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CBS: Shrieks, Shouts Heard From Epstein's Cell

A woman protester shouts outside lower Manhattan's maligned Metropolitan Correctional Center
A woman protester shouts outside lower Manhattan's maligned Metropolitan Correctional Center. (Kathy Willens/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 August 2019 04:52 PM

Correctional officers heard shouts and shrieks from Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell the morning he died and attempted to revive him while saying "breathe, Epstein, breathe," according to CBS News.

Epstein, a well-connected money manager, was found hanging by his neck last Saturday, according to a report in The New York Times.

The wealthy financier, who once counted Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic former President Bill Clinton as friends, was arrested July 6 and pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14, from at least 2002 to 2005.

The FBI and the Department of Justice's Inspector General opened investigations into his suicide while he was in federal custody.

Epstein's death touched off outrage from Attorney General William Barr, who ordered the warden at the New York federal prison where Epstein was being held temporarily reassigned.

In addition, two staff members assigned to Epstein's unit at the MCC have been placed on administrative leave, according to The Hill.

At a law enforcement conference in New Orleans on Monday, Barr said, "We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and that demand a thorough investigation," adding, "We will get to the bottom of what happened at the MCC and we will hold people accountable for this failure."

Epstein had been placed on suicide watch in late July after reportedly being found with marks on his neck but was taken off shortly after.

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