Jeffrey Epstein reportedly on suicide watch in jail

Authorities are trying to determine if Epstein was assaulted by another inmate or paid someone to beat him up, sources told ABC News.
2:09 | 07/26/19

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Transcript for Jeffrey Epstein reportedly on suicide watch in jail
Now to the latest on Jeffrey Epstein. A source telling ABC news the multimillionaire and convicted sex offender is now on suicide watch after he was found injured and unresponsive in his jail cell. Linsey Davis isout side the Manhattan jail with the latest. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you, whit. Investigators still have not determined just how Epstein ended up unresponsive inside his jail cell inside the correctional facility behind me. For his part Epstein says he doesn't remember. Was it a suicide attempt or an assault? An investigation is now under way to determine just what happened inside a New York City jail cell that left Jeffrey Epstein unconscious with marks on his neck. Investigators initially thought the wounds were self-inflicted believing he might have tried to take his own life but after the 66-year-old was revived he told authorities he couldn't what had happened and a fellow inmate told investigators he didn't know either because he had headphones on but a lawyer for theormer police officer accused of murder told our whit Johnson a different story. Nick knows what happened. We're not going to talk about it. My pump is to say definitively Nick had nothing to do with hurting anybody in the facility particularly Mr. Epstein. Reporter: The bureau of prisons is now trying to determine if Epstein was assaulted by another inmate or paid someone to beat him up. Epstein is accused of exploiting and abusing dozens of minor girl, some just 14 years old. He's pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy. Last week a judge rejected his request for bail and just this week, palm beach county launched a criminal investigation to determine if any of its sheriff's deputies failed to properly monitor Epstein while he was on work release 11 years ago. Now, this latest investigation comes after an accusation was made that while he was on work release, Epstein allegedly had at least one woman come to his office for a sexual purpose. In the meantime, Epstein's attorney is appealing the judge's no bail ruling, no word just yet when a decision will be made on that. Linsey Davis, thanks.

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