Wired reporter live-tweets murder suspect McAfee’s run from police; Updated

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Twitchy told you yesterday about the bizarre murder case involving anti-virus software king John McAfee in Belize.

He is now on the run from police — and Wired reporter Joshua Davis has been in contact with McAfee since last night.

John McAfee was accused of murder today. He has been calling me throughout the day to explain what happened. bit.ly/Zifq2k

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

This morning, Davis live-tweeted breaking news of McAfee’s continued attempt to evade arrest.

McAfee 1min ago: “Police have arrested the caretaker of my home+my biz partner+taxi driver who gave me ride. These are Stalin-era tactics.”

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

McAfee called just now: “I am adept at hiding. I will do whatever it takes to stay alive.”

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

Early morning phone call from McAfee in hiding: “I will not turn myself in.”

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

McAfee at 5am: “The police have set up roadblocks across the country to catch me. I slept last night on a mattress infested with lice.”

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

McAfee 7:05AM PST: “Power was just cut to the house I’m in. I think this is it.”

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

The end? We’re staying wired to Davis’s Twitter feed for the latest. News at the speed of tweet.

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Update:

The plot thickens.

This whole McAfee story is another one that gets crazier by the minute… gizmodo.com/5960138/the-cr…

— Mandy Nagy (@Liberty_Chick) November 13, 2012

In September of this year, McAfee published a diary in three parts of his recent “adventures” in Belize on a private message board, where he described how his life had been transformed—and according to McAfee, threatened—over the last two years by corruption in government both local and national, as well as his taking on of a personal harem of local women. One woman, “Amber Smith,” according to McAfee, was an assassin. He called the story “Darkness Falls.”

What follows is a thoroughly bizarre, rambling mess born out of McAfee’s “unstable mind.” McAfee is most definitely a very disturbed man.

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Update:

Joshua Davis has resumed communication with McAfee:

McAfee says he is not armed. If the police shoot him, it’s not because he has a weapon.

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

McAfee just called: He has changed locations. The police have not caught him yet.

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

McAfee says the police raided the house next door to where he was and he evaded them.

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

McAfee called: Says police spokesperson did not say he is a suspect. The spokesperson has only said that he is wanted for questioning.

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

Either way, McAfee says he has no intention of turning himself in for questioning as he believes he will not survive police custody.

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

According to Davis, McAfee is claiming to have taken some drastic measures to evade capture:

McAfee on phone just now: I have radically altered my appearance.

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 13, 2012

Update, Wednesday, Nov. 14:

More this morning on McAfee’s disguise and the detention of his friends:

McAfee says he’s dyed his eyebrows and hair jet black. Latest update online now Wired.com dlvr.it/2TcHmH

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 14, 2012

McAfee says police have detained 6 of his friends or associates in attempt to pressure him to turn himself in. Wired: dlvr.it/2TcHmH

— Joshua Davis (@JoshuaDavisNow) November 14, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/13/wired-reporter-live-tweets-murder-suspect-mcafees-run-from-police/

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