Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s cellmate is Nicholas Tartaglione, a former cop who is awaiting trial for murdering four men.
On Wednesday night, convicted pedophile and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found ‘injured’ in his cell with marks on his neck.
Authorities have not determined the cause of his injuries, stating that it could be that Epstein tried to kill himself, might be faking it in an attempt to get transferred, or he might have been assaulted, possibly by his cellmate.
“The inmate who investigators have talked to in Lower Manhattan facility has been identified as Nicholas Tartaglione, according to two sources,” reported NBC New York.
Tartaglione is a former police officer in Westchester County who was arrested in December 2016 and accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine distribution conspiracy, then burying their bodies in his yard in Otisville in Orange County, according to court records.
Tartaglione, 51, is accused of killing Martin Luna, Miguel Luna, Hector Gutierrez and Urbano Santiago back in 2016, according to the Times Herald-Record..
Prosecutors believe Martin Luna ran afoul of Tartaglione in a drug business deal, and that he took Gutierrez, Santiago and Miguel Luna to a meeting at the Likquid Lounge in Chester.
Prosecutors have said than the three men were innocent bystanders, reported the Times Herald-Record.
Earlier this month, correction officers took a cell phone from Tartaglione in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in lower Manhattan.