The legal inquiry surrounding the demise of tech pioneer John McAfee reached its conclusion as a Spanish court confirmed the cause of death to be suicide.
As disclosed in a court document examined by Reuters on Friday, this ruling marks the culmination of a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the entrepreneur’s death.
“The British-American tech mogul had been in the Barcelona-area Brians 2 jail for eight months following his arrest after years on the run from U.S. authorities,” illustrated the court document.
On the fateful day of June 23, 2021, at the age of 75, McAfee was discovered lifeless in his prison cell mere hours post the Spanish high court’s endorsement of his extradition to the United States on allegations of tax evasion. The court’s decision derived from an autopsy report was made despite an appeal from his family for an extended probe into his death.
“There is not a single element of suspicion, of a charge against a third party, of criminal behavior,” the court document elucidated.
In the aftermath of this ruling, it’s noted that any appeal against it in an ordinary court is not permissible. The narrative of McAfee’s controversial life, marked by his inception of the world’s inaugural commercial anti-virus software in 1987, took a somber turn as his body awaited the legal clearance in a Barcelona morgue, encapsulating a long-standing effort to evade U.S. law enforcement.
While the court’s resolution offers a semblance of closure, the silence from McAfee’s family following a request for their commentary echoes the complex narrative of a figure whose entrepreneurial spirit was as enigmatic as the legal quandaries surrounding him.
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