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McAfee Founder Running From Law, Accused of Murder

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John McAfee is on the run, wanted for questioning in a murder case involving his neighbor. He says they're out to kill him.

Twitter has been on fire over the last 24 hours with news that John McAfee, millionaire and founder of the popular security firm, is currently running from the police, accused of murdering his neighbor. Several users close to McAfee were tracking his whereabouts without giving an actual location, all reporting that McAfee is claiming his innocence, and that the police are actually out to kill him.

Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit, announced that McAfee is the prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull. The 52-year-old man was found dead by his housekeeper lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head. She discovered him in his San Pedro home on the island of Ambergris Caye on Saturday night.

According to a statement made by the police, there were no signs on a forced entry. A single luger brand 9-mm expended shell was found at the first set of stairs leading up to the upper flat of the building. Even more, both his laptop and iPhone were taken – possibly by whomever fired the shots.

Additional reports claim that Faull was a well-liked builder, but he had been "at odds" with McAfee for quite some time. Just recently Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee, saying the security firm founder had fired off guns and "exhibited roguish behavior". The last reported incident supposedly involved McAfee's dogs.

McAfee has reportedly been somewhat "estranged" from his fellow expatriates, and his behavior has become "increasingly erratic" over the years. Some of his notable movements have included posting on a drug-focused Russian-hosted message board about purifying psychoactive drugs from compounds commercially available over the internet.

"I'm a huge fan of MDPV," he supposedly wrote under the alias stuffmonger. "I think it's the finest drug ever conceived, not just for the indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown."

Despite his dark background – which is thoroughly covered to great depths by Jeff Wise at Gizmodo and followed-up by Fox News – McAfee told Wired in an exclusive interview that he's innocent, and that the Belizean police will kill him when they find him.

According to the report, the police scanned his property Sunday afternoon, looking for his whereabouts. He knew they were on the way but he never left the property – instead, the 67-year-old millionaire buried himself in the sand and placed a cardboard box over his head so that he could breathe. He called this makeshift hideout "extremely uncomfortable".

As of this writing, he's somewhere in the Central American nation where he moved in 2008 to retire. He claims that he knows nothing about the shooting other than he's the prime suspect due to the fact that they were neighbors and have had several reported disagreements. McAfee believes that whoever shot Faull was actually out to get him instead.

The killers got the wrong man, he claims, and now he's "spooked out" and in hiding. Even more, someone on Friday night poisoned (and killed) the very dogs Faull described in his last formal complaint to the town mayor. McAfee suspects the Belizean authorities played a hand in his dogs' brutal death.

"The coast guard dropped off a contingent of black-suited thugs at 10:30 tonight at the dock next door," McAfee wrote Wired in an e-mail Friday night. "They dispersed on the beach. A half hour later all of my dogs had been poisoned. Mellow, Lucky, Dipsy, and Guerrero have already died."

Naturally Vidal dismisses these accusations. "Absolutely no truth," he told Wired. "This guy amazes me every day. We don’t have anything personal against Mr. McAfee. There is no need for us to poison dogs."

McAfee isn't convinced the police aren't incapable of "silencing" him or his dogs. "Under no circumstances am I going to willingly talk to the police in this country,” he told Wired Monday afternoon. “You can say I’m paranoid about it but they will kill me, there is no question. They’ve been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me. I am not well liked by the prime minister. I am just a thorn in everybody’s side."


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    derekullo , November 13, 2012 10:44 PM
    If they capture you, remember, you can always make a mechanical suit to escape the mountain they are keeping you held hostage in.
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    dimar , November 13, 2012 10:49 PM
    Could be a good plot for a movie worth watching :-)
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    castle songbird , November 13, 2012 11:22 PM
    I really have no idea who to believe...
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    golfdk , November 13, 2012 10:43 PM
    His best friend is Charlie Sheen.....
  • 22 Hide
    derekullo , November 13, 2012 10:44 PM
    If they capture you, remember, you can always make a mechanical suit to escape the mountain they are keeping you held hostage in.
  • 22 Hide
    dimar , November 13, 2012 10:49 PM
    Could be a good plot for a movie worth watching :-)
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    flamethrower205 , November 13, 2012 11:01 PM
    Is this for real?? Holy crap, this dude has lost his marbles/
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    svdb , November 13, 2012 11:04 PM
    In previous episodes, police chief of that banana republic finds out McAffee is a millionaires and blackmails him for money. McAffee tells him to screw himself, then is accused of "murder" on his neighbor who probably also refused to pay up...
    In Belize the police seems to only be there to "protect" their own interests and to "serve" bullets to those who don't pay up.
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    jkflipflop98 , November 13, 2012 11:14 PM
    svdbIn previous delusional episodes of schizophrenia, police chief of that banana republic finds out McAffee is a millionaires and blackmails him for money. McAffee tells him to screw himself, then is accused of "murder" on his neighbor who probably also refused to pay up... In Belize the police seems to only be there to "protect" their own interests and to "serve" bullets to those who don't pay up.


    FTFY

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    gerchokas , November 13, 2012 11:16 PM
    dimarCould be a good plot for a movie worth watching :-)


    Pulp Fiction for techies..!
  • 16 Hide
    mrmez , November 13, 2012 11:16 PM
    You're a millionaire... why do you move to Belize?
    What a sh!thole!
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    jkflipflop98 , November 13, 2012 11:18 PM
    MrMezYou're a millionaire... why do you move to Belize?What a sh!thole!


    That's what I was thinkin'. . . dude picked a great place to expatriate to.
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    castle songbird , November 13, 2012 11:22 PM
    I really have no idea who to believe...
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    A Bad Day , November 13, 2012 11:23 PM
    Either McAfee has gone completely insane, or he just happened to get caught into an ugly coverup/framing/extortion mission.
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    bebangs , November 13, 2012 11:26 PM
    feels like he installed mcafee virus scanner on his brain.
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    bllue , November 13, 2012 11:44 PM
    Sounds guilty to me
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    alexthager , November 13, 2012 11:57 PM
    Well if his Antivirus software can't even protect a computer, how can he protect himself? I feel sorry for you, John.
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    QEFX , November 14, 2012 12:06 AM
    svdbIn previous episodes, police chief of that banana republic finds out McAffee is a millionaires and blackmails him for money. McAffee tells him to screw himself, then is accused of "murder" on his neighbor who probably also refused to pay up... In Belize the police seems to only be there to "protect" their own interests and to "serve" bullets to those who don't pay up.


    This is so different from the "developed" world ... where the lawyers seem to only be there to "protect" political / business interest and to "serve" lawsuits to those who don't pay up.
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    anhxeom , November 14, 2012 12:09 AM
    Maybe the Russian mob aka Kasper....set him up..hmm
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    kingnoobe , November 14, 2012 12:28 AM
    LOL damn crazy people always thinking of funny stuff to do.

    buried himself in the sand and placed a cardboard box over his head so that he could breathe

    Time to go rob a bank and see if this nifty little method works.
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    Anonymous , November 14, 2012 12:55 AM
    Why would a mulch-millionaire move to a backwards country with corrupt police?
    This is the man that founded mcafee... Why am I not surprised.

    Hope the truth is found and if he didn't do it he gets away from the crazy government.
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    Anonymous , November 14, 2012 12:55 AM
    Why would a millionaire move to a backwards poor country with corrupt police and government?
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    extremepcs , November 14, 2012 1:08 AM
    CharlieCoeWhy would a millionaire move to a backwards poor country with corrupt police and government?


    Easy access to the drugs he is addicted to?
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