A docuseries has been launched to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Waco tragedy, involving the interviews of the individuals who were there, including one of the wives of David Koresh, the last kid to be freed from the property, a sharpshooter working for the hostage rescue squad, the head of the FBI emergency negotiations team, reporters who reported the story and staffs from ATF tactical squad that lost close friends in the fight.
David Koresh was a cult leader who managed a team of Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. Later, most of Koresh’s supporters were referred to as “Koreshians.” They saw Koresh as a Christ-like person who would protect them from the coming end of the world and other religious predictions.
How did David Koresh die?
On April 19, 1993, Koresh’s cause of death was announced. His body was identified by clinical examination after being discovered in Mount Carmel’s ruins after the center had burned down. Koresh passed away at age 33. Koresh was discovered with a head injury from a gunshot.
How many wives did David Koresh have?
David Koresh was reportedly suspected of manipulating young girls and molestation of many, which is regrettably one of the most frightening parts of his cult. According to reports, he also had other “spiritual spouses.” Kiri Jewell, who allegedly became his youngest “wife” at the age of just 10. When Koresh passed away in April 1993, Jewell claims he had at least twenty wives.
What was the reason behind David Koresh’s name change?
When he took control of the Branch Davidians in 1990, Koresh was previously known as Vernon Howell. He said “he had become the leader of the ancient House of David” as his justification for the new name.
You can watch “Waco: American Apocalypse” currently streaming on Netflix.
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