Is it that deep inside we want it to be that Vardan Kushnir was killed because he sent spam?
It's amazing how the world is jumping on top of the story of the 35 year old Kushnir's murder in Moscow. If it weren't for the millions of spam email messages that he sent, nobody would have paid attention.
Kushnir wasn't just a spammer, he ran a language institute that offered English lessons. The spam messages he sent were aimed to advertise his school.
Too bad for all the conspiracy artists out there, but it's unlikely that there is a link between his spam record and the murder.
"[Kushnir] had other business disputes and might have owed someone money. He had a lot of enemies," an employee of the language institute told the Moscow Times.
The paper cites another reason why the culprit is unlikely to have been an angry spam recipient: the murder took place inside his apartment, not at his office or on the street.
There seems to be as much of a spam link as when Kushnir had died in a car accident. It might not make for a good anti-spam story, but the facts don't always bend in the way some people want them to.
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