Crime/Justice, News

Millionaire Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide

Jeffrey Epstein, the registered sex offender and millionaire financier facing trial for alleged sex trafficking, committed suicide in his Manhattan jail cell Saturday morning.

ABC News reported that three law enforcement officials confirmed the death to the outlet. The New York Times reported that Epstein had hanged himself and that his body was found Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m. NBC News reported that after Epstein was found, he was taken to a hospital in Lower Manhattan and arrived in cardiac arrest.

The suicide comes just three weeks after he was found injured in his cell. At that time, Epstein was found with marks around his neck, although it was not clear whether he had attempted suicide, made an attempt to get transferred to another prison, or was attacked by a fellow prisoner. Read more…

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