US billionaire convicted of pedophilia and trafficking people commits suicide in prison
American media sources give conflicting information about the circumstances of the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
One of the richest US financiers, Jeffrey Epstein, committed suicide in prison.
Jeffrey Edward Epstein, 66, was charged with trafficking people for sexual assault and was detained without bail. His arrest was carried out on July 6. He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Moreover, he was previously convicted of pedophilia. Investigators have proven his sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. He served only 13 months, after which he was released as part of a plea bargain, when federal officials identified 36 underage girls as his victims, whom Epstein paid between $50,000 and $1 million under amicable agreements.
The financier killed himself after New York court documents were revealed that showed the extent of his abuse of young girls at his home in Palm Beach, New York and the Virgin Islands.
The media write that for several days doctors tried to save him after he was found unconscious in a Manhattan prison cell with neck injuries.
It was completely unclear how he received these injuries. Two anonymous sources told NBC News 4 in New York that Epstein could have injured himself, while another source said an attack by another prisoner was not ruled out.