DeSantis To Approve Release Of Jeffrey Epstein Grand Jury Docs

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday that he is going to sign a bill into law that will release the grand jury material from the state’s 2006 investigation into the child sex predator.

The legislation, which was unanimously passed by the Florida legislature, would release documents that could explain why the grand jury only returned minimal charges against Epstein in 2006.

Epstein later pled guilty in 2008 to state charges of procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution, and was only sentenced to 18 months in jail where he was let out of jail on a daily basis for work release.

“All files related to Jeffrey Epstein’s criminal activity should be made public,” DeSantis posted on X. “While the federal government continues to stonewall accountability, I’m glad the Legislature has taken action to release the grand jury material from the Florida state case. I will sign the bill into law.”

DeSantis also questioned why the Biden administration was stalling releasing additional Epstein files.

“Why won’t Biden release the federal government’s Epstein files?” he asked on X.

Epstein died in a Manhattan prison cell in August 2019 awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges.

Epstein’s brother, Mark Epstein, shared photographs of his brother’s body earlier this month after he was found dead in his jail cell that he says raise questions over what really led to his death.

New York City’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson ruled in August 2019 that Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of death was suicide by hanging. A forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s family pushed back on that conclusion, saying some of the evidence supports homicide. Sampson has publicly refuted that claim, saying she stands “firmly” behind her findings.

Mark Epstein said that he initially had no reason to doubt the official cause of death given by Sampson.

“I had no reason to doubt it,” Mark Epstein said. “He didn’t have any children. Our parents are gone. He would know he didn’t have to worry about me. … so, I respected that as his decision.”

Mark Epstein said that when he met with medical examiners in New York City, they told him that they could not call it a suicide “because it looked too much like a homicide.”

He continued, “So, then the questions became if he didn’t commit suicide, then he was killed, and then who killed him? How was it done?”

Mark Epstein then shared autopsy photos of his brother that showed the injury he suffered to his neck, which looked like a wire or thin rope was used to strangle him.

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