New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, June 17, 1994 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 3 A
Today's weather drawing is by Marie Butcher, a second grader at Mountain Valley Elementary.
Partly cloudy and hot with a 20 percent chance of showers through Saturday. The high Friday will be in the mld*90s, with an overnight low in the rn id-70s. The high Saturday will be in the mid-90s with a low In the lower 70s.
Edwards Aquifer.. .626.05, same Comal Springs 340, same
Type Count Condition
Pollen County courtesy of Frank Hampel Jr. MD
Solar & lunar data
Sun rises at 6:34 a.m., sets at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Moon rises at 2:35 p.m. Friday, sets at 1:42 a.m. Saturday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Ellen Doerr, who
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David Koresh followers speak out in court
By KELLEY SHANNON
Associated Press Writer
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — For weeks during their federal trial, disciples of d(X)msday preacher David Koresh sat silently and listened while their attorneys fought for their freedom.
Not this time.
Eight Branch Davidians convicted in connection with the shuting deaths of four federal agents again arc before U.S. District Judge Walter Smith, who planned to sentence them today.
And this time the Davidians arc having 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 innocent,” defendant Livingstone Fagan defiantly said Thursday, as a courtroom spectator shouted “Amen” and several audience members burst into applause.
Some Davidians cited Bible verses and spoke of Koresh’s 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 we’re all going to stand before God,” said defendant Renos Avraam.
Former DEA agent: North knew about drug trafficking
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 U.S. Senate, knew that pilots he hired to assist Contra rebels were smuggling cocaine into the United States, a former federal agent says.
Cclcrino ‘‘Cele” Castillo, who was a supervisory agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Salvador, said no action was taken even though he told a U S ambassador to El Salvador and thcn-Vicc President George Bush in 1986 about the drug smuggling in North’s Contra supply
operation in Nicaragua.
“Oliver North was running the operation His pilots were known drug traffickers listed in government files and these people were being given U.S. visas,” Castillo said Thursday in a telephone interview' with The Associated Press.
Castillo’s account was first told to The Texas Observer, a 10,000-circulation bi-monthly magazine which will carry the story in its June 17 issue
North, denies Castillo’s allegations.
“It’s totally garbage, absolutely, IOO percent untrue," said North spokesman Dan McLagan "I think he’s trying to sell books, make money. It's a nutty conspiracy theory' with not one scintilla of truth "
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But the last Davidian to address the court, soft-spoken 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 Koresh’s compound ended.
“I certainly had no wish or desire for any of those agents to be injured,” Craddock said. “I’m not a person who likes violence. I’m not a person who would harm anyone. That’s just my nature.”
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 Koresh’s sect and agents of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, who raided Korcsh’s religious compound to search for illegal weapons and to arrest Koresh.
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