Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Paul, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye.

Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Paul was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Paul filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor’s office, asserting that McAfee had fired off guns and exhibited “roguish behavior.” Their final disagreement apparently involved dogs.

Evidently, McAfee’s behavior has been extremely erratic, probably due in no small part to his experimentation with psychoactive drugs. McAfee had posted extensively on a Russian drug message board about his quest to purify psychoactive drugs, such as “bath salts,” and about testing the products on himself (including using a technique known as “plugging,” or rectal insertion). During the past several months, he spent time in the Belizean jungle attempting to synthesize drugs from native plants as well as associating with known drug gangsters.

Twitterers aren’t quite sure what to make of the news:

Just another manic Monday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber
  • ember

    This is crazy! This guy could be using all his wealth to help those in need and better the world. Instead, he’s plugging. -shaking my head-

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      “…this is your ass on drugs.”

  • Hiraghm

    Suddenly I feel vindicated in my refusal to ever allow McAfee on any of my computers…

  • Randal Redder

    They need to find him and put him in quarantine.

  • Peyton

    Come on, no hilarious tweets from this?

  • Guest

    Sounds Fishy, especially after reading this story involving John McAfee and the GSU, http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/69892

  • LibLieExposer

    Several years ago my employer dumped McAfee Antivirus for Symantec. McAfee just kept killing the wrong processes.

  • scrubjay

    That’s just great. I renewed my McAfee subscription a few days ago. Now it’s a killer ap.

  • GaryTheBrave

    If anyone was planning to move to Belize there appears to be some property for sale. Too soon?

  • ZoriahShepard

    Woah. Murder charges on top of playing around with bath salts? I’m left confounded.

  • WJGBalderama

    The victim failed to purchase sufficient protection.

  • moonsbreath

    What’s Norton up to?

  • TocksNedlog

    It appears that his CPU has become infected.

  • TocksNedlog

    As for the “plugging”, allow me to coin a new acronym: TMID (Too Much Info ‘Dump’).