John McAfee’s wife believes his ‘suicide note’ is fake because of crucial clue
THE WIDOW of John McAfee refuses to believe the tech titan hung himself in a Spanish prison last month and remains skeptical of the apparent suicide note found in his pocket.
“The handwriting is suspect & I doubt the authenticity of the note,” she tweeted.
“It reads more like someone trying to imitate John’s style of tweeting.”
She also questioned the letter for lacking any distinct crease marks.
“And if this note was found in his pocket where are the markings of the note being folded into his pocket?”
She followed her comments with the hashtags “Not A Suicide Note” and “Justice For John McAfee.”
The late antivirus trailblazer’s wife posted a copy of the handwritten note on Tuesday where the 75-year-old branded himself a “parasite” and morbidly wrote that the “future does not exist.”
Brians 2 Prison officers discovered the British-born man’s body hanging in his cell on June 23, in what appeared to be a suicide, his lawyer Javier Villalba told reporters at the time.
His death was announced just hours after the decision to extradite him to Tennessee for a tax evasion indictment that was handed down back in October of last year.
The scan of the short suicide note that his widow posted was scattershot of crossed-out scribbles on graph paper and written in capital letters.
Casting doubt on the note’s authenticity, Janice originally accompanied the post with a heap of pessimism: “Here is the alleged suicide note found in John’s pocket. This note does not sound anything like someone who has no hope and is contemplating ending their life. This note sounds like one of John’s tweets.”
McAfee considers himself to be a “phantom parasite” explaining that he wants to “control” his future “which does not exist.”
Since word of McAfee’s passing, Janice has accused officials of having “something to hide” and is convinced he didn’t kill himself.
Janice tweeted: “There has been no since [sic] of urgency from the various Spanish authorities involved in the investigation into John’s death and there is clearly cover-up happening here concerning the events surrounding his death.
“We have not received the death certificate, the official autopsy report or the official report from the prison.
“I understand that things take time but the lack of cooperation from the Spanish authorities only confirms our suspicions that they have something to hide.”
She also shared how vexed she was at not being able to see her husband’s “entire body” following his death.
The woman who met her husband in Miami back in 2012, claimed she was only permitted to view his “head through a window at the facility where they are keeping him.“
“His entire body from the neck down was covered with a sheet & blanket,” she confirmed on Saturday.
Only three days before his death, McAfee’s wife Janice had claimed authorities were “determined” he would die prison in a haunting Father’s Day message.
“John’s honesty has often gotten him in trouble with corrupt governments and corrupt government officials because of his outspoken nature and his refusal to be extorted, intimidated, or silenced,” she said.
“Now the US authorities are determined to have John in prison to make an example of him for speaking out against corruption within their government agencies.”
It stayed true to McAfee’s repeated contentions that he was being targeted for a cache of files he purportedly compiled about “corruption” in governments.
The maverick who enjoyed showing off his arsenal of guns in social media posts said that he had been receiving “subtle messages” from US officials threatening him.
Also, before his passing McAfee was trying to compel Spanish authorities to empathize with his frail health and avoid being sent back to the US to answer for criminal charges for tax evasion that carried a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
He also reportedly claimed he was being “politically persecuted” for his “activism” against the US tax system, which he accused of being corrupt.
“I am hoping that the Spanish court will see the injustice of this,” McAfee said during his extradition hearing as he said that the charges against him were politically motivated.
“The United States wants to use me as an example.”
Despite these claims, the decision was made hours before he was found dead to extradite McAfee back to the US.
The inmate asked to be brought back to his cell around 4pm that day. McAfee normally had a cellmate, but he was not there at the time.
Guards found McAfee hanging in his cell two hours later.
McAfee was arrested in October 2020 while attempting to travel from Spain to Turkey and was facing tax evasion charges.
Prison sources described him as “a financial crimes prisoner with an absolutely normal life.”
He was also being sought as a “person-of-interest” in the murder of American ex-pat Greg Faull.
The 52-year-old had turned up dead after he complained about McAfee’s dogs.
McAfee – who had moved to Belize in 2008 – was never charged with any crime in the country involving Faull’s death.
However, in 2019, he was ordered to pay $25million in a wrongful death claim.
The widow said her husband had not been suicidal in the hours before his death, adding: “His last words to me were ‘I love you and I will call you in the evening.’
“Those words are not words of somebody who is suicidal.”