Cult Leader Pleads Guilty of Murdering Boy He Thought was Gay
The leader of a religious sect from North Carolina plead guilty to two counts of first-degree murder for killing a woman and a young boy, the North Carolina news station WRAL-TV reported.
Peter Lucas Moses Jr., 28, from Durham, N.C., is charged with the deaths of Jadon Higgabothan, 4, and Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28.
Prosecutors say that Moses shot Higgabothan, who was not his biological son, in the head because he believed he was gay. He also shot McKoy in the head because he was worried she would go to the authorities about the murder. Their bodies, which were wrapped in black plastic trash bags, were buried behind Moses’ mother’s house.
Moses’ brother, Harris Moses, and sister Sheila Moses are charged as accessories for McKoy’s murder along with P. Leonard Moses. Additionally, Jadon’s mother, Vania Sisk, and two other women who lived with Moses have been charged with murder in McKoy’s death and as accessories in Jadon’s death.
The Herald-Sun reported that Peter Moses was allegedly the leader of a group called the Black Hebrews -- a polygamist cult-like group. The Black Hebrews believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites.