John McAfee is offering a $25K reward for anyone who can prove his innocence.
John McAfee, supposedly on the run from the police in Central America for possibly shooting his neighbor in the head, has launched a blog. Even more, he's offering a reward for anyone who can prove his innocence.
"With lots of time on my hands and very little to do with it, I’ve been reflecting on the recent detour my life has taken," he wrote. "How did I end up as a murder suspect on the lam? The world press certainly has not helped. Autonomous and self-serving, the press does what it does best – sensationalize. And my character and the recent events of my life have been sensationalized to the max."
The first entry talks about Gizmodo and Wired, how the former site's postings by Jeff Wise was nothing but a smear campaign. For Wired, he seemingly regrets taking his shirt off and posing with a gun, saying that "creative artwork often uses strange compositions to make a point" but that he should have been suspicious the moment the photographer arrived.
In the second post he provides links to information about what's going on over in Central America such a trial by jury being removed as a local's right, police arresting citizens without charges being filed, and so on. Then the next post talks about the police coming to his house and arresting him for having a supposed illegal meth lab. This is what he calls the beginning.
He later claims in the blog that the local police attempted to charge him for running an antibiotics lab without a license. When that didn't work, they tried to charge him for possessing weapons without a license. After that, they claimed he hired security guards without a license which is supposedly against local laws.
"Every lawyer I talked to shook their head at their own ignorance. None of them had heard of, or could find, such a law," he wrote.
The blog goes on to claim that after the murder of Gregory Faul, the police began a systematic roundup of McAfee's friends and associates. They also supposedly didn't have a search warrant when they raided McAfee's house during NBC's recent visit. According to McAfee, this is normal for police actions in South America.
"Search first, if anything is found then get a pre-dated search warrant," he said.
Eventually he reveals that he's offering $25,000 USD for the capture of the person responsible for Faul's death. He even talks about returning to his property and watching the police dig up his poisoned, dead dogs, removing their heads and then setting what's left of the canines on fire. He even disguised himself to the point where the police didn't even recognize him, shooing him away.
"At one point I got too close and was angrily ordered to go away. I did so while muttering 'Pendejos!' loud enough for the officers to hear. Every search was allegedly performed in order to find me," he said.
To read the full blog, head here.