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David Koresh

David Koresh

David Koresh was the American leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect, believing himself to be its final prophet. Coming from a dysfunctional family background, Koresh became a born-again Christian in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, before joining a splinter group, based at the Mount Carmel Center in Waco, Texas, which took the name Branch Davidians. Here he competed for dominance with another leader named George Roden, until Roden was jailed for murdering another rival. Koresh was then accused of seducing a 13-year old girl, apparently with her parents’ consent, a relationship that he sanctified as a ‘spiritual marriage’. But it was the serving of arrest and search warrants by ... more on Wikipedia

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