Jeffrey Epstein has been suicided in a Manhattan Correctional Center in Manhattan at roughly 7:30. After a failed suicide attempt just weeks ago, prison guards said that they thought “suicide watch” meant they were supposed to watch him commit suicide.
“We don’t typically experience cases like these,” Jerry Jabba of the Correctional Suicide Watch team said. “I just thought he was going to finish the job and we were just there to make sure he did.”
Manhattan federal prosecutors last month charged Mr. Epstein, 66, with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, and details of his behavior have been emerging for years.
The suicide was predicted by Hillary Clinton who tweeted that she was shocked and saddened at Epstein’s upcoming suicide last month.
Mr. Epstein, a financier with opulent homes, a private jet and access to elite circles, had been dogged for decades by accusations that he had paid dozens of girls for sexual acts in Florida.