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John McAfee escorted to Guatemala airport, heading to Miami

Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-12 15:48:36-05

By Miguel Salay

GUATEMALA CITY (CNN) — Guatemalan police and immigration officials escorted Internet pioneer John McAfee to the Guatemala City airport Wednesday.

The 67-year-old antivirus software company founder was heading to Miami, attorney Telesforo Guerra said.

On Sunday, McAfee told reporters that he hoped to go back to the United States.

“Our intent is to return to America, if at all possible, and settle down to whatever normal life we can settle down to under the circumstances,” McAfee said. “There is no hope for my life if I am ever returned to Belize.”

Authorities in Belize, where McAfee had lived since 2008, say they want to talk to McAfee about the November 11 killing of his neighbor, American businessman Gregory Faull.

McAfee said he had nothing to do with the death and insists he left Belize to escape police persecution.

After weeks in hiding, McAfee emerged in Guatemala’s capital last week to ask for asylum.

Guatemalan authorities took him into custody last week on accusations of entering the country illegally, and his asylum bid was rejected. A Guatemalan judge later granted a stay of deportation.

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