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Thursday 24 April 2014

McAfee arrives in US from Guatemala

John McAfee was detained in Guatemala for immigration violations (AP)

Anti-virus software founder John McAfee has arrived in the US after being deported from Guatemala.

A commercial jet carrying McAfee landed at Miami International Airport, spokesman Greg Chin said. He added that McAfee would be escorted by federal authorities after he cleared customs and would not appear in public parts of the terminal.

McAfee was expelled from Guatemala after sneaking into the country from Belize, where authorities want to question him over the murder of a neighbour.

Guatemalan immigration service spokesman Fernando Lucero said: "McAfee entered the country illegally. Guatemala is expelling him. Since his country of origin is the United States, Guatemala is expelling him to the United States."

Before the flight from Guatemala City, McAfee said: "I'm free. I'm going to America."

Dressed in a black suit and white shirt, he suggested his week-long detention in Guatemala for entering the country clandestinely had taken its toll. "All I can tell you is I'm 10 years older, and I don't know what I'm doing. I'm just going to Miami," he said.

In one of the most highly publicised flights from police questioning since OJ Simpson led police on televised low-speed car chase, McAfee constantly blogged and spoke to reporters about his life on the run.

McAfee was detained last week for immigration violations after he sneaked into Guatemala from Belize. He apparently crossed at an unguarded rural spot along the border, but a judge this week ruled his detention illegal and ordered him freed.

McAfee said on Sunday that he wanted to return to the United States and "settle down to whatever normal life" he can. The 67-year-old said: "I simply would like to live comfortably day by day, fish, swim, enjoy my declining years."

Police in Belize want to question McAfee over the fatal shooting of a US expatriate who lived near McAfee's home on a Belizean island in November. The creator of the McAfee antivirus program has denied involvement in the killing. Belizean authorities have urged him to show up for questioning, but have not lodged any formal charges against him.

Press Association

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