Waco Biker Tragedy

Waco Tragedy News

Attorneys Representing Biker Clubs Deliver Statement Thursday in Waco

November 19, 2015, 1:30 pm

Thirty defense attorneys representing most of the 106 people charged in connection with the deadly Waco Twin Peaks shootout are asking for charges to be dropped.

The May 17 shootout between rival biker clubs left nine people dead and 18 more hospitalized with stab or gunshot wounds. Police arrested 177 bikers after the shooting, and all of them had bond set at $1 million.


Texas officials under scrutiny for biker shootout case

September 14, 2015, 11:24 pm

The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the mass-arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome.


Focus shifts to authorities in biker shootout investigation

September 14, 2015, 9:24 am

The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome.


Less than 20 of the 177 Waco bikers arrested after shootout still face charges

August 29, 2015, 10:23 am

The Texas Court of Appeals has determined over the last week that officials had probable cause in only five of the 177 arrests following a shootout between two rival biker gangs and local, state and federal authorities outside of a Waco restaurant in May, with just over a dozen more cases set to be reviewed over the next two weeks.


Waco Biker Massacre: Inconclusive Autopsy Reports, Absurd Court Decisions, Gag Order Maintained

August 28, 2015, 10:19 am

I’ve reported at length before about various reasons to question the official government narrative surrounding the chaotic and violent incident that resulted in nine people shot to death and 18 wounded and 177 arrested outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, on May 17.


Bomb scare ends downtown Waco biker rally early

August 22, 2015, 2:02 pm

A McLennan County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad investigated a suspicious ice chest and suitcase found Saturday morning near the ALICO building, shutting down several downtown blocks and prematurely ending a memorial held for bikers killed in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout.


Biker objects to postponement of trial, says DA has no case

August 7, 2015, 3:43 pm

An attorney for a biker arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout complained that the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office keeps postponing an examining trial because it has no case against his client and charged that a prosecutor lied to him.


Appeals court orders gag order lifted in biker’s Twin Peaks shootout case

August 7, 2015, 3:30 pm

An intermediate appellate court ruled Friday that a judge abused his discretion by imposing a media blackout on parties involved the case of a Hewitt man arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout and ordered him to lift the gag order.


JP Peterson will hand over examining trials to visiting judge

August 6, 2015, 3:17 pm

McLennan County Justice of the Peace W.H. “Pete” Peterson, who has been a lightning rod for criticism in the wake of the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout, said Thursday he has changed his mind about presiding over examining trials for 16 bikers and will allow a retired judge to hear them.


Waco Biker Shooting Has Long Legal Aftermath

July 29, 2015, 11:39 pm

Six weeks after a gunfight among motorcycle gangs and police left nine dead in Waco, Texas, more than 170 people still face serious charges even though just a handful remain jailed, reflecting what some defense lawyers say is an overzealous approach by authorities.



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