Software guru John McAfee feeling better, hopes to stay in Guatemala
Software company founder John McAfee listens to a question during an interview at a local restaurant in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. (AP / Moises Castillo)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, December 7, 2012 1:14PM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 7, 2012 11:24PM EST
GUATEMALA CITY -- A lawyer for software company founder John McAfee says the self-styled fugitive is feeling better after suffering chest pain, and hopes to stay in Guatemala despite the rejection of his political asylum request.
Attorney Telesforo Guerra told reporters outside the detention centre where McAfee is being held that the creator of the McAfee antivirus program is in good health, and his team is filing four separate legal appeals in an effort to prevent his return to Belize, where police want to question him in connection with the fatal shooting of another U.S. expatriate. He expects McAfee to stay at least until Monday.
McAfee says he had no involvement in the shooting of his neighbour on a Belizean island, and authorities are persecuting him because he knows about official corruption.