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Software founder McAfee denies killing neighbor

November 15, 2012 • Business


In this Thursday Nov. 8, 2012 photo software company founder John McAfee speaks at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize. McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of his neighbor, 52-year-old Gregory Viant Faull, whose body was found on Sunday. Police are urging McAffe to come in for questioning. (AP Photo/Ambergris Today Online-Sofia Munoz)

SAN PEDRO, Belize (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee said Wednesday he is in hiding, unarmed and accompanied only by a young woman, changing locations and telephones frequently to stay one step ahead of a Belize police unit he says wants to kill him.

Belize police have said they want to question McAfee, who they describe as a “person of interest” in the slaying of fellow American Gregory Viant Faull. Faull, 52, was shot to death over the weekend on the Caribbean island where both men lived.

McAfee, 67, who had a run-in with police earlier this year, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from an undisclosed location that he didn’t kill Faull, though he acknowledged he had differences with the dead man.

“I barely knew him, I barely spoke ten words to him in the last three years,” McAfee said, speaking on a cellphone. “Certainly he was not my favorite person and I was not his.”

“He was a heavy drinker and an annoyance. But the world is full of annoyances; if we killed all of our annoyances, there would be nobody left,” McAfee said.

Other expat residents of the island of Ambergris Caye, where San Pedro is located, have described Faull, the owner of a construction business in Orlando, Florida, as Login to read more

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