Antivirus pioneer McAfee accused of murder in Belize [VIDEO]

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John McAfee, founder of the popular antivirus company McAfee, is the prime suspect in the murder case of a fellow American expatriate in Belize.

Gizmodo reported Monday that the victim, Gregory Faull, 52, was found dead by a Belizean housekeeper on Nov. 11 at his home in San Pedro Town, lying face up in a pool of blood with a bullet in the back of his head.

Belizean police had not yet established a motive at the time of the police report.

Faull and McAfee, 67, were rivals, and Faull had filed a formal complaint last Wednesday with the mayoral office against McAfee. Faull alleged that McAfee had fired off guns and exhibited “roguish behavior.”

The publication also reported that McAfee had become “estranged from his fellow expatriates in recent years,” citing his affiliations with local gangsters.

Fox News reported that McAfee, who had moved to Belize to create a new form of herbal medicine and lift the people of Belize out of poverty, had become deeply involved with the psychoactive drug commonly called bath salts.

Those who knew McAfee, who had been a hardcore drug user in his 30s and 40s, were scared of him. He was known to carry a gun with him while he walked along the beach.


Wired reporter Joshua Davis, who is in contact with McAfee, is live tweeting his correspondence with McAfee.

According to Twitchy, via his correspondence with Davis, McAfee is not planning on turning himself in to the authorities. McAfee told Davis that the police have set up roadblocks across the country, and is also not armed.

“McAfee says he is not armed,” tweeted Davis. “If the police shoot him, it’s not because he has a weapon.”

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