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
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)

(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."

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DougMasters
Dec 7, 2012 5:42 AM CST
Well when you're all cranked up on coke this tends to happen... heart attacks.
right2dave
Dec 6, 2012 11:23 PM CST
This guy is a real nut bag!
dungbeetle
Dec 6, 2012 9:42 PM CST
Why does this whole thing seem like a hyped-up publicity stunt? It sounds like something from the bowels of Hollywood. Are we going to get a stupid movie, reality TV or a 'best selling' book? I'm just not buying it. Just sayin' . . .