Jeffrey Epstein's former cop ex-cellmate who is facing life in prison for the murders of four people in a drug deal gone wrong, has been cleared of any wrongdoing related to what was allegedly his first suicide attempt last month.
Recent reports claimed the pedophile - who was awaiting trial for sex trafficking children before he took his own life last Saturday – told his lawyers fellow New York jail inmate Nicholas Tartaglione had inflicted injuries to his neck in a July 23 incident while they bunked together in the Special Housing Unit at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC).
But Tartaglione's lawyer has said his client was cleared of any involvement the day before Epstein's death and wouldn't face charges or internal discipline.
'We've always maintained Nick did nothing wrong and that's clearly been borne out here by the jail itself,' Bruce Barket told NBC News.
Nicholas Tartaglione's (right) lawyer said his client was cleared of any involvement Jeffrey Epstein's 'first suicide attempt' the day before Epstein's (left) death Saturday
On July 23, Epstein was found on the floor of a cell he shared with the ex-cop at MCC and he had neck injuries
The publication said someone familiar with the case confirmed his statement but MCC would not comment.
An investigation was launched into how Epstein could have had the opportunity to take his own life despite having been on suicide watch two weeks before his death.
It was later confirmed he was taken off suicide watch.
Epstein was moved to his own cell and was supposed be checked on every 30 minutes.
The warden at MCC, Lamine N'Diaye, has since been reassigned to a new prison.
Bruce Barket said about his client (pictured): 'We've always maintained Nick did nothing wrong and that's clearly been borne out here by the jail itself'
In a letter officially notifying the court of Epstein's death, N'Diaye confirmed the July incident would be referenced in the probe carried out by the FBI and the Justice Department Office of Inspector General.
'One open question, among others, is whether the investigations referenced in your letter will include the incident at MCC involving Mr. Epstein on or about July 23, 2019,' Judge Richard Berman wrote in and August 12 response. 'To my knowledge, it has never been definitively explained what the BOP concluded about that incident.'
N'Diaye did not offer up what the conclusion was in his reply.
He wrote: 'I can confirm that, although an internal investigation was completed regarding the