Software Guru John McAfee Suffers Heart Attack, Denied Asylum By Guatamala

Category: Society / Dec 06, 2012 5:24PM EDT
The lawyer of U.S. software guru John McAfee said on Thursday (December 6) his client suffered mild heart attacks after his detention by Guatemalan authorities. McAfee has been on the run and arrived in Guatemala City on Wednesday after fleeing Belize where is wanted for questioning on the death of his neighbor. McAfee's lawyer, said he had spoken with the U.S. Embassy. A U.S. Embassy official in Guatemala declined to comment "for privacy considerations." Guatemala also said on Thursday, in a news release, it had rejected an asylum request by McAfee. Police in Belize want to quiz McAfee as "a person of interest" in the killing of fellow American Gregory Faull. But they say he is not a prime suspect in their investigation. McAfee crossed the border into Guatemala with his 20-year-old girlfriend and says he is afraid the Belize authorities will kill him if he returns. Belize's prime minister has denied the claim and called McAfee paranoid and "bonkers."