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

    Those 2 emails aren't in my box. Perhaps you sent them to someone else by mistake?

    December 10, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. natas

    Good morning phillipy...and where is ur side kick hctib mary ? Well anyways nice to see u back u took a pretty long brake hope to battle u soon good day dude... this is the real one

    December 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alicia

      You 2 take your love affair elsewhere.... this is serious business here..

      December 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      @Alicia: U tell em lol.

      December 11, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mike

    Running like a guilty man....

    December 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    @ natas, I ask you kindly to leave me out of your games.
    Good day

    December 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cleareye1

    Sure, he can come back, just as soon as he clears up a few legal problems.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TimUla

    Dude is nuts...must have had a hand in his neighbor's death.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Columbo

    Now he wants to come back to the US, after declining two weeks ago. Too late and too bad McAfee

    December 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Basher

    Drama queen. If he is an American citizen then he should be allowed return to the US. That does not mean the US cannot cooperate with Belize or any other country asking for extradition to face charges. A bit of added complexity.

    December 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Too bad

      They can only extradite if he is charged, not if he is wanted in questioning.

      December 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Alicia

    Dear John...

    You can't come home. You committed a murder in a foreign country. John, what's wrong with your thinking John? can't be tried here for a murder elsewhere, john.

    John, I want a refund on your antivirus. It doesn't work.

    December 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. steve

    typical Amaericn. Cause problems in some other country .Then whats to go back to America to hide.
    Here comes the cliff. hope you can jump.

    December 11, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. logan scott

    john why are you worried?? you have the money for lawyers to fight this!! go back there and show them your not guilty.if you did nothing wrong then why run!! UNLESS???:(:(:(

    December 11, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Eric

    If he can get pass the Norton Firewall, Im sure the U.S. will take him back.

    December 11, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. ma & pa

    If the bullet retrieved from complaining neighbor came from a McAfee firearm, we'll tell you how it got there without the owner's knowledge.

    December 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ma & pa

    Yes, Philip, functional children do, sometimes,
    run away from framing, used, abusive homes when they can see a way to do so without getting into a worse situation.

    December 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sivick

    I find it ironic that he left the U.S. to avoid taxes, and now that he's in trouble he's desperate to get back. We should charge him re-admittance fees.

    December 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • amazedamerican

      and then send him to Belize to answer a question or two....

      December 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
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