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Here's How Jeffrey Epstein Really Killed Himself

WASHINGTON – New York City's chief medical examiner said there's no need for a second investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's death after a pathologist hired by the family argued that injuries to the disgraced financier point to homicide, not suicide. 

Epstein, 66, died while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. He was found in his Munresponsive anhattan jail cell early on Aug. 10. 

New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson later ruled that Epstein died of suicide by hanging and refuted conspiracy theories that foul play was involved. 

Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner who was hired by Epstein's brother, said in a Fox & Friends interview Wednesday morning that broken bones in Epstein's neck indicate a "huge amount of pressure" was applied. 

"There were findings that are unusual for suicide by hanging and more consistent with ligature homicidal strangulation," Baden said.

On July 6, 2019, financier Jeffrey Epstein, a rapist and convicted pedophile, was arrested yet again, this time on new charges of sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York. The immediate speculation after Epstein's latest arrest was whether or not others long-rumored to be associated with him would finally be exposed for committing potentially heinous crimes. But a month later, on August 10, Epstein was found dead in his cell. As soon as news of his death hit, conspiracy theories about the circumstances abounded, with many surmising that powerful people wanted to keep him silent. Everything seemed a tad fishy: that the broken bones in his neck often indicated strangulation, that two guards slept through checks and falsified records. But New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson ruled that death was a suicide, and reporters on the criminal justice system relayed that prison suicides are frequent and guards overworked.

As the news cycle churned, the story faded a bit. That was until this week, almost three months after his death, when the hashtags #EpsteinSuicideCoverUp and #EpsteinDidNotKillHimself suddenly starting trending. Where did the newfound public interest come from?

On Saturday, November 2, former Navy Seal Mike Ritland appeared on Fox News program Watters World. Jesse Watters interviewed Ritland, who now runs a service called the Warrior Dog Foundation, about retired military dogs, who are having a moment after one such active-duty dog may or may not have helped kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. At the end of the segment, Ritland asked to give a pooch-related PSA, which he concluded by surprise announcing:"Epstein didn't kill himself." The clip instantly went viral.

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