Antivirus software developer accused of murder in Belize
Authorities in Belize are searching for John McAfee, developer of the McAfee antivirus program, in connection with the murder of an American expatriate living in the country Saturday night.
According to Gizmodo, McAfee is “a prime suspect” in the shooting death of Gregory Faull, who was found “lying face up in a pool of blood” near his home in San Pedro Town.
Police said the two men had become enemies, and Faull filed a complaint with the mayor’s office accusing McAfee of “roguish behavior.”
Members of the country’s SWAT and Special Forces arrested McAfee at his home in April while searching for illicit drugs and weaponry. But he was released after he was found to be making a legal antibacterial compound and confirmed that the array of weapons on the premises — including seven pump-action shotguns, 270 shotgun cartridges, two 9-millimeter pistols and one single-action shotgun, among others — were properly registered.
“I am a 66-year-old man who would never expect 42 armed soldiers and police to storm into his property in riot gear,” he told The Belize Reporter a week after the raid on his home. “It’s never happened. I’m sure it will never happen again. In fact, I’ve never had an encounter with the police on a negative level.”
However, McAfee also reportedly posted on a Russian message board discussing efforts to purify psychoactive drugs like methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MPDV), commonly known as “bath salts.”
“I’m a huge fan of MDPV,” he wrote in one post. “I think it’s the finest drug ever conceived, not just for the indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown.”
Watch McAfee’s interview with the Reporter, posted on YouTube in May, below.