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Wanted Computer Software Pioneer McAfee Back in US

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In this image released by Guatemala's National Police, software company founder John McAfee is pictured after being arrested for entering the country illegally in Guatemala City, Dec. 5, 2012.

In this image released by Guatemala's National Police, software company founder John McAfee is pictured after being arrested for entering the country illegally in Guatemala City, Dec. 5, 2012.

Internet software pioneer John McAfee is back in the United States after being deported from Guatemala, where he had been ducking police who wanted to question him about a murder in neighboring Belize.

McAfee's plane touched down late Wednesday in Miami, Florida, and he told reporters that his plans for the future are still not clear. But he said all he wants is a normal life.

The 67-year-old software pioneer fled to Guatemala from Belize, where he had been living for several years. Police there want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. They say he is not a suspect but a person of interest.

Guatemalan police arrested him last week for entering the country illegally. He said his life would be in danger if he returned to Belize.

Guatemala refused to grant him asylum and ordered him to be deported to the United States, his country of origin.

McAfee made a personal fortune after designing the popular anti-virus software program named after him. He sold his stake in the company several years ago. But he now says an earlier claim that he lost much of his money to bad investments is not accurate.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.
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