The widow of John McAfee on Tuesday released what authorities claim was the tech entrepreneur’s suicide note, arguing that the “handwriting is suspect” and doubting its authenticity.
“Here is the alleged suicide note found in John’s pocket,” tweeted Janice McAfee on Tuesday. “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.”
She added the hashtags, “#NotASuicideNote” and “#JusticeForJohnMcAfee.”
John McAfee’s wife claims that Spanish authorities are engaged in a “cover-up” of the software tycoon’s death by withholding information.
McAfee was found dead in his Barcelona jail cell last month after a Spanish court ruled that he would be extradited to the U.S., where he faced the rest of his life in jail for tax evasion.
Widower Janice McAfee continues to insist that foul play could have been involved, tweeting that authorities are dragging their feet on releasing information.
“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 a cover up happening here concerning the events surrounding his death,” wrote McAfee.
John McAfee initially attempted to kill himself back in February, several months before his death that officials also reported as a suicide.
His alleged failed suicide attempt resulted in him being supervised closely, a source within the penitentiary system told Reuters Friday.
The failed suicide attempt, which occurred Feb. 28 at the Brians prison complex outside Barcelona, prompted the prison to place McAfee on suicide watch, where he would be monitored more closely.
McAfee, who developed the world’s first commercial anti-virus software, was awaiting his extradition to the United States on charges of tax evasion when he was found dead in his cell on June 23, as Townhall previously reported. Authorities said he died by way of suicide but there has been speculation surrounding his cause of death.
El Pais newspaper reported that the official autopsy indicated he died from suicide. However, officials would not confirm or deny the accuracy of this claim.
Former NSA consultant and data privacy advocate Edward Snowden tweeted on Wednesday that Julian Assange “could be next,” after antivirus mogul John McAfee died by apparent suicide in a Barcelona prison cell following news that he was being extradited to the US on criminal tax evasion charges.
Spanish outlets broke the news of McAfee’s death by suicide on Wednesday.
“Europe should not extradite those accused of non-violent crimes to a court system so unfair — and prison system so cruel — that native-born defendants would rather die than become subject to it. Julian Assange could be next,” Snowden tweeted.
“Until the system is reformed, a moratorium should remain,” he added.
After news broke Wednesday that tech entrepreneur John McAfee, the founder of the McAfee antivirus software company, was found dead following a suspected suicide in a Spanish jail cell while awaiting extradition to the United States, Twitter users were quick to dig through the tech mogul’s social media feed.
Several posts stood out, leading many to suggest that the cause of McAfee’s death remains far from certain.
Soon after his arrest, McAfee tweeted from a Barcelona jail cell, and directly referenced the conspiracy theories surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s death.
“I am content in here. I have friends,” McAfee tweeted on October 15, 2020. “The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.”