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#450998 - 11/12/12 09:09 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Spelican]  
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Vienne Robinson, assistant superintendent of the San Pedro police department in Belize, told that police are actively searching for McAfee.

“We are looking for him in connection with the murder,” Robinson told “No one has been charged with murder yet,” she said, noting that there is one suspect already in custody.

Marco Vidal, head of Belize police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, confirmed that the 67-year-old was the prime suspect.

#450999 - 11/12/12 09:25 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Marty]  
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You have the San Pedro Police investigating a murder that is receiving international attention. Should be interesting.

#451000 - 11/12/12 09:40 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: bywarren]  
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Yes, and Im siting on the front row,pop corn in hand !

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#451001 - 11/12/12 09:55 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Spelican]  
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McAfee in a telephone interview today with a writer said he was innocent. He claims that Belize authorities, dressed in black and dropped off by the Belize Coast Guard, poisoned his dogs and were out to get him. To escape detection, McAfee said he hid out under a box in the sand on the beach, near his house on North Ambergris.

“Under no circumstances am I going to willingly talk to the police in this country,” he told [the writer] this afternoon. “You can say I’m paranoid about it but they will kill me, there is no question. They’ve been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me. I am not well liked by the prime minister. I am just a thorn in everybody’s side.”

McAfee says he thinks the government has a "vendetta" against him.

On the run from the police, McAfee insists he has no plans to leave the country. “I like it here,” he says “It’s the nicest place on earth.”

Wired says it will run a full story on the McAfee affair in its January issue.


#451002 - 11/12/12 09:56 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Spelican]  
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USA Today, People magazine, Huffington Post, Fox news, TMZ NBC............but don't worry about telling anyone where he lives....they'll figure it out by tomorrow morning!! grin

oooops.....this just in from CNN

#451004 - 11/12/12 10:02 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: clover]  
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What a freeking farce, kinda like a cluster ****

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#451005 - 11/12/12 10:19 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Spelican]  
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I think Mc Afee is a creep for a lot of reasons including very young girl friends. But having said that, he deserves to be considered innocent until proved guilty. That only happens if he finds a safe way to turn himself in. I am nervous about how such a paranoid person will figure that out.
That aside, I also want to add that I have met so many great people in Belize. The expat community is often philanthropic, kindly, funny, outrageous, and welcoming. Some are stuck in Belize and others travel back and forth to Canada and the US. In many ways we have assisted in raising consciousness about important issues of abuse and addiction. Many of us have worked really hard to bridge cultural divides and work together as a team with expats and Belizeans and all in between.
This guy is such a rarity and a creep. He represents everything that sucks about ugly Aamericans whether or not he is a murderer. So let's wait for the facts but he is not a victim of anything other than his own karma?

#451006 - 11/12/12 10:19 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Spelican]  
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(Reuters) - Police in Belize want to question U.S. anti-computer virus software pioneer John McAfee in connection with the murder of a neighbor he had been quarrelling with, but they say he remains a person of interest at this time and is not a suspect.

"He is a person of interest at this time," said Marco Vidal, head of Belize's police Gang Suppression Unit. "It goes a bit beyond that, not just being a neighbor."

Police officers were looking for the software engineer, said Miguel Segura, the assistant commissioner of police.

Asked if McAfee was a suspect, he said: "At this point, no. Our job ... is to get all the evidence beyond reasonable doubt that Mr A is the one that killed Mr B."

"He (McAfee) ... can assist the investigation, so there is no arrest warrant for the fellow," added Segura, who heads the Criminal Investigation Branch.

#451007 - 11/12/12 10:42 PM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Marty]  
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Educated guess.
It's been posted that there was a "hit" out on him, not a stretch that the local inept terminators got the wrong guy.

#451013 - 11/13/12 07:41 AM Re: John McAfee Wanted for Murder [Re: Spelican]  
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McAfee On The Run; Police Say He's "Prime Suspect" In Murder Of US Citizen

Tonight, Belize is making major international headlines because the controversial US and British citizen John McAfee is wanted for questioning in connection with a murder.

It happened north of San Pedro sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The victim is McAfee's neighbor - and as we found out, they weren't friendly neighbors.

Here's more in our lead story:...

Jules Vasquez reporting
This is the home in the Mata Chica Area of Northern Ambergris Caye where 52 year old American Gregory Viant Faull lived.

When the maid got there yesterday morning at 7:20, she found him dead:

Raphael Martinez - Police Press officer "On Sunday 11th November 2012 - San Pedro police visited the residence of 52 year old Gregory Viant Faull of 5 .75 miles north of San Pedro Town. His housekeeper of Boca Del Rio area of San Pedro reported that at 7:20 am she arrived at Mr. Faull's home where she found him in a motionless state lying in a pool of blood. The police were called and the scene was processed - where one 9 mm expended shell was recovered. The body has an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the head."

This footage captured by the San Pedro Sun yesterday shows police processing the scene at around 11:00 am.

It's a big house, but the 52 year old Florida resident lived alone here - six miles north of San Pedro Town. He had last been seen alive around 10:00 the night before.

There were no signs of forced entry but police report that a laptop computer and I-Phone were missing. His body was brought by police boat to Belize City at 12:30 yesterday for transport to the morgue.

The blood swilled around in the boat - and the stories swirl about what may have happened in the house. Police say they have a number of leads:

Raphael Martinez - Police Press officer
"I just spoke to the investigating officer and there are several leads that the police are actually following. We don't want to rule out any possibility at this point at this early stage in the investigation. I can assure you that the police are following all the leads they can at this point."

One of those leads points to Faull's neighbor John McAfee. Faull had disputes with him and had made a formal complaint to the town council last week.

Daniel Guerrero, Mayor of San Pedro
"He brought a letter. He never spoke to me, I never saw him that day. He brought a letter I recall, he was complaining about some vicious dogs that Mr. John McAfee had there. The dogs were loose and they were chasing people, attacking people, residence and tourists and that was one of his complaints. The second complain that I recall was the security that he had - they were trespassing going into private property."

McAfee is known to keep an arsenal of firearms and a small army of security guards. When the GSU raided his Orange Walk Compound in May, they found over a dozen licensed guns.

An article written by an American journalist in Gizmodo last week reported that the intensely paranoid McAfee walked around his San Pedro property with a holstered pistol.

And as recently as Thursday of last week - he was seen posing off with the Mayor and the town police after making a large donation of security equipment.

But, now, police say they can't find McAfee on San Pedro. GSU Commander Mark Vidal says he is a "prime suspect" in the murder. Police searched his compound but did not find McAfee.

So where is McAfee and did he play any role in Faull's murder? It's a lead that police will have to thoroughly exhaust because - the fact is - this is more than just a murder investigation, this is a trial for the tourism industry with onset the all-important high season just two weeks away:

Raphael Martinez - Police Press officer
"It does have a bearing on an economic situation of our country and as I always mention I do hope that the can get together to help us the police solve these criminal activities that has been happening."

It is important to note that those McAfee dogs Faull had been complaining about turned up dead on Friday. That and other extraordinary revelations came at newstime. Joshua Davis from WIRED Magazine who is doing an extended feature on McAfee in its January issue has spoken with him since the murder.

His interview with McAfee after the murder is posted on WIRED.COM and he gave us a preview.

It says, quote,

"As Belizean police combed the property of expat antivirus pioneer John McAfee Sunday afternoon, McAfee was closer than they could have known. He'd seen them coming, and says he hid burying himself in the sand with a cardboard box over his head so he could breathe. "It was extraordinarily uncomfortable," he says. "But they will kill me if they find me." The article continues,

"Convinced that he'll be killed if he's taken into custody for questioning, the millionaire antivirus pioneer has gone into hiding somewhere in the Central American nation....starting at 10:30 this morning, Belize time, he has been calling to tell me his side of the story.

Asked what he knows about the shooting, McAfee said, "Nothing other than I heard he had been shot." In fact, McAfee added, he's worried that whoever shot Faull may have actually been gunning for him. "I thought maybe they were coming for me. They mistook him for me. They got the wrong house," he said. "He's dead. They killed him. It spooked me out."

The article continues, "If McAfee is involved, it may trace back to the half-dozen dogs (he) keeps at his beachside compound. Faull…had been complaining about the. According to McAfee, the dogs were poisoned on Friday night.

"The coast guard dropped off a contingent of black-suited thugs at 10:30 tonight at the dock next door," McAfee wrote Davis in an e-mail Friday night. "They dispersed on the beach. A half hour later all of my dogs had been poisoned. Mellow, Lucky, Dipsy, and Guerrero have already died."

Davis asked McAfee specifically about the possibility that Faull poisoned the dogs. McAfee dismissed the possibility (saying quote) "They're still dog lovers," he said. "And I talked to them this morning. No one here would ever poison the dogs."

He spoke specifically about Faull. "This is not something he would ever do," McAfee said. "I mean, he's an angry sort of guy but he would never hurt a dog."

Again, those excerpts from an article at WIRED.COM which is now posted at:

On the U.S Faull was arrested by the Seminole County Sheriff's office and charged with aggravated battery.

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