John McAfee Seeking Asylum in Guatemala

Seeking for political asylum, John McAfee arrived in Guatemala.

The software company leader announced his plans to ask for asylum in Guatemala, as he fears persecution in Belize. Photo: Reuters/YouTube

John McAfee is currently at a hotel in Guatemala after escaping from neighboring Belize, where police have called him a person of interest last month slaying of a fellow American ex-pat.

The millionaire revealed to reporters that he would petition the Guatemalan government to allow him to stay. McAfee explained that he is afraid of being killed if he turns himself in for questioning in Belize.

According to The Telegraph, the millionaire software tycoon has hired Telesforo Guerra, the former attorney general of Guatemala, as his lawyer.

Guerra revealed to reporters that he met with McAfee at a Guatemala City hotel on Tuesday. He said: “I have to manage his political asylum.”

The millionaire has been on the run since his the American businessman Gregory Viant Faull was killed last month.

Police in Belize, where the Viant was killed, claims he is not a suspect, but the 67-year-old believes he will be “summarily executed” if he hands himself in.

Despite Belize’s prime minister has denied the claim, calling the software magnate paranoid and “bonkers,” McAfee insists he will not submit to police questioning.

“They have killed many people who’ve turned themselves in,” he said. “The last one was a gentleman … who turned himself in. They just wanted him for questioning. They handcuffed his hands behind his back and shot him 14 times.”

The news about McAfee’s arrival in Guatemala comes soon after days of confusion and secrecy about his locations.

His official blog has earlier reported that he had been captured at the border with Mexico, but the police denied the rumors.

The 67-year-old whereabouts were revealed by journalists from Vice magazine who have spent with him almost a week. They posted a photo of McAfee but didn’t removed data which revealed he was in Guatemala.

Initially the software company owner insisted that he had doctored the information in order to fool the authorities, but later admitted he was in Guatemala.

McAfee has become estranged from his fellow expatriates in past  few years. He has been reported to become increasingly erratic, and by his own admission he had begun associating with some of the most notorious gangsters in Belize, Gizmodo writes.

Since the news surfaced last week, several sources went public with additional information that sheds light on the change in McAfee’s behavior.

He told reporters that he’d gotten mixed up with Belizean gangsters and that there had been “in the last year alone, eleven attempts to kidnap or kill me.”

It looks like since 2010 the tycoon has been revealing via Internet his attempts to purify the drug called “bath salts,” which he describes as, “the finest drug ever conceived, not just for its indescribable hypersexuality, but also for the smooth euphoria and mild comedown.”

He described his pursuit of “super perv powder” and also spoke of the possible dangers of handling the freebase version of the drug: “I had visual and auditory hallucinations and the worst paranoia of my life.”

McAfee even revealed that the most effective way to take a dose is via rectal insertion, a procedure known as “plugging,” writing:

“Measure your dose, apply a small amount of saliva to just the tip of your middle finger, press it against the dose, insert. Doesn’t really hurt as much as it sounds.”

“We’re in an arena (drugs/libido) that I navigate as well as anyone on the planet here. If you take my advice about this (may sound gross to some of you perhaps), you will be well rewarded.”

McAfee even revealed that the most effective way to take a dose is via rectal insertion, a procedure known as “plugging,” writing:

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