Why were Sheila Martin’s children burned alive? She actually thinks it’s because God wanted it that way.
“I don’t expect you to understand,” she told CNN. Martin was a member of a cult called the Branch Davidians. Seventy-six people died in an FBI raid on the Waco, Texas area compound 18 years ago.
CNN reports that Martin and a handful of other surviving Branch Davidians will gather at a Central Texas hotel to hold a memorial for David Koresh.
“For more than a decade on every Saturday, the Branch Davidian Sabbath, Sheila Martin and Clive Doyle have gotten together to pray and discuss the Bible,” CNN reports.”They affirm to each other that David Koresh was God in the flesh. Then, they usually go to lunch or run errands.”
Check out this CNN live coverage from 1993 of the raid.