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Crime Watch - David Koresh (Final 24 hours)

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This program takes a look at the dark and somewhat debated end of the life of Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh, who was killed in a controversial raid on his cult's compound in Waco, Texas. Piecing together his final day on earth, the documentary puts together an in-depth psychological analysis of Koresh's experience during his last 24 hours.
April 18, 1993: One of the most notorious religious leaders in the United States, David Koresh, and 83 of his followers have been trapped inside their Waco, Texas compound for over 50 days. Unwilling to surrender and surrounded by authorities, the siege is the longest modern-day standoff in American law enforcement. In 24 hours, however, it will all be over.. And Koresh and 73 others will be dead.

One of the most notorious religious leaders in the United States, David Koresh, and 83 of his followers have been trapped inside their Waco, Texas compound for over 50 days. Unwilling to surrender and surrounded by authorities, the siege is the longest modern-day standoff in American law enforcement history. Final 24 documents the final moments of the infamous preacher's life.

Documentary that traces the last 24 hours in the life of the leader of the Branch Davidian religious sect, David Koresh.


this episode deals with cult leader David Koresh who along with 76 other members of the Branch Davidian religious group died in a fiery 51 day confrontation with US government forces…

“David Koresh (born Vernon Wayne Howell; August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993) was the leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect, believing himself to be its final prophet. Howell legally changed his name to David Koresh on May 15, 1990. A 1993 raid by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the subsequent siege by the FBI ended with the burning of the Branch Davidian ranch outside of Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Koresh, 54 other adults and 28 children were found dead after the fire.”

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