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Epstein’s apparent suicide raises questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody

By | August 11, 2019

Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide Saturday in a federal jail in New York City, weeks after he was indicted on sex-trafficking charges, has raised a range of questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody. The city’s former mayor, Rudy Giuliani, now a lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, tweeted out several questions about Epstein’s death. “Who… Read More »

Epstein apparent suicide raises questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody

By | August 11, 2019

A law enforcement source told The New York Times that financier Jeffrey Epstein was alone in his jail cell the night of his apparent suicide. The Times spoke to the official on the condition of anonymity. The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the information. An official with knowledge of the investigation told the Times that Epstein’s cellmate was… Read More »

Questions in Epstein suicide include why guards on overtime, why he was left alone

By | August 11, 2019

Guards on Jeffrey Epstein’s unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the night of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail’s operations tells The Associated Press. The person familiar with the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s operations told The Associated Press on Sunday that one guard in Epstein’s unit was working a fifth… Read More »

Epstein autopsy completed but more information needed, medical examiner says

By | August 11, 2019

New York City’s chief medical examiner says an autopsy has been performed on Jeffrey Epstein but that more information is needed before a cause of death determination is made. Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a statement that a city medical examiner performed the autopsy Sunday while a private pathologist observed the examination at the request of Epstein’s representatives.… Read More »

Prosecutor seeking death penalty in El Paso mass shooting

By | August 4, 2019

The shooting that killed 20 people at a crowded El Paso shopping area will be handled as a domestic terrorism case, federal authorities said Sunday as they weighed hate-crime charges against the suspected gunman that could carry the death penalty. A local prosecutor announced that he would file capital murder charges, declaring that the alleged assailant had “lost… Read More »