McAfee heads to Guatemalan hospital

Belize authorities have said they want to talk to McAfee about the shooting of American businessman Gregory Faull.
Belize authorities have said they want to talk to McAfee about the shooting of American businessman Gregory Faull.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: An attorney says John McAfee is being treated for cardiovascular problems
  • McAfee had requested asylum in Guatemala, claiming he faced police persecution
  • Guatemala rejected the request on Thursday
  • Belize police say they hope to take John McAfee into custody for questioning if he returns

Guatemala City (CNN) -- Software pioneer John McAfee was in a Guatemalan police hospital Thursday, just hours after officials rejected his bid for asylum.

Attorney Karla Paz said McAfee, 67, was being treated for cardiovascular problems.

Earlier Thursday, Guatemala rejected McAfee's request for asylum, setting up his impending deportation to Belize, where police want to talk with him about a neighbor's shooting death.

There was no basis for the asylum request, and so it was denied, presidential spokesman Francisco Cuevas said Thursday.

If McAfee is deported, investigators plan to take him in for questioning upon his return, Belize police spokesman Rafael Martinez said.

Belize authorities have said they want to talk to McAfee about the November 11 shooting of his neighbor, American businessman Gregory Faull. Under Belize law McAfee can be held for 48 hours without charges, Martinez said.

Guatemalan authorities took McAfee into custody Wednesday on accusations of entering the country illegally.

After weeks in hiding, the 67-year-old Internet security pioneer emerged publicly Tuesday in Guatemala's capital, hundreds of miles from the Caribbean island in Belize where his next-door neighbor was found dead.

McAfee had requested asylum in Guatemala, arguing that he left Belize to escape police persecution.

McAfee founded his namesake computer security software in 1987, initially running it out of his home in California. He sold his stake in McAfee Associates in 1994 and moved to Belize in 2008.

CNN's Martin Savidge contributed to this report.

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