He claimed to be a prophet and led a standoff that killed 76 people
On April 18, 1993, one of the most notorious religious leaders in the United States, David Koresh, and 83 of his followers were trapped inside their Waco, Texas compound for more than 50 days. Unwilling to surrender and surrounded by authorities, the siege is the longest modern-day standoff in American law enforcement history. In 24 hours, however, it was all over, and Koresh and 73 others were dead. What were the events that led to the deadly standoff? We investigate on Final 24 on Wednesday, August 26th at 9/8c.