McAfee taken to hospital after lawyer reports convulsions
December 6th, 2012
03:11 PM ET

McAfee taken to hospital after lawyer reports convulsions

[Updated at 3:11  p.m. ET] Software pioneer John McAfee was being transported to a Guatemala City hospital in an ambulance Thursday after his attorney reported he had convulsions.

[Posted at 1:38 p.m. ET] Guatemala has rejected American software mogul John McAfee's bid for asylum, presidential spokesman Francisco Cuevas said Thursday.

McAfee, wanted for questioning in neighboring Belize in connection with the death of his neighbor there, was on the run for weeks and was detained in Guatemala on Wednesday on suspicion of entering the country illegally, officials said.

His lawyer, Telesforo Guerra, filed a formal request for asylum with Guatemalan officials Wednesday.

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  1. Melissa

    Innocent people don't run from the police and concoct some conspiracy about how they are all just after him.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • OJ Simpson

      What are you implying?

      December 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Not judging here ....but People who have mental issues....Persecution complex? Do!

      December 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • pockets

      This guy is acting sooooo guilty....or he paid to have them killed. I'm just sayin.....

      December 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    He looks like Satan. So he must be guilty.

    On an unrelated topic, why don't I ever get picked for jury duty?

    December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Satan is a face in a crowd ....That's why we can never be sure who it is! :)

      December 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • pockets

      There is no devil there is no god. So relax and enjoy your lives.......

      December 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Judas-DaviD

    wished him a good man win

    December 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    lol sounds like a republican on the run! Money will save him.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    Its ridiculous to refer to this guy as pioneer, he is nothing more then the average Joe am not impressed

    December 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Name*Louise Malbon-reddix

    Such stress to deal with, guilty or not. Major stress often shows up in some physical manifestation in the body somewhere and in some way. Here it is convulsions .

    December 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    I'm sure he's faking it.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO ©

    Here's a sick joke that actually makes the rounds in some nursing classes and care facilities.

    Q. What do you do if your patient has convulsions in the bathtub.
    A. Throw in the laundry and hope he keeps going until the rinse cycle.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Moonshyne

    The convulsions are a last ditch effort to remain in the country. If it can be proven he's too ill to be moved then he stays there.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. rosie

    This guy is less than worthless. What a total waste of human life and oxygen.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. br

    A total act to avoid being shipped back to Belize. He chose that country to live and should be sent back to face the questions

    December 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. alumette

    Likely he shot the guy who poisoned his dogs....but why did he have so many dogs outside bothering the neighbors ? they should have been in the house with him. Looks like a paranoid guy who goes out of control. We are soon to find out the truth.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. my neighbor

    This sudden convulsion is nothing more but his desire to work out how to scape again...let's not forget that is a person not stupid at all but showing a rare mix of psychological problems...definitely success is not for everybody and some people get crazy with it.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. me me

    he must have gotten some kind of virus

    December 9, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. dvz

    He has that Daniel Day-Lewis 'There Will Be Blood' look.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
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