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John McAfee Update: Guatemala releases software founder, who boards flight to U.S.

Software company founder John McAfee leaves an migration detention center for the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. McAfee was released from detention in Guatemala and is being deported to the U.S. McAfee was detained last week for immigration violations after he sneaked into Guatemala from neighboring Belize, where authorities sought to question him about the murder of his neighbor. AP Photo/Moises Castillo

Software company founder John McAfee leaves an migration detention center for the La Aurora international airport in Guatemala City, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012.
AP Photo/Moises Castillo
(CBS/AP) GUATEMALA CITY - Anti-virus software founder John McAfee was released from a Guatemala detention center Wednesday and escorted by immigration officials and police trucks to the Guatemala City airport, where he was put on a commercial flight bound for Miami.

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The escort to the airport marked the next chapter in McAfee's strange, month-long odyssey to avoid police questioning about a killing in neighboring Belize.

"McAfee entered the country illegally," immigration service spokesman Fernando Lucero said. "Guatemala is expelling him. Since his country of origin is the United States, Guatemala is expelling him to the United States."

McAfee was detained last week for immigration violations after he sneaked into Guatemala from neighboring Belize, where authorities sought to question him about the murder of a neighbor, Gregory Viany Faull, another American expatriate.

During his highly publicized flight from police, McAfee constantly blogged and spoke with reporters about his life on the run.

Upon his arrival at the airport McAfee said, "I'm free. I'm going to America."

He suggested his weeklong detention in Guatemala for entering the country clandestinely had taken its toll on him.

"All I can tell you is I'm 10 years older, and I don't know what I'm doing. I'm just going to Miami," he said.

His 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend who has accompanied him since he went on the run was not with him on the ride to the airport. She was last seen early Wednesday leaving the detention facility crying, after bringing McAfee breakfast.

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