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Jeffrey Epstein Said He Was Too Much Of A 'Coward' To Kill Himself Days Before He Died

Stewart Perrie

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Jeffrey Epstein Said He Was Too Much Of A 'Coward' To Kill Himself Days Before He Died

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New documents have revealed Jeffrey Epstein's mental state just before he was found dead in his jail cell.

The disgraced billionaire and convicted paedophile's death was ruled a suicide after he hanged himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan in August 2019.

He was awaiting the start of his trial for trafficking teenage girls.

A new trove of documents published by The New York Times has revealed Epstein wasn't thinking about taking his own life.

Some of the records are from his discussions with a jail psychologist, and Epstein was on record saying he had 'no interest' in killing himself and he was a 'coward' who couldn't bare the thought of pain.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

He also claimed he had a 'wonderful life' despite being in prison. Epstein was on record saying 'I would never do that to myself' during the topic of suicide.

The documents covered the last 36 days of his life and it's unclear how truthful he is in his admissions.

The cache of items published in the New York Times showed Epstein also spoke to his psychologists and other inmates about 'his interest in physics and mathematics and offered tidbits of investment advice'.

He also apparently 'reminisced about socialising with celebrities' while he was locked up.

While this might paint a picture of someone who was very happy staying alive, the Times noted how Epstein was masterful at 'illusions until the very end, deceiving correctional officers, counselors and specially trained inmates assigned to monitor him around the clock'.

Metropolitan Correctional Center where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide. Credit: Alamy
Metropolitan Correctional Center where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide. Credit: Alamy

The news outlet suggested this deception about his real mental state was all planned in the hope it would bring in some complacency at the prison.

He was deemed a serious mental health risk and therefore was assigned to have a cellmate with him.

For whatever reason, the last night he was alive, he was alone in his cell and managed to speak to his girlfriend on the phone after telling guards he wanted to call his mother, who had been dead for years.

It was this same deception that allowed Epstein to control the way he lived in jail.

He reportedly used the prison's conference room for hours every day to speak to his lawyers, which allowed him to leave his 'dank and dirty' jail cell, which he hated.

Epstein's death was shrouded in conspiracy theories because how how well connected he was to celebrities and socialites.

Many people thought his trial would end up exposing anyone who might have been connected to him and theorists didn't believe Epstein killed himself.

Stewart Perrie
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