McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

John Mcafee (Screenshot from @reporternewspaper)
John Mcafee (Screenshot from @reporternewspaper)

Once the toast of the antivirus software world, John McAfee’s life has spiraled into a world of zombifying drugs, Belizean gangsters, illegal firearms and run-ins with authorities. He’s now on the run after being charged with murdering his neighbor.

John McAfee, 67, is thought to be hiding somewhere in Belize as evidence continues to implicate him in a homicide. He is the prime suspect in a murder discovered Sunday morning in the Latin American country. The victim was McAfee’s neighbor, Gregory Faull, a 52-year old American expatriate. Faull was found in his home lying face up in a pool of blood and a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.

As soon as McAfee heard about the murder he went into hiding, allegedly fearing for his own life. He believes he could be killed if taken into custody for questioning, according to Wired magazine.

His current whereabouts are unknown, but he has been in contact with a reporter at Wired on several occasions via telephone. The millionaire entrepreneur believes that whoever shot Faull may in fact be gunning for him.

“I thought maybe they were coming for me. They mistook him for me. They got the wrong house,” he told Wired. “He’s dead. They killed him. It spooked me out.”

But initial evidence doesn’t bode well for the antivirus guru-cum-yoga master. According to reports, a 9mm Luger shell was found at the scene of the crime. McAfee was seen with two Luger pistols during his interview with Wired magazine back in summer 2012. He insists they were confiscated during a police raid in April while he was living with his 17-year-old Belizean girlfriend.


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