A possible suicide attempt involving Jeffrey Epstein added a layer of complication to the financier’s child sex-trafficking and conspiracy case, but attorneys said Thursday it likely would not slow the pace of proceedings, which appeared to be on a fast track toward trial.

Media reports Thursday morning indicated that Epstein, 66, had been found unconscious Tuesday in his cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center with marks on his neck. The reports cited unnamed law enforcement sources who said the physical injuries were not serious, but that prison officials were treating the incident as a possible suicide attempt.

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