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- "Tell you what...I'm a fair man...I'll give you one more chance. Hand over the goodies and I'll wipe the debt clean. We'll pretend this little tiff never happened. Life's too short. Know what I mean? Especially around here."
- —Sam before killing Josh Lee Hamilton.[src]
Sam, also known by his epithet "the Butcher", was a man living in Woodbury, Georgia. He is described as a bigger man, who ran the barter system.
Nothing is known about Sam's life before or as the outbreak began. He could have lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.
Sam ran the barter system in Woodbury, trading supplies for work. He gave Joshua Lee Hamilton many things in trade for work. One day, when Joshua was coming back from a supply run, Sam tried forcing him to give up his supplies. After Joshua refused, they had a little confrontation before Sam shot Joshua in the back of the head, killing him. After this incident, Sam was beaten by Martinez and thrown into "prison" where he was the first person to battle in the Woodbury Arena.
Brian Blake decided to punish Sam for killing Joshua Lee Hamilton by forcing him to fight to the death against Stinson in the Arena. After almost killing Stinson, in a comeback attempt while Sam was looking away, Stinson managed to get up and bury a machete into his throat, killing him. It is unknown what happened to his body though it is likely it was chopped up and fed to Penny.
This list shows the victims Sam has killed: