Tests Link Marshal to Ruby Ridge Death
A sheriff’s ballistics tests found that a federal marshal killed white separatist Randy Weaver’s 14-year-old son during a 1992 shootout, contradicting the federal government’s conclusion that the bullet could have come from Weaver. “It is clear by the ballistic evidence that Sammy Weaver was killed with a bullet fired by U.S. Marshal Larry Cooper’s 9-millimeter Colt,” Boundary County Sheriff Greg Sprungl said. Deputy Marshal William Degan also died in the shootout, which led to an 11-day confrontation. Weaver’s wife, Vicki, was killed by an FBI sniper on the second day of the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.