Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Software pioneer McAfee expects to be freed soon

December 11, 2012

LONDON – U.S. anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee said on Tuesday he was “100 percent certain” he would gain freedom from a Guatemalan detention center within 24 hours.

The 67-year-old, who was arrested for illegally entering the Central American country on Dec. 5, told Sky News that he expects to be leaving for the United States “soon.”

McAfee’s request last week for asylum was denied because he entered Guatemala illegally while fleeing a police murder inquiry in Belize.

Authorities in Belize want to question him about the death of 52-year-old Florida expatriate Gregory Faull, who was found by his housekeeper with a 9-mm bullet in his head, lying in a pool of his own blood.

When asked what the chances were of being sent to the United States and avoiding extradition to Belize, McAfee replied: “100 percent. I think later today there will be more information about that.”

McAfee insists he had nothing to do with the killing on the palm-fringed island of Ambergris Caye, where both men lived, and told Sky News he left “for his own safety.”

“I cannot ever return to Belize,” he added. “There is no hope for my life if I am ever returned to Belize.”

Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has called McAfee “extremely paranoid, even bonkers.”

The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday reported that McAfee secured a deal with Canadian production company Impact Future Media to develop a project based on the software mogul’s life.

The website revealed the title of the tentative TV biopic to be “Running in the Background: The True Story of John McAfee,” and will likely encircle the McAfee’s computer programming career and slew of recent legal battles.

You may be interested

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Friday
Costa Rica
1841 views
Costa Rica
1841 views

News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Friday

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2020

We hope you're reading this Costa Rica news while drinking a delicious  coffee and eating a traditional  gallo pinto. Here's the…

We asked the Costa Rican Tourism Minister your most pressing questions
Costa Rica
897 views
Costa Rica
897 views

We asked the Costa Rican Tourism Minister your most pressing questions

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 29, 2020

Starting November 1, Costa Rica will welcome tourists from anywhere in the world. Visitors have to obtain travel medical insurance,…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, October 29
Costa Rica
5969 views
Costa Rica
5969 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, October 29

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 29, 2020

Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 1,357, according to official data…