The widow of British-American computer magnate John McAfee wrote an intense Twitter rant on June 6, denouncing the corporate media and calling them a “malignant cancer” for having “fabricated” the story of her husband’s suicide in prison.
“The story of John’s ‘suicide’ was already prepared and presented to the public before I or his attorneys were even notified of his death,’” the statement noted.
“I cannot begin to describe this pain I am feeling,” Janice McAfee wrote in the Twitter caption of the post accompanying the statement. “That everyone who truly loved John is feeling. I have been struggling to write this tweet since the news of John’s death. I still cannot believe he is really gone. I miss you and I will love you forever John David.”
In her statement, the widow complains of learning of her husband’s death through Twitter and then learning an alleged “suicide note” in his pocket.
“Words cannot describe how enraged I am at the fact that I had to hear the news of John’s death via a DM on Twitter. And now it’s being conveniently reported that there was a “suicide note” found in his pocket, something that was not mentioned when I collected John’s belongings from the prison and another piece of information the media somehow got a hold of before myself and John’s attorneys,” she added.
“The investigation into John’s death is still ongoing but I will share what information I can, when I can. Until then, I do not accept the ‘suicide’ story that has been spread by the malignant cancer that is the MSM. They and their unnamed sources are not to be trusted,” she wrote.
Javier Villalba, McAfee’s lawyer, said days ago in a dialogue with Reuters that his client had no suicidal tendencies. “At no point had he shown any special worry or clue that could let us think this could have happened.”
McAfee was arrested last October 3 at Barcelona airport after years on the run from U.S. authorities, having been indicted in Tennessee on charges of tax evasion and an alleged cryptocurrency fraud in New York.
Days later, he tweeted from jail, “All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.”
He was referring to registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in a U.S. jail in 2019.
The antivirus industry pioneer’s death was ruled by authorities as a suicide after a first preliminary autopsy. However, McAfee’s family does not believe that version and demands a second autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.
The engineer and computer expert was 75 years old. The official version says he was found dead in his cell in a Barcelona prison on Wednesday, June 23, just hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States.
However, serious doubts have been raised about whether he really committed suicide or was the victim of assassination since, as McAffe himself was writing on Twitter, there is certain information in his possession that could have seriously damaged the political establishment.