Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Raises Many Questions
Jeffrey Epstein’s death unites the country because basically, no one agrees the convicted sex offender simply committed suicide.
Epstein was awaiting trial on federal charges he sexually abused young girls.
He was evidently found unresponsive in his prison cell in New York City around 6:30 Saturday morning.
Epstein was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
CNN is reporting that authorities believe Epstein hanged himself.
An autopsy was Sunday, but the medical examiner hasn’t ruled on his cause of death yet.
Epstein had been in jail since July.
The day before he died, hundreds of pages of court documents were unsealed, alleging new details of sexual abuse claims against Epstein and his associates.
The New York Times reports that Epstein was supposed to be checked by two guards every 30 minutes, but wasn’t.
He was supposed to have another inmate in his cell, but he didn’t.
Attorney General William Barr says he is appalled and angry over what happened.
“I was appalled, and indeed the whole department was and frankly angry to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” Barr said. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and demand a thorough investigation.”