Fugitive spammer in murder-suicide
Three dead as teenage girl escapes carnage
Fugitive spammer Eddie Davidson shot his wife and infant daughter dead on Thursday before turning the gun on himself - four days after going AWOL from a minimum security prison.
Police responding to reports of gunfire in the small town of Bennett, Colorado found Davidson along with his wife Amy Lee Ann Hill, 29, and three-year-old daughter already dead and lying near a Toyota Sequoia SUV with a pistol nearby. A seven-month-old child lay unharmed in the back seat of the car, while a teenage girl escaped alive after running to a neighbour's home but sustained a shot to her neck, the Denver Post reports.
The motives for the apparent murder-suicide are unclear.
Hill reportedly told Denver police on Sunday that Davidson had just forced her to drive him to Denver after his escape from a minimum security jail in Florence, Colorado. She said Davidson had "slapped" her during the two-hour drive and took the SUV they travelled in, leaving her stranded.
Davidson started a 21-month sentence for spamming offences in May. Prior to his incarceration, Davidson had been a fixture of the Spamhaus Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database for many years.
Details of his career in junk mail can be found here. ®
Must wonder if he was being targeted in prison.. like sex offenders are considered the bottom of the barrel and will be killed inside prison for what they have done... maybe they found out he was a spammer and he got placed just above the sex offenders on the rating of Bad to Evil.
I think the bigger tragedy here is that he was allowed to escape and commit such activities and the authorities didn't see that he was clearly deranged in someway as it takes a lot to turn a gun on your loved ones.
repsect to the family
like other people have said, too bad he couldn't suck it up and just serve his term at club fed. he could have made some legitimate business contacts.
This is indeed a tragedy.
1. Gun laws
2. Risk assessment and appropriateness of punitive measures.
3. The stretched prison system (what part of the world is there where this does not exist).
1. Banning guns altogether would make scenarios like this less likely - but not inevitable - as knives etc still do exist and frankly it would be quite senseless banning kitchen utensils. Some common sense should still prevail. Shooting sprees in countries where guns are banned _are_ less likely.
2. There should be some sort of risk profiling of convicted criminals
3. There could be other punitive/corrective measures which could be more effective than just plain prison but I am no criminal psychologist