John McAfee, released by Guatemala, heads for the US


This photo taken today shows a Facebook page belonging to John McAfee (pictured).

Guatemala has released John McAfee, the anti-virus software founder who illegally entered the country from neighboring Belize, where he is wanted for questioning in connection with the death of his neighbor.

The Associated Press reported McAfee was released from a detention center and taken by authorities to Guatemala City airport where he boarded a flight for Miami.

Immigration service spokesman Fernando Lucero told the AP "McAfee entered the country illegally... Guatemala is expelling him. Since his country of origin is the United States, Guatemala is expelling him to the United States."

As the AP noted, McAfee was not alone. He was reportedly surrounded by a mass of journalists whom he told, "I'm free. I'm going to America ... All I can tell you is I'm 10 years older, and I don't know what I'm doing. I'm just going to Miami."

He told Reuters that Miami "was the only option I had. I can't take a flight that stops in any other country and there are only two flights going to America today."

He is scheduled to land in Miami at 7:10 pm Eastern Time, Reuters said.

More from GlobalPost: Software tycoon John McAfee arrested in Guatemala

McAfee was detained by Guatemalan authorities for a week after he illegally crossed into the country from Belize where he fled in the midst of questioning in connection with the death of fellow expatriate Gregory Viant Faull.

As GlobalPost wrote, during his stay he suffered two mild heart attacks and was hospitalized.