Identified: May 5, 1993
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Summary and Comment:
- Like Jaydean Wendel, Winston died from a bullet entering the top of his skull. Note: Armed helicopters fired through the roof of the Mt. Carmel Center during the February 28, 1993 assault.
- 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.
Bone chart and
medical glossary available on line.
Anomalies in the Forensic Process may also be helpful.