McAfee Hospitalized After Heart Attacks: Lawyer

It happens just before he was to be deported to Belize

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 6, 2012 3:26 PM CST

(Newser) – The John McAfee drama isn't ending with his arrest. The tech-guru-turned-fugitive has been hospitalized in Guatemala after suffering what his lawyer describes as two mild heart attacks, reports Reuters. McAfee himself tells AP it was just chest pain. Either way, the hospitalization comes as Guatemalan authorities prepare to deport the 67-year-old to Belize to face questioning over his neighbor's murder.

His lawyers continue to fight the deportation order, and McAfee earlier issued a personal plea to supporters on his blog: "Please email the President of Guatemala and beg him to allow the court system to proceed, to determine my status in Guatemala, and please support the political asylum that I am asking for."

In this photo released by Guatemala's Human Rights Ombudsman's office, John McAfee is pictured in an immigration detention center in Guatemala City Thursday.
In this photo released by Guatemala's Human Rights Ombudsman's office, John McAfee is pictured in an immigration detention center in Guatemala City Thursday.   (AP Photo/Guatemala's Human Rights Ombudsman's office)
In this image released by Guatemala's National Police on Wednesday, John McAfee is pictured after being arrested.
In this image released by Guatemala's National Police on Wednesday, John McAfee is pictured after being arrested.   (AP Photo/Guatemala's National Police)
John McAfee lies inside an ambulance, waiting to be transferred from an immigration detention center to a hospital in Guatemala City.
John McAfee lies inside an ambulance, waiting to be transferred from an immigration detention center to a hospital in Guatemala City.   (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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