|John McAfee at Aurora international airport|
in Guatemala City, December 12, 2012 (Photo: AFP)
McAfee was wanted in neighboring Belize as a person of interest in the shooting death of Gregory Faull, a fellow American expat who lived next door to him. McAfee went on the run, eluding authorities for more than a month. He was eventually detained on December 5 by Interpol agents in Guatemala City.
A judge in Guatemala ordered McAfee's release yesterday, ruling that he had been detained illegally.
Today's development denies the request from Belize to extradite McAfee to them. The Atlantic Wire explains that McAfee was actually deported "to his country of origin," and cited a spokesman for Guatemala's immigration who spoke to Reuters.
- John McAfee freed from Guatemalan jail, will fly to U.S. Los Angeles Times
- Guatemala expels McAfee to the United States Straits Times
- John McAfee Arrested in Guatemala, Asylum Denied, Has Heart Attack Chicago News Bench
- John McAfee Gets a Break, Sells His Life Story, Misses the U.S. Chicago News Bench