Jeffrey Epstein found hurt in jail, could be possible suicide attempt
Jeffrey Epstein was found injured in his cell at the New York City Jail. Epstein is being held for the trial time (conspiracy and sex trafficking charges, just like sexual acts with minors) in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
On the last day, he was found semi-conscious, with marks on his neck, in a fetal position in his cell. Investigators are still not sure what really happened, saying that some details are still murky.
Some people close to the investigation say that Epstein tried to hang himself, while the others say that this could be only his trick to get a transfer to a less oppressive detention center or hospital.
There is also a version of possible assault and this is also being checked by the police and investigators. Another inmate, Nicholas Tartaglione was already questioned by the team of the investigators.
Nicholas, Epstein's inmate is an ex-cop that was accused of killing four men (and then burying their bodies) in a possible cocaine distribution conspiracy.
But both Nicholas and his lawyer say that he is innocent, and that he actually gets along well with Epstein in the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Bruce Barket, Tartaglione's lawyer said that both Epstein and Tartaglione complained about rodents, flooding and terrible food inside the detention facility.
"They are in the same unit and doing well,” he added.
After the incident, Jeffrey Epstein was put on a suicide watch.
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Jeffrey Epstein, 66 years old now, is being accused of sexual contacts with the minors that happened in years 2002-2005. The official charge is "sex trafficking of minors", which is indeed a very serious accusation.
This wealthy financier has made not only good money in his financial operations, but he also met a lot of influential people in his life, like the former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew.
Epstein has been denied bail. “I doubt that any bail package can overcome a danger to the community," said the Manhattan federal court Judge Richard Berman.