John McAfee's wife Janice tweeted US authorities wanted her husband dead in prison
Janice McAfee had tweeted her husband would never have a fair trial in the US. Three days later he died by suicide in his prison cell in Spain
Software entrepreneur John McAfee has died by suicide in his Barcelona jail cell on June 23, 2021. News of his death has created waves across the globe. The Spanish High Court had authorized his extradition to the United States a couple of hours before his death. He was arrested in Spain on October 5, 2020, at the request of the US Department of Justice and the indictment against him alleged he failed to file taxes for the period between 2014 and 2018 despite earning millions of dollars.
In a Father's Day tribute to her husband, Janice McAfee had tweeted her thoughts about her husband's arrest and extradition. She alleged in the two-page note she tweeted that the US authorities were determined to have her husband dead in prison. "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," Janice wrote.
Who is John McAfee's wife Janice?
According to an ABC 20/20 report, McAfee had met his wife for the first time in 2012 after his deportation from Guatemala to the US. He had hired Janice, a prostitute at the time with a couple of $5 bills that his friend loaned to him. Janice said McAfee saw and understood the pain and turmoil she was in and the reason why she was out on the streets. McAfee rescued her from a violent pimp and years of sex trafficking which allowed her to reconnect with her estranged son. In the chat with Matt Gutman, she said, "He saw the human in me, you know what I’m saying?" She added that McAfee thought "I was worthy enough of a second chance."
McAfee was finally free after a month of being on the run from murder accusations in Belize where authorities had tried to implicate him in the murder of his 54-year-old neighbor Gregory Faull. He was seeking to rebuild his life at the time when he met Janice outside News Cafe in Miami Beach for the first time. He wasn't charged with the murder and maintained his innocence after which he went into hiding in Guatemala. McAfee had lived there for a month before being arrested for illegal entry into the country after which he was deported to the US.
McAfee and Janice who is 37 years younger than him decided to rebuild their lives back together and married in 2013. McAfee was in constant fear of international plots and assassins and lived with Janice in a fully armed mansion in Lexington, Tennessee, along with a bodyguard John Pool. Janice has yet to give a statement about McAfee's death. But in the note, she had alleged that her husband's extradition wasn't going to bode well for him.
"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 having a fair trial in America because there is no longer any justice in America. Read the full text of her tweet here.