Disgraced cybersecurity tycoon John McAfee died by suicide in a Spanish jail cell, a court has ruled – but his ex-wife has already mounted an appeal, insisting the death was murder.
McAfee, 75, was found hanging in his prison cell at Centre Penitenciari Brians 2 in Barcelona on June 23, just hours after his extradition to the US was approved.
Last week’s court ruling confirmed the findings of the original autopsy that McAfee’s death was a suicide, MarketWatch reported Monday.
Authorities in Spain had previously said everything at the scene in his cell indicated that the tech mogul did kill himself, but his ex-wife Janice disputes that.
An official source familiar with the investigation also told The Associated Press that a suicide note had been found in McAfee’s pocket.
The tech entrepreneur, who founded the eponymous anti-virus software, but was just worth $4m at the time of his death wrote: ‘I am a phantom parasite. I want to control my future, which does not exist.’ Janice says she doesn’t believe the note was in her late ex’s handwriting.
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