MSNBC Legal Pundit Jay Fahy Dies in Apparent Suicide


New Jersey-based attorney Jay Fahy, who frequently appeared as an unpaid legal pundit on MSNBC, where he often weighed in on the George Zimmerman murder trial, has been found dead of an apparent suicide.

Fahy's body was discovered by two minors at about 5 p.m. Wednesday under a railroad trestle in East Rutherford, N.J., near the Castle Billiards Lounge, ABC News reports. A gun and cell phone lay near the prominent lawyer, who served as Bergen County prosecutor from 1990 to 1995 and afterward was a part of the cable news circuit as a talking head on MSNBC, CNBC and Court TV.

John Molinelli -- Bergen County's current prosecutor -- confirmed the death as "the result of a single gunshot wound to the head, fired by a handgun," according to Mediaite. ABC News cites Molinelli as saying that Fahy seemingly had walked to the area where he allegedly took his  life after leaving his car at home in the city of Rutherford.

"I feel like I just lost my brother," a source close to Fahy tells the Cliffview Pilot website. "Everybody’s in tears right now. ... Something happened in the last two weeks. But none of us can figure out what it is."

An autopsy is planned for Thursday. 

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