Speculation Opinion and Analysis by Baish, Kirsters| We recently reported that two cameras which were placed outside multi millionaire financier/pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s prison cell malfunctioned in the hours surrounding his apparent suicide. Those two cameras have now reportedly been sent to the FBI’s crime lab to be examined, Reuters explained.
Epstein’s lawyers Reid Weingarten and Martin Weinberg told U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan on Tuesday they had doubts about the New York City chief medical examiner’s conclusion that their client killed himself.
The two cameras were within view of the Manhattan jail cell where he was found dead on Aug. 10. A source earlier told Reuters two jail guards failed to follow a procedure overnight to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes.
Epstein was taken off a strict suicide watch not long before his death.
The cameras from outside of Epstein’s cell were sent to Quantico, Virginia, where a major FBI crime lab is housed. Agents and forensic scientists will go over the evidence.
It was reported by the Washington Post on Monday that at least one of the cameras placed in the hallway outside of the prison cell where Epstein was housed at the time of his death had captured footage that officials deemed “unusable,” however the Post went on to report that other cameras in the general vicinity were able to pick up usable footage.
The Department of Justice has yet to comment on the matter. According to Reuters, “FBI and Federal Bureau of Prisons did not respond to requests for comment. All are investigating his death. Lawyers for Epstein also did not respond to requests for comment.”
Epstein, a wealthy 66-year-old money manager who once counted U.S. President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew as friends, was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges involving dozens of girls as young as 14.
At Tuesday’s court hearing, 16 women said Epstein had sexually abused them, with some lamenting that his death deprived them of the opportunity to obtain justice.
The New York Post clarifies that at the time of his apparent suicide, “Epstein was supposed to have a roommate in his cell. But the person was transferred just one day before his death.” The Post reports, “Epstein had been placed on suicide watch — and was then taken off — following an incident late last month, in which he was found unconscious with marks on his neck. Authorities believed the 66-year-old had attempted suicide, but Epstein argued that he’d been attacked. His lawyers have said that they are ‘skeptical’ of the suicide claims.”
“We did not see a despairing, despondent, suicidal person,” defense attorney Reid Weingarten stated in court on Tuesday.
“There are conspiracy theories galore,” he went on, then questioning, “What if the tapes only broke down on the day he was killed or he died?”
Source: Politico Usa News