Spam-king, Eddie Davidson, escaped from prison with the help from his girlfriend and eventually led to the murder-suicide of Davidson and his girlfriend. This just shows that convicted spammers are ruthless and will do anything they can for an easy out.
A teenage girl was shot in the neck and a baby was found unhurt in a car seat inside the vehicle where the three bodies were found, Arapahoe County undersheriff Mark Campbell said. The relationship between the girl, baby and the escaped convict wasn’t immediately clear.
The bodies of “Spam King” Edward “Eddie” Davidson, his wife, and 3-year-old daughter were found in an SUV parked in a farmhouse driveway in a rural part of Bennett, about 25 miles east of Denver. Authorities said Davidson was the apparent gunman.
Look, I know it’s horrible for me to say, but I find spammers to be the leeches on legitimate e-mail marketing and they cause marketers to have a bad reputation. However, I don’t believe spammers should have to make life and death decisions because of their actions.
From the way the FBI was immediately posted an APB, I can imagine the kind of fight-or-flight decisions that Davidson was contemplating. He just sent e-mail, he just committed white-collar fraud; and wasn’t a rapist or a murderer.
If someone wants to spam, they must accept the sentences they earn. Then again, I mean how hardcore is it to share it with cell mates, “Yeah, I sent a bunch of messages to people and spoofed headers and made a shitload of money.” I can’t fathom that he’d have a lot of issues in prison.
My condolences go out to Davidson and his girlfriend’s families during this difficult time. I don’t care how much spam someone was responsible for, they don’t deserve to die for it. It’s just e-mail.
Lessons learned today, kids:
Don’t spam. Send e-mail responsibly. Don’t help criminals escape from prison.