McAfee denied asylum; expected in Belize

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 06, 2012 17:33 hrs

Guatemala: A lawyer for software company founder John McAfee says he has been denied political asylum in Guatemala, paving the way for his deportation to Belize.

Police in Belize, where McAfee is sought for questioning in connection with the killing of a fellow U.S. expatriate, say they expect him to be returned shortly.

Attorney Karla Paz told The Associated Press on Thursday that Guatemalan authorities had informed McAfee's team that his request had been denied. McAfee was in a Guatemalan immigration detention center after his arrest for illegally entering the country ended a bizarre weekslong journey as a self-styled fugitive with an active blog and constant contact with the press.

Belizean police spokesman Raphael Martinez said officials expected McAfee to be flown back to the capital.

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