In 1993, on a ranch near Waco, federal agents raided a compound occupied by members of the Branch Davidians, a heavily armed religious cult led by a guru named David Koresh. A resulting fire killed 74 people, 23 of whom were children, and the tragedy has prompted virulent antigovernment sentiment for many years since.
Did Kari Baker, despondent over her daughter’s passing, commit suicide? Or was she killed by her husband, Matt, a Baptist preacher in Waco and an alleged sexual predator? He says he didn’t do it, but her family insists otherwise—and they say they’ll keep after him until justice is done.
March 1, 2008 | by Skip Hollandsworth | Feature