Nicholas Tartaglione, Jeffrey Epstein's cellmate, has been cleared of any wrongdoing in regards to Epstein's injuries sustained on July 23rd.
Tartaglione, a former New York police officer, was arrested and charged with killing four men in 2016. Obviously, the theory that Tartaglione could have had something to do with Epstein's injuries sounded plausible, especially with his background as a police officer.
It was initially believed Tartaglione may have had something to do with the incident on July 23rd, where Epstein was found injured in what was widely believed to be an Epstein suicide attempt. However, Tartaglione has since been cleared of any wrongdoing in regards to Epstein's injuries, NBC News reports.
Tartaglione's lawyer, Bruce Barket, has maintained his client's innocence, and told NBC News that his client was cleared of any wrongdoing after an internal investigation and just one day before Epstein's death.
"We've always maintained Nick did nothing wrong and that's clearly been borne out here by the jail itself," Barket said.
Cameron Lindsay, a former warden at four federal facilities, had this to add:
"What this means is that whatever happened to Epstein was inflicted on himself. "It looks like a pretty straightforward case of someone who wanted to die."