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Pathologist and Fox News Contributor Michael Baden Hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s Team to Observe Autopsy

  • The Wrap
New York City’s former chief medical examiner and current Fox News contributor Dr. Michael Baden has been tapped by Jeffrey Epstein’s team to observe the financier’s autopsy after he was found dead in his jail cell Saturday, apparently by suicide.

A Sunday press release from NYC’s current chief medical examiner Barbara Sampson indicated the cause of death is “pending further information” and that Baden had observed.

Also Read: Jeffrey Epstein Cause of Death Determination Delayed 'Pending Further Information'

Baden has been a Fox News contributor since 2003, according to a contributor page that also highlights the fact he “was chairman of the House Select Committee on Assassinations Forensic Pathology Panel that investigated the assassinations of Pres. John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Baden also testified at the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and Phil Spector and was requested by the family of Michael Brown
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Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Pending; Prison Guards Working Extreme Overtime Shifts Morning Of Apparent Suicide

  • Deadline
The New York City chief medical examiner released a statement today saying that an autopsy has been performed on Jeffrey Epstein and the results are “pending further information.”

According to the Associated Press, Dr. Barbara Sampson said that the city medical examiner performed the autopsy Sunday while Dr. Michael Baden, a private pathologist, observed the examination at the request of Epstein’s representatives.

In addition, the Associated Press released a story saying that the guards who were assigned to Epstein’s cell were working “extreme overnight shifts” to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide. According to The New York Times, the staff did not follow protocols leading up to Epstein’s death which has caused major scrutiny.

Epstein was arrested on July 6 for an alleged sex-trafficking ring involving underage girls. He pleaded not guilty. Officials say that he was found unresponsive in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell.
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Jeffrey Epstein Dead: Accused Sex Trafficker Commits Suicide in Jail

On Sunday, Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Barbara Sampson, released a statement regarding Jeffrey Epstein's death. "Today, a medical examiner performed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein. The Me's determination is pending further information at this time," the statement read. "At the request of those representing the decedent, and with the awareness of the federal prosecutor, I allowed a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) to observe the autopsy examination." ——————— Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. multimillionaire financier who was last month indicted on federal sex trafficking charges, has died of suicide in his New York City jail...
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Suicide or Murder? Medical Examiners Face Discipline After Declaring Florida Mom Killed Herself

Two Florida medical examiners may have mishandled the autopsy of a Florida mom whose 2010 death was declared a suicide but whose family believes was murdered, newly released findings of an oversight commission allege.

Since her death on Sept. 2, 2010. authorities have maintained that Michelle O’Connell, 24, fatally shot herself with the service weapon belonging to her police officer boyfriend. But her family alleges she was killed by her boyfriend, St. John’s County sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Banks, to escape Banks’ alleged abuse. (Authorities have dismissed allegations against Banks, citing lack of probable cause. Through his attorney, Banks has denied involvement
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Former Illinois Prosecutor Curtis Lovelace Back on Trial for Alleged Murder of Wife After Hung Jury

Curtis Lovelace seemed to go into a downward spiral after his wife Cory died on Valentine’s Day in 2006. For friends and family of the popular couple, murder was the last thing on their minds.

That changed after a new detective in the couple’s hometown of Quincy, Illinois, took a fresh look at the case in 2013. The original coroner had left Cory’s cause of death as “undetermined,” but experts who re-examined the evidence believed a crime had been been committed.

Friends and family were stunned when Curtis, a former criminal prosecutor, was charged in August 2014 with killing his
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Forensic Experts Weigh in on the Mysterious Death of Mom Michelle O’Connell Ruled a Suicide

Police say a St. Augustine, Florida, woman killed herself with her boyfriend’s gun six years ago — but her relatives say they have proof she was murdered. Subscribe to People now or pick up this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday, for more on this case.

In the years since Michelle O’Connell’s death from a gunshot wound that severed her spinal cord, her family and friends have battled with investigators over what they claim is a failure to prove the truth: that O’Connell was murdered.

A St. Johns County, Florida, sheriff’s investigation, as well as investigations by three state attorneys,
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Long Island Murder Mystery: Everything We Know About the Gilgo Beach Case Thus Far

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Long Island Murder Mystery: Everything We Know About the Gilgo Beach Case Thus Far
It's been more than five years since New York police discovered a mass grave at New York's Gilgo Beach in 2011. But the recent death of the motherof one of the deceased has brought the years-old case back into national headlines and the suspected Long Island serial killer back into the minds of many. The mother of Shannan Gilbert, the sex worker whose body was found near the mass grave, was found dead suffering stab wounds on Saturday. The woman's other daughter, Sarra, was charged with her murder. A missing-person's specialist said the family "never found closure" after Shannan's death, and
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Long Island Murder Mystery: Everything We Know About the Gilgo Beach Case Thus Far

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Long Island Murder Mystery: Everything We Know About the Gilgo Beach Case Thus Far
It's been more than five years since New York police discovered a mass grave at New York's Gilgo Beach in 2011. But the recent death of the motherof one of the deceased has brought the years-old case back into national headlines and the suspected Long Island serial killer back into the minds of many. The mother of Shannan Gilbert, the sex worker whose body was found near the mass grave, was found dead suffering stab wounds on Saturday. The woman's other daughter, Sarra, was charged with her murder. A missing-person's specialist said the family "never found closure" after Shannan's death, and
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Hung Jury Sets Stage for Retrial of Former Golden Boy Curtis Lovelace, Charged with Murder of Wife Cory

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Hung Jury Sets Stage for Retrial of Former Golden Boy Curtis Lovelace, Charged with Murder of Wife Cory
After a two-week trial and 16 hours of deliberations, jurors in Quincy, Illinois, could not settle the guilt or innocence of one-time local golden boy Curtis Lovelace in the death of his wife, Cory, reports Wgem. The mistrial declared Friday by Judge Bob Hardwick sets the stage for a May 31 retrial for Curtis, a former local football hero, ex-school board president and assistant state's attorney who drew headlines when - eight years after he reported his wife dead on Valentine's Day 2006 - he was arrested in 2014 and charged with her suffocation murder. In the Adams County courthouse where Curtis, now 47, had once practiced law,
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Hung Jury Sets Stage for Retrial of Former Golden Boy Curtis Lovelace, Charged with Murder of Wife Cory

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Hung Jury Sets Stage for Retrial of Former Golden Boy Curtis Lovelace, Charged with Murder of Wife Cory
After a two-week trial and 16 hours of deliberations, jurors in Quincy, Illinois, could not settle the guilt or innocence of one-time local golden boy Curtis Lovelace in the death of his wife, Cory, reports Wgem. The mistrial declared Friday by Judge Bob Hardwick sets the stage for a May 31 retrial for Curtis, a former local football hero, ex-school board president and assistant state's attorney who drew headlines when - eight years after he reported his wife dead on Valentine's Day 2006 - he was arrested in 2014 and charged with her suffocation murder. In the Adams County courthouse where Curtis, now 47, had once practiced law,
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Officials Need More Time on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Autopsy to Find the True Cause of Death

  • Vulture
Officials Need More Time on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Autopsy to Find the True Cause of Death
Medical authorities performing Bobbi Kristina Brown's autopsy have said they will need more time to figure out how she died because preliminary tests haven't revealed a specific cause, the AP reports. Brown, the young TV personality and only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died Sunday night at the age of 22, after a roughly six-month roller-coaster health ride that started with a medically induced coma and ended with hospice care. All of those months are not helping her examiners, who have noted the autopsy could be "helpful to address questions which may arise about the cause of her unresponsiveness and eventual death." "Normally, when we do autopsies, we do them in people who [have] freshly died. Things like toxicology and injuries are clear," Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York medical examiner, told the AP. "Because she was in the hospital for a long time, any drugs that
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Grand Jury Won't Indict NYPD Officer in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

A New York City grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. The decision in Staten Island not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo threatened to add to the tensions that have simmered in the city since the July 17 death of Eric Garner - a case that sparked outrage and drew comparisons to the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri. Jonathon Moore, an attorney for the victim's family, said he
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Michael Brown Autopsy: Unarmed Teen Shot At Least 6 Times; Hands May Have Been Raised

The autopsy results for unarmed black teen Michael Brown who was shot dead in Ferguson, Mo., reveal that he was shot a total of six times by police officer Darren Wilson.

Michael Brown Autopsy

The results of Brown’s autopsy, conducted independently by Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City chief medical examiner hired by Brown’s family, were released to the public on Monday in a press conference. Baden revealed among other things that Brown was shot six times and that only one gunshot – presumed to be the last – was fatal.

Baden believes that a gunshot wound to the top of Brown’s skull was the one that killed him. According to the location of the entry wound, the medical professional has reason to believe that Brown’s head was bent forward when the bullet was fired. Baden doesn't know whether the position of Brown's head indicates he was surrendering or charging,
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'Game of Thrones' -- Throat Cutting Is Totally Unrealistic ... Says O.J. Simpson's Witness

  • TMZ
"Game of Thrones" is portraying throat-slashing All Wrong ... so says a forensic expert from the O.J. Simpson murder case -- and he outta know. **Spoiler Alert -- If You Haven't Watched Last Night's Episode, You've Been Warned ... but you should probably watch it asap **When Catelyn's jugular was sliced at the Red Wedding in last night's episode ... her blood Should Not have cascaded out of her neck ... it should have sprayed like a hose from 1 or 2 important veins.
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Contest: Win a West of Memphis Poster Signed by Peter Jackson and Damien Wayne Echols

Contest: Win a West of Memphis Poster Signed by Peter Jackson and Damien Wayne Echols
Sony Pictures Classics is releasing the documentary West of Memphis on Christmas Day, an expansive look at the 18-year struggle to free the West Memphis Three (Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelly). To help spread the word about this powerful documentary, we have a contest where fans can win a poster signed by director Amy Berg, Lorri Davis, Damien Wayne Echols, and executive producer Peter Jackson. These extremely rare one-sheets will be gone in the blink of an eye, so act fast. Find out how you can win below.

Winners Receive:

West of Memphis poster signed by director Amy Berg, Lorri Davis, Damien Wayne Echols, and executive producer Peter Jackson

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

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West of Memphis Clip with Henry Rollins and Eddie Vedder

West of Memphis Clip with Henry Rollins and Eddie Vedder
Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the first clip from West of Memphis, director Amy Berg's documentary that offers a comprehensive look at the West Memphis Three case, from beginning to end. The case garnered headlines nationwide, causing celebrities and many others to rally behind their cause for nearly 18 years. This scene shows why musicians Henry Rollins and Eddie Vedder were driven to help Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Miskelly in their quest for freedom.

West Of Memphis - Henry Rollins and Eddie Vedder

A new documentary written and directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) and produced by first-time filmmakers Damien Wayne Echols and Lorri Davis, in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, West of Memphis tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light: a fight
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West of Memphis Soundtrack to Feature Songs by Bob Dylan and Marilyn Manson

West of Memphis Soundtrack to Feature Songs by Bob Dylan and Marilyn Manson
Legacy Recordings will release West of Memphis: Voices For Justice, an album of music and songs inspired by the new Sony Pictures Classics film, West of Memphis, which chronicles the case of the West Memphis Three. The album serves to raise awareness for the continuing fight for exoneration of the West Memphis Three.

West of Memphis is a new documentary film produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Amy Berg (Best Documentary Oscar nominee Deliver Us From Evil), with first-time producers Damien Wayne Echols (of the West Memphis Three) and Lorri Davis. Directed by Amy Berg, the film reveals the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light; a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man.

Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys
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Second West of Memphis Trailer

Second West of Memphis Trailer
Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the second trailer and a new poster for West of Memphis, director Amy Berg's documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. This film explores the entire West Memphis Three case, and how Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Miskelly lost 18 years of their lives for a murder most people believe they did not commit. Take a look at the latest footage, along with the one-sheet.

West Of Memphis - Trailer 2

West of Memphis comes to theaters December 25th, 2012 and stars Michael Baden, Jason Baldwin, Holly Ballard, Jamie Clark Ballard, Jennifer Bearden, Patrick Benca, Steve Braga, Karen Bruewer. The film is directed by Amy Berg.
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Cissy Houston Lie Detector Report: Fact or Fiction?

Cissy Houston Lie Detector Report: Fact or Fiction?
A new report from Chicago Sun-Times claimed Cissy Houston was so outraged by the National Enquirer's front-page casket photo of daughter Whitney Houston, she's seeking an in-depth investigation to find out who snapped the picture. An "Extra" source says the story is not true.

The story, which is unconfirmed, said a source claimed Cissy has requested all the people who could have possibly taken the photo -- including the Whigham Funeral Home staff -- take a lie detector test.
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Was Aretha Franklin Uninvited to Whitney's Funeral by Cissy Houston?

Was Aretha Franklin Uninvited to Whitney's Funeral by Cissy Houston?
Aretha Franklin was a no-show at Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday because she was suffering from leg spasms, or was it because she angered the late singer's mother with remarks she made during a Friday appearance on "Today"? Was it a little disrespect?

Franklin, 69, unexpectedly canceled her scheduled performance at Houston's funeral service. Dionne Warwick was apparently unaware that Aretha wasn't there, and called for her to come to the pulpit, saying, "Oh, 'Re's not here?
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