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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Mustian, Associated Press:
"About six-thirty, this morning officials at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan discovered Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier unresponsive in his cell in the special housing unit. He was taken to a local hospital in Manhattan where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is expected to be conducted later today. Attorney General William Barr in Washington issued a statement saying he was appalled that Epstein managed to commit suicide while in federal custody awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. The FBI is investigating Mr. Epstein's death. And Attorney General Barr has ordered the Department of Justice's inspector general to conduct its own inquiry into the matter."
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5. STILL: Mugshot of US financier Jeffrey Epstein (PARTIALLY COVERS PREVIOUS SOUNDBITE)
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6. STILL: Mugshot of US financier Jeffrey Epstein (PARTIALLY COVERS UPCOMING SOUNDBITE)
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Mustian, Associated Press:
"There are several unanswered questions at this time. Mr. Epstein had previously been on suicide watch following another incident a couple of weeks ago in which he sustained injuries to his neck. The authorities were already investigating how he came to receive those injuries. And at that point in time he had been placed on suicide watch but the Associated Press reporting today that Mr. Epstein had been removed from suicide watch before he was found unresponsive. It also is worth mentioning that Mr. Epstein's death came a day after more than 2,000 pages of records were released in a related civil matter including several explosive and salacious allegations involving Mr. Epstein and several prominent world leaders. American businessmen names also emerged in those documents."
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5. Medium exterior of prison (PARTIALLY COVERS PREVIOUS SOUNDBITE)
Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected financier accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring, had been taken off suicide watch before he killed himself in a New York jail, a person familiar with the matter said.
Attorney General William Barr said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody. The FBI and the Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General will investigate, he said.
"Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered," Barr said in a statement.
Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Fire officials received a call at 6:39 a.m. Saturday that Epstein was in cardiac arrest, and he was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Epstein, 66, had been denied bail and faced up to 45 years behind bars on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges unsealed last month. He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial on accusations of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
A little over two weeks ago, Epstein was found on the floor of his cell with bruises on his neck, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. At the time, it was not clear whether the injuries were self-inflicted or from an assault.
A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch. The person wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. It wasn't immediately clear when he was taken off suicide watch.
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