Billionaire pedophile and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide in his cell early Saturday morning.
Arrested just weeks ago and charged by the Southern District of New York, the 66-year-old Epstein faced 45 years in prison if found guilty. His trial had been scheduled to begin next year.
According to ABC News:
Epstein hanged himself, law enforcement sources said. He was transported in cardiac arrest at 6:39 a.m. from Metropolitan Correctional Center to New York Downtown Hospital, according to sources.
His death came less than three weeks after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the federal prison in Lower Manhattan, with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted.
It’s an ignominious end to a saga that began several years ago when a federal prosecutor named Alex Acosta, Trump’s now-former Secretary of Labor, gave Epstein a sweetheart deal despite all the evidence and witness testimony against him, allowing him to continue sex trafficking women and girls. Calls for the deal to be investigated have grown in recent years, and it is now under investigation by the Justice Department, which just so happens to be controlled by Trump and his lackey Attorney General Bill Barr, who refused to recuse himself from the case.
Legal experts opined that Barr refused to recuse himself because he wanted to be able to protect Trump just in case Epstein implicated him in any sex crimes. Epstein certainly could have done so since he and Trump were close pals and both ran “modeling agencies.”
Now that Epstein has conveniently committed “suicide,” Trump is likely breathing easier. But it does make one wonder if he actually took his own life or if he was coerced to do so. After all, he had been on suicide watch since July 23rd. Someone clearly did not do their job to make sure Epstein would live to pay for his crimes and testify against those he could have implicated.
Did someone kill Epstein and make it look like a suicide? After all, when on suicide watch, any means of killing himself would have been taken away and he would be under constant monitoring. Also, the only thing Epstein could have done to relieve his sentencing at all was to implicate others who prosecutors might want more — powerful and famous people.
Epstein will now really never pay the consequences and his victims will continue to feel the pain of what he did to them for years to come. It’s not a tragedy that Epstein is dead. It’s a tragedy that his victims will never get real justice.
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