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Video taken outside of Jeffrey Epstein’s cell on the night of his first suicide attempt was DESTROYED

Video taken outside Jeffrey Epstein’s cell on the night of his first suicide attempt was “destroyed by mistake”, federal prosecutors claim

  • The recordings were of an incident two weeks before the death of Jeffrey Epstein
  • Officials said he had tried in vain to hang himself in his cell at the beginning of July 23
  • Prosecutors say images in the corridor have been removed due to a mistake by prison staff
  • Images of the wrong level were tagged for custody, prosecutors claim

Jeffrey Epstein died at the age of 66 behind bars in Manhattan

Jeffrey Epstein died at the age of 66 behind bars in Manhattan

Federal prosecutors claim that surveillance videos taken outside Jeffrey Epstein’s cell during his first alleged suicide attempt at the Manhattan Correctional Complex have been destroyed due to an error in keeping the data.

The lost footage was taken outside the cell that Epstein shared on July 22-23, two weeks before the death of the sex criminal in another cell, with the accused quadruple murderer Nick Tartaglione.

Officials have said that Epstein tried to hang himself and that former agent Tartaglione intervened and asked for help.

Prosecutors say that the footage from the course of the incident was accidentally deleted when prison personnel accidentally flagged the images from the wrong camera for safekeeping.

“The footage on the saved video was for the correct date and time, but recorded a different layer than where Cell-1 was located, because the saved video did not show correction officers who responded to one of the cells that were shown on the video seen. After consulting with the MCC Legal Adviser, the government was told that the MCC computer system reported another, improper cell for Tartaglione, “the prosecutor wrote in a letter that was filed with the Manhattan Federal Court.

An MCC cell block can be seen above. Prosecutors say that footage from the Epstein layer was accidentally removed after his first suicide attempt at the end of July

An MCC cell block can be seen above. Prosecutors say that footage from the Epstein layer was accidentally removed after his first suicide attempt at the end of July

An MCC cell block can be seen above. Prosecutors say that footage from the Epstein layer was accidentally removed after his first suicide attempt at the end of July

Epstein shared a cell with the accused quadruple killer Nick Tartaglione (above), who reportedly rushed to help the sex predator when he tried to kill himself

Epstein shared a cell with the accused quadruple killer Nick Tartaglione (above), who reportedly rushed to help the sex predator when he tried to kill himself

Epstein shared a cell with the accused quadruple killer Nick Tartaglione (above), who reportedly rushed to help the sex predator when he tried to kill himself

The letter said that automatic backup systems could not save the images.

“The requested video no longer exists on the backup system and has not existed since at least August 2019 due to technical errors,” the prosecutors wrote.

Epstein died in his cell on August 10 in what the New York City medical investigator ruled a suicide, although his lawyers dispute that finding.

His death, at the age of 66, came just over a month after he was arrested and accused of trading sex with dozens of underage girls from the age of 14 between 2002 and 2005.

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