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Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, committed suicide at a Manhattan jail, officials said on Saturday.
Mr. Epstein hanged himself and his body was found this morning at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan at roughly 7:30.
Manhattan federal prosecutors last month charged Mr. Epstein, 66, with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, and details of his behavior have been emerging for years.
Last month, a week after being denied bail, Mr. Epstein was found unconscious in his cell at the jail in Manhattan with marks on his neck, and prison officials were investigating the incident as a possible suicide attempt.
originally posted by: Nitzz321I wonder if this is gonna change the game for all the pedo elite that runs things!
originally posted by: loam
He won't make it to trial.
Victims’ Lawyer Worries Epstein Won’t Make It to Trial
Jeffrey Epstein could be murdered in jail by 'powerful friends' who don't want their secrets out, says victims' lawyer
The lawyer, Spencer Kuvin, who represented three women victims during Epstein's criminal trial over a decade ago, said he felt the multi-millionaire financier would not live to see trial.
Speaking to the Sun, Spencer Kuvin said he does not think it was a suicide attempt. "I do question whether it was a true suicide attempt," he said. "I mean how do you choke yourself? It doesn't make any sense. There are reports someone came after him but that could just be because he's a pedophile. Those types of individuals don't last long in prison."
"If he goes on trial, everyone he’s been in contact with will ultimately be fair game," he explained. "There’s no doubt in my mind that no jail will protect you when there’s powerful people that want to reach you - wherever you are. If he’s going to implicate anyone in power that has the ability to reach in and somehow get to him - his life is definitely in jeopardy," he added.
A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. and headed to New York Downtown Hospital. A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6:38 a.m., Fire Department sources said.