Internet Pioneer McAfee Wanted By Police For Questioning Over Murder Of Neighbour.

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Sweet baby Jesus this story is a whole bag of crazy. John McAfee, the American computer programmer who was one of the first people to design anti-virus software is wanted by police in Belize for questioning over the killing of Gregory Faull, McAfee’s neighbour. It’s understood that three people are also being questioned by police after Faull, 52, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the back of his head on Sunday at his home on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.

This is where the story turns a tad weird as CNN are reporting the following:

Faull was killed after four of 11 dogs belonging to McAfee were fatally poisoned, said Wired Magazine Contributing Editor Joshua Davis, who said he had spent more than 100 hours with McAfee in recent months. Faull had frequently complained about the dogs barking, Davis said

“The dogs were poisoned on Friday night, they died very quickly,” Davis said. “Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, Mr. Faull was killed.”

Martinez said a person working for McAfee called police Saturday about a poisoned dog; when police arrived at McAfee’s residence, they found the dogs had been buried.

Martinez said there had been “some sort of misunderstanding” before Saturday between McAfee and Faull about the dogs.

McAfee, 67, told Davis on Tuesday that he did not kill his neighbor, the reporter said. “He says that he’s had very little contact with Greg over the past three years,” Davis said. “They’ve spoken maybe 50 words total. Nonetheless, there was antagonism there. McAfee admits that.”

McAfee told Davis that, when police visited his home on Sunday, he hid from them.

“McAfee saw them coming and he dug a hole in the sand and buried himself in the sand, he says, and he put a cardboard box over his head so he could breathe,” Davis said. “He said it was extremely uncomfortable, but he believes that the police will kill him if he turns himself in.”

He dug a hole in the sand, buried himself and then stuck a cardboard box over his head? This kind of behaviour is only ever acceptable if you’re 12 years old and have just finished playing a Metal Gear Solid marathon. For the rest of the details surrounding this story hart a course for HERE.

CNN & Fox News Just Had The Worst News Day Ever!

If you didn’t know already Obama’s health-care legislation was upheld yesterday by the Supreme Court meaning that America for the first time joins the ranks of countries with similar national health care. Of course Fox News and CNN, either in their haste to gather those awkward things called ‘facts’, or through their very own disbelief at such a surprise ruling, didn’t report the right story.

They instead informed their viewers that the Supreme Court had in fact ruled against Obama’s health-care law. Until of course they actually took time out from speaking into camera to read the actual document.

(via Gawker)

RIP Marie Colvin.

Sadly it was reported last night that the distinguished American war correspondent  Marie Colvin was killed in Syria after the media building she was stationed at was shelled by Syrian forces. Four other Western journalists were also killed.

Apparently she had illegally crossed into Syria on the back of a motocross motorcycle defying the Syrian government’s attempts to block access to the country by members of the world’s press. We watched her final dispatch on the Channel Four News on Tuesday night which detailed the death of a baby from wounds inflicted when his family house had been hit by a shell.

Marie Colvin was also famous for her trademark eyepatch which she wore after she lost the sight of her eye due to shrapnel from RPG fire during her time covering the Sri Lankan civil war in April 2001.

(via The Telegraph)

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Your days of buying cannabis on a day trip to Amsterdam may be drawing to a close – (The Independent)

A third body is identified in Ohio in connection with killings linked to a job advert on Craigslist – (CNN)

Woman claims she was held prisoner on a boat for 12 years by the Church of Scientology. Celebs may have been involved – (Village Voice)

Chelsea Clinton is now a journalist. Well done Chelsea way to keep a University graduate out of a job. – (The Hollywood Reporter)

You’re in a 20ft long boat and an 18ft long Great White Shark pops up to say hello. Whatdoyado?

Tough times for everyone. Ryan Phillippe puts $7.45M home on the market for a second time. – (Daily Mail)

Woman’s face catches fire during routine surgery. Nothing to see here, move along. – (Jezebel)

They’re going to remake Starship Troopers. Thanks again Hollywood. – (Film Drunk)

Large quantities of radioactive water have leaked into the sea from a power plant in Japan. Did someone say Godzilla? – (The Guardian)