RANDY Weaver, the man who had an 11-day standoff with federal agents in 1992, died on May 11, 2022.
The standoff resulted in the deaths of his wife and 14-year-old son on the mountainside of their Idaho home.
Weaver was arrested in 1989 for selling counterfeit guns, but a falsely announced court date led to a heated argument between federal agents and his family.
When Weaver failed to appear in court in 1992, an arrest warrant was issued for him.
Almost a year and a half later, FBI agents surrounded Weaver’s home and when discovered by the family dog, the agents shot the animal and began shooting at Weaver’s son, Sam.
In the shooting, 14-year-old Sam died alongside US Marshal William Degan.
The following day, Weaver’s wife, Vicki, was shot in the head by an FBI sniper while holding their 10-month-old daughter.
Weaver turned himself in 11 days later and was charged with killing Degan, but a jury indicted him.
He eventually served 16 months in prison for the original gun charge, but after the horror that rocked Ruby Ridge, where the family lived, he stayed with Weaver until the anniversary of his death.
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