Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Wanted for Murder

Belize police suspect him in death of American expatriate Gregory Faull

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2012 1:12 PM CST

(Newser) – Police in Belize are on the hunt for John McAfee—the man who lent his name to the famous antivirus company—because they suspect him of murder. According to Gizmodo, which just last week ran a stunning piece about McAfee's weird transformation into a jungle gangster, McAfee is suspected of killing American expatriate Gregory Faull, a longtime rival who was found dead yesterday, apparently of a gunshot wound. Faull had recently complained to the mayor about McAfee's "roguish behavior," including firing off guns around him.

McAfee has become estranged from the tech world. He told Gizmodo that he'd gotten mixed up with Belizean gangsters and that there had been "in the last year alone, eleven attempts to kidnap or kill me." One possible explanation for this slide: It appears that since 2010 he has been posting online about his attempts to purify the drug called "bath salts," which he describes as, "the finest drug ever conceived, not just for its indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown."

The exterior of security software maker McAfee Inc. headquarters is shown in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.
The exterior of security software maker McAfee Inc. headquarters is shown in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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