Software company founder John McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in a shooting death in Belize, spoke last week at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Belize.(Photo: Sofia Munoz, Ambergris Today Online/AP)
Michael Winter, USA TODAY
3:58PM EST December 12. 2012 - Guatemalan immigration officials Wednesday afternoon deported John McAfee, who is headed to Miami, according to news reports.
"I'm free, I'm going to America," the software anti-virus pioneer said at the Guatemala City airport, the Associated Press says. He was escorted to the airport by immigration officials.
Before leaving for the airport he told Reuters, "I'll be leaving at 3:30 (p.m.) to Miami. That was the only option I had. I can't take a flight that stops in any other country and there are only two flights going to America today."
McAfee, 67, was held for a week in Guatemala, where he turned up with his 20-year-old girlfriend after a month on the run in Belize. Police there want to question him about the murder of an American neighbor with whom he quarreled. His lawyer blocked efforts to deport him to Belize.
"Complying with migration law, Mr. John McAfee is to be deported to his country of origin," said Fernando Lucero, a spokesman for Guatemala's immigration office.