McAfee Back In US After Release From Jail

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee has arrived in the US after being deported from Guatemala.

The 67-year-old, who is wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of his neighbour, had spent a week in a cell after arriving in Guatemala illegally.

A short time after the jet carrying Mr McAfee landed in Miami, a posting on his website announced he was at a hotel in the city's upscale South Beach area.

"I have no phone, no money, no contact information," the post says. Earlier, as he prepared to board the plane in Guatemala he told reporters he felt "10 years older".

British-born Mr McAfee, who travelled home in economy class, frequently blogged and spoke to reporters as he spent nearly a month in hiding.

Reached by telephone at his hotel, Mr McAfee told an Associated Press reporter that he was unable to talk because he was waiting for a call from his 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend, who did not travel with him.

The former tycoon has been described as a "person of interest" by the Belizean authorities following the killing of Gregory Faull.

Mr McAfee and Mr Faull are understood to have had several arguments over the behaviour of Mr McAfee's dogs.

Mr McAfee acknowledges his pets were unruly, but denies any involvement in the fatal shooting of Mr Faull.

He has previously told Sky News he went on the run for his own "safety" because the authorities wanted to silence him.

After three weeks in hiding, he crossed into Guatemala with his girlfriend Samantha Vanegas to evade the Belizean authorities. He was arrested on December 5 for illegal entry.

Mr McAfee sold his stake in the anti-virus software company that is named after him and moved to Ambergris Caye in Belize three years ago.

He told The New York Times in 2009 he had lost all but \$4m (£2.5m) of his \$100m (£62.4m) fortune in the US financial crisis.

However, a story on the Gizmodo website quoted him as describing that claim as "not very accurate at all".

US officials have said there is no active arrest warrant for him in America.