Medical examiner rules on Jeffrey Epstein's prison death

Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach

Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on August 10, touching off outrage and disbelief over how such a high-profile prisoner, known for socializing with powerful people including presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, could have gone unwatched.

Previous published reports, based on leaks, had indicated indicated that various bones in Epstein's neck were broken, including one near the Adam's apple called the hyoid bone.

The FBI and Justice Department are investigating how America's most high-profile inmate managed to take his own life just weeks after an earlier reported suicide attempt.

Two staffers have been placed on administrative leave and the MCC's warden has been reassigned pending an investigation.

The second staff member on Epstein duty, a woman, was a fully trained guard, according to the person briefed on the matter. According to the report, the marks around Epstein's neck looked like they had been left by fabric, not rope.

Mr Epstein had pleaded not guilty, and if convicted, the 66-year-old would have faced 45 years in prison.

FOX Business' Kennedy on Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy and the questions surrounding his death.

There is no factual basis for the rush by the Times and most other media outlets to shut down any discussion of possible foul play in Epstein's death.

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Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a statement that she made the suicide determination "after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings".

US Attorney General William Barr said earlier this week that there were "serious irregularities" at the facility where Epstein was held.

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The official says the Federal Bureau of Investigation has repeatedly sought interviews with some staff members but those interviews are being delayed by union representatives.

"And no one, not Mr. Epstein who was presumed innocent and had violated no prison disciplinary rule, and not anyone should be imprisoned under the harsh, even medieval conditions at the MCC where Mr. Epstein spent his final hours", the statement continued.

The official narrative promoted by the Times, the New York Post and others is that Epstein hanged himself by tying a bed sheet to a bunk, kneeling on the ground and leaning forward to kill himself. The suit claims the women were working as hostesses in a Manhattan restaurant in 2004, when they were 18 and 20, and told to give Epstein massages. They seek $100 million in damages, citing depression, anxiety, anger and flashbacks.

Epstein, a multi-millionaire who once counted Britain's Prince Andrew and US President Donald Trump as friends, was charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.

The alleged victims were 14 years old.

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