John McAfee received the notification of his extradition in the morning and allegedly committed suicide in the afternoon, at 6 p.m., prison workers found 75-year-old McAfee hanging in his cell.
On Wednesday morning McAfee was notified of the National Court’s decision. The court, after the request of the Prosecutor’s Office, agreed to his extradition to the United States for tax evasion during the years 2016, 2017 and 2018. It did not take into account any of his allegations, which were based mainly on repeating that the case was a “Political persecution” for his “militancy” against the US tax system, which he considered corrupt. “There is no supporting evidence that such a thing could be happening,” maintains the Hearing, which assures that McAfee’s “internal motivations” for not having filed the income tax return in any of those years do not matter.
With the notification already in hand, McAfee asked at 4 pm to spend a few hours in his cell, which he shared with another inmate. according to prison sources It is an individual right that prisoners enjoy in the afternoon when they do not have any activities. McAfee locked himself in his cell alone while sources indicate his cellmate, was not with him. After six in the afternoon, when officials opened the door, they found McAfee hanging.
“We were the first to be surprised,” lament prison workers. Now the body is waiting for an autopsy to be performed, which will determine the causes of death. The Department of Health of the Generalitat indicates that “everything indicates that it could be a death by suicide” as no cirminal activity was found in the prison cell or the deceased body. McAfee’s lawyer, Javier Villalba, told the Reuters news agency that the cause of death was suicide. “This is the result of a cruel system that had no reason to keep this man in jail for so long,” he said. The Court of first instance and instruction number 5 of Martorell, which was on duty yesterday, has taken over the case.