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66-year-old financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell on Saturday morning.
Epstein was the highest profile prisoner in the US prison system at the time of his death.
The multi-millionaire financier was hospitalized in July after he was found unresponsive in what appeared to be a possible suicide attempt.
According to reports Epstein told authorities someone tried to kill him in a previous incident weeks earlier.
People close to Epstein fear he was murdered…as Epstein told authorities someone tried to kill him in a previous incident weeks earlier. He was described as being in good spirits in recent days… https://t.co/J9QNSo1N2v
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) August 10, 2019
After the July incident he was reportedly put under suicide watch.
Then late last week prison officials moved his roommate Nick Tartaglione.
Tartaglione is an ex-Westchester cop who faces the death penalty in a quadruple homicide upstate.
According to The New York Post Tartaglione, 51, is awaiting trial on charges he murdered four men as part of a drug deal gone bad. He is accused of burying the bodies on his Otisville property.
Prison officials put an alleged mass killer who is looking at the death penalty in the same cell with the top prisoner in the US prison system.
On Saturday, Tartaglione, who was moved a few cells away from Epstein, said, “Nobody heard anything. It was a silent act,” his lawyer Bruce Barket told NBC News.
Conflicting reports say screaming and shrieking were heard from Epstein’s cell.
Epstein is said to have feared him and the former Briarcliffe Manor cop was questioned following the pedophiles previous suicide attempt in July. As Cassandra Fairbanks reported earlier today the now deceased financier said the first medical emergency three weeks ago was actually an attack on his life.