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Waco, Texas / Cult Standoff / Investigation #350100

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 22, 1993
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Rita Braver) New evidence about the original Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, and on the accumulation of weapons by the cult led by David Koresh examined. [Representative J.J. PICKLE, ATF director Stephen HIGGINS - comment on which side knew what.] [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - opposes such arsenals.] President Clinton's plan to have a complete investigation by the federal government noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Near Waco: Vicki Mabrey) Investigation into the causes of death of cult members in the burned-down compound featured; scenes shown from the ruined site while information about gunshot wounds is reviewed. [Medical examiner Dr. Nizam PEERWANI, Texas governor's office Chuck McDONALD, FBI's Bob RICKS - comment on the bodies, the ammunition and the fire.] [Cult member Jaime Castillo's attorney Jeff KEARNEY - denies there was a suicide pact.] Reporters' tour of the compound detailed.

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Mabrey, Vicki;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:30

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