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John McAfee Accused of Murder, Wanted By Belize Police 353

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New submitter thn writes "John McAfee, who started the antivirus software giant named after him, has been accused of murder in Belize and is wanted. McAfee had taken to 'posting on a drug-focused Russian message board...about his attempts to purify the psychoactive compounds colloquially known as "bath salts,"' Gizmodo wrote. The scariest aspect of this story may be the fact that an entire lab was constructed for John McAfee's research purposes. Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated."
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John McAfee Accused of Murder, Wanted By Belize Police

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  • by Quakeulf (2650167) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:05PM (#41960049)
    I can't wait for the movie to come out!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:06PM (#41960057)

    He already murdered my computer with his insanely slow Security Suite.

  • UPDATE (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:07PM (#41960067)

    FTA: Update 1:37 p.m. PT To include additional information from CBS that indicates McAfee is not wanted for the killing of Gregory Faull as Gizmodo previously reported but is only wanted for questioning at this time.

    • Re:UPDATE (Score:5, Insightful)

      by jellomizer (103300) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:18PM (#41960181)

      No No you got it wrong. News isn't about fact, it is about making people guilty in the eyes of society so they can be shunned from society, because our normal court system is designed to try to make sure innocent people go free.

    • Re:UPDATE (Score:5, Funny)

      by Kenja (541830) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:21PM (#41960217)
      So its was another McAfee false positive?
    • by MightyYar (622222)

      Forget the murder... McAfee is taking drugs via his butt? What... the... hell?

      • by X0563511 (793323)

        What's so "what the hell" about that? Suppositories are a real thing and they exist for a reason.

        • We're not talking about Preparation H here.

          Just so we are clear on things.....

          • I'm just trying to do a bong hit anally and no one seems to mind that I'm bogarting.

            I had chili for lunch tho', so I suspect the others are fearing the blue dart....

            cheers,

    • Well if he is wanted for questioning with regard to the murder, and is potentially a suspect. Well that is the same thing.

      No one is saying he has been proved guilty, but it sounds like he is a suspect or person of interest.

    • by SuperBanana (662181) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:39PM (#41960385)

      A Gawker Networks site got something wrong?

      In a sensationalist fashion?

      SHOCKING.

      Seriously, why does everyone still put up with those fucktards? Their level of incompetence has crossed from believable to they-must-be-doing-it-on-purpose-for-page-hits.

    • Re:UPDATE (Score:5, Funny)

      by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:41PM (#41960405)

      FTA: Update 1:37 p.m. PT To include additional information from CBS that indicates McAfee is not wanted for the killing of Gregory Faull as Gizmodo previously reported but is only wanted for questioning at this time.

      You have to cut Gizmodo some slack here - they got their information from a phone they found in a bar.

  • by maweki (999634) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:08PM (#41960075) Homepage
    So is his company then going the way of ReiserFS?
  • Oblig (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:10PM (#41960089)

    Looks like this story has the potential to go....

    *sunglasses*

    Viral.

    Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:10PM (#41960095)

    Running a rather boring software company to description like some sort of supervillain, thats quite a transition.

    Dear god let his compound contain an active volcano lair.

    • Running a rather boring software company to description like some sort of supervillain, thats quite a transition.

      Dear god let his compound contain an active volcano lair.

      With a shark pool. With...

      Ah, you know the rest!

    • Do you realize how much insurance costs for an active volcano lair! Besides you are open to an OSHA suite from your minions.

      Moon base that is where it is at.

  • by thrill12 (711899) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:16PM (#41960169) Journal
    As reported on Slashdot here [slashdot.org] ? I wonder if they were tracking him down back then for posession of a Luger 9mm.
    • That being said... (Score:5, Interesting)

      by thrill12 (711899) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:20PM (#41960209) Journal
      These guns [channel5belize.com] found in the McAfee place and this Luger 9mm [gunlistings.org] do have similarities to the untrained eye.
      • by X0563511 (793323)

        What's so special about that? I'm more curious as to WTF is with all those shotguns. Especially the one with the rifle scope (slugs or sabot then?)

        • by h4rr4r (612664)

          Not sure what he used them for, but in places where rifles are not allowed for deer hunting scoped slug guns are pretty popular. Also pretty popular for turkey guns, since a very tight choke is used.

          • @100 yards a 12 guage slug has dropped about 10 inches.

            There is no reason to ever put a scope on a shotgun. Unless you think it looks cool. Iron sights work fine to 100 yards. You aren't hitting anything past 100 yards with a shotgun anyhow.

  • I think that the correct meme is MDPV is as worst as smoked meth, news at 11
  • Really, just trying to imagine in my head any of the countless software engineers I've ever known moving on to generate a story like this.. It's just weird.
  • by wonkey_monkey (2592601) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:24PM (#41960253) Homepage

    Because of his efforts to extract chemicals from natural chemical plans McAfee was able to justify his experiments in a country that is largely unregulated."

    Err... what? What's meant by "natural chemical plans" here? And why would he have to justify his experiments if the country is largely unregulated?

  • The Reiser-McAfee project!
  • CSI: Belize (Score:4, Funny)

    by Ardipithecus (985280) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:25PM (#41960263)

    FTA:
    apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head
    apparently dead

    The local CSI team is verifying the facts

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      "[...] where they saw 52 year old U.S National Mr. GREGORY VIANT FAULL, of the said address, lying face up in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head apparently dead."

      They are describing what the police reported seeing upon their arrival: Mr. Faull, lying face up in a pool of blood, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on the upper rear part of his head, apparently dead when they arrived.

      "Looks on first inspection like a gunshot wound" doesn't necessarily mean

      • by tsotha (720379)

        All of these can be consistent with someone "apparently dead" upon arrival, but not actually dead after further investigation and treatment.

        This. Also, it's not that uncommon for people to survive gunshot wounds to the head, depending on the weapon and the exact path of the bullet, so even with a gunshot wound to the head there's no reason to jump to conclusions.

    • by X0563511 (793323)

      If they don't have a publicly releasable autopsy report available then of course you're going to get these "apparently" statements. It's obvious when you look at it but you can't be legally "certain" until someone pronounces them dead and determines the cause of death.

    • They're still working on making a GUI using Visual Basic.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:34PM (#41960339)

    The specific properties of the drugs he was attempting to isolate also fit in well with what those closest to him have reported: that he is an enthusiastic amateur pharmacologist with a longstanding interest in drugs that induce sexual behavior in women. Indeed, former friends of McAfee have said he could be extremely persistent and devious in trying to coerce women who rebuff his advances to have sex with him.

    You see ladies, what we male nerds have to turn to? Stop being so uptight.

    • You see ladies, what we male nerds have to turn to? Stop being so uptight.

      They know.
      Boon: Now, she should be good-looking, but we're willing to trade looks for a certain... morally casual attitude.
      Katy: You mean you want someone he can screw on the first date.

  • More drug hysteria (Score:5, Interesting)

    by wwwrench (464274) on Monday November 12, 2012 @05:50PM (#41960483) Homepage
    And the link between the murder, and bath-salts is.... The hysteria in the U.S. over recreational drug use is amazing. For example, all the news stories about Johnny Lewis mentioned police speculation that he was on the drug "smiles" when he went berserk, despite there being no evidence whatseover of this. e.g. http://abcnews.go.com/US/actor-johnny-lewis-suspected-taking-drug-smiles-killings/story?id=17346564 [go.com] Time and time again, these speculative drug links make a big splash in the media, and then by the time they prove false, no one cares. I would have thought Slashdot was a bit more into looking at the evidence before making wild speculation, but apparently not.
  • Why? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by biodata (1981610) on Monday November 12, 2012 @06:03PM (#41960595)
    Why might the scariest part of the story be that he built a lab?
  • by ZombieBraintrust (1685608) on Monday November 12, 2012 @06:10PM (#41960655)

    The specific properties of the drugs he was attempting to isolate also fit in well with what those closest to him have reported: that he is an enthusiastic amateur pharmacologist with a longstanding interest in drugs that induce sexual behavior in women. Indeed, former friends of McAfee have said he could be extremely persistent and devious in trying to coerce women who rebuff his advances to have sex with him.

    I wonder how much of this article is true. Sounds like a total douche.

  • Jeez - I knew this guy. For me this is what makes this story incredibly interesting.

    He used to frequent a fairly small yoga class in Aptos about 10 years ago with his wife at the time. I remember he brought in a bunch of yoga books which he wrote and gave copies to everybody. I didn't know he was the McAfee guy at first but he seemed like an interesting person.

    He later suffered from the local small-town rumor mill for something he did that I didn't pay attention to.

    But this story is astounding to me! It rea

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