Mcafee tried to commit suicide four months ago in the jail in which he was held, La Vanguardia reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the events.
On February 28, the person who shared a cell with John McAfee at Brians 1 prison warned that his cellmate had injured himself by cutting his arms, for which McAfee had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.
From the medical center they produced a report that warned that McAfee had to be treated by the prison psychiatrist, who visited him once he was discharged and re-entered prison.
However, the professional said that it was not necessary to provide him with regular psychiatric care or activate the anti-suicide protocol, because the injuries to the extremities were superficial, so he argued that there was no real will to end his life.
A few days later, he was transferred to Brians 2 prison. According to Javier Villalba Sánchez, McAfee’s family lawyer, the officials told them that the movement was due to “adaptation problems”.
“At no time were we informed that there had been a visit to the hospital after an episode of self-injury, which we find especially serious in the management of Mr. McAfee’s stay under their supervision,” he said.
According to the Spanish media, the only possible justification would be that McAfee himself had personally requested that the events not be passed on to his relatives. In any case.