According to a new report from the NY Post, pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was able to hang himself with a prison bedsheet.
Many on social media are still skeptical.
This is a cell in the federal MCC in NYC where Epstein “hung himself”. Use sheet, wrap it around table leg & neck, lean forward, strangle is the ONLY way he could have “hanged” self. Suicide watch had been ordered. Was it cancelled? Surveillance cams? pic.twitter.com/zAHpVhZ9LJ
— Charles Jaco (@charlesjaco1) August 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein was found hanging in his lower Manhattan jail cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck and secured to the top of a bunk bed, The Post has learned.
The convicted pedophile, who was 6 feet tall, apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself with the makeshift noose, law enforcement sources said Monday. He hadn’t been checked on for several hours, sources said.
Epstein was “unresponsive” when he was discovered in his cell at the Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, the federal Bureau of Prisons has said.
Staffers attempted to revive him and he was taken to an infirmary inside the lockup, then transported by ambulance to the NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The FBI and the Justice Department are both investigating the incident, which US Attorney General William Barr on Monday blamed on “serious irregularities at this facility.”
Barr vowed that authorities would “get to the bottom of what happened,” saying the case against Epstein was “very important to the Department of Justice and to me personally.”
“Most importantly, this case was important to the victims who had the courage to come forward and deserved the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom,” Barr said during the keynote address to the biennial conference of the Fraternal Order of Police in New Orleans.
One of the two workers who were assigned to guard Epstein in the 9 South unit wasn’t even a full-fledged federal correction officer, The New York Times reported early Monday evening.
Prison officials with knowledge of the case said that only one of the people normally worked as a correction officer but didn’t say what sort of job the other employee usually worked, according to the Times.
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