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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:33 PM

Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee wanted for murder

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Source: USA Today

John McAfee, the eccentric 67-year-old founder of the antivirus software company McAfee, Inc., is wanted for murder in Belize, Gizmodo reported Monday, citing Belize officials.

Gizmodo quoted Marco Vidal, the head of the national police force's Gang Suppression unit, as saying McAFee is the prime suspect in the murder of an American expatriate, Gregory Faull, who was shot and killed Saturday night at his home on the island of Ambergris Caye.

Gizmodo published an official police statement issued Monday that said the body of the well-liked 52-year-old builder from California was found in a pool of blood from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

The San Pedro Sun confirmed that police were looking for McAfee in connection with Faull's death. Vidal told the newspaper that officers searching McAfee's home next door found no one there.

Jeff Wise, writing for Gizmodo, reported that McAfee and Faull had been "at odds for some time."

"Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor's office, asserting that McAfee had fired off guns and exhibited 'roguish behavior.'" Gizmodo reported. "Their final disagreement apparently involved dogs."

Gimzodo, which reported last week on McAffee's purportedly bizarre activities in Belize, said that his behavior "has become increasingly erratic, and by his own admission he had begun associating with some of the most notorious gangsters in Belize."

The tech device website said McAfee, who sold his company to Intel in 2010 for almost $7.7 billion, was involved in the "intensive use of psychosis-inducing hallucinogens" and that this "would go a long way toward explaining his growing estrangement from his friends and from the community around him."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/12/john-mcafee-anti-virus-murder-belize/1700155/

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Reply Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee wanted for murder (Original post)
savalez Nov 2012 OP
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #1
savalez Nov 2012 #2
Tanuki Nov 2012 #4
mzmolly Nov 2012 #7
graham4anything Nov 2012 #3
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #5
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #6
UnrepentantLiberal Nov 2012 #8
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #9

Response to savalez (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:39 PM

1. he's insane...

who takes a multi-billion retirement account to live in some shack in Belize for the purpose of mixing up better "bath salt" compounds?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. Yeah that part struck me as odd.

sold his company to Intel in 2010 for almost $7.7 billion, was involved in the "intensive use of psychosis-inducing hallucinogens"


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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:56 PM

4. He lost the vast majority of his assets through stupid investments

in luxury properties, etc. that crashed with the recession. There was a story about him on Nightline a couple of years ago.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:44 PM

7. Perhaps he was testing a

new recipe, of late?

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Response to savalez (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:51 PM

3. another senseless killing by the gun and bullets. When will it end?

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:06 PM

5. Do I sense you view this story as an anti-gun screed

or am I missing something?

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Response to savalez (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:11 PM

6. Unusual story. Ultra-rich dude gets into psychosis-inducing hallucinogens and shoots neighbor

in Belize? On bath salts? Sheesh.

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Response to savalez (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:47 PM

8. Read the Gizmodo story.

 

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Response to savalez (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:30 PM

9. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014301477 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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