McAfee sued by family of dead neighbour

Anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee is facing legal action from the family of one of his neighbours found shot dead last year.

Gregory Faull, an American expatriate living in Belize, was found with gunshot wounds to the head on November 11, 2012. Suspicion of McAfee's involvement was immediately raised after he went into hiding following the death.

The daughter of Faull is seeking damages worth $75,000 (£47,000) in the "wrongful death lawsuit", alleging that McAfee either committed the murder himself or was involved in the incident.

The software pioneer has agreed to testify about the murder in Belize and claims that he had "no connection whatsoever" to the death of Faull.

When questioned last month by the BBC as to why he fled Belize following the incident, McAfee said he did so because he "could have been in prison forever waiting to be questioned".

There had been previous disputes between the two men, with Faull filing a complaint with the local mayor that McAfee's dogs were "causing an unsafe environment for residents and tourists alike". Two dogs belonging to one of his girlfriends were late found poisoned and had to be put down.

A statement provided by the Faull family lawyer Gary Roberts read: "While continuing to grieve, the Faull family intends to pursue all possible avenues to ensure the individual or individuals responsible for the death of Gregory Faull are brought to justice.

"They are confident that with the tools available in civil discovery cases in the U.S. federal courts and with the information obtained in the criminal investigation in Belize, the true facts will come to light as to how and by whom Gregory Faull met his end."

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