McAfee heads to Guatemalan hospital

Belize authorities have said they want to talk to McAfee about the shooting of American businessman Gregory Faull.
Belize authorities have said they want to talk to McAfee about the shooting of American businessman Gregory Faull.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: An attorney says John McAfee is being treated for cardiovascular problems
  • McAfee had requested asylum in Guatemala, claiming he faced police persecution
  • Guatemala rejected the request on Thursday
  • Belize police say they hope to take John McAfee into custody for questioning if he returns

Guatemala City (CNN) -- Software pioneer John McAfee was in a Guatemalan police hospital Thursday, just hours after officials rejected his bid for asylum.

Attorney Karla Paz said McAfee, 67, was being treated for cardiovascular problems.

Earlier Thursday, Guatemala rejected McAfee's request for asylum, setting up his impending deportation to Belize, where police want to talk with him about a neighbor's shooting death.

There was no basis for the asylum request, and so it was denied, presidential spokesman Francisco Cuevas said Thursday.

If McAfee is deported, investigators plan to take him in for questioning upon his return, Belize police spokesman Rafael Martinez said.

Belize authorities have said they want to talk to McAfee about the November 11 shooting of his neighbor, American businessman Gregory Faull. Under Belize law McAfee can be held for 48 hours without charges, Martinez said.

Guatemalan authorities took McAfee into custody Wednesday on accusations of entering the country illegally.

After weeks in hiding, the 67-year-old Internet security pioneer emerged publicly Tuesday in Guatemala's capital, hundreds of miles from the Caribbean island in Belize where his next-door neighbor was found dead.

McAfee had requested asylum in Guatemala, arguing that he left Belize to escape police persecution.

McAfee founded his namesake computer security software in 1987, initially running it out of his home in California. He sold his stake in McAfee Associates in 1994 and moved to Belize in 2008.

CNN's Martin Savidge contributed to this report.

0
Comments »
  • Print
  • Email
  • More sharing
By CapitalBay Online 12/06/2012 07:43:00

Socialize

@Capitalbay1 You can follow the latest updates on Twitter, Capitalbay News website

ENTERTAINMENT

Jessica Biel Will Soon Deliver Justin Timberlake’s Baby

Jessica Biel is expected to give birth any day now. Biel was photographed last Friday, walking near a roller skating rink near Los Angeles, showing her

Tatyana Ali reunites with 'Fresh Prince' co-star Will Smith

The former co-stars reunited at the Black Girls Rock! show, which will air April 5 on BET. The 36-year-old actress and 46-year-old actor attended the BET

Debby Ryan Debuts Lavender Hairdo

Debby Ryan decided to freshen up her look for spring by dying her hair the color of Easter eggs and wildflowers. If Fashion Police were

Kandi Burruss And Todd Tucker Score A Second Spin-Off

Bravo has a mixed record with its spin-off shows, with some capturing impressive ratings and others proving major flops. Kandi’s Wedding is the most successful

Cissy Houston Speaks Out About Granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown

It's been almost two months since Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her Georgia home by her partner Nick Gordon. In that time, Brown's grandmother

Roger Moore in racism row after saying Idris Elba Can't be Bond because he's not 'English-English' (even though he IS English, unlike half the previous 007s) 

Twitter condemns Roger Moore over his 'racist' comments on Idris ElbaElba is the strong favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond Daniel Craig has said

Patti Stanger: "I Was There That Night Mario Singer Cheated" on Ramona Singer

Patti Stanger told WWHL host Andy Cohen that she witnessed Real Housewives of New York star Mario Singer's alleged infidelity firsthand; "I was worried for

Recent Comments

SUBSCRIBE MAILING LIST

By subscribing You will recieve our latest news. Your information will not be shared with anyone.