Awwww, our fun with Star Wars taglines must come to an end… they’ve stopped being appropriate, considering no one in this story even barely resembles a Jedi, and no one’s even returned from anything.
Anyway, McAfee is still in America, nothing much on that front has changed, but more details have emerged about the case and the people surrounding it. For one, the Belize police have made it official that while McAfee is a person of interest, he is NOT a suspected criminal, so they cannot use their extradition treaty to drag him back to their borders. For being out to murder the man they’re certainly unwilling to pull out all the stops, If McAfee is to be believed.
This bodes poorly for the family of the murdered man, who have asked McAfee to step up and take responsibility and meet with the police. “I’m shocked by this … he’s running around footloose and fancy-free in Miami. How in the world can that be?” William Keeney, Faull’s stepfather, told Reuters in an statement. He continued to say “Why in the world is John McAfee working so hard not to meet with those people in Belize that are charged with the job of solving this crime. Why won’t he cooperate?”
McAfee, in a indirect response to this question, has made it clear that he would be willing to meet with the Belize authorities, but only if they did so in a neutral country: “I will not go back to Belize. I had nothing to do with the murder,” he said in an interview earlier. Additionally, he’s offered a “hollow” $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Gregory Faull’s killer. A gesture which was unappreciated by the family Mr. Faull left behind.
“It has been very rough. I’ll do fine, and then a memory will hit me and it just devastates me,” Gregory’s mom said.
Nothing of any real weight has happened, however, and it seems we’ll be trapped in a stalemate until the police take McAfee up on his offer, someone catches the real killer (if it’s not McAfee, that is), or someone gets McAfee his pills and he stops worrying about federally-funded assassination attempts. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more, because lawrd I do love a continuity driven plot. Maybe next time his 20-year-old girlfriend will break up with him and get married to his evil twin, who owns a helicopter palace. The possibilities are sorta limitless!