Two US prison guards arrested in suicide case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Two US prison guards arrested in suicide case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

The guards overslept the incident and hid it by faking video from cameras.

A court in New York arrested two prison guards in which the billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of human trafficking and organizing child prostitution and committed suicide in the prison, The New York Times reports. The guards had to check Epstein’s cell every half hour, but it was left unattended for three hours.

The guards could fall asleep due to overwork due to shortage of personnel in the institution. In order to avoid punishment for negligence, the prison officials forged records from CCTV cameras, the investigation believes. 

Epstein committed suicide on the night of August 10. Earlier, on July 23, he has already attempted to commit suicide. The billionaire was found in a cell unconscious and with abrasions on his neck. Epstein was facing a life sentence.

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