On Friday, a New York City medical examiner conducted a thorough autopsy of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and concluded that he did commit suicide.
Epstein’s legal representation is not accepting the ruling and said they would be challenging it in the coming days.
“We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner. We will have a more complete response in the coming days,” the lawyers said via BizPac Review.
The report continued:
The three had hired a private pathologist to observe the autopsy.
It is “indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols,” their statement read. Lawyers Martin G. Weinberg, Reid Weingarten, and Michael Miller said they would conduct their own investigation, and will seek court help, as necessary, to get access to available “pivotal” MCC video of areas from around Epstein’s cell.
Epstein was found dead in his prison cell one week ago but the details surrounding his death have been anything but certain.
The convicted pedophile was reportedly on a 24/7 suicide watch but was left alone for several hours after the guards who were supposed to be watching him fell asleep. Epstein also had a cellmate, but the individual was transferred out of the cell the morning Epstein was later found dead. Initial reports of the autopsy also found a broken hyoid bone in Epstein’s neck, an injury more common in strangulation than in a hanging.
The medical examiner thus determined Epstein “had leaned or fallen forward with enough force to have broken several bones in his neck, though many experts have said those broken bones would normally indicate a greater chance of homicidal strangulation than a self-inflicted injury.”
BizPac Review also reports:
An anonymous official with the Department of Justice told the Associated Press that several individuals, including jail staff members believed to have pertinent information to the investigation, are not cooperating. The official indicated they have not yet been interviewed by the FBI, but that their lack of cooperation is a problem as investigators try to determine the full picture surrounding Epstein’s suicide.
According to that DOJ official, the FBI has been delayed and rebuffed to this point by union representatives when agents have sought to conduct interviews with some staff members.
In another related development, lawyer Bruce Barkett, representing Epstein’s former cellmate, said his client was cleared of wrongdoing in an incident several weeks ago in which Epstein was found with bruises around his neck. Barkett said his client “obviously is a witness” to what occurred in July. He stated that investigators notified him by email that his client would face no charges relating to the July episode.
Shortly following Epstein’s untimely death, Attorney General William Barr announced he ordered the Justice Department to continue investigating Epstein’s crimes and any potential nefarious details concerning his death.