John McAfee arrested for murder on Mexico/Belize border [UPDATE: He wasn't arrested]

John McAfee has sure had his share of legal troubles this year. Back in May, he was arrested following a raid where authorities apparently found drug manufacturing and weapons. Then in November, Mr. McAfee allegedly shot and killed his neighbor, leading to a month-long manhunt for the founder of McAfee, the company most well known for its antivirus software.

After the murder, John McAfee built a blog announcing his innocence and explaining that the whole situation is a setup by the police in Belize. Last night, a post on the site indicated that John was arrested on the border of Belize and Mexico, but no other details are currently available. The timing is curious, as it comes the same day as CNN published portions of an exclusive interview with the man.

The whole situation could make quite an interesting movie. For example, one story says that McAfee donated $100,000 worth of equipment to the San Pedro police department, but somewhere along the way, someone inserted a bag of cocaine into one of the boxes. This gave the police the ability to go to his house and confiscate another $80,000 worth of equipment.

Reading his account of events, it sure does sound like he’s being framed. On the other hand, how many guilty people admit their guilt? Regardless, the next few days should be interesting.

UPDATE: It appears that the story of John McAfee has taken another twist. His official blog reports that he is, indeed, still safe and that the person arrested was his "double," a person they were trying to use as a decoy to get McAfee out of the country. This whole story is becoming very surreal.

We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet.  I will do a more detailed posting later today if all goes well.  My “double”, carrying on a North Korean passport under my name, was in fact detained in Mexico for pre-planned misbehavior, but due to indifference on the part of authorities was evicted from the jail and was unable to serve his intended purpose in our exit plan.  He is now safely out of Mexico.

(Thanks to member Haggis for the tip!)

Source: WhoIsMcAfee, CNN | Image via: Quintana Rooaldia

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Best title ever!
"John McAfee arrested for murder on Mexico/Belize border [UPDATE: He wasn't arrested]"

Why are the authors allowed to change the article titles like this? Just put an (UPDATE) and be done with making a fool out of yourself.

"John McAfee arrested for murder on Mexico/Belize border [UPDATE: He wasn't arrested]"... that's like having an article saying: "Dead body found at graveyard"
No s**t, genius.

After reading his blog, the man comes across as honestly insane. It almost seems like paranoid personality disorder, or some form of schitzophrenia (or both, and more). It's hard to understand if someone like this is innocent or guilty of the crimes he's alleged to have committed, but all of the posting on the web seems more like gloating he hasn't been caught. Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but he seems quite insane, and I just get the feeling (don't know why, just a feeling) he's actually guilty of the crimes he's alleged to have committed.

I have no sympathy.. even if he didn't kill the guy, he left the US and got rid of all his assets to avoid having to pay in a wrongful death suit.. He's scum..

He's also at fault for making McAfee.. so..

"John McAfee arrested for murder on Mexico/Belize border [UPDATE: He wasn't arrested]"

...

The 'news' factory never stops, eh?

black man = he is guilty (also he is guilty with dealing with drugs and many other crimes)
white man = he was framed.

just saying.

Brony said,
black man = he is guilty (also he is guilty with dealing with drugs and many other crimes)
white man = he was framed.

just saying.


Hate to say it, but this is close to accurate.

It sure does sound like anything that happens in that town they blame it on him... honestly.. this is like the 3rd major crime he has been accused of in the last 2-3 years.

xendrome said,
It sure does sound like anything that happens in that town they blame it on him... honestly.. this is like the 3rd major crime he has been accused of in the last 2-3 years.

I find it hard to believe that they're just picking on him. There's nothing that makes him different from all the other rich Americans and Europeans living in Belize.

Innocent until proved guilty ? Doesn't seem the case here... being arrested for murder without any hard evidence, it's not like there was a video showing him murdering someone...

who friggin cares he is not relevant to the tech industry, nor is his current predicament. Good luck with his book deal though, I don't know how he managed to get this much attention. If only McAfee (the company) changed it's name after he sold it all those years ago, and this would not even be a blip on the radar.

If he is found guilty I wonder if they will change it now. Seems like something you wouldn't want associated with your company.

Poor guy. That's probably everything I would end up doing if I had the monies - going batspit insane. Having blue/orange morality helps.

Why does everyone associate this with the damn antivirus company, though? I mean, he left back in 1995, if I'm not mistaken.

Phouchg said,
Poor guy. That's probably everything I would end up doing if I had the monies - going batspit insane. Having blue/orange morality helps.

Why does everyone associate this with the damn antivirus company, though? I mean, he left back in 1995, if I'm not mistaken.

He might not be innocent though, so maybe not a poor guy

Detection said,

He might not be innocent though, so maybe not a poor guy

But he's definitely insane. In his own way, at least. That does it for me.

Phouchg said,

Why does everyone associate this man with the damn antivirus that still bears his name, though?

Fixed that for you.

Phouchg said,

But he's definitely insane. In his own way, at least. That does it for me.

That is utterly disgusting, someone thinks different to you and you condemn them? You'd fit right in as a priest in the dark ages!

GamesByJerry said,

That is utterly disgusting, someone thinks different to you and you condemn them? You'd fit right in as a priest in the dark ages!

Front-page asshat commentardism at its best - calling out someone purely from the standpoint of political correctness. *That's* utterly disgusting >_<

torrentthief said,
watch the infowars.com interview with him, he was definitely framed!

Infowars says he's framed? He's guilty.

siah1214 said,

Infowars says he's framed? He's guilty.

you are a sad human! Watch the video interview yourself, there's no way he's lying.

torrentthief said,

you are a sad human! Watch the video interview yourself, there's no way he's lying.

You can't really tell if someone is lying just by watching them, especially if they are crazy.

It was a phone interview, I don't understand how you can have a strong opinion based on little or no information. I read 3 mainstream articles before listening the interview, NIGHT and DAY, typical lies by omission from U.S. media. Take a listen, at the least it'll offer more information.

torrentthief said,
watch the infowars.com interview with him, he was definitely framed!

lolInfowars. They should seriously just change their name to "Conspiracy Daily" Anything that requires a tinfoil hat to read with any seriousness, is not any better than National Enquirer or any other tabloid at the checkout lanes.

Tweaky Nippleton said,

lolInfowars. They should seriously just change their name to "Conspiracy Daily" Anything that requires a tinfoil hat to read with any seriousness, is not any better than National Enquirer or any other tabloid at the checkout lanes.

You ever think that maybe half the conspiracies out there are actually true? Because they probably are... It wouldn't be a conspiracy if it wasn't covered up VERY well... Usually anyone behind a conspiracy doesn't do it unless they know they're going to most likely get away with it... They're professional liars, just like mainstream media. I tend to stay out of it, because talking about anything conspiracy related just p!sses people off because everyone has their own opinion... They're always right and you're wrong. Especially since our government is always right and ALWAYS knows what's best for us. They'd NEVER lie to us! (lolok). And of course, they always have to chime in and make sure everyone knows their opinion is out there and it's the only right one...

Chances are, more than 80% of anything you hear in the world of politics is a huge lie.... but the mainstream media feeds people information and since it was on TV or on their website, IT MUST BE TRUE! They'd never tell a lie on national TV or on the interwebz... it's jut not possible! Especially since it's partially funded by the government!

Any and every dumbass reporter you see on TV has no clue what's going on either (never gonna forget that time a news reporter thought google maps was a live feed and nobody there bothered to correct him)... They are just paid lots of money and fed information to blab about on TV or the internet. Of course I'm not sticking up for the tabloids either, nor do I have anything to do with or care for infowars, im strictly speaking conspiracy theories in general.

In any case... I won't comment on my opinion with this case, because it doesn't matter. Whatever I say will make no difference... but I feel bad for him if he gets screwed and is actually innocent. If he did it... shame on him.

It doesn't really matter whether what infowars says is true or not. The fact is that, to alot of people, the folks at infowars come off as complete nut jobs & out right delusional fantasists.

Even if they stumbled upon a true conspiracy I wouldn't believe it. Which is kind of sad.

You can slam mainstream media all you want, but infowars is no more a reliable source of news than astrology is of future events.

mDaWg said,

You ever think that maybe half the conspiracies out there are actually true? Because they probably are... It wouldn't be a conspiracy if it wasn't covered up VERY well... Usually anyone behind a conspiracy doesn't do it unless they know they're going to most likely get away with it... They're professional liars, just like mainstream media. I tend to stay out of it, because talking about anything conspiracy related just p!sses people off because everyone has their own opinion... They're always right and you're wrong. Especially since our government is always right and ALWAYS knows what's best for us. They'd NEVER lie to us! (lolok). And of course, they always have to chime in and make sure everyone knows their opinion is out there and it's the only right one...

Chances are, more than 80% of anything you hear in the world of politics is a huge lie.... but the mainstream media feeds people information and since it was on TV or on their website, IT MUST BE TRUE! They'd never tell a lie on national TV or on the interwebz... it's jut not possible! Especially since it's partially funded by the government!

Any and every dumbass reporter you see on TV has no clue what's going on either (never gonna forget that time a news reporter thought google maps was a live feed and nobody there bothered to correct him)... They are just paid lots of money and fed information to blab about on TV or the internet. Of course I'm not sticking up for the tabloids either, nor do I have anything to do with or care for infowars, im strictly speaking conspiracy theories in general.

In any case... I won't comment on my opinion with this case, because it doesn't matter. Whatever I say will make no difference... but I feel bad for him if he gets screwed and is actually innocent. If he did it... shame on him.

Aaaaaaand.....none of that makes Infowars any more reliable than the National Enquirer. Infowars is run by nutjobs with articles written by nutjobs. Tinfoil hats for everyone!

Tweaky Nippleton said,

lolInfowars. They should seriously just change their name to "Conspiracy Daily" Anything that requires a tinfoil hat to read with any seriousness, is not any better than National Enquirer or any other tabloid at the checkout lanes.

Is there something wrong with recognizing conspiracies? You are acting like the word is bad and that a source of information reporting on conspiracies is silly because there are no conspiracies.

Really seems like it was drilled it into your head that conspiracy is a bad word and you are attempting to use it as such. It is just a word. Sports news daily, conspiracy news daily, tech news daily... Whats wrong with this? Tool.

NyaR said,

Is there something wrong with recognizing conspiracies? You are acting like the word is bad and that a source of information reporting on conspiracies is silly because there are no conspiracies.

Really seems like it was drilled it into your head that conspiracy is a bad word and you are attempting to use it as such. It is just a word. Sports news daily, conspiracy news daily, tech news daily... Whats wrong with this? Tool.

It's one thing to discuss conspiracies and another completely to treat them as news and a source of real information when they provide no evidence or other proof that hasn't already been shown to be manufactured or outright fraudulent, or to use out of context information to back your theories up. Legitimate news sources an be fact checked by independent means. Infowars posts no such stories, and is not a news source. If Infowars is 'news', so is Glenn Beck.

Tweaky Nippleton said,

It's one thing to discuss conspiracies and another completely to treat them as news and a source of real information when they provide no evidence or other proof that hasn't already been shown to be manufactured or outright fraudulent, or to use out of context information to back your theories up. Legitimate news sources an be fact checked by independent means. Infowars posts no such stories, and is not a news source. If Infowars is 'news', so is Glenn Beck.

I'm not following.

mDaWg said,

You ever think that maybe half the conspiracies out there are actually true? Because they probably are...

equally, they are probably not. However, because the sheer ridiculousness of some of their stories it's all the more likely that they are not. Perhaps someone should look in to how much info wars is making by spreading - for what amounts to be a majority of the time - lies.

there's you're real conspiracy theory!