Janice McAfee, the widow of anti-virus pioneer John McAfee, says that she can’t “accept the suicide story” relating to the death of her husband until an investigation has been completed.
In a July 7 Twitter post, McAfee noted that she is still in shock, as she expressed her disbelief that the 75-year-old would kill himself because of looming extradition to the U.S. to face charges of tax evasion, and the possibility of life in prison.
The outspoken crypto proponent was found dead in his jail cell within hours of a Spanish court ordering his extradition to the U.S. on June 23. An official autopsy is being conducted by Spanish authorities, but newspaper El Pais has cited unnamed sources saying preliminary results showed the death was by suicide.
McAfee described the mainstream media as a “malignant cancer” and said that she questioned the “story of John’s suicide”, noting that the reported “suicide note” found in his pocket was never mentioned when she picked up his belongings from jail and was something the MSM found out before she did.
In McAfee’s view, the decision from Spanish courts was no surprise to John and wouldn’t have tipped him over the edge, as he was prepared to appeal the process:
“We had a plan of action in place to begin the appeal process and we discussed plans for the next stages of his legal fight. The extradition would not have happened immediately, it would have taken many months at least.”
“John was a fighter and he had so much more fight left in him. He told me not to worry, we would continue to fight all the necessary appeals,” she added.
Denial is the first of the ‘five stages of grief’ and many people, including Edward Snowden and Charles Hoskinson, have stated publicly the suicide was an understandable response to the situation McAfee was in. However, conspiracy theories quickly began to swirl in a similar fashion to the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, asserting that McAfee had not died from his own hand.