Prison and law officials have revealed Jeffery Epstein's guards fell asleep and failed to check on him for three hours the night he died.
The two guards falsely recorded they had checked on the financer, accused of sex crimes, every half hour as necessary.
However, officials familiar with the incident say the guards had been asleep for most, if not all of that period, reports New York Times.
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The guards have been placed on administrative leave and the warden of the jail has been reassigned until after the investigation into Epstein's death.
Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking. On 23 July, He attempted suicide and had been on suicide watch for six days.
Once it was determined he was no longer a threat to himself, Epstein was transferred to a cell with another inmate. This inmate was removed, leaving Epstein alone on the night he died.
He was found unresponsive in his cell at 6.30am on Saturday.
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