What defense attorneys tout as a legal mismatch of biblical proportions gets under way Monday in San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge selected eight women and four men Tuesday to serve as jurors in the murder conspiracy trial of 11 Branch Davidians accused of killing four federal agents.
SAN ANTONIO — The 11 Branch Davidians on trial here for murder are model prisoners in jail because they were accustomed to being institutionalized under the strict control of David Koresh, a U.S. marshal said Tuesday.
Trial Begins: JAN. 12, 1994
SAN ANTONIO — Both sides in the Branch Davidian trial agree on one point: Cult leader David Koresh used religion to manipulate his followers.
Will the Branch Davidian standoff and Saturday’s jury verdicts be lessons for the federal government that it can use the next time its agents confront a fringe group accused of wrongdoing?
SAN ANTONIO — Branch Davidians and their families seemed to have a common reaction to Saturday’s verdict. Vindication.
A jury’s verdicts Saturday determined guilt or innocence of 11 Branch Davidians but the six-week trial ended with larger questions unanswered.
Reaction to the verdicts in the trial of 11 Branch Davidians was mixed in Waco and the surrounding area.
An outcome likely to be considered a victory for the Branch Davidians could nonetheless boost the careers of the government prosecutors who sought their convictions, legal experts say.
Here is a chronology of events over the last year involving the Branch Davidians and the federal government.
SAN ANTONIO — Calling the bloody gunfight at Mount Carmel “an American tragedy of epic proportions,” a federal judge on Friday imposed the stiffest punishment possible for almost all defendants in the Branch Davidian trial.