Dark Sequels

David Koresh's horror tale splits into dozens of stories, none happy

THE CHILDREN SEEMED NORMAL TO LOOK AT, BUT their heart rates averaged 140 beats a minute. Said psychiatrist Bruce Perry, who interviewed most of the 21 minors allowed out of Ranch Apocalypse before it burned: "((They)) were in a persistent state of fear."

Perry's findings were but one of the narratives springing from the central horror tale at Waco. Investigators put the body count for the April 19 inferno at 80. The Texas Rangers scavenged 200 whole guns after the fire. The Justice and Treasury departments began reviews of the roles played by the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco...

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