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David Koresh: In the Grip of a Psychopath

THERE WERE OCCASIONS WHEN David Koresh enforced discipline among his followers the hard way. One of his hand-picked lieutenants would paddle the rule breakers...

David Koresh: Cult Of Death

David Koresh -- high school dropout, rock musician, polygamist preacher -- built his church on a simple message: "If the Bible is true, then I'm Christ." It was...

The Branch Davidians: The End Is Near?

David Koresh must be the only author ever to have the FBI waiting to distribute his manuscript. As soon as the cult leader has finished decoding the symbolism of...

The Branch Davidians: Ready, Aim, Liberace!

The Revelation to John, the last book of the Bible, envisioned the end of the world as a succession of calamities announced by the sound of trumpets. Too bad for...

Conspiracy Theorists Get Ready: Here Waco Again

Michael Caddell, the Branch Davidians' lead lawyer in the wrongful-death suit against the government that kicked off in court Tuesday, doesn't have any...

The Branch Davidians: Oh, My God, They're Killing Themselves!

The sun didn't blacken, nor the moon turn red, but the world did come to an end, just as their prophet had promised. The End drove up to their doorstep in a...

Tripped Up By Lies

The elements are almost the stuff of comedy. Federal agents get wind of a surreptitious arms hoard. They then set up surveillance of a compound using 40-year-old...

Paths to The Waco Inferno THE SINGLE MOTHER

RUTH MOSHER WILL ALWAYS WONDER WHAT LED HER DAUGHTER SHERRI Jewell to David Koresh. The pictures scattered around the house are of Sherri: winning a medal in a...

Paths to The Waco Inferno THE EMBITTERED DEPUTY

STEVE SCHNEIDER WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT, IF NOT TO HIMSELF, THEN to some of the people who wanted to use him. He made his initial public appearance in the unfolding...

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