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John McAfee offers a reward for evidence of his innocence

On the lam in the vicinity
Mon Nov 19 2012, 12:36
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PC SECURITY PIONEER John McAfee has started a blog while on the run and professed his innocence in the face of murder accusations.

McAfee invented antivirus protection for personal computers, but now he is dealing with a different kind of problem, the fact that he has been accused of murder. He suspects a conspiracy.

His blog is called the Hinterland and to call it interesting would be to let down the word "interesting".

McAfee has already denied that he murdered the man he has been accused of killing and instead has a theory that the killers actually wanted to assassinate him.

"I thought maybe they were coming for me," he said. "They mistook him for me. They got the wrong house. He's dead. They killed him. It spooked me out."

Still spooked, he adopted a series of disguises and hung around the back streets of Belize to get a feel of what is going on. It appears that he still believes that there is a conspiracy.

"I watched the police search my residence [seven] times. At one point I got too close and was angrily ordered to go away. I did so while muttering "Pendejos!" loud enough for the officers to hear. Every search was allegedly performed in order to find me," he said.

"On two occasions, however, the police carried large duffle type bags into the premises and left with the bags appearing nearly empty. Perhaps the bags contained their lunch and they ate while searching. Perhaps not."

McAfee has offered a $25,000 reward to anyone that can help clear him. In the meantime he has promised to keep wearing a disguise and getting his message out.

He said that he is wearing a range of outfits, and presumably he is changing from one to the next so as not to get caught.

"On subsequent days using different disguises, I did the same general thing, one day selling tamales and burritos that I had purchased wholesale from a real vendor, on another pretending to be a drunk German tourist with a partially bandaged face and wearing speedo swimming trunks and a distasteful, oversized Hawaiian shirt and yelling loudly at anyone who would listen - "Leck mich um ausch!" he wrote.

"At 67 years of age it was quite a spectacle. What I discovered is that the police are more concerned with finding me than catching Mr. Faul's killer. Rumors are rife."

It has been suggested that McAfee killed his neighbour and was researching psychoactive chemicals known as "bath salts". He has denied both of these allegations. µ

 

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