Jeffrey Epstein Was Alone In Prison Cell Night Of Death, Feds Say, Citing Video
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was alone in his prison cell the night of his death.
The prosecutors said their is video from a security camera that shows Epstein was alone the night officials said he killed himself. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his Manhattan cell in August.
“Prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing a case against two guards accused of falsifying records that video surveillance shows no one entered the area in which Epstein was housed,” the Associated Press reported.
The pathologist hired by Epstein’s family to investigate his death says he’s still not convinced.
Dr. Michael Baden says he wants to know more from guards about the position of Epstein’s body when he was found.
Bureau of Prisons Director Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer says there is “no evidence to suggest” anything other than suicide.
Baden said last month that Epstein’s body bore telltale signs of homicide, despite the official ruling that he had killed himself, Fox News reported.
The bombshell claim by Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who has worked on high-profile cases during a five-decade medical career, reignited suspicions that surfaced immediately after Epstein, who was awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges involving underage girls, was discovered dead in his cell on Aug. 10.
New York City Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson ruled Epstein’s cause of death to be a suicide by hanging.
In announcing a case against two guards accused of falsifying records, prosecutors said Tuesday that video surveillance showed that nobody had entered the area housing Epstein.
Baden, the pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother to investigate his death, said he still was not convinced and wanted to know more from guards about the position of Epstein’s body when he was found.