Crime

McAfee Claims He's Innocent, Fears He's Also Murder Target

Anti-virus pioneer being sought out by authorities over killing of man in Belize

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John McAfee, the eccentric anti-virus software pioneer wanted in Belize as a "person of interest" in the shooting death of a neighbor, has told Wired by phone that he is innocent and fears that he may have been the actual target of gunmen who went to the wrong house.

McAfee, who went into hiding in the Central American country, told Wired's Joshua Davis by phone on Monday that he had been at his house next door to the shootings on Sunday when police came to investigate the case, but that he was hiding in the sand with a cardboard box over his head.