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Jeffrey Epstein's Cellmate Has 'No Doubt' Convicted Sex Offender Killed Himself, Claims He Was 'Depressed' & 'Suicidal' Days Before Taking Own Life

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Source: Department of Justice

Dec. 16 2021, Published 2:39 p.m. ET

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Jeffrey Epstein's cellmate says "nobody killed" the convicted sex offender but himself. In a scathing letter to the New York Post, Bill Mersey detailed the days leading up to Epstein's suicide, claiming he has "no doubt" that the billionaire "killed himself."

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According to Mersey, the business mogul-turned-accused-sex trafficker was "depressed" and "suicidal" before taking his own life in 2019. He pointed to the condition of their cells and prison as attributing factors to Epstein's emotional state.

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“If you didn’t want to kill yourself before, you would after a few days at MCC. Minus trained psychologists, it was inmates who, with a whole three hours’ training, had to watch four Suicide cells on the second floor," he wrote in the letter. “Inmates were stowed away in 50 square feet with a cellmate and nothing to do but kill themselves. No commissary or phone access. ‘Training’ was mostly ogling the female psychologist teaching it. The pay, 12 cents, up to 40 cents, an hour."

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Calling Epstein "soft as a pillow," Mersey claimed the once-respected mogul was "not prepared to handle this."

"He requested protective custody. He was scared and he did not get over it. Handling prison constantly occupied his mind. To sleep he’d place an orange prison sock over his eyes," his cellmate recalled.

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"He also complained about the laxative the prison gave him and asked them not to continue giving him what they were prescribing. Didn’t matter. It’s what they gave him," Mersey alleged in the letter written days after Epstein's death.

He claimed Epstein attempted to fit in by talking finance. “The prison was abuzz with our new felon. He talked finance, saying, ‘Stocks are like women. You have to study to see what makes them happy. Observe their reaction to international news. Then you can predict their movements and that’s how you win.'"

Despite his attempts, Epstein allegedly couldn't shake his depression. Mersey feared Epstein may have tried to commit suicide one other time before finally succeeding.

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"One time he returned to our cell with neck abrasions. So did he try to hang up [prison lingo for committing suicide]? He wasn’t talking. He wouldn’t say. He struck me as depressed. Suicidal. He sat down on the bare floor, his back to his bunk, eating the prison food off a Styrofoam plate," he recalled.

"I asked, ‘What the f - - k are you doing? Why you eating on the floor?’ ‘It’s just easier this way’ was his response. As though he was somewhat resolved to his fate that night. He’d been denied bail and was facing the reality of the rest of his life behind bars."

Going into detail about the night Epstein committed suicide, his cellmate wrote, “As usual, the conversation centered around his adapting to prison life. And he signed off around 10 p.m. to hit the hay.

“Then one night, another watcher reported hearing the sound of tearing sheets. Conclusion was Jeffrey had killed himself.”

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Despite conspiracy theories that doubt the coroner's suicide results, Mersey said he was 100% convinced Epstein took his own life.

“Assumption he had killed himself was reinforced when another inmate reported that in the wee hours he’d heard the sound of tearing sheets from Jeffrey’s cell in which he’d been left all alone after this bunky had been returned to general population," he told NY Post.

“Nobody killed him. Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. No reason not to believe it. That Jeffrey Epstein killed himself I have no doubt.”

The letter was released amid Epstein's alleged "partner-in-crime" Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial. She's been accused of grooming and recruiting young girls — many of whom were underage — for Epstein to sexually abuse.

If found guilty, she faces up to 80 years in prison.

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