McAfee founder wanted in connection with island murder

Posted by Kate Taylor

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is wanted by police in Belize after the murder of his American neighbor.

Fifty-two-year-old Gregory Viant Faull was found with a gunshot wound to his head at his home on Sunday.

While the police haven't filed charges, they say McAfee is a 'person of interest' in the case.

McAfee sold his stake in his eponymous software company in the early 1990s. He moved to Belize about three years ago, claiming to have lost most of his fortune in the global financial crisis.

Once there, he seems to have devoted much of his time to taking drugs. And, according to AP, he had a long-running dispute with Faull, accusing his neighbor of poisoning his dogs.

And last week, says Gizmodo, Faull filed a complaint of his own, accusing McAfee of firing off guns at random and failing to keep his dogs under control.

Gizmodo has unearthed a series of posts on a Russian message board in which McAfee waxes lyrical about the psychoactive drung commonly known as bath salts.

"I think it's the finest drug ever conceived, not just for the indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown," he wrote.

In an extraordinary interview with Wired, McAfee describes how he hid in the sand when the police arrived.

"Under no circumstances am I going to willingly talk to the police in this country," he said.

"You can say I’m paranoid about it but they will kill me, there is no question. They’ve been trying to get me for months. They want to silence me. I am not well liked by the prime minister. I am just a thorn in everybody’s side."