Almost Half Of Americans Believe Epstein Didn't Kill Himself
A recent poll has revealed almost half of all Americans don't believe Jeffrey Epstein killed himself.
According to the study by Insider, 45 percent of Americans believe that he was murdered, while only 16 percent of those asked believe that he died by suicide.
It also states that 39 percent of US citizens aren't sure.
At present, there is no evidence to suggest that Epstein did not take his own life, with New York City's chief medical examiner Dr Barbara Sampson determining that he died after hanging himself with a bedsheet while he was in a jail cell.
Despite this, the number of Americans who think he was murdered has risen since his death, when 33 percent believed he had killed himself.
Insider puts forward various theories for the conspiracy picking up so much support.
The 'Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself' meme has no doubt brought the conspiracy to life, and it's been shared by a former Navy SEAL and other notable figures.
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His connections with powerful people including Bill Gates, Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton - and of course, President Trump - has caused more doubt.
The current feeling of insecurity in the political climate has potentially contributed, with Donald Trump's impeachment hearing throwing up a sense of mistrust in political figures.
Michael Baden, a celebrity forensic pathologist hired by Epstein's brother, said that it was possible he was strangled.
The wealthy financier - a friend of Prince Andrew - was found 'unresponsive' in his cell at 6.30am on 10 August after an 'apparent suicide'.
He was given life-saving measures in that same cell before he was transferred to hospital and eventually pronounced dead.
His death prevented the possibility of a trial that could have involved a host of prominent figures. It also provoked significant anger amongst those who believed he should have to answer these allegations.
According to the Associated Press, a grand jury indictment accused guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas of neglecting their duties.
The indictment claims the guards failed to perform the required half-hourly checks on Epstein but fabricated log entries to indicate that they had done so.
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