John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive: I faked being crazy and ill to escape to U.S.
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McAfee's confidant is Wired magazine's Joshua Davis, who has spent months investigating the software innovator's assorted claims about the Belize government. Note that McAfee's compound was raided in April, with police discovering an arsenal of weapons (all of them legal) and a lab that he apparently used in an attempt to purify a drug (also allowed in Belize, but against the law in the U.S.) that's said to enhance "hypersexuality;" more on that below. He was not charged with a crime following this incident, but he remains wary of the cops, as well as gangsters who he's said to believe have marked him for death.
Source: Facebook John McAfee.
In communications with Davis, McAfee stresses that he had nothing to do with the murder of his neighbor, fellow American expatriate Gregory Faull, 52, despite a past dispute between them. According to Davis, Faull and others have complained about the half-dozen dogs he's kept on his property -- and on Friday, McAfee claims all of them were poisoned.
"The coast guard dropped off a contingent of black-suited thugs at 10:30 tonight at the dock next door," he wrote via e-mail to Davis. "They dispersed on the beach. A half hour later all of my dogs had been poisoned. Mellow, Lucky, Dipsy, and Guerrero have already died."
Source: Facebook McAfee has a passion for flying.
Over this past weekend, McAfee told Davis he didn't think Faull was responsible for the dogs' deaths. But with Faull now slain, he's not ready to sit down with cops to tell his side of the story.
"Under no circumstances am I going to willingly talk to the police in this country," he's quoted as saying yesterday. "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."
Continue to read our previous coverage, including a lengthy Q&A with McAfee from July.