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Jeffrey Epstein On Suicide Watch; Found In Cell On Floor With Marks Around Neck

On Wednesday, Jeffrey Epstein, 66, wealthy convicted pedophile and accused child sex-trafficker was reportedly found injured on the floor of his jail cell with no explanations but a lot of speculation.

Earlier, Epstein’s defense attorneys argued the accused child sex-trafficker should be granted bail and held on house arrest ahead of trial but that was turned down by the judge who saw Epstein as a flight risk. He’s being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, a former home to Paul Manafort and El Chapo. According to NBC 4 New York, Epstein was found “injured and in a fetal position inside his cell,” and was “semi-conscious with marks on his neck.

Epstein had been housed with a former cop and accused killer Nicholas Tartaglione, who claims he had nothing to do with this incident.

Accused pedophile and wealthy Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein was found injured and in a fetal position inside his cell at a New York City jail, according to sources close to the investigation.

Epstein, who is being held in Metropolitan Correctional Center during his trial for conspiracy and sex trafficking, was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, two sources told News 4. Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened, saying details remain murky.

Two sources tell News 4 that Epstein may have tried to hang himself, while a third source cautioned that the injuries were not serious and questioned if Epstein might be using it as a way to get a transfer. 

A fourth source said an assault has not been ruled out, and that another inmate was questioned. The inmate who investigators have talked to in Lower Manhattan facility has been identified as Nicholas Tartaglione, according to two sources. Tartaglione is a former police officer in Westchester County who was arrested in December 2016 and accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine distribution conspiracy, then burying their bodies in his yard in Otisville in Orange County, according to court records. [NBC New York]

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