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Mother of cult leader David Koresh fatally stabbed; sister held

David Koresh The mother of infamous Branch Davidian leader David Koresh was stabbed to death and her sister was in custody Saturday charged with her slaying, authorities said.

Authorities say they do not yet know what happened.

Halderman wrote an autobiography, published in 2007, called “Memories of the Branch Davidians: The Autobiography of David Koresh’s Mother,” that described how her son, Vernon Howell, became David Koresh.

University To Create Online Exhibit On Branch Davidian Siege

Waco Branch Davidians siege The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos has received a $20,000 grant to create an online exhibit about the 1993 shootout and standoff at the Branch Davidian compound outside of Waco.

The exhibit will be created based on the primary source materials journalist Dick J. Reavis, collected while writing “The Ashes of Waco,” which was published in 1995.