Software Pioneer McAfee Arrested on Belize-Mexico Border

Published December 02, 2012


Software pioneer John McAfee, the creator of the antivirus program that bears his name, was arrested on the border between Belize and Mexico after authorities from the former demanded his capture as a suspect in a murder investigation, his official Website reported.

"We have received an unconfirmed report that John McAfee has been captured at the border of Belize and Mexico," the Web site said.

The Web site, which McAfee launched to counteract what he says are mistaken statements about him by the media and local authorities, said that it would provide more information on the matter as it becomes available.

Authorities in Belize said that they only intend to question McAfee, who was arrested on Saturday, to determine his possible involvement in the murder last month of his neighbor in the town of Ambergris Caye. Gregory Faull, a 52-year-old American, died from a gunshot to the head.

McAfee insisted on his blog that he has "absolutely nothing to do" with Faull's death, adding that he had spoken only a few words to him since he moved to Belize in 2008.

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