McAfee offers to speak to police in Belize by phone

John McAfee has agreed to be interviewed by police in Belize about the shooting death of his neighbor — as long as it’s done over the phone.

On his blog Tuesday night McAfee wrote from neighboring Guatemala that, “I will answer any questions that you may have over the phone. If I am indeed merely wanted for questioning, this should suffice.”

McAfee, the Silicon Valley software company founder who has been sought for questioning for nearly a month, surfaced in public in Guatemala Tuesday saying he plans to seek asylum in Guatemala because he feels persecuted in Belize.

Wednesday morning, McAfee wrote on his blog that he plans a two-hour, afternoon press conference Thursday in Guatemala City, where he will be joined by his attorney, TelĂ©sforo Guerra, Guatemala’s former attorney general.

On his blog Tuesday, McAfee addressed the family of his dead neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull, 52, who was found shot to death in Faull’s home two doors down from McAfee’s beach-side compound on Nov. 11.

“I had nothing to do with his death,” McAfee wrote. “I have lost five close family members in my 67 years and I know your suffering.”

And McAfee offered to meet with Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow “in a neutral country to discuss our mutual issues.”

“It is entirely possible that you have little or no knowledge of the level of corruption being propagated throughout every branch of your government,” McAfee wrote. “I will turn over to you thousands of hours of video and audio as proof, providing that we meet as gentlemen and are mutually convinced of our honesty.”

Then McAfee addressed his friends and promised to be in touch soon.

“I have not slept for 24 hours,” he wrote. “I am in non-stop meetings and strategizing our next steps. I will call and email you soon. I love you all.”

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