"Spam King," Wife and Daughter Found Dead

July 24 2008, 7:41 PM

"Spam King" Eddie Davidson, who escaped this week from the federal prison camp at Florence, Colorado, is dead, as are his wife and three year old daughter. Apparently, it was a murder-suicide and Davidson had mental health issues.

[Davidson] was sentenced in April to serve 21 months in prison for his role in sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited and fraudulent e-mails from his Bennett home. His business, Power Promoters, peddled watches, perfume and penny stock investments for 19 clients. Davidson grossed $3.5 million between 2003 and 2006, according to court filings, money that wasn't reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

At his sentencing, the Judge noted:

...."He has some difficulty due to his diagnosis of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in focusing on all of his responsibilities, and he obviously has some unresolved issues with regard to his childhood and how he was raised that he believes impair his ability to make good decisions in the future," she said, according to a transcript of the proceedings.

All died from gunshots. An eight month old son was unhurt and a teenage daughter was grazed by a bullet but is OK. She was able to provide authorities with details of what happened.

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