John McAfee video press conference and alibi posted to YouTube [Update: He's now arrested]

A three minute video has been posted on Youtube highlighting the lead up to a press conference, and revealing of an alibi for his whereabouts on the eve of the murder he is being sought after for questioning.

The anti-virus mogul and "person of interest" in a Belizean murder case John McAfee has retained the services of high-power attorney Telésforo Guerra after fleeing to Guatemala. McAfee and his lawyer held a press meeting during which he announced that he had documentation proving "the intense corruption at all levels of the Belizean government." On the ride over to the press meeting, McAfee stated on the record that Sam Vanegas, his girlfriend, was with him in her bedroom on John's property on the night of the murder of his neighbor and fellow US citizen Greg Faull. He also said that several other witnesses could corroborate his whereabouts that evening.

The police insist that they merely want to question McAfee in their investigation of the murder of American businessman Gregory Faull, which happened on November 11th. McAfee has stated that the Belize police are actually trying to arrest him in their case, while also professing his innocence.

It certainly is a strange one this! You can follow the whole strange developments by clicking here, or by visiting his blog.

Source: YouTube

Update: John McAfee arrested in Guatemala City

It appears that McAfee has been arrested in Guatemala City. According to The New York Times, the interior minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, told The Associated Press that Mr. McAfee, 67, had been arrested on charges of entering Guatemala illegally. He said that Mr. McAfee had been arrested at a hotel in the capital and taken to a detention center for migrants who are in the nation illegally.

McAfee slipped over the Belizean border earlier this week, and later gave a press interview proclaiming his innocence and accusing the Belizean government of "intense corruption at all levels" before being detained by authorities.

He is still able to update his blog from jail and has also pointed out that the US Embassy can't do anything to help him.

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I realize this is incredibly selfish, but he made his money and then turned his back on his home Country. He's even said he has no wish to return to the US. I'd just assume the US Embassy didn't help him - he's made his decisions, let him figure it out.

athlonforce said,
Well if not guilty why would he run at all
this is how my kidds do when
they know they did something wrong.

because the govt murdered his dogs then his neighbour and blamed it on him. Sounds like aa pretty good reason to run to me.

athlonforce said,
Well if not guilty why would he run at all
this is how my kidds do when
they know they did something wrong.

Because being innocent and being a free man are two entirely different things unfortunately.

GS:mac

The dance at the end was a little cringe worthy seemed like she wasn't expecting that kiss and it looked a little forced. If the Us Embassy got him out of jail and they are harrassing him why does he not go back to the States where he would be safer and get it sorted out from there? He seemed overly obsessed with wearing a suit too, not sure why

Shaun said,
The dance at the end was a little cringe worthy seemed like she wasn't expecting that kiss and it looked a little forced. If the Us Embassy got him out of jail and they are harrassing him why does he not go back to the States where he would be safer and get it sorted out from there? He seemed overly obsessed with wearing a suit too, not sure why

the us embassy said they can't do anything, check his blog.

He looks and sounds innocent to me. If he were guilty he would just run and not post any blog posts or do any interviews, he'd be gone for the rest of his life and we'd never hear from him again.

torrentthief said,
He looks and sounds innocent to me. If he were guilty he would just run and not post any blog posts or do any interviews, he'd be gone for the rest of his life and we'd never hear from him again.

I'm not so sure, some people just have bad intentions. Maybe he wants to keep his position, his pride... I could see a guilty man trying to make himself seem innocent, that's what I can see. I'm not saying the man doesn't sound innocent. He sounds intelligent though, and that he knows what he's doing. That worries me.

Anyways, if they think he's guilty... prove it
I don't care about his witnesses, he's a wealthy man.... if they can find evidence against him that's something I will believe. Same goes for hard evidence for him.

IMO he seemed sketched out at some parts of the video.

auziez said,

Anyways, if they think he's guilty... prove it
I don't care about his witnesses, he's a wealthy man.... if they can find evidence against him that's something I will believe. Same goes for hard evidence for him.

Problem is if its as corrupt as he says (and its easy to believe it is) then they can just make up evidence.

LUTZIFER said,
Hmmm... he sounds just as innocent as OJ Simpson was. Jk.

Wait didn't someone else confess to those murders not too long ago? OJ was innocent...and I'm pretty sure Mr.McAfee is as well.

Thief000 said,

Wait didn't someone else confess to those murders not too long ago? OJ was innocent...and I'm pretty sure Mr.McAfee is as well.

I thought it was a key witness claiming he lied about his testimony... and that he thought OJ had done it?

LUTZIFER said,
Hmmm... he sounds just as innocent as OJ Simpson was. Jk.

Hey, if the glove don't fit, you must acquit!