December 10th, 2012
01:37 AM ET

Fighting deportation to Belize, McAfee says he wants to go to the United States

The man is nothing if not mercurial.

John McAfee, the American tech mogul fighting deportation to Belize, where authorities want to question him about the killing of a neighbor, said late Sunday that he wants to return to the United States.

He spoke to reporters via a video stream from an immigration detention center in Guatemala City. McAfee emerged in that capital to ask for asylum last week, after weeks of living in hiding. His bid was rejected, but a Guatemalan judge granted a stay of deportation.

"Our intent is to return to America, if at all possible, and settle down to whatever normal life we can settle down to under the circumstances," said McAfee. "There is no hope for my life if I am ever returned to Belize."

Authorities in Belize want to talk to the 67-year-old Internet security founder about the November 11 killing of his neighbor, American businessman Gregory Faull.

McAfee said he had nothing to do with the death and insists he left Belize to escape police persecution. He was taken into custody in Guatemala on accusations of entering the country illegally.


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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Philip

    No. If he were acting, he would have fled to Pakistan.
    McAfee's behavior isn't remarkably scripted, in other words.

    December 10, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    And check-out Guatamala! Not even ONE person is allowed to enter that country illegally. Remarkable.

    December 10, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. BM

    He left the country ! Why is that not considered ACTING like he did it?

    December 10, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Read the article, BM. McAfee stated that he felt threatened in Beliz.
    This sort of behavior is commonplace in the USA. Every single day, about 1,500 US citizens flee, based on feeling threatened. (functional children running-way from dysfunctional families, for example)

    December 10, 2012 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    See? When a child runs away from home, most-all of US find fault with the child...the "problem child". Very few understand or even ask about the "problem parents".
    When a child acts-out in public, most view the child as a little brat rather than a child calling-out to the general public for help with the child's dysfunctional parents.
    Goto Wal-Mart and listen for a screaming child throwing fits. Take a look at that child's parents. I rest my case.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. BM

    @ Philip, Cnn

    December 10, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. BM

    won't let me

    December 10, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. BM

    post, so

    December 10, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. BM

    I will

    December 10, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. BM

    have to try ...

    December 10, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. BM

    later ... ...

    December 10, 2012 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    For about 2 years I have been seeing people complaining of how CNN moderators delete posted comments based on the moderators personal views.
    Not once have I seen a CNN mod explain why a posted comment was later deleted. THIS is acting guilty. McAfee is genuinely afraid of Beliz authorities.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    See? A CNN mod just deleted a famous poem I posted! LMAO
    Thanks Mod! Maude. Whatever. Archie Bunker, more like.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    And your a troll too, @ little mister and @ patrick! You are one and the same person.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Gm @chrissy. Glad I caught-up with you here. I had posted @you on the Friday blog, 3 times my posts were deleted.
    Anyway, those 2 emails? They aren't in my box. You must have sent them to someone else.

    December 10, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
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