December 5th, 2012
01:17 AM ET

Attorney: Internet pioneer John McAfee in Guatemala, will seek asylum

For weeks, John McAfee hid from authorities, donning a disguise and using disposable cell phones to communicate.

On Tuesday, the 67-year-old Internet security pioneer emerged publicly in Guatemala's capital, hundreds of miles away from the Caribbean island in Belize where his next-door neighbor was found dead.

McAfee's lawyer said he left Belize to escape police persecution and planned to file a formal request for asylum with Guatemalan officials Wednesday.

"He had to come here because it was the closest and the most immediate place to protect his life," attorney Telesforo Guerra told CNN en Español.

McAfee's arrival in Guatemala was the latest twist in an investigation that has drawn international attention and prompted the well known software company founder to go into hiding for weeks.

Belize authorities have said they only want to talk to McAfee about the November 11 shooting death of Gregory Faull, 52, an American businessman who was found dead in his home on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.


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  1. Benn

    If he isn't guilty then he sure is doing alot to avoid even talking to the police.

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