John McAfee’s wife posted a Father’s Day message alleging U.S. authorities wanted him to ‘die in prison’ just three days before his suicide.
McAfee, the pioneer creator of popular computer antivirus software, died on Wednesday behind bars in a Spanish prison at the age of 75.
He was found dead in his cell in Brians 2 Prison in Barcelona and officials said that the early investigation points to a suicide.
His wife Janice McAfee, a former prostitute, posted a Father’s Day message just days before his death in which she speculated that ‘US authorities are determined to have John die in prison.’
McAfee, the pioneer creator of popular computer antivirus software, died on Wednesday behind bars in a Spanish prison at the age of 7
His wife Janice McAfee, a former prostitute, posted a Father’s Day message just days before his death
John McAfee’s wife posted a Father’s Day message alleging U.S. authorities wanted him to ‘die in prison’ just three days before his suicide
‘I know John is an extremely polarizing individual. Believe me, I know this better than most! But I also know, as well as any of you who follow him on Twitter, that he has always been honest about who he is. ALWAYS. Sometimes too honest, sometimes sharing more than any of us cared to know about him!’ Janice tweeted.
‘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 added: ‘Now the US authorities are determined to have John die in prison to make an example of him for speaking out against the corruption within their government agencies.’
‘The media continues to vilify him, per their narrative, and there is no hope of him ever have a fair trial in America because there is no longer any justice in America. You either play ball or get f**Ked. Those are literally the only options now.’
Before his death, Janice had used her Twitter account to document much of McAfee’s time in the Spanish jail
McAfee himself often took to Twitter to document some of his time in prison, providing insights into his state of mind while behind bars
In the post, Janice also slammed the criminal justice system.
‘Before you were innocent until proven guilty but somehow that has changed to guilty until proven innocent,’ Janice wrote. ‘Now anyone can level the most heinous accusations against you without any proof and having no basis in reality but in the court of public opinion, you are tried, convicted, found guilty and your life irreparably destroyed, all before having your day in court.’
She added: ‘These eight months John has spent in prison in Spain have been especially hard on his overall health both mentally and physically, as well as financially, but he is undeterred from continuing to speak truth to power. Happy Father’s Day John David, Father of many, loved by few.’
Before his death, Janice had used her Twitter account to document much of McAfee’s time in the Spanish jail.
In a message posted on April 23, Janice wrote: ‘John is doing good. We speak a couple times every day and he’s hanging tough but anxious to get the hell out of there.’
She said that she would keep him apprised of the news and that he was surprised about the price of Dogecoin cryptocurrency.
‘He has a nice collection of sci-fi books that I’ve been sending him and if anyone knows of any good sci-fi books that he would like let me know,’ Janice wrote.
She said that a few inmates at the jail spoke English well enough for John to have conversations with them which ‘helped him to not feel so isolated.’
‘The main language spoken there is Catalan but he’s working with an inmate who speaks Spanish slow enough o help him practice,’ Janice wrote.
She said that the other inmates were ‘extremely protective of him’ and indicated that his prison nickname was ‘Papa America.’
‘Most of the inmates don’t have any front teeth because of fighting so John’s become the go to guy for removing filters from cigarettes and opening condiment packets!’ Janice wrote in the statement.
‘I’m sure he will figure out how to turn that into a business of some sort.’
Janice McAfee has seemingly not yet addressed her husband’s death on Twitter
Janice McAfee has firmly stood at her husband’s side through his legal troubles
Janice noted that in a March 21 tweet that her husband had taken to writing poetry to cope with being in prison
John McAfee posted a picture with his wife while relaxing in a retreat in September before his arrest
McAfee himself had also used his Twitter account to document some of his time in prison, providing insights into his state of mind while behind bars.
‘What’s prison like? Imagine preschool where the kids use drugs, carry makeshift weapons and the teachers tase you for asking questions,’ he tweeted on May 3.
In a previous tweet from April 25, McAfee wrote: ‘I have been imprisoned in Catalonia nearly 7 months. I speak no Catalan and little Spanish so human contact is limited. There are no entertainments – no escape from loneliness, from emptiness, from myself. This has been the most trying period of my life.’
In another post from February 8, McAfee wrote that ‘life’s exit is near’ but that he would not have changed anything in his life.
‘I’m nearing 76. Currently in prison. Not that it much matters, life’s exit is near. If I had a regret it would not be to change anything I have done. But to have carried my past as a burden rather than let it carry me,’ he tweeted.
McAfee had posted poetry he wrote in prison to Twitter which show some of his life behind bars
Janice noted that in a March 21 tweet that her husband had taken to writing poetry to cope with being in prison, some of which were seemingly posted to his Twitter account, and that the pair continued to talk daily.
‘He is hanging tough although some days are better than others. He’s decided to start writing poetry about his life in prison since he can’t speak to anyone due to language barriers. Here’s a sample of his Prison Poetry,’ she tweeted.
McAfee’s poem reads: ‘Across the table a man sits. 24 years he’s lived between these 4 walls. Vacant eyes catch mine, And for a moment I glimpse the accumulated misery of those years. Then he looks away, Lost again in his private thoughts.’
Another apparent poem reads: ‘Men with nothing. Nothing to gain. Nothing to lose. Bartering a shirt for a pair of worn out shoes. Begging favors. Threatening retaliation. A society of animosity, boredom and frustration. This is prison. And it animates the darkside of the human soul.’
In yet another apparent poem, McAfee wrote: ‘A man in the prison yard talks to himself a lot. He said he was talking to aliens. They told him the beginning of the end would start March 3rd. Nonsense! It began years ago, when we turned technology against ourselves. Though I marked my calendar – just in case.’