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McAfee murder story

Postby kurt_w » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:10 am

The NYT has a long and fascinating story about John McAfee, who is currently in hiding after being sought by Belize authorities for questioning in a murder case. It's been in the news for a while, but the Times story is a nice summary of the case, with a lot of fascinating background thrown in.

The story seems to involve an American software-industry millionaire, his tropical island compound, a murdered neighbor, poisoned dogs, prostitution, psychoactive drugs, elaborate and not-so-elaborate hoaxes, a biotech-industry startup, a quest to develop new antibiotics (or, allegedly, a new "herbal version of Viagra for women"), accusations of government corruption, speculation about drug-induced paranoia and psychosis ... and much, much more.

If somebody brought you this guy's life story as a movie proposal, you'd probably turn it down as too implausible.
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Re: McAfee murder story

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:24 am

kurt_w,
It sounds like you have been fascinated by this story as well as I. About a month ago I tried to make a joke on a family blog thing "anonymously" where I authored it as John McAfee and said something like 'I'm dying around death down here'. Well, long story short my wife caught onto what I was up to and I got edited. The thing is, your right. This story is so over the top that it rattles our collective reasoning. Although, I suspect Tarantino could take a respectable poke at it.
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Re: McAfee murder story

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:22 am

Mad Howler wrote:About a month ago I tried to make a joke on a family blog thing "anonymously" where I authored it as John McAfee and said something like 'I'm dying around death down here'. Well, long story short my wife caught onto what I was up to and I got edited.

Sounds hilarious. Maybe try posting in daylight.
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Re: McAfee murder story

Postby chance » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:55 am

Mad Howler wrote:... I suspect Tarantino could take a respectable poke at it.

Seems to me it's more Elmore Leonard than Tarantino.
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Re: McAfee murder story

Postby Beaver » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:35 pm

John McAfee hiding from Belize authorities:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=56223
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Re: McAfee murder story

Postby Detritus » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:45 pm

Beaver wrote:John McAfee hiding from Belize authorities:
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=56223

He certainly seems to have confused his pursuers on the forum.
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