hermes-trismegistus wrote:The point here being that Epstein - no matter how grim his situation - had no reason to off himself before knowing the outcome. At least, none that we know of.
This is silly and I thought you'd already conceded this point? Not only had he had plenty of reasons to be suicidal but he'd recently attempted suicide
- a pretty good indicator of his mental state. Penitentiary time for a rich chomo is going to be living hell.
I'm sorry, but we simply don't know that. You don't. I don't. Nor does the judge overseeing his case - see here: https://nypost.com/2019/08/14/epstein-j ... t-in-jail/
. And the warder of the prison has so far refused to confirm or deny - again, see above link.
On top of that, there are reports of Epstein's lawyers believing his injuries were the result of an assault carried out by his cellmate, and requesting he be taken off suicide watch so that he wouldn't have to share a cell any longer. If you know enough to be certain that isn't the case, by all means fire it out there.
All I have been saying - and I really don't understand why this is such an outlandish thing to contemplate - is that until his trial was concluded, Epstein couldn't know his fate. With a team of the best lawyers his cash could buy, he likely had a shot, even if a slim one. He therefore had no reason - that any of us know of - to top himself.
Just to be clear. I am not saying that he categorically didn't kill himself. What I am pointing out is that there are enough anomalies - the above amongst them - that an open and shut assumption of suicide is very premature.