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Summary and Comment:
- Branch Davidians Killed During February 28 Shootout ... Winston Blake; Blake died of a high velocity, close range entry gunshot wound of the head. His body was identified from dental records. He was 28 years old.
Summary and Comment: The news media and government reports asserted many times that the Davidians shot each other and/or themselves, as is implied here by the words "close range entry." The FBI does not mention that the site of the bullet wound was the top of the skull, which is almost unique in the history of executions and suicides.
Summary and Comment: The Inquest Certificate states:
- The manner of death was non criminal homocide
By so ruling, the Justice of the Peace indicated he believed Winston was killed by the government agents rather than by other Davidians, despite the apparent powder burns on the wounds.