Friday, June 17, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Friday June HeraldZeitung 3 A David Koresh followers speak out in court By KELLEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer Todays weather drawing is by Marie Butcher a second grader at Mountain Valley Elementary Todays weather Partly cloudy and hot with a 20 percent chance of showers through Saturday The high Friday will be In the mld90s with an overnight low In the mld70s The high Saturday will be In the mid 90s with a low In the lower 70s Water watch Canyon Edwards same Coma same Pollen count Type Count Condition Molds Hackberry Pollen County courtesy of Frank Solar lunar data Sun rises at sets at Friday Moon rises at Friday sets at Saturday SAN ANTONIO AP For weeks during their federal trial disciples of doomsday preacher David Koresh sat silently and listened while their attor neys fought for their freedom Not this time Eight Branch Davidians convicted in connection with ttic sluxiting deaths of four federal agents again arc before District Judge Walter Smith who planned to sentence them today And this time the Davidians arc hav ing their say Some have rebuked Smith and the legal system Others have talked more about themselves describing their per sonalities and saying they want to spend as little time as possible in prison and then get on with their lives We arc innocent absolutely without a doubt whatsoever We know we arc defendant Living stone Pagan defiantly said Thursday as a courtroom spectator shouted Amen and several audience members burst into applause Some Davidians cited Bible verses and spoke of Koreshs teachings I hope Judge Smith that you have a squeaky clean record I hope you can stand before God and I hope you have everything right because were all going to stand before said defen dant Renos Avraam But the last Davidian to address the court softspoken Graeme Craddock told Smith he never intended to hurt anyone and asked that the judge give him credit for telling the truth and cooperating with authorities after a 51 day standoff at Koreshs compound ended I certainly had no wish or desire for any of those agents to be Craddock said Im not a person who likes violence Im not a person who would harm anyone Thats just my Seven of eight defendants addressed the court during a sentencing hearing Thursday Defendant Ruth Riddle did not speak Jurors on Feb 26 cleared all 11 defendants on trial of the most serious murder and murder conspiracy charges which carried life prison sentences Three defendants were acquitted of all charges The Davidians were charged for their roles in the Feb 28 1993 shootout near Waco between Koreshs sect and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms who raided Koreshs religious compound to search for illegal weapons and to arrest Kore sh Former DBA agent North knew about drug trafficking Obituary Ellen Doerr Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Ellen Doerr who died at Nesbit Nursing Home in Scguin on Thursday June 16 1994 at the age of 79 years Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home By CHIP BROWN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Former Marine Lt Col Oliver North who has been nominated by the Republican Party of Virginia as its candidate for Sen ate knew that pilots he hired to assist Contra rebels were smuggling cocaine into the United States a former feder al agent says Cclcrino Cclc Castillo who was a supervisory agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Sal vador said no action was taken even though he told a ambassador to El Salvador and thenVice President George Bush in 1986 about the daig smuggling in Norths Contra supply operation in Nicaragua Oliver North was running the oper ation His pilots were known drug traf fickers listed in government files and these people were being given Castillo said Thursday in a tele phone interview with The Associated Press Castillos account was first told to The Texas Observer a lation bimonthly magaanc which will 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