John McAfee expects release from jail soon

Software expert's blog says judge in Guatemala deems his detention illegal

John McAfee's blog says that a Guatemalan judge has deemed his detention is illegal and that he is to be released soon

It's been a tough couple of days for John McAfee, the creator of McAfee anti-virus software who has been sought by Belize authorities in connection with the death of his neighbour. First he sought asylum in Guatemala, where he was then summarily arrested. He then left custody on a stretcher and was hospitalised, suffering from stress and hypertension, according to his Telesforo Guerra.

However, there seems to be a light at the end of this barmy tunnel for the software engineer as he looks set to be released. A new post on McAfee's blog - which, if you get the chance to visit it, is one of the most entertaining reads you'll experience all year - states that a judge in Guatemala has ruled that his incarceration was illegal.

"A Guatemalan judge has just ruled that Mr. McAfee was detained illegally," reads the post on "He will be released from detention at the central imigration(sic) center(sic) in Guatemala City tomorrow morning. It is believed he will be allowed to return to the United States."

The news comes just hours after McAfee himself told Sky News correspondent, Jeff Randall, in an interview that he said he was "100 per cent sure" that he'd be returning to the United States soon.

McAfee has been sought by Belize authorities as "a person of interest" following the murder of his neighbour Gregory Faull around a month ago.

Source: The Inquirer