Skip to comments.Randy Weaver dead at 74: Survivalist famed for 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff with FBI passes away
Posted on 05/12/2022 10:33:57 AM PDT by TexasGurl24Edited on 05/12/2022 1:01:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
RANDY Weaver, the survivalist known for his role in the Ruby Ridge standoff with the FBI, has died at the age of 74.
His daughter Sara confirmed the news on Facebook on Thursday.
Weaver's wife Vicki and 14-year-old son Samuel were killed by an FBI sniper during an 11-day standoff in the mountains of Idaho in 1992.
The standoff began when the US Marshall Service tried to arrest Weaver for failing to appear on a firearms charge.
Weaver had chosen not to surrender and remained inside his cabin on Ruby Ridge for a year and a half with his family.
When Marshalls showed up at the property, a shootout took place when Weaver, his son Samuel, and a friend Kevin Harris came out to check out the situation.
Samuel was shot by Marshalls, and Harris then shot dead Deputy U.S. Marshal William Francis Degan.
The following day, Weaver's wife, Vicki, was shot in the head by an FBI sniper while she held their 10-month-old daughter in her arms.
Weaver turned himself in 11 days later and was charged with killing Degan, but a jury acquitted him.
He ultimately served 16 months in jail for the original gun charge but following the horror that shook Ruby Ridge, where the family lived, stayed with Weaver until his dying day.
Ruby Ridge: When America first discovered that the FBI and our Gov is corrupt.
Murderer Lon Horiucci remains a free man.
Rest in peace, dude..........................
Weaver turned himself in 11 days later and was charged with killing Degan, but a jury indicted him?..................
Who writes this crap?..............
G. P. Rodriguez
“Weaver turned himself in 11 days later and was charged with killing Degan, but a jury indicted him.
He ultimately served 16 months in jail for the original gun charge but following the horror that shook Ruby Ridge, where the family lived, stayed with Weaver until his dying day.”
Nice editing job. :-)
English must be his 3rd language.............
I hope G. P. Rodriguez does well when he finishes his freshman HS class in expository writing.
What is the justification for killing people who are unarmed, just standing or walking outside?
Our government is doing things we used to say Saddam and Stalin were wrong to do.
You win if you get every third or fourth word right...
Joe Bidens script writer.
Enemy of the state. Patriot for the people. RIP.
And Clinton and Reno.
Horiucci? Did he suddenly become Italian?
If I’m not mistaken, Lon Horiucci was involved in shooting at the Branch Dividians in Waco.
I guess once he got use to shooting his fellow countrymen for no reason, he had no problem shooting at a bunch of religious nut jobs.
Tyranny is when the people fear government. Freedom is when the government fears the people. Which do we have right now?
Either that or they need to beef up the AI that generates this nonsense.
i must say, to shoot a mother with babe in arms. now that’s takes “just following orders” to a new level of psychopathology.
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