Software millionaire John McAfee has proclaimed his innocence in the shooting death of his Belize neighbor, Gregory Faull. The antivirus software company co-founder stated during a telephone interview with Wired, a science magazine, that he was really the gunman’s true target.
McAfee was reportedly hiding in the sand with a cardboard box over his head to avoid answering questions from Belize police officers out of fear. The antivirus pioneer told Wired’s Joshua Davis that he was inside his home when the shooting occurred at Faull’s residence. He claimed that he does not know any details about the murder, other than hearing the gunshot.
The murder suspect had this to say during the Wired interview:
“I thought maybe they were coming for me. They mistook him for me. They got the wrong house. They killed him. It spooked me out.”
McAfee had this to say during the Wired interview:
“Under no circumstances am I going to willingly talk to the police in this country. 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. Bad trip or worst trip ever? I will not turn myself in. The police have set up roadblocks across the country to catch me. I slept last night on a mattress infested with lice.”