Give nothing

The FBI and ATF shouldn’t have started letting the attorneys in to talk to David Koresh and his right-hand man.

The lawyers didn’t accomplish anything with their visits. Don’t give them anything they want, and make the attorneys stay out of the compound. David Koresh is a big coward, liar and con-man. By no means is he insane.

Mrs. Pat Johnson

Elm Mott

Skewed religion

If Vernon Howell alias David Koresh is a Christian, then that makes me an atheist.

If I am an atheist, I thank God for it.

Howard Boice


Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part Two appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

Read the accounts of April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.