For those hoping Epstein would stand trial and spill all (and those hoping he wouldn’t)… it’s all over.
Dead men tell no tales, as the saying goes. Of course, considering the many powerful people that could benefit from his silence, the internet will be buzzing about whether his hanging in jail was really suicide, or if he was, to use the term, conveniently ‘suicided’.
There is no evidence as yet to indicate anything more than it being simple suicide.
— Lauren Peikoff (@laurenpeikoff) August 10, 2019
That would be the Occam’s Razor explanation. He was pretty much screwed. While we don’t know the entirety of what evidence was dug up at his island — he certainly would have.
Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself at MCC. He was taken to the hospital just after 630 am
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) August 10, 2019
The fact that he had recently had injuries consistent with attempted suicide and was supposed to be on suicide watch complicates the issue.
Epstein, 66, had been charged with sex trafficking underage girls.
The New York Times reported that Epstein hung himself.
Epstein was being held at the Manhattan Correctional Center.
At 7.30am a gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the jail, the New York Post reported.
Epstein had faced a trial on the sex trafficking charges next year, with a possible 45-year prison sentence if convicted.
Yesterday, after months of legal wrangling, a Manhattan court had released 1,200 pages of documents detailing lurid claims of the alleged abuse carried out by Jeffrey Epstein on teenage girls.
How a man on suicide watch in prison can still leave the place feet-first on a gurney still leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
For the rest of the story, including his previous suicide attempt, see our earlier articles: