This is just a weird story all the way around. Edward “Eddie” Davidson is consider one of the “Spam Kings” and he was finally brought up on charges, convicted, and sentenced to 21 months (less than two years) in jail and ordered to pay $714,139 in restitution to the IRS (compare that to the estimated $3.5 million he earned between 2003 and 2006). Apparently that was too hard a punishment for Mr. Davidson as he managed to plan an escape with the help of his wife which then took a deadly turn:
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.
“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.”
It just doesn’t make any sense at all. The jail time was trivial and it was in a minor security prison, the restitution doesn’t come close to what he supposedly earned from his spamming activities, and he reportedly had cash stashed away in other accounts. Cool your jets for a few months, get our early on good behavior, and start investing some of that cash. Why the hell did he feel the need to shoot anybody?
I guess being the Spam King makes you a little nuts.