Spam escapee murders wife and child, and then kills himself

Graham Cluley

The story of spammer Edward “Eddie” Davidson, who escaped from a federal prison at the weekend, has a tragic ending.

According to the Associated Press, the dead bodies of Davidson, his wife Amy Hill, and his three-year-old daughter, have been discovered by police, having suffered from fatal gunshot wounds.

A teenage girl, believed to be the child of Davidson or Hill, has been taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to her neck. Edward Davidson’s infant son, about 7 to 8 months old, was found unharmed in the back of the Toyota car used for the convicted spammer’s escape from jail on Sunday.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.