Just hours before his death, late multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein was confident of victory in the child sex trafficking charges against him and was in “great spirits”, The Post reported.
The former Hedge Fund manager also told his lawyers that the neck injuries he suffered in an earlier incident at the Metropolitan Correctional Center were inflicted by his hulking, ex-cop cellmate, which led the lawyers to request that he be taken off a suicide watch, according to a source familiar with Epstein’s case.
The convicted pedophile’s optimism in jail — expressed during daily visits with his lawyers that lasted up to 12 hours each — was so great that it struck some of those around him as “delusional,” the source told The Post.
“He thought he was going to win the double-jeopardy motion” that his defense lawyers were planning to file in connection with his 2008 Florida prostitution conviction, the source said.
According to the source, Epstein, who was jailed in Lower Manhattan on orders from a judge who cited his “uncontrollable” sexual urges, also “had hope of getting bail on appeal,” through an application that was pending before the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals at the time of his death.
“What he really wanted to do was get bail so he could cooperate,” the source said.
But whatever evidence Epstein may have had against his rich and powerful former friends died with him, because he kept no diary or notes that documented any alleged wrongdoing, the source said.
“He was delusional,” the source said.
“He thought he was going to get the same deal he got in Florida.”
“Every day he was very positive and the night before he was real positive,” the source said. “He was in great spirits the night before.”
“I’ll see you Sunday”, were Jeffrey Epstein’s last words to one of his lawyers on Friday – just hours before he died, according to The Post. He died in a controversial circumstance Saturday morning, August 10.
Here is official statement from the Federal Bureau of Prisons about his death:
“On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 6:30 a.m., inmate Jeffrey Edward Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit from an apparent suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York, New York. Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. Staff requested emergency medical services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued. Mr. Epstein was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead by hospital staff. The FBI is investigating the incident”.
Jeffrey Epstein the millionaire financier, with ties to celebrities, politicians, and royalty, was arrested in July on multiple disturbing charges. His death came in just few weeks after arrest. Read more about Jeffrey Epstein through this link