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Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers unhappy with coroner’s conclusion of suicide

Three of Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers say they will conduct their own "independent and complete investigation" into the sex offender's death.

Martin G. Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller have expressed their unhappiness at the coroner's official verdict of suicide.

The lawyers have now hired a private pathologist after stressing "no one should die in jail".

They blasted the Metropolitan Correctional Center's "medieval conditions."

"It is indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocol," a statement seen by New York Times reads.

"We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner. We will have a more complete response in the coming days."

But the coroner ruled Epstein, 66, hanged himself in a cell in the prison in Manhattan, New York City.

Guards found him dead last Saturday with several broken bones in his neck .

The billionaire was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls.


But the financier was put on suicide watch one month ago, it has emerged.

Jail guards on duty the night he died are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates every half-hour as required.

A guard in Epstein's unit was working a fifth straight day of overtime and another guard was working mandatory overtime, sources said. 

US District Judge Richard Berman, who is in charge of the criminal case against Epstein, asked the jail's warden this week for answers about the earlier episode, writing in a letter Monday that it had 'never been definitively explained'.


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