John Mcafee photographed at his home in Belize Nov. 2012.Photograph by Brian Finke

“˜You can say I’m paranoid about it but they will kill me, there is no question. They’ve been trying to get me for months.’ – John McAfee in Wired interview

MILLIONAIRE ANTIVIRUS creator John McAfee believes his life is in danger after his neighbor was found with a shotgun blast to the back of his head, lying in a pool of blood.

As Belizean police combed the property of expat antivirus pioneer John McAfee Sunday afternoon, McAfee was closer than they could have known. He’d seen them coming, and says he hid ““ burying himself in the sand with a cardboard box over his head so he could breathe. “It was extraordinarily uncomfortable,” he says, in an exclusive interview with Wired. “But they will kill me if they find me.”

McAfee, 67, is the prime suspect in a murder discovered Sunday morning in Belize. Convinced that he’ll be killed if he’s taken into custody for questioning, the millionaire antivirus pioneer has gone into hiding somewhere in the Central American nation, where he moved in 2008 to retire. Starting at 10:30 this morning, Belize time, he has been calling to tell me his side of the story.

Did it all start because of McAfee’s dogs, who were poisoned on Friday?

Or is it something else entirely?

This one is wild.