John McAfee released by Guatemalan authorities, currently returning to the US

There has been yet another bizarre twist in the saga of low-altitude aircraft pilot, Colorado yoga retreat mogul, self-confessed psychedelic drug enthusiast, anti-virus software developer and accused murderer John McAfee.

John McAfee is accused of the murder of 52-year-old former Florida resident Gregory Faull, who reportedly filed a complaint with the local mayor about the “roguish behaviour” of McAfee, claiming the millionaire and his vicious dogs were scaring local tourists. McAfee later shot the four dogs, claiming the animals had been poisoned by Faull.

SmartCompany has since reported McAfee organised to have a body double arrested on the border of Mexico and Belize. Soon after, the colourful businessman revealed he was in the company of two journalists from Vice Magazine outside Belize, having left the country to place his 20-year-old partner, Sam, in a safe position after fearing she was “in danger of capture”.

Earlier this week, McAfee was captured by authorities in the Central American republic of Guatemala for immigration law violations after fleeing across the disputed border between Belize and Guatemala, and was believed to be in a Guatemalan immigration detention centre.

However, a lawyer for McAfee revealed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that Guatemalan Judge Judith Secaida ruled the former anti-virus king’s detention was illegal, ordered him released, and gave him 10 days to put his immigration situation in order.

According to, a Guatemalan interior ministry official confirms that the Central American nation has released McAfee and is expelling him to the US. A man believed to be John McAfee was spotted being escorted by police officers from the detention centre to the airport.

His destination is currently unknown.


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