Jeffrey Epstein, suicide or murder?

On July 6, 2019, Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges of sex trafficking minors in the states of Florida and New York. A little over a month after his arrest, on August 10, 2019, Epstein was found dead in his jail cell. The cause of death was ruled a suicide by hanging, but how did a man who was on suicide watch just weeks prior have the resources and privacy necessary to commit such an act? With the information that Epstein had on numerous people in power, some speculate that his death was not a suicide, but a murder to ensure that the information he had on powerful people did not get out into the public.

Even before death, Epstein was a man with many mysteries. Jeffrey Epstein was a very rich and powerful man and many people are now questioning how he even acquired his wealth in the first place. To this day the only documented way that Epstein could have accumulated so much wealth was through managing Wexner’s finances. Because of this, some speculate that he acquired his wealth through black mailing powerful men and sometimes his own employees [1].

Another suspicious act that Epstein was a part of was his lenient prison treatment in Palm Beach Florida. In 2006 Epstein was charged with having unwanted sexual acts with minors and even had the FBI investigate him. In 2008 Epstein plead guilty to two felony prostitution charges, and the U.S Attorney in Miami agreed on a non-persecution agreement and sentenced Epstein to only 18 months in jail [2]. According to Florida law, all sex offenders were to be sent to state prison, but Epstein was sent elsewhere. Not only was Epstein sent to a private wing of the Palm Beach County Stockade, he was also allowed to leave the jail on work release for twelve hours a day, six days a week after only being in jail for three and a half months. The policy for this privilege was that the person could not be eligible for work release if they had over ten months of their sentence remaining. Epstein also had the privilege of coming and going outside of the specified hours. Epstein’s business even paid the sheriffs office for his work release privileges, and his office was guarded by officers that were paid overtime by Epstein.

After all the evidence against him, Epstein served less than 13 months of hi lenient 18-month sentence. After his release, Epstein spent a year of probation on house arrest but was allowed numerous trips in his private jet. Epstein was also supposed to report to New York police every ninety days, but this rule was never enforced on him [3].

With this much power over law enforcement the question arises of why Epstein couldn’t get the same privileges. Another question that arises is how Epstein could have had the privacy needed to commit suicide. Just two weeks before he was found unresponsive in his jail cell, Epstein was on suicide watch for red marks found around his neck. The probability that Epstein would be left alone for such an amount of time that he could commit this act raised many people’s suspicions [4].

Another aspect of this case is the connections that Epstein had on powerful people, and the amount of bad information that he could have had on a said people. Epstein had connection with both the former president Bill Clinton, and the current president Donald Trump [5]. These two men have both been accused of sexual assault before and it is no stretch to say that they could have been involved in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring. Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker, Prince Andrew, Les Wexner, Former Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, are a few of the many man that Epstein had a connection with [6]. With these connections to wealthy and powerful men it is not far fetched to believe that one of them would want Epstein dead and had the resources to arrange his murder to look like a suicide.

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