Dateline | January 18, 2013
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>> when "trouble in paradise" continues.
>>> for a month after the murder of greg faull it was not he, but all of the axe tension.
>> he's wanted for questioninging for a murder in belize. todo parec?a estar controlado
>> he controlled the phone, the tone.
>> i have no idea what happened to my neighbor.
>> the time.
>> and then after three weeks of chasing him around central america we finally caught up with john mcafee face-to-face. this was to be his only extended tv interview since the murder, perhaps in part because he was in a guatemalan detention center and had nowhere to go and right away he made it clear he not only understood the media, he knew how to exploit it.
>> here's the problem. you have a deadline, right? and your deadline is always now because the news has become immediacy. your job is to get the news out before your competition. that makes your deadline infinitely small . can you possibly get any inkling of the truth in that infinitely small space.
>> no, but you can when you research things.
>> new york times said this, cnn said this.
>> the whole point is this is a story about a murder.
>> to you it is a story about a murder. for me, it is not.
>> on the subject of greg faull john mcafee conceded there was bad blood.
>> i didn't like the man, he. i don't like to hang around with people who are drinking. people are foolish enough without alcohol.
>> in the weeks leading up to the murder how often did you see him?
>> maybe one time, maybe twice.
>> only once on the beach.
>> he said i'm really sorry, but i can't sleep with your dogs.
>> and i said i'm really sorry.
>> did you do something?
>> they were jumping out and that was annoying all of the neighbors.
>> i used the taser on one dog who was deaf. i tased him on the butt.
>> he was complaining about the security guards and everybody complained about that.
>> he was not an exception. and i sympathized with that, too, and i did everything within my power for them not to display their guns.
>> you would allow security guards to wander around in the front of your house in front of a public beach with guns menacing, at least in the perception of the tourists walking by, these people and not prevent them from doing so?
>> may i say something for a moment? i think you are, okay, so now if someone is carrying a gun.
>> a shotgun and holding it like this how can that be menacing? how can that be menacing, sir? someone sees a gun? the world's full of guns. america has 280 million of them.
>> however, your neighbors are saying these men weren't just holding the guns down here. they were pointing them at people.
>> do you think i would tolerate that? get real.
>> as he had from the beginning, mcafee insisted he had no motive for killing greg faull because he never believed fall was responsible for poisoning his dogs.
>> i know who killed the dogs.
>> the government.
>> the witness has no reason to lie claims greg faull told him he was going to kill the dogs.
>> the night before.
>> that's what he told everybody he was going kill the dogs. he drank a lot, sir. i know for a fact he's not the kind of person who would kill a dogs. he was a dog lover and not a dog owner.
>> i am told he didn't love dogs at all. that's fine. he had birds and his birds were always having trouble with dogs, what do i know? all i can tell you is i believe he loved dogs.
>> lots of evidence to suggest greg faull killed your dogs.
>> i'd say there's evidence that greg faull could have killed my dogs. anybody could have killed my dogs. everybody had dog poison?
>> everybody has dog poison? look in your shelf in your garage and there will be things with crossbones on them. everybody threatened to shoot my dogs, everybody. i took it with a grain of salt.
>> you still believe he didn't poison my dogs. i know who poisoned my dogs. my paranoia tells me. one of two thing, i am really paranoid.
>> could be. or you're right.
>> or i am not -- and they are --
>> sometimes you're correct to be paranoid.
>> sometimes just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you, sir.
>> so in any case.
>> neither you nor anybody representing you went over to greg faull's house on that occasion and pulled his t-shirt up over his head and shot him through the head?
>> no, sir. the government poisoned my dogs.
>> and the government killed greg faull? i thought that for a while, but i realize -- no, i don't. how do i know who killed greg faull? i don't believe the government killed him. that was the first thought in my mind, however.
>> john mcafee had little else to say about his murdered neighbor. no theory about who might murder an american ex-pat in his own home, stealing nothing. no expression of empathy for the dad man's family. on the subject of john mcafee he was just getting warmed up.
>> coming up.
>> it's an issue with you.
>> the public doesn't know me.
>> getting to know the real mr. mcafee when "dateline" continues.