Guatemala deports software pioneer McAfee to the U.S.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 01:00
Dec. 12 - Software pioneer John McAfee says he's ''very happy to be going home'' as he is deported from Guatemala to the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: John McAfee's odyssey on the run took a new turn on Wednesday (December 12) as he was deported to the United States.
The former Silicon Valley millionaire is wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American.
McAfee, 67, had been held for a week in Guatemala, where he surfaced after evading officials in Belize for nearly a month following the killing of American Gregory Faull, his neighbour on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.
McAfee's plane bound for Miami left Guatemala City just before 3:40 p.m. (2140 GMT). The flight is scheduled to arrive in Miami at 7:10 p.m. (0010 GMT Thursday).
"I'm happy to be going home," McAfee told reporters dressed in a black suit shortly before his departure from Guatemala City airport on Wednesday afternoon. "I've been running through jungles and rivers and oceans and I think I need to rest for a while. And I've been in jail for seven days."
Police in Belize want to quiz McAfee as a "person of interest" in Faull's death, though the tech guru's lawyers managed to block an attempt by Guatemala to send him back there.
Guatemala's immigration authorities had been holding McAfee since he was arrested last Wednesday for illegally entering the country with his 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend.
The eccentric tech pioneer, who made his fortune from the anti-virus software bearing his name, has been chronicling life on the run in a blog,
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