NOT ALL STORIES have a happy ending, but the tale of escaped spam king Edward "Eddie" Davidson sure does. After walking away from prison, he got a gun, killed his family, then killed himself.
While it is hard not to feel bad for his brutally murdered wife and child, not to mention his wounded daughter, Eddie's suicide itself is the stuff of happy thoughts. Every deceased spammer is a million fewer in-box-clogging, malware-infested mails a day, so lets tip one back for liberal gun laws.
Law enforcement sources had originally thought Mr Davidson's despondency was due to his losing the millions of dollars he gained by helping the widow of an African dictator liberate her fortune from that continent on a hot email stock tip. That eventuality was quickly ruled out. Police are now investigating if some miracle blue pills guaranteed to work found in his car's glove box were related.
In any case, the spammer is no longer on the loose, and while he only got a taste of what he deserved, it is a good start. Condolences to his family, none for him. May his colleagues follow his lead in short order. µ
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