JEFFREY Epstein’s lawyers are not satisfied with the autopsy report’s conclusion that the paedo died from suicide by hanging.
The disgraced financier, 66, was found dead in his jail cell with marks around his neck last Saturday – days after being taken off suicide watch.
Chief Medical Examiner Dr Barbara Sampson announced on Friday that the death was a ‘suicide’.
She said she made the determination “after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings”.
But Epstein’s lawyers have since said they are planning to conduct an “independent and complete” investigation”.
Attorneys Martin Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller said they will be reviewing pivotal CCTV “if they exist as they should”.
They say they’re most interested in videos of areas around his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
The lawyers said in a statement that it is “indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols” at the federal lockup.
“First, no one should die in jail,” they said.
“And no one, not Mr Epstein who was presumed innocent and had violated no disciplinary rule, and not anyone should be imprisoned under the harsh, even medieval conditions at the MCC where Mr Epstein spent his final hours.
“His safety was the responsibility of the MCC. It is indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols.
“We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner. We will have a more complete response in coming days.”
The paedo was found dead in his prison cell on 10 August while awaiting trial on child sex charges.
He had been on suicide watch at the prison, having been found with marks around his neck earlier on 23 July – but sources report he was taken off watch after just one week.
Epstein’s suicide by hanging came just 12 days after being removed from the suicide watch.
A version of this story appears on The Sun website.