Sam Bith

 

Age: 74

 

Summary: former guerilla commander during the Khmer Rouge who was serving a life sentence for masterminding the abduction and murder of three Western tourists in 1994 when he was found guilty in December 2002 of conspiring to kill Australian David Wilson, Briton Mark Slater, and Frenchman Jean-Michel Braquet in southwestern Cambodia, where a train on which the three were passengers was ambushed on July 26, 1994, in which the rebels held the three foreign backpackers under miserable conditions and killed them three months after the attack when protracted government negotiations for their release failed.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes and high blood pressure

 

Born: circa 1933

 

Died: February 15, 2008

 

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia