Janice McAfee, the widow of the fallen tech giant, told reporters that her late husband was not suicidal.
McAfee died in a prison cell in Barcelona just after the judge had authorised his extradition to the United States to face his tax evasion charges.
According to ABC News, McAfee’s widow said that the words he last spoke to her were not of someone who wanted to take their own life.
Janice McAfee says her husband was not suicidal
“Those words are not words of somebody who is suicidal,” she said, talking to the media for the first time since the passing of her husband.
Authorities are conducting an autopsy on the body of the software creator. However, police medics had said that everything at the scene indicated suicide.
According to the U.S News, the widow said she wanted a thorough investigation into the circumstance of the death of her husband.
“I blame the U.S. authorities for this tragedy. Because of these politically motivated charges against him, my husband is now dead. I don’t believe he did this, I will get answers,” she said.
She also added that McAfee was planning to appeal against the Spanish high court’s ruling that authorised his extradition to the US on charges of tax evasion.
John McAfee death conspiracy theories
Right after McAfee’s death was announced, conspiracy theories about his death made rounds on social media. A series of Tweets that were allegedly authored by the late tech wiz surfaced. According to Daily Mail, it was in fact McAfee’s attorney who fuelled these conspiracy theories.
Here are some of the tweets that fuelled conspiracy theories about McAfee’s death on social media:
The US believes I have hidden crypto. I wish I did but it has dissolved through the many hands of Team McAfee (your belief is not required), and my remaining assets are all seized. My friends evaporated through fear of association.— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 16, 2021
I have nothing.
Yet, I regret nothing.
Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: “We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself”. I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm.$WHACKD available only on https://t.co/HdSEYi9krq🙂 pic.twitter.com/rJ0Vi2Hpjj— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 30, 2019