Woman whose brother's death blamed on John McAfee wants proof of death
Sister of Belize man whose death was blamed on John McAfee demands PROOF that the tech mogul is dead and says: ‘I believe he evaded justice’
- Cindy Friedemann, the sister of John McAfee’s murdered neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull has she would like to see proof that tech mogul is really dead
- Faull was shot to death in early November 2012 with McAfee the prime suspect
- Faull had complained about the behavior of McAfee’s nine guard dogs
- It was reported Faull had poisoned McAfee’s dogs before he was then shot dead
- Friedemann has said proof of the tech mogul’s death would ‘bring comfort’
- McAfee , 75, was found dead at a jail outside Barcelona just hours after a court approved his extradition to the US where he was wanted for tax evasion
- He was facing tax evasion and fraud charges in the US and had been on the run since 2019
Cindy Friedemann, the sister of John McAfee’s murdered neighbor, has she would like to see proof that tech mogul is really dead.
Friedemann has said she has ‘no doubt’ McAfee is ‘responsible’ for the death of her brother Gregory Viant Faull, at his Belize home in 2012, and says ‘proof’ of the tech mogul’s demise would bring her ‘much comfort’.
Faull was shot to death in early November 2012 in the resort town of San Pedro where both men lived at the time, with police describing McAfee as a ‘person of interest’ in the case.
Faull had complained to police that the ‘rogueish’ McAfee was scaring people by firing off his guns and allowing his pack of nine aggressive guard dogs to run free on the beach.
Cindy Friedemann, pictured right, the sister of John McAfee’s murdered neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull, seen left, has she would like to see proof that tech mogul is really dead
Faull was shot to death in early November 2012 with McAfee the prime suspect. McAfee’s San Pedro home is seen here
Faull had complained about the behavior of McAfee’s nine guard dogs and it was reported he then had poisoned the animals before he was then shot dead the following day
Shortly afterwards, the dogs were poisoned with spiked meat.
The following night, an intruder got into Faull’s home, tasered him repeatedly and then shot him in the head.
McAfee immediately fled, first hiding by burying himself in sand and putting a cardboard box over his head.
He later escaped over the border into Guatemala with a 20-year-old girlfriend.
McAfee insisted he didn’t kill his neighbor and that he had only gone on the run because police and politicians were trying to frame him.
However, McAfee’s caretaker later alleged his boss paid $5,000 to have the American killed.
In Guatemala, McAfee faked a heart attack to prevent him being sent back to Belize.
‘McAfee was cowardly. I believe he evaded justice. It would bring us much comfort to have proof he died,’ Friedemann said.
‘We do feel vulnerable just coming forward, I have never spoken before,’ she told The Sun.
‘We do feel safer now that he is dead. So many people have been harmed by him,’ she went on.
Friedemann said: ‘Our family has been haunted for years by the knowledge of the torture that Greg suffered in the last hours of his life.
‘Although we will never recover from our loss, we are now comforted that the continuing threat to our family has come to an end.’
Faull, who was a contractor, owned the home in Belsize for 13 years and rented it to McAfee before moving to the country himself.
‘When he rented the home to McAfee it was left in a terrible mess, in complete disarray. We actually think that was because McAfee had attacked the man who had been living there with him.
‘My brother was a fearless man. He was adventurous and very entrepreneurial.
McAfee went on the run from Belize, convinced he’d be set up there for Faull’s death. He fled to Guatemala but was arrested there in 2012 and extradited to Miami. He is shown being transferred in an ambulance to the Police Hospital in Guatemala
In 2019, McAfee fled the US after being charged with tax evasion. He is shown in the Dominican Republic (left) after being arrested there because authorities thought he had illegal weapons on his boat, and right, in Belarus in 2020
‘We were aware that Greg had been upset by McAfee’s bizarre behavior happening next to his home. Other neighbors were also concerned by him,’ Friedemann said.
Prosecutors in Belize suggested McAfee might have been involved because he had long argued with his neighbors about the guard dogs on his property.
‘It would not surprise me if he decided that the dogs McAfee disciplined with tasers, that he should put him and them out of their misery,’ Friedemann said.
Faull, 52, was found dead having been shot in the back of the head the day after the dogs had been poisoned.
McAfee said that he believed he was being persecuted by the Belizean government but the local police denied that, saying they were simply investigating a crime about which McAfee may have had information.
Then-Prime Minister Dean Barrow expressed doubts about McAfee’s mental state, saying, ‘I don’t want to be unkind to the gentleman, but I believe he is extremely paranoid, even bonkers.’
McAfee was never charged with any crime in the country over Faull’s killing but a Florida court ordered McAfee in 2019 to pay $25 million to Faull’s estate in a wrongful death claim.
He refused to pay it, writing in a statement posted on Twitter that he has ‘not responded to a single one of my 37 lawsuits for the past 11 years.’
June 21, 2021: McAfee appears via video-link for his extradition hearing after being arrested in Spain. He spent seven months in jail then found out this week that he would be extradited to the US. He was found dead in his jail cell on Wednesday and Spanish authorities say it was a suicide
He claimed to have no assets, he wrote, making the order a ‘mute point,’ a misspelling of ‘moot.’
‘I want to say I have sympathy for McAfee’s family but not for the reasons you might think. I have sympathy that they had the bad luck that he was their father, husband, sibling,’ Friedemann told The Sun.
‘He was in complete contrast to my brother, who was a good man. The world has heard lots of stories about McAfee, I wish everybody knew about my brother.
‘I am sure John McAfee is responsible for the death of my brother. I have no doubt.’
It was after Faull’s death that McAfee went into hiding, crossing the border into Guatemala before being deported back to the US.
McAfee’s death last week sparked conspiracy theories just minutes after it was reported when his official Instagram account posted an image of the letter ‘Q’ – in an apparent reference to QAnon.
The conspiracy-related chatter came after the antivirus pioneer said eight months ago he would never take his own life ‘a la Epstein.’
McAfee and his wife Janice were both active on social media while he was on the run. They are shown in one picture, which he described as showing them ‘in their retreat’
The widow of John McAfee, Janice, pictured, said Friday that her husband was not suicidal when she last spoke to him hours before he was found dead
McAfee, the pioneer creator of popular computer antivirus software, died on Wednesday behind bars in a Spanish prison at the age of 75.
He was found dead in his cell in Brians 2 Prison in Barcelona and officials said that the early investigation points to a suicide.
McAfee had tweeted on October 15, 2020: ‘I am content in here. I have friends. The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.’
Jeffrey Epstein, who had been charged with sexually abusing dozens of young girls in the early 2000s, died in 2019 – sparking a number of conspiracy theories and hashtags alleging ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself.’
Reports of McAfee’s death came hours after Spain’s National Court approved his extradition to the US to answer tax-related criminal charges which may have carried a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
On Friday the 75-year-old’s widow Janice released a statement claiming McAfee was not suicidal, and blamed the US government for his death.
‘I blame the US authorities for this tragedy. Because of these politically motivated charges against him. My husband is now dead,’ she said in a statement.
‘His last words to me were: I love you and I will call you in the evening.
‘He would have never quit this way, he would never take his life in this way, ever.’
John McAfee was found dead in his cell in Brians 2 Prison in Barcelona and officials said that the early investigation points to a suicide. He is pictured here in September 2015
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