A new Jeffrey Epstein documentary exploring his death is airing this weekend

Kit Heren
Jeffrey Epstein: Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night before he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records: AP

A new documentary exploring the death of convicted sex abuser and financier Jeffrey Epstein is set to air this weekend.

Epstein was found unresponsive in his prison cell on August 10 last year and later died. He was awaiting trial on trafficking charges. A coroner ruled the death a suicide.

But some people have argued that the circumstances of his passing were suspicious - and have drawn attention to Epstein's links with numerous high-profile figures including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew.

Others have rubbished claims of foul play.

An exterior view of the Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found unconscious with injuries to his neck (REUTERS)

Bill Mersey, a prison counsellor to Epstein at the time of his death, said: "There's no way somebody got in there and killed him. Do you know how many people you'd have to pay off to get in there and kill him? There's just no way.

"To all the conspiracy theorists out there about Jeffrey Epstein's suicide vs murder, this is what I say: you're the same guys who think that the moon landing was fake. Don't be ridiculous. Get over it, he killed himself. There's no question about it in my mind. Case closed for me."

The documentary, which will be broadcast on Quest Red in the UK this Saturday, explores the different claims around Epstein's death.

Jeffrey Epstein (VIDEO GRAB)

The programme also contains an allegation that Epstein changed his will late in his life, as a final "f-you" to his victims in order to delay any payouts.

Journalist Thomas Volscho said: "Epstein, 48 hours prior to him killing himself, if that's what happened, refiles and changes his will to be collapsed into a trust in the Virgin Islands."

"People in the Virgin Islands that are older, their lawyers advise them 'don't file your estate or your will or your probate in the Virgin Islands, file them in the mainland,' because it'll take nine, ten years before people in your will see any of the benefits of that.

"So, this will make it very difficult for victims to get any type of restitution from his estate," he added.

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