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Spam King and Family Dead In Murder-Suicide

kdawson posted about 6 years ago | from the coming-to-a-bad-end dept.

Spam 1081

Lt.Hawkins was one of many readers sending in word that the escaped spam king discussed yesterday was found dead in Colorado, after apparently killing his wife and 3-year-old daughter. A teenager was injured, and an infant was found alive in the car.

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I understand running away from prison... but (5, Interesting)

PC and Sony Fanboy (1248258) | about 6 years ago | (#24333163)

I can't believe someone would be so upset over being institutionalized (for their own actions, no less!) that they'd feel the need to kill their family as well as themselves.

What a sad state of affairs.

Re:I understand running away from prison... but (5, Insightful)

the4thdimension (1151939) | about 6 years ago | (#24333221)

Psychologically speaking, the very act of going to prison(even if its minimum security)can be highly damaging. There is no telling what caused this guy to snap but its likely that he didn't sit there and stew about it and decide to do it on his own. It was likely a snap decision brought on by q pretty high amount of stress and depression.

Not justifying it, just stating that its not so cut and dry as a simple choice to kill your family.

Re:I understand running away from prison... but (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333357)

Oh, there is telling!! Most likely it was a guy named Bubba that had a 12 in surprise for his "wife" back in the cell.

Re:I understand running away from prison... but (5, Funny)

Trigun (685027) | about 6 years ago | (#24333487)

He got tired of having his box filled with unsolicited male?

(Shamelessly stolen from Fark)

Re:I understand running away from prison... but (5, Insightful)

ShadowsHawk (916454) | about 6 years ago | (#24333303)

It takes someone with a minor god complex. "I'm the only thing that matters to my family, so they're better off dead." I know some people here will celebrate the spammers death, but I would have rather seen him in a 8x10 cell.

Re:I understand running away from prison... but (1)

Trigun (685027) | about 6 years ago | (#24333517)

One open to the public, with sharpened stick rental nearby.

Re:I understand running away from prison... but (3, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | about 6 years ago | (#24333381)

Truly, this guy was a EPIC level scumbag.

yes... (1)

CdBee (742846) | about 6 years ago | (#24333411)

Undeniably tragic, but you expected a spammer to act like a normal human being? Its only a shame he wasnt married to Sanford Wallace instead of to an innocent...

beware (5, Funny)

appleLaserWriter (91994) | about 6 years ago | (#24333167)

spam kills

Re:beware (4, Funny)

Victor_0x53h (1164907) | about 6 years ago | (#24333261)

This is your family on spam.

Coward. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333169)

It wasn't necessary for him to take them with him. May he burn in hell.

Re:Coward. (5, Funny)

Bastard of Subhumani (827601) | about 6 years ago | (#24333325)

You're just jealous because he went one better than you. Right, Hans?

Re:Coward. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333453)

As an atheist, it does make me wish there really was a hell for guys like this.

The christians have it so easy sometimes :)

Re:Coward. (1)

stinerman (812158) | about 6 years ago | (#24333515)

Beat me to it.

I always say when certain undesirable people kick the bucket, I wish there was a hell so people like them could go to it.

Re:Coward. (5, Funny)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 6 years ago | (#24333567)

I always say that I'd like to meet the Atheist who doesn't say "god damn it" or "go to hell," and he lesbian that doesn't use a dildo... but they both seem to be very elusive specimens.

Woo! (-1, Troll)

imag0 (605684) | about 6 years ago | (#24333175)

One Down!

Re:Woo! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333209)

Celebrating someone killing their family. Fuck you.

People said the same at Saddam's death (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333451)

And when Ian Huntley or Mira Hindley die, there will be people who are singing the praises of their deaths.

This is only considered bad here because they killd their family.

Well, how about considering it as "someone kills a child and dies". In that case, wouldn't people be saying "Good! He desrved to die"?

Re:People said the same at Saddam's death (1)

neokushan (932374) | about 6 years ago | (#24333591)

That depends entirely on where your moral line of when-is-it-right-to-kill lies.
For some people, killing is never acceptable, even for those who murdered thousands of people, for others it's justified to kill someone just for breaking a minor law.

Re:Woo! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333457)

Chastising someone for celebrating someone killing their family. Fuck you.

Re:Woo! (1)

florescent_beige (608235) | about 6 years ago | (#24333465)

Celebrating someone killing their family. Fuck you.

I second that.

Re:Woo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333491)

i celebrate the death of any filthy human.

Jackass (2, Interesting)

dreamchaser (49529) | about 6 years ago | (#24333329)

You are celebrating because a man killed his family? You need some serious help.

If they'd put him in a medium or max security prison where he couldn't have escaped this would never have happened. He also didn't deserve death for what he did; the jail time and fines/restitution was plenty.

Re:Jackass (5, Insightful)

R2.0 (532027) | about 6 years ago | (#24333399)

"He also didn't deserve death for what he did; the jail time and fines/restitution was plenty."

Don't you mean his FAMILY didn't deserve death? Because whether or not he deserved it is moot - he did it to himself.

Re:Jackass (5, Insightful)

dreamchaser (49529) | about 6 years ago | (#24333511)

I know he did, but what I meant was even his death isn't something to be celebrated. The man was obviously deeply disturbed. Implying that someone like him should die (and that implication has been made many times here on /.) is just whacked.

Re:Woo! (1)

BVis (267028) | about 6 years ago | (#24333383)

You mean "three down". I'm all for social Darwinism, but this retard took people with him. Sadly, this isn't an atypical result; seems every couple of weeks you hear about a drunk driver who whanged into some poor bastard's minivan and killed people, but walked away without a scratch on themselves. This seems analogous, except for the suicide part.

Plus, as much as I hate spam, I'd rather see this guy rot in a cell than dead.

This quote says it all (5, Informative)

iamhigh (1252742) | about 6 years ago | (#24333179)

"What a nightmare, and such a coward," U.S. Attorney Troy Eid said. "Davidson imposed the 'death penalty' on family members for his own crime."

Re:This quote says it all (4, Insightful)

LordKaT (619540) | about 6 years ago | (#24333269)

It's the fundamental problem with being institutionalized in America: it's all about vengeance, not social rehabilitation.

Re:This quote says it all (3, Insightful)

R2.0 (532027) | about 6 years ago | (#24333347)

"It's the fundamental problem with being institutionalized in America: it's all about vengeance, not social rehabilitation."

That's right - the US penal system killed that little girl and her mother.

Asshole.

Re:This quote says it all (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333369)

Pretty much. Seriously, the US prison system breeds criminals - if you're not one going in, you sure as hell will be coming out.

Re:This quote says it all (2, Funny)

MightyYar (622222) | about 6 years ago | (#24333525)

if you're not one going in

Que?

Re:This quote says it all (4, Insightful)

Hyppy (74366) | about 6 years ago | (#24333589)

You can't seriously believe that everyone sent to prison is a criminal, can you?

Re:This quote says it all (3, Funny)

bsDaemon (87307) | about 6 years ago | (#24333595)

There are no guilty men in prison, haven't you heard? Everyone in there is innocent...

Re:This quote says it all (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333473)

That's right - the US penal system killed that little girl and her mother.

Asshole.

You can throw all the pejoratives you want, the fact remains that the US penal system does an excellent job of making petty criminals into hardened criminals. Never mind issues like prison rape. This guy may have been serving in a minimum security facility but he US penal contains a number of penal facilities that are such hell-holes that being sent there could be construed as cruel and unusual punishment.

Re:This quote says it all (-1, Troll)

LordKaT (619540) | about 6 years ago | (#24333483)

Fuck his family, he was a fucking criminal and his family leeched off of those ill gotten gains. Quite frankly, that 1 year old should be dead too, just to get the rest of those waste of genes out of the human pool.

And fuck you for taking my quote out of context, you simple minded pile of horse shit.

Attorney Troy Eid said "What a nightmare, and such a coward" implying he was a coward for killing himself and not serving his time - that is the fundamental flaw in our imprisonment system. It's a system of punishment that people are afraid of, and are sent to out of a misguided sense of social vengeance rather than social rehabilitation.

Re:This quote says it all (5, Insightful)

hansamurai (907719) | about 6 years ago | (#24333353)

The guy was in a minimum security farm prison, if you ask me it had a lot more to do with social rehab than vengeance. The guy wasn't going to be able to access an uncontrolled computer in the two years he was there, if they wanted vengeance they may have sent him to a maximum security prison for longer than two years.

yes yes YES!!!!! (4, Insightful)

CdBee (742846) | about 6 years ago | (#24333461)

Thank god, somebody actually gets it. I sit here in Europe gritting my teeth at all the Americans flooding the web chatting cold-bloodedly about killing criminals or locking them away for life, with no apparent conception of the idea that people can be reformed or that punishment ought to be appropriate rather than exemplary if you want people to respect the law.

Re:This quote says it all (2, Insightful)

darkmeridian (119044) | about 6 years ago | (#24333287)

Okay. This was one guy who should have been sent to a pound-me-in-the-ass prison.

Re:This quote says it all (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333351)

To be so selfish and thoughtless as to send billions of Emails for unwanted services that would only ever reap a profit from the desperate and gullible takes a certain kind of person.

I'm not equating spamming with murder, but to be a spammer of this magnitude you must already be a sociopath anyway.

Re:This quote says it all (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333425)

Oh yes, His horrible, awful crime of sending electronic text to people. Punish him..burn him in hell, force him to be so desperate that he commits suicide...over some text in you inbox. Shame on you all!

Re:This quote says it all (0, Troll)

florescent_beige (608235) | about 6 years ago | (#24333431)

Quoting a line from TFA is informative. Hm.

True, he might be a coward, I didn't know him. But I found that comment by the prosecutor to be tawdry. This is a complete tragedy from A to Z and now isn't the time for some bureaucrat to be spouting off his moralizing judgments about someone's character as if life is some lame religion comic book.

But I guess the bureaucrat feels safe because nobody would dare defend Davidson. Surprise, Law & Order flunkie, you don't have to like Davidson to recognize a pandering wannabe hero to the kind of people who need to understand the world by pinning a label (written in crayon) to everything, even if it is a corpse.

Re:This quote says it all (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333441)

Agree.. Whatta looser. Can't even have decency to die alone.

It seems moral bankruptcy is indivisible (1)

phunctor (964194) | about 6 years ago | (#24333509)

--
phunctor

Sad... (1)

Corporate Troll (537873) | about 6 years ago | (#24333183)

I guess that's what happens if you get into a pound-in-the-ass federal prison. You'd rather die than to ever return there.

Alas, cowards don't like to die alone and bring along the family :-(

Re:Sad... (5, Insightful)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 6 years ago | (#24333263)

I guess that's what happens if you get into a pound-in-the-ass federal prison. You'd rather die than to ever return there.

But he was at one of those white-collar resort prisons. That's why he was able to escape.

Re:Sad... (1)

Corporate Troll (537873) | about 6 years ago | (#24333305)

Even worse then...

The sign on the way out (5, Funny)

the4thdimension (1151939) | about 6 years ago | (#24333323)

"Attention: You are now escaping. Please turn back immediately."

Re:Sad... (1)

CompSci101 (706779) | about 6 years ago | (#24333331)

The thing is that it wasn't a FPYITA prison. It was a minimum (no?) security prison that the guy basically just walked out of.

This guy was an asshole of such epic proportions it's ridiculous. His sentence was less than 2 years, and he felt the need to kill his young wife and baby girl as a result? What a selfish prick.

Re:Sad... (0, Troll)

turbidostato (878842) | about 6 years ago | (#24333521)

"The thing is that it wasn't a FPYITA prison [and] His sentence was less than 2 years"

I'm with you it seems ridiculous. In fact, I think it looks so ridiculous it's time for the tinfoil hat: what do you think it's less surprising? A millionaire that probably isn't lacking (lots of) funds in some fiscal paradise who scapes from a low security prision that looks more like a summer camp than a prision only to kill himself, his wife and daughter within 48 hours, or an action from his crime sindicate fellows in order to avoid the guy to sing like a canary to the feds about them and to send a very clear message to others that might be looking for such a way to go out the gang?

Re:Sad... (2, Informative)

metanoia3 (1255212) | about 6 years ago | (#24333337)

If you read the previous article:

Davidson was housed in a minimum security facility. Minimum security institutions, also known as Federal Prison Camps (FPCs), have dormitory housing, a relatively low staff-to-inmate ratio, and are work and program-oriented. FPCs are generally located adjacent to larger institutions, where inmates help serve the labor needs of the larger institution

I doubt his life was that terrible during the time he spent there. But then again, I can't speak for his ass.

Good (-1, Troll)

Scott Lockwood (218839) | about 6 years ago | (#24333191)

Mod me down if you like, but DEATH to all spammers. I'm glad he took his crotch-fruit with him, so they won't grow up to spam like daddy.

Re:Good (4, Insightful)

JasonWM (991689) | about 6 years ago | (#24333227)

WTF is this? There is a dead woman and child and you pop off at the mouth calling them things like "crotch fruit?" After seeing such comments the only conclusion I can extract is that I hope you never breed, we need less people on this earth that act like you just did.

Re:Good (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333343)

You can't deny the world would be a better place if all spammers would kill themselves and their snowflakes.

And no, I don't have nor want offspring of my own, there's way to many of the little buggers already.

Re:Good (-1, Troll)

lunatic1969 (1010175) | about 6 years ago | (#24333481)

It's sad that the woman died, but it really sounds to me like it's the result of her own poor decisions. She was the one driving the car. She was the one that made the choice to aid in his escape. Had she not made that poor choice, she'd be alive.

Re:Good (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333253)

Unfortunately he left his 1 year old behind. He's still in the gene pool.

Re:Good (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333299)

Mod me down if you like, but DEATH to all spammers. I'm glad he took his crotch-fruit with him, so they won't grow up to spam like daddy.

I'm not sure if you're aware of this but you weren't the victim in this story. I know, I know, it's very hard to consider other people but there is a 3 year old girl dead, a middle aged woman dead and an injured teen. All of them (to our knowledge) completely innocent.

They most likely have other family members and friends, I think you should consider these people to be the victims in this story, not you. Our thoughts and condolences should go out to them, not some nepotistic sentiment that they would automatically become their felon of a father.

Re:Good (1)

Jafafa Hots (580169) | about 6 years ago | (#24333627)

There are many ways that sociopathic mental illness manifests itself. One way is through being an amoral spammer and murderer of your family members (and suicide).

Another way is celebrating the death of innocent children in internet posts.

Sick people both.

The King is dead (1, Funny)

Daimanta (1140543) | about 6 years ago | (#24333201)

Long live the (Spam) King!

Movie?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333247)

Oh great, now I'm going to be bombarded about the commercials for the movie about this guy's dramatic end...

I can picture some of the scenes now, he's reading his daughter clearly insane with Joker:

I do so like
green eggs and spam!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Spam-King-Man!

This story has such a happy ending (1)

Zen (8377) | about 6 years ago | (#24333267)

that apparently /. decided we needed to hear it twice! Either that, or somebody forgot to read the followup link attached to the original story.

A couple more details (4, Informative)

j_snare (220372) | about 6 years ago | (#24333275)

I saw another article that linked to this one http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_9985333 [denverpost.com] that had a couple of other details.

It sounds like they weren't just a big happy family...

Re:A couple more details (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333455)

Media and prosecutors have dubbed Davidson "The Spam King" for years for his prolific anonymous e-mails selling a raft of products.
A raft of products? Where do they get these units of measurement?

Very typical psychopath (4, Insightful)

blind biker (1066130) | about 6 years ago | (#24333281)

Doesn't care about anyone (millions of people inconvenienced by his spam), doesn't have a conscience and leaves a trail of misery and destruction behind.

Psychopaths are very charming but still, girls, try not to marry one.

Re:Very typical psychopath (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333365)

But... but... he promised me that they'd get bigger if I took this supplement!

Re:Very typical psychopath (3, Informative)

daveatneowindotnet (1309197) | about 6 years ago | (#24333553)

I would have said sociopath, not psychopath, but I think your point is valid.

What a complete and utter tosser (1)

bestinshow (985111) | about 6 years ago | (#24333283)

This is a terrible tragedy.

It also shows what the type of people who send spam are, if they would consider killing their own wife and daughter, presumably in order to keep their own freedom. Condolences to everyone except the spammer.

I can only blame the US government (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333291)

It's spam. Who cares. He shouldn't have been in jail to begin with.

What a cowardly motherfucker! (2, Insightful)

R2.0 (532027) | about 6 years ago | (#24333293)

"I'd rather kill myself than spend time in the pen. And since I'm God's gift to man, my family has no reason for livingh after I'm gone, so I'll take them with me."

So this is the guy that inspired the name... (5, Funny)

insomaniac (469016) | about 6 years ago | (#24333295)

SpamAssassin

Re:So this is the guy that inspired the name... (1)

sweede (563231) | about 6 years ago | (#24333499)

Pure genius...

Re:So this is the guy that inspired the name... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333565)

I was going to refrain from making an "Opt Out" joke, but apparently the gloves are off...

Damn... (4, Insightful)

Stanislav_J (947290) | about 6 years ago | (#24333307)

Good riddance to him. But how sad for his family. Why do assholes like this feel the need to take others along with them when they decide to check out? It's times like this when I'm sorry to be an atheist -- I want to believe that he's burning in Hell. Mere nonexistence is not a sufficient punishment for him.

So much for spammers being "non-violent" criminals...

Re:Damn... (1)

xgr3gx (1068984) | about 6 years ago | (#24333535)

When I saw the escape article yesterday, I was hoping he'd die in a firey, bloody shoot out.
It's a shame that he killed his family though, what a dirt bag.
Oh well, for everyone who cursed the spam in their inbox hoping that the person who sent it would die, they got their wish.
Ok - who's the next biggest spam king?

Dumb (3, Insightful)

raedeon (1246638) | about 6 years ago | (#24333309)

Putting mentally unstable people in minimum security is a bad idea

No Big Loss (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333335)

He removed himself and his spawn from the gene pool. Cry if you like but he paid his debt to society back. In ancient Japan it was honorable to take one's life after the shame of defeat.

Reaping what you sow (-1, Troll)

Just Some Guy (3352) | about 6 years ago | (#24333355)

I feel bad for the kid that was killed by its loser of a father. The wife, though, presumably had no problem with her asshole husband ruining things for everyone so she could have a new TV. I just can't feel too sympathetic for her. I mean, what do you expect when you hitch your fortunes to a sociopath [wikipedia.org] ? "Ooh, he makes a good living through fraud and jackassery. I bet he'll treat me well!"

What a weak, cowardly little man... (4, Insightful)

Red Samurai (893134) | about 6 years ago | (#24333367)

From TFA:

"Davidson, 35, was sentenced in April to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay $714,139 in restitution to the IRS after pleading guilty to falsifying header information to send spam e-mail, tax evasion and criminal forfeiture."

So, all it took for this guy to snap was 21 months and a shitload of debt? He must've known the consequences if he was ever caught. If you ask me, he killed in the wrong order.

Re:What a weak, cowardly little man... (2, Informative)

Bigbutt (65939) | about 6 years ago | (#24333577)

Damn, it wasn't even a shitload of debt. The article said he had 3.5 million in the bank and half a million in gold, etc.

Hell, pay me 3 million dollars to sit in White Collar prison for 21 months.

I've had several job queries from a local (Thornton Colorado) spam company. The first time I did a little research on the company and turned it down. Now, each time I get pinged by a headhunter, I reply that I don't work for spamming companies.

[John]

Let me be the first to say (-1, Troll)

skulgnome (1114401) | about 6 years ago | (#24333373)

HA HA!

At least his children won't grow up to be sociopaths like their father.

Re:Let me be the first to say (1)

Mortice (467747) | about 6 years ago | (#24333593)

Sadly, you're not the first. You are a cock though.

Re:Let me be the first to say (1)

D Ninja (825055) | about 6 years ago | (#24333619)

That's looking at the silver lining, I suppose. Makes you look like an arse, though.

And, for the record, the child would not necessarily grow up to be like her father. Genetics only plays part of the role (environment playing a part as well).

Amazing (2, Insightful)

east coast (590680) | about 6 years ago | (#24333375)

I really wouldn't expect this kind of action out of a guy who built his entire living on annoying the public and ripping off the unwitting...

[/sarcasm]

The fact is that this guy was a half a step above a common thief. He probably had a serious feeling of entitlement and couldn't bear the fact that he had lost it all and would be forced to seek a legitimate job after his stay in the pen.

I feel bad for his family but he got what was coming to him. He was probably no different than most street thugs and we see this kind of violence in that community every day.

TGIF (5, Insightful)

Wiarumas (919682) | about 6 years ago | (#24333389)

...and it was such a pleasant Friday morning until I heard this news.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I would be willing to take a lifetime of spam to spare the life of his wife and daughter. The positive news of the story (the spam king is gone for good) pales in the shadow of this tragedy.

This is on all of us (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333395)

If only we'd let him do his thing. He wasn't causing that much trouble, but look at what happens when you don't appease the crazy.

Re:This is on all of us (1)

Bigbutt (65939) | about 6 years ago | (#24333623)

Damn, no wonder this country's going down the tubes. You don't "appease the crazy", you institutionalize them so they can be treated. Once they're well, return them to society so they can lead productive lives.

[John]

Jesus (3, Insightful)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | about 6 years ago | (#24333409)

It should also be a lesson to all you married folks out there that feel you should help your spouse break jail... even you aren't clear of the line of fire. I am sure you can apply this metaphor to friend-of-the-quiet-guy-at-the-post-office and such, but this is so screwed up, my reality detector is going nuts.

Bastard! (0, Troll)

Woldscum (1267136) | about 6 years ago | (#24333413)

May he burn in Hell.

Suicide (4, Insightful)

caffiend666 (598633) | about 6 years ago | (#24333419)

Suicide is the ultimate statement of self-empowerment and control. We now know for sure, this man was unconcerned about disrupting countless lives, and now even destroying them; for his own sense of peace, prosperity, and control. What he feared most was being out of control of his own life, and didn't care about the lives of others. A person unconcerned about disrupting millions of lives for five seconds at a time, could not be bothered to have his interrupted for a few months. Poetic in a monstrous pig way.

Is this a new trend?! (1)

Neodudeman (1259256) | about 6 years ago | (#24333435)

Why oh Why does this continuously happen? It seems like it's a fad among the rich and sleezy!

Absolutely ridiculous! What comes over these people?!
What is it that tells them, "Kill yourself, and while you're at it, kill your wife and kill your daughter."

Where is the rational behind that?! Oh, I know.

It's up KoolAid man's delicious cherry ass, because it DOESN'T EXIST!!

Bad problems (2, Insightful)

192939495969798999 (58312) | about 6 years ago | (#24333449)

Apparently this guy had a lot worse going on inside than just spamming people. There are plenty of spammers that would never dream of killing anyone.

Very sad (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333459)

He shouldn't have killed his family, that was a very poor choice.

He should have went on a rampage against the govt. and police.

No one is going to cry over a boatload of dead politicians and cops.

More guns (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333501)

If only there were even more guns in America. That's the only way I can think of reducing gun crime.

Yes! fp? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333541)

Niggers everywhere to die. I will jam copy a 17 Meg file

U.S. Attorney Troy Eid said it best (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333543)

From the article :

"What a nightmare, and such a coward," U.S. Attorney Troy Eid said. "Davidson imposed the 'death penalty' on family members for his own crime."

spammers... (1)

zx-15 (926808) | about 6 years ago | (#24333557)

Not to be cold and uncaring, but apparently what most people think about spammers is true.

Tougher on crime (1)

scubamage (727538) | about 6 years ago | (#24333581)

Jwait til the parties responsible for his sentencing get an earful about it. The judge/da will both probably catch a ton of flack for putting a sociopath in a minimum security resort instead of a real prison. I see this potentially snowballing into tougher penalties for all spammers (good thing) but potentially worse penalties for other computer-related infractions as well (bad thing).

A thousand words... (3, Interesting)

joedoc (441972) | about 6 years ago | (#24333585)

In the comments here yesterday about this guy escaping from the can, I expressed surprise at the thuggish, almost murderous look the guy had in his recent mug shot.

The guy's a spammer, I thought, but he looks like a serial killer.

Now I feel really creepy about what's he's done to his family. I don't care about what happens to him; he should suffer for all eternity for killing his wife and child.

I just don't understand the brain activity that would make him do this for 21 months in the can. He's white collar; he may have received parole after a few months for good behavior.

Maybe it's misfiring synapses, but I just don't get it.

Shame about the family (1)

starry starry knight (1332317) | about 6 years ago | (#24333599)

Maybe he clenched a little over all the inbox jokes and cracked... now all our inboxes are a little safer.

Business Opportunity for you dear friend (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 6 years ago | (#24333613)

Dearest Friend,

I represent the estate of deceased spam king EDWARD 'EDDIE' DAVIDSON and have the sum of $3,000,000 deposited in a safety deposit box in Lagos which I am prepared to offer you the sum of not less than 20% for simple transfer to your bank account.

Please provide your bank details for immediate transfer. Also, please provide your daytime office telephone number, fax number and a copy of your passport so we may verify your true identity.

Many blessings of the lord upon you and your family.

DR MBOTO NGYANY

Posted yesterday (1)

PadRacerExtreme (1006033) | about 6 years ago | (#24333621)

Yesterdays' story [slashdot.org] was updated already with this.
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