Jail Guards Arrested in Connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s Death
Guards also accused falsifying records to cover up not checking on Epstein
Two of the prison guards who were on duty at the New York City jail the night financier Jeffrey Epstein 'killed himself,' have been arrested on federal charges relating to their failure to check on him every half hour, according to The New York Times.
The Bureau of Prisons employees are expected to appear in federal court and charged on Tuesday.
Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the Times reported the workers are accused of falling asleep and failing to check on Epstein.
They are also accused of falsifying records to cover up that they had not checked on the prisoner.
On Monday, Neon Nettle reported that sources familiar with the case told the Associated Press that the two guards responsible for monitoring Epstein turned down federal prosecutors' deal.
The plea deal was a sign that the Justice Department may pursue criminal charges against the guards.
Prosecutors requested the guards admit they had forged records, as it was believed proper routine checks on Epstein were not adequately carried out.
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In July, Epstein was found "semi-conscious with neck injuries" on the floor of his prison cell following a "possible suicide attempt or assault," and then was placed on suicide watch.
A month later, the alleged child trafficker was found dead in his prison cell.
Last month, a leading forensic pathologist, who was present during Epstein's autopsy, said that the dead sex offender's injuries suggest he died from "homicidal strangulation" rather than suicidal hanging.
According to former New York City medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden, the body of convicted pedophile and charged child trafficker bore telltale signs of homicide despite an official ruling that he killed himself.
Baden was hired by Epstein’s brother and observed the autopsy after the disgraced financier was discovered dead in his cell on August 10.