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John McAfee Doesn't Think Jeffrey Epstein Killed Himself

Claire Reid

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John McAfee Doesn't Think Jeffrey Epstein Killed Himself

John McAfee, founder of the McAfee anti-virus software company, has said he doesn't think the death of Jeffrey Epstein was suicide.

McAfee, who was once named as a 'person of interest' regarding the murder of his neighbour, told news.com.au: "The man was six-foot-one, he hung himself from a bed that was only five-foot-seven in a manner that managed to break his neck in multiple places similar to someone being physically strangled.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"His cellmate was taken from his cell six hours before his death, the video cameras were off and the guards in that cell block were sent home early due to cleaning. You add all that stuff up, and I don't see how a suicide is possible."

McAfee - who is now a fugitive living on a yacht and claims the Internal Revenue Service are pursuing him for tax evasion - went on to say that if you 'add all that stuff up' then it wasn't 'possible' that Epstein killed himself.

Seventy-four-year-old McAfee has since taken to Twitter to clear up what he said after it was reported that he said Epstein, who was awaiting trial for charges of federal sex trafficking, had been 'murdered'.

He wrote: "I didn't say Epstein was murdered. I said he didn't commit suicide. Not the same thing."

Adding later: "How did this get started? It's popping up all over the place. I never said Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. I said he didn't commit suicide. Not the same. Could be alive. Could have never existed. Maybe murdered. I dunno. I only know he didn't commit suicide."

McAfee is far from the first person to come out with claims that the billionaire didn't end his own life.

Earlier this month former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland was being interviewed on Fox News to talk about heroic service dogs.

However, towards the end of the clip Ritland asked host Jesse Watters is he could 'throw a PSA out there real quick', to which the host agreed.

Ritland then said: "The remarkable nature of these dogs and them being highlighted in the news creates a huge demand by people that frankly shouldn't have them.

"If you see the coverage and you decide I want one of these dogs, either buy a fully trained and finished dog from a professional or just don't get one at all... and Epstein didn't kill himself."

Epstein's body was found in his Manhattan cell in August where he was awaiting trial.

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York cell in August. Credit: PA
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York cell in August. Credit: PA

A statement from the US Department of Justice read: "On Saturday August 10, 2019, at approximately 6.30am inmate Jeffrey Edward Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell at the Special Housing Unit from an apparent suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC) in New York, New York.

"Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. Staff requested emergency medical services (EMS) and life-saving efforts continued. Mr Epstein was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and subsequently pronounced dead by hospital staff. The FBI is investigating the incident."

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Topics: Jeffrey Epstein, World News, crime

Claire Reid
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