Software mogul John McAfee was arrested in Guatemala City on Thursday after entering the country illegally. McAfee, 67, said on Wednesday that he had requested asylum in Guatemala, and that he feared he would be killed by police if he returned to Belize, where he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull.
"He will be in danger if he is returned to Belize, where he has denounced authorities," said his Guatemalan lawyer, Telesforo Guerra.
The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry is now deciding whether to send McAfee back to Belize for questioning. McAfee has been on the run since early November, when Faull was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound.