Attorneys for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who died in lockup at the Manhattan Correctional Center waiting for trial on child sexual abuse charges, are disputing the medical examiner’s conclusion that their client killed himself.
Attorneys Martin G. Weinberg, Reid Weingarten, and Michael Miller said they were “not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner.”
“The defense team fully intends to conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the circumstances and cause of Mr. Epstein’s death, including, if necessary, legal action to view the pivotal videos — if they exist as they should — of the area proximate to Mr. Epstein’s cell during the time period leading to his death,” they said, according to The New York Times.
New York City’s chief medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson concluded Friday that there was no foul play involved, and that Epstein died of suicide by hanging.
But many are skeptical of Sampson’s ruling, given that Epstein was a powerful man with high-profile connections in the political and business world, and the nature of his alleged crimes. (Related: Bill Gates Flew on Epstein’s Plane in 2013)
The internet has been wild with speculation about the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death, which came just a day after thousands of documents were released listing personal connections, including former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Sen. George Mitchell of Maine.
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