Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s cellmate, Bill Mersey, revealed shocking information about the last experiences they exchanged in New York City prison before Epstein’s tragic death.
Mersey had the opportunity to accompany Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan because, in addition to serving his sentence, he had been trained to accompany would-be suicides, according to the Dec. 15 New York Post.
Mersey’s observations lead him to conclude that Epstein had committed suicide because he had already fallen into a depressive state in addition to his multiple problems.
“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,” she recounted.
Faced with the strange behavior, Mersey asked him, “What the [expletive] are you doing? Why you eating on the floor?” and the answer Epstein gave was, “It’s just easier this way,” then at around 10 p.m., he took his leave to go to sleep.
At that point, he was under pressure as he had been denied bail, so he was most likely facing having to spend the rest of his life incarcerated.
Mersey also alluded to his perception of Epstein, saying, “Epstein was soft as a pillow and not prepared to handle this. He requested protective custody. He was scared and he did not get over it.”
And he detailed, “Handling prison constantly occupied his mind. To sleep he’d place an orange prison sock over his eyes.”
After Epstein’s controversial suicide, Mersey said that another inmate had heard the sound of sheets being torn, which would reinforce the official version that he had committed suicide.
He also described the environment as follows: “Inmates were stowed away in 50 square feet with a cellmate and nothing to do but kill themselves. No commissary or phone access.”
As for the type of training he had received in prison to accompany potential suicides, he expressed that it consisted of “ogling” the female psychologist who gave it. He would then be paid between 12 and 40 cents per hour of service, in shifts of up to four hours at a time.
Despite Mersey’s speculation, Epstein declared that he was “not suicidal” and “never would be” just days before his death, according to explosive documents obtained by the New York Times that provide insight into Epstein’s mental state during his final days.
“Why would you ever think I would be suicidal? I am not suicidal, and I would never be,” were his words on July 8, 2019, in front of jail staff and doctors during a routine checkup before he was found dead in his cell.
This information is being shared during the ongoing trial of Epstein’s examiner, ‘madame’ Ghislaine Maxwell. So far, the prosecution has presented 24 witnesses over two weeks. Maxwell’s defense team, meanwhile, will cross-examine 35 witnesses.
Maxwell is charged with six counts related to her alleged participation and cooperation in Epstein’s sexual abuse of underage teenagers, to which she pleaded not guilty.