John McAfee, the inventor of antivirus programs who sold his software to Intel in 2010 for $7 billion, is the prime suspect in the murder of an American expatriate named Gregory Faull.
Police in Belize tell Gizmodo.com that Faull was shot dead on Saturday at his home in San Pedro Town. He was found lying "in a pool of blood" by his house keeper and there was no sign of forced entry.
Details are still coming in, but sources there had been a history of contention between McAfee and Faull, with the latter recently filing a formal complaint with the local Mayor's office that cited McAfee's "roguish behavior."
San Pedro police have not established a motive beyond these arguments, but they make it clear in a statement that McAfee is "on the run from murder charges."
The software guru has been residing in Belize for several years.