Su muerte fue anunciada el jueves en una publicación de Facebook de su hija Sara Weaver., que vive cerca de Kalispell, Montana.
“Te amo siempre papá” fue escrito en la página de Facebook de Sara Weaver, posted with a picture of an older Randy and a smiling Sara, along with the dates Jan. 3, 1948, y puede 11, 2022.
No se ha revelado una causa de muerte., según Associated Press.
En agosto. 21, 1992, randy tejedor, a self-described white separatist, was involved in a gun battle with six federal agents in Ruby Ridge. The altercation left Weaver’s wife Vicki and 14-year-old son Samuel dead by an FBI sniper during the 11-day standoff.
The standoff was located in the Idaho Panhandle about 40 miles south of the [object Window] frontera.
The incident transfixed the nation en 1992.
Randy Weaver moved his family to northern Idaho in the 1980s to escape what he saw as a corrupt world. Over time, federal agents began investigating the Army veteran for possible ties to white supremacist and anti-government groups. Weaver was eventually suspected of selling a Gobierno informant two illegal sawed-off shotguns.
The standoff began when the U.S. Marshall Service tried to arrest Weaver for failing to appear on a firearms charge.
To avoid arrest, Weaver holed up on his land for a year and a half with his family near Naples, Idaho.
En Agosto 21, 1992, a team of Marshals showed up at the property to find suitable places to ambush and arrest Weaver came across his friend, Kevin Harris, and Weaver’s 14-year-old son Samuel in the woods. A gunfight broke out. Deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan was also killed.
El día siguiente, un FBI sniper shot Randy Weaver. As Weaver, Harris and Sara ran back toward the house, the sniper fired a second bullet, which passed through Vicki Weaver’s head as she held an infant and wounded Harris in the chest.
During the siege, Sara Weaver crawled around her mother’s blanket-covered body to get food and water for the survivors until the family surrendered on Aug. 31, 1992.
Harris and Randy Weaver were detenido, and Weaver’s three daughters went to live with their mother’s family in Iowa.
Randy Weaver was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the original gun charge, but was released after 16 months for good behavior. Harris was acquitted of all charges.
The surviving members of the Weaver family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The federal government awarded Randy Weaver a $ 100,000 settlement and his three daughters $ 1 million each in 1995.
After Ruby Ridge, federal agents laid siege to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. It ended violently after 51 days on April 19, 1993, when a fire destroyed the compound after an assault was launched, asesinato 76 gente.
Timothy McVeigh cited both Ruby Ridge and Waco as motivators when he bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Ruby Ridge has often been cited by militia and patriot groups since.
Sara Weaver lives near Kalispell, Montana, a city in the northwestern part of the state that is the gateway to Glacier National Park and more than 100 millas (160 kilómetros) east of Ruby Ridge.
Sara Weaver said she is devastated each time someone commits a violent act in the name of Ruby Ridge. “It killed me inside,” she told The Associated Press in 2012, regarding the Oklahoma City bombing. “I knew what it was like to lose a family member in violence. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.”
After graduating from high school in Iowa, Sara Weaver moved to the Kalispell area in 1996. Her sisters and father followed shortly after.
She has been back to Ruby Ridge, to the land her family still owns. All that remains of the family’s modest home is the foundation, ella dijo.
Randy Weaver is survived by wife Linda Gross, whom he married in 1999, and daughters Sara, Raquel, and Elisheba.
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