Spam King Escapes from Prison - UPDATE1
"Spam King," Edward Davidson, escaped from a state prison in Colorado just two days ago, according to an US Attorney's Office press release. I was initially shocked to find out that he actually escaped from a federal prison to begin with. But what surprised me even more was that he was sentenced to serve 21 month in prison. He was also ordered to pay $714,139 in restituion, and required to forfeit all property purchased using monies received during his reign as Spam King.
I can understand restitution and forfeiture. In fact, I fully agree with everything except the length of the prison term. Does this not seem to go too far for such a case? Robert Alan Soloway, a Seattle Man, was sentenced to 47 months in prison for his spam related activities. Jeremy Jaynes also received a lengthy sentence of 108 months for spamming.
Don't get me wrong, these men have committed crimes, and under current laws they are being prosecuted accordingly. However, I seriously question that these lenghthy prison terms will effectively rehabilitate these men to be released back into the world as normal people.
Do you have an opionion? Sound off by commenting below.
UPDATE: I just read the report from MSNBC below.
BENNETT, Colo. - A convicted spammer and his wife, who were being sought after she helped him escape prison, were found slain along with their young daughter Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.
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."
Authorities had been searching for them since Sunday, when the couple drove away from a minimum-security federal prison in Florence, 90 miles south of Denver.