John McAfee, the software pioneer who is wanted for questioning by Belize police in relation to the death if his neighbor, is being extradited to the United States.McAfee boarded a plane headed for Miami, Fla. at approximately 4 p.m. ET Wednesday afternoon.
McAfee, an American, has been held for a week by authorities in Guatemala, where he turned up after fleeing Belize. Once he was in Guatemalan custody, Belize officials said they expected him to be handed over to that country. Instead, he's on his way to Florida.
"Complying with migration law, Mr. John McAfee is to be deported to his country of origin," a spokesman for Guatemala's immigration office told Reuters
McAfee's neighbor in Belize, fellow American Gregory Faull, died of gunshot wounds last month. McAfee wasn't declared a suspect, merely a "person of interest."
McAfee fled the country, fearing Belize authorities were after him for failing to pay bribes. A month-long wild goose chase and media circus ensued, resulting in McAfee turning up in Guatemala last week. He petitioned for political asylum, but his request was refused and he was arrested for illegal entry.