Expert hired by Jeffrey Epstein's lawyer says his injuries were more consistent with murder than suicide at a federal hearing attended by pedophile victims
- One of Jeffrey Epstein & # 39; s lawyers Martin Weinberg spoke Tuesday about his suicide during a hearing in Manhattan
- The lawyer said an expert hired by the Epstein family said that neck injuries were more consistent with murder than suicide
- A coroner from New York City officially ruled that Epstein's death on August 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center was a suicide by hanging up
- He was found with several broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone, which led to speculation that his death was a murder
- According to forensic experts, fractures in that specific bone are more often seen among strangled victims
One of Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers told a judge that an expert hired by the millionaire pedophile family says that neck injuries were more consistent with murder than with suicide.
Prosecutors and lawyers for Epstein spoke about his death at a Manhattan hearing on Tuesday in which many of his prosecutors spoke about the sexual abuse that they suffered.
A coroner from New York City officially ruled that Epstein's death on August 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center was a suicide by hanging up.
Lawyer Martin Weinberg asked the American district judge Richard Berman to investigate the case.
One of Jeffrey Epstein & # 39; s lawyers, Martin Weinberg, (right) has told a judge that an expert hired by the millionaire pedophile family says that neck injuries were more consistent with murder than with suicide
A public prosecutor argued that the judge would not have jurisdiction before Berman replied: & I think it is a fair game for the defense to express his concerns. & # 39;
Epstein pleaded not guilty of allegations that he trafficked women in the early 2000s.
Berman had said earlier in the hearing that Epstein's suicide was a & # 39; astonishing turn of events & # 39; used to be.
Officials said that Epstein had hung himself with a sheet from the top set of bunk beds.
He was found with several broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone, when guards did their morning rounds.
Revelations of the broken bones in his neck lead to speculation that his death was a murder.
Fractures that specific bone can occur when people hang themselves, but are more often seen among victims who are strangled, according to forensic experts.
The grim details of his death came when it was revealed that Epstein before his death in & # 39; great spirits & # 39; was and even believed that he would be saved to cooperate with authorities, sources said.
Lawyer Martin Weinberg (pictured in a court sketch with Epstein in July) asked US district judge Richard Berman Tuesday (also pictured) to investigate the case
The pedophile met about 12 hours a day with lawyers in prison and believed that his legal team would win an appeal to get him a guarantee of child trafficking.
These details contributed to the conspiracy theories that swirled immediately after his body was found.
The death of Epstein led to indignation and disbelief about how such a high-profile prisoner, known for his socialization with powerful people including presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, could have been left unattended at the federal facility.
Epstein, who was accused of the sexual abuse of countless underage girls for several years, was placed on suicide guard last month after being found on his cell floor on July 23 with bruises on his neck.
Several sources have said that Epstein was removed from the watch after a week and returned to a high-security housing unit where he was less closely monitored but would still be checked every 30 minutes.
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