McAfee Founder Gone Into Hiding in Belize for Murder Charges

November 14, 2012 by Galvin Tan in Technology with 0 Comments

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John McAfee, the founder of computer security and anti-virus brand McAfee has gone into hiding as Belize Police is on the lookout for McAfee in an investigation for the murder of a neighbour.

The 67-year-old computer security pioneer contacted Wired Magazine contributing editor after his neighbour, 52-year-old Gregory Faull was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in his Belize beachfront home. McAfee believes the Belize Police are trying to frame him for the murder of his neighbour.

McAfee made his fortune from building his trusted Anti-Virus brand and owns several businesses in Central America. According to the police, this is not the first time that McAfee, who has tattoos, a goatee and a hobby of collecting firearms, has gotten himself into trouble before. Police raided his premises earlier this year after he was accused of holding firearms, though many were found to be licensed.

McAfee have since been in hiding and also told the Wired Magazine editor that the Belize Police holds personal vendetta against him.

Surely, the Belize Police would have loved to get a copy of anti-virus software that can easily scan for John McAfee’s location as well. However, John McAfee no longer has any relationship with the software company, which has since been sold to Intel Corp.

[Source: The Star | LA Times]


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