Triston Jay Amero

 

Age: 26

 

Summary: convicted hotel bomber who adopted the name Lestat Claudius de Orleans y Montevideo (a variation on a character in Anne Rice's vampire novels) and was serving a 3-year sentence for bombing two low-rent hotels in the Bolivian capital of La Paz in 2006, in which two innocent people died in one of the attacks and whose case briefly caused a bizarre kink in Bolivian-U.S. relations when President Evo Morales referred to him as a terrorist, who was also caught hiding gasoline in his cell and admitted plotting to immolate officials, fellow inmates, and even U.S. diplomats sent to visit him in 2007.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pulmonary edema

 

Born: September 13, 1981

 

Died: April 1, 2008

 

Location: La Paz, Bolivia