After the discharge of recent photographs of disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell, there are nonetheless too many questions within the case to rule it a suicide, former Utah U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman stated Tuesday.
Appearing on ” Internet& Friends” with hosts Pete Hegseth and Steve Doocy, Tolman stated that whereas prosecutors wish to say “this is just a suicide” and put the case apart, there are “too many gaps now and too many inconsistencies” to take action.
“It may be a while before we are able to put this to bed…and, this just makes it even more difficult,” he stated.
GRAPHIC PHOTOS SHOW JEFFREY EPSTEIN SHORTLY AFTER HIS DEATH, MESSY JAIL CELL
The photographs, which embrace nooses Epstein is claimed to have made out of bedsheets on the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan final August, depict a messy and chaotic scene contained in the cell the place the convicted pedophile spent the final moments of his life. Sheets are seen strewn throughout the ground whereas elements of material could be seen tied to a bedpost and window grate.
Other photographs taken by a medical expert present Epstein’s physique mendacity on a gurney. In one, his lifeless hand is held up for measurement. More present accidents to his neck.
Another reveals a notice present in Epstein’s cell that mentions being stored “in a locked bathe stall for one hour.”
“Giant bugs crawling over my fingers. NO FUN!!” the notice says.
Tolman informed the “Friends” hosts that the “greatest key proper now” is how a lot strain is utilized to the 2 guards who had been indicted. The guards had been charged with a number of counts of falsifying data and conspiracy.
“It might look like they’re the scapegoats, and — in some methods — they’re,” said Tolman. “But, they’re the one ones that may piece collectively what occurred in these moments: why the physique was moved towards protocol, why there have been so many monumental failures…”
The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office has stood by its ruling that Epstein dedicated suicide. Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden stated on “America’s Newsroom” Monday that the photographs reaffirmed his perception that the “findings are more indicative of homicide” than a suicide.
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“As a prosecutor, I could be actually involved about a few of the info which can be on this case that I both wish to flush out with, , witnesses that had been there or apply the strain that I can to attempt to get them to speak to us and inform us if there’s something extra that is taking place right here,” Tolman said. “Because we wish to know, when you have got the highest-profile felony defendant and you’ve got the most important price range of any company within the Department of Justice…you may’t preserve him secure? While he’s incarcerated!”