbing. We are waiting on an explanation before deciding how to proceed.”
On July 23, 2019, Epstein allegedly attempted to commit suicide in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC). At the time, Epstein shared a jail cell with Nicholas Tartaglione, a former New York City police officer who was accused of murdering four people and distributing five kilograms or more of cocaine, according to federal prosecutors. The bodies of the four men were found at a sprawling animal rescue farm in Otisville located in upstate New York, that Tartaglione had rented. The cop gone bad faces the death penalty for the homicides.
Reminder, Tartaglione was formerly a hulking bodybuilder.
On July 3, 2019, MCC correctional officers confiscated an illicit cellphone from Tartaglione’s prison cell.
Then, 20 days later, Tartaglione was Epstein’s cellmate and the one with Jeffrey at the time of his first attempted suicide. Guards found Epstein semi-conscious on the ground of the cell. Epstein had marks on his neck.
The 51-year-old Tartaglione said he had nothing to do with Epstein’s injuries. In fact, Tartaglione believes that he helped saved Epstein’s life by immediately alerting correctional officers.
However, Epstein told his lawyers that he didn’t try to kill himself and that the beefy ex-cop attacked him. A source informed the New York Post in August that Epstein told his lawyers that “the cop roughed him up, and that’s why they got him off suicide watch.” Talk about bad luck.
Following the alleged first suicide attempt, Epstein was moved out of his cell with Nick Tartaglione and into a special housing unit. The convicted pedophile was also put on suicide watch, but that ended, and he was given a new cellmate.
The anonymous cellmate was transferred out of their shared unit on August 9, 2019. There has never been a reason given as to why Epstein’s cellmate was transferred out of the shared unit or as to why there was not a replacement cellmate, which left Epstein by himself. Talk about bad luck.
MCC correctional officers were supposed to check on Epstein ever 30 minutes, but on the morning of August 10, 2019, guards Michael Thomas and Tova Noel did not check on Epstein for hours. From 10:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m., neither guard checked on Epstein, according to the indictment against the correctional officers.
Thomas and Noel allegedly sat at their desks, browsed the internet for furniture sales, motorcycle listings, and sports news. The guards also fell asleep. They finally checked in on Epstein at 6:30 a.m. to deliver breakfast, where they discovered Epstein dead. What are the chances?
On the morning of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, a source at the prison told CBS News that they heard “shouting and shrieking from his jail cell.” It should be noted that the guards apparently did monitor the common area of the prison on the night and morning of Epstein’s death, and Jeffrey’s cell was only 15 feet away. Talk about bad luck.
Thomas and Noel were indicted by a grand jury with six counts tied to falsifying prison records. Both MCC guards pleaded not guilty and were released on a $100,000 bond.
Two surveillance cameras in front of Epstein’s cell also malfunctioned that night. So there is no footage of how Epstein “committed suicide.” What a coinkydink.
The New York City medical examiner ruled that Epstein died via death by hanging. However, famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden said Epstein’s injuries are more aligned with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging. So he’s saying Epstein was murdered in prison. Talk about bad luck.
On August 20, 2019, the former Westchester County police officer asked to be moved out of MCC because prison guards threatened him about sharing information about Jeffrey Epstein.
“The clear message Mr. Tartaglione has received is that if he conveys information about the facility or about the recent suicide, there will be a price to pay,” Tartaglione’s lawyer Bruce Barket wrote in a letter.
“Whether or not the investigators into the suicide chose to interview Mr. Tartaglione about the attempted suicide to which he was witness or about how the facility is run and the conditions under which the inmates are forced to live, the correction officers know he has information potentially very damaging to the very people now charged with guarding him or their coworkers,” Barket also wrote.
Nothing to see here, Jeffrey Epstein obviously committed suicide and definitely wasn’t killed because of his ties to powerful people who he may have supplied with underage girls and then blackmailed for money and power. Don’t be such a conspiracy theorist!