According to reports, John McAfee, the founder and namesake of the McAfee antivirus software company, is wanted for murder in Belize, on the north-eastern coast of Central America. 

According to reports, John McAfee, the founder and namesake of the McAfee antivirus software company, is wanted for murder in Belize, on the north-eastern coast of Central America. 

According to Gizmodo, the antivirus pioneer is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was shot in his home on Saturday night. Faull, a builder, had previously filed a formal complaint against McAfee for firing off guns and exhibiting "roguish behaviour." Apparently the two men had had a disagreement about dogs sometime before Faull was shot.
 
Wanted for murder: John McAfee. Photo: Youtube
 
A police statement obtained by Gizmodo notes that police haven't established a motive yet, but are pursuing several leads, one of which appears to be McAfee.
 
McAfee founded the company that bears his name in the late 90s and went on to sell it to Intel for $US7.7 billion in 2010. Since then, McAfee has turned his attention to a new company he co-founded called Quorumex, which is based in Belize and researches antibiotics. 
 
McAfee's behaviour has been described as "erratic" in recent years. He has experimented with hallucinogenic drugs and discussed his experiences in chat rooms.
 
Earlier this year, McAfee was arrested in Belize for possessing illegal firearms, which he described at the time as being a "bogus charge." He also accused police of having killed his dog during the raid on his house. 
 
This is not the first time a software company founder has been accused of murder. In 2008 Hans Reiser, the Linux programmer behind the ReiserFS filesystem, was convicted of killing his wife.