Judge Jeanine Pirro joined Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Monday night to discuss the controversial ruling from New York City’s chief medical examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide.
“Well, I think what the medical examiner should have done was – she should have listed the manner of death,” Pirro said. “Understand there are two differences: what actually caused the death – some kind of asphyxiation – but the manner of death can be a homicide, suicide, or pending/undetermined.”
Pirro said that there were four investigations occurring simultaneously into Epstein’s death, and that her rush to rule his death a suicide “makes no sense.”
“We don’t know why the cameras weren’t working, why everybody was asleep, why they lied – the FBI, the DOJ, the Inspector General, Bureau of Prisons – everybody is doing an investigation,” Pirro said. “And where [a death] is capable of being one of two ways, you’ve gotta give me the additional dots that cause me to believe it’s one way versus another.”
Pirro continued to say that as a prosecutor she tried cases that were listed as suicides, but received a homicide conviction. She also said the breaking of the hyoid bone is a classic indicator of strangulation, and not a hanging.
“I makes no sense to me as a prosecutor,” she said.
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Epstein died on Aug. 10 in his jail cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center while he awaited trial on charges related to child sex crimes. Given his wealth and connection to powerful political and business leaders like the Clinton family, making his sudden death suspicious.
Further muddying the waters, we reported Monday that Epstein only signed his will, which was filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, two days before his untimely death.