Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee, wanted in connection with a murder in Belize, has arrived in Miami after being deported by Guatemala.
He was detained in Guatemala a week ago, following a month on the run, but says he’s happy with the move.
“The Guatemalans, by the way, have been as nice to me as my own family. The guards and orderlies have been supportive and have treated me with kindness,” McAffee says on his blog.
“The officials have been apologetic and pointed to the upcoming peace accord with Belize as a problem. I understood and told them ‘no problem’.
McAfee went on the run from police in November after his neighbor, American Greg Faull, was found murdered on the island of Ambergris Caye. While the police said he wasn’t a suspect, naming him merely a ‘person of interest, McAfee claimed he was afraid that they’d kill him.
He fled to Guatemala, where he was detained for entering the country illegally.
McAfee’s now holed up in a hotel in Miami, according to reports, where he says he has no phone, no money and no contact information. His two young girlfriends, he says, will follow him to the US.
According to the Washington Post, there’s no arrest warrant out for him, and the FBI wasn’t involved in his return to the US.