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[ISN] Murder Suspect John McAfee: I'm Innocent


By Joshua Davis
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As Belizean police combed the property of expat antivirus pioneer John McAfee Sunday afternoon, McAfee was closer than they could have known. Heâd seen them coming, and says he hid â burying himself in the sand with a cardboard box over his head so he could breathe. âIt was extraordinarily uncomfortable,â he says, in an exclusive interview with Wired. âBut they will kill me if they find me.â

McAfee, 67, is the prime suspect in a murder discovered Sunday morning in Belize. Convinced that heâll be killed if heâs taken into custody for questioning, the millionaire antivirus pioneer has gone into hiding somewhere in the Central American nation, where he moved in 2008 to retire. Starting at 10:30 this morning, Belize time, he has been calling to tell me his side of the story.

The homicide victim is McAfeeâs neighbor, Gregory Faull, a 52-year-old American expatriate, who, like McAfee, lives on Ambergris Caye, an island off the coast of Belize. According to police, Faull was found face up in a pool of blood with a single gunshot wound to the back of his head. Authorities found a single Luger brand 9mm expended shell at the scene.

Asked what he knows about the shooting, McAfee said, âNothing â other than I heard he had been shot.â In fact, McAfee added, heâs worried that whoever shot Faull may have actually been gunning for him. âI thought maybe they were coming for me. They mistook him for me. They got the wrong house,â he said. âHeâs dead. They killed him. It spooked me out.â


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