Cult leader gets two life sentences for murders

Cult leader Peter Moses has been sentenced to two life terms for the murder of a 4-year-old boy, and his complicity in the murder of a 28-year-old member of his cult.

Cult member gets 30 years in murder of son, woman

Vania Sisk
Vania Rae Sisk, from Durham, N.C., was sentenced today to at least 30 years in prison for helping conceal her 4-year-old son’s murder, and for killing another woman of the religious cult to which she belonged.

The cult’s leader is still to be sentenced.

Alleged cult leader pleads guilty to killing boy, woman

Peter Moses The alleged cult leader of the Black Hebrews, who police say killed a woman and a 4-year-old boy in 2011, pleaded guilty Monday morning to two counts of first-degree murder in Durham County Criminal Superior Court.

Peter Moses’ plea means he is no longer facing the death penalty.

Third fingerprint found in cult murder of 4-year-old boy

Jadon Higganbothan A third fingerprint has been found by investigators looking into the death of 4-year-old Jadon Higganbothan.

Last year cult leader Peter Moses, already in custody, was charged with his murder.

Second fingerprint found in cult killing of 4-year old boy

Peter Moses New search warrants released Tuesday show a second fingerprint belonging to cult leader Peter Moses Jr. was found on clear tape used to wrap plastic around the remains of a 4-year-old boy.

Last June Moses was charged in his murder, as was as in the murder of a woman.

Fingerprint links cult leader to dead bodies in murder case

Peter Moses Investigators have matched a fingerprint from the graves of a young boy and a woman with the leader of a religious cult who has been charged in their deaths, search warrants issued by the Durham, NC Police Department show.

The single fingerprint found on a piece of tape that had been wrapped around plastic bags that encased the body of 5-year-old Jadon Higganbothan has been conclusively identified as belonging to Peter Lucas Moses Jr.

Jadon Higganbothan died from single gunshot wound; Cult leader charged

Jadon Higganbothan An autopsy report released Tuesday shows 5-year-old Jadon Higganbothan died from a gunshot wound to the head before being wrapped in plastic bags and buried in a shallow grave behind a Durham, N.C. home.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against the cult leader who is charged with his murder.

Woman slain in cult case had been shot three times

Antoinetta McKoy A woman who reportedly attempted to leave a religious cult was beaten for hours before being shot to death by Peter Moses, the polygamous sect’s leader.

Seven people have been charged with her murder, and prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for Moses.

Death penalty sought for cult leader in murder of woman and 5-year-old boy

Jadon Higganbothan Prosecutors in Durham, N.C. will seek the will seek the death penalty against cult leader Pete Moses, Jr., who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and a child.

District Attorney Tracey Cline said Friday 27-year-old Peter Lucas Moses shot 5-year-old Jadon Higganbothan because he thought the boy was gay.

Some charges dismissed against alleged cult leader Peter Moses

Peter Moses A judge has dismissed four charges against a suspected ‘cult’ leader who is charged in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy and his ex-girlfriend.

But Peter Moses Jr. may still face the death penalty in connection with the deaths of 5-year-old Jadon Higganbothan and 28-year-old Antoinetta McKoy.

Seven indicted in ‘cult’ murder case

Peter Moses A Durham County, North Carolina grand jury has indicted seven people in connection with the deaths of a 5-year-old boy and young woman.

Among those indicted is alleged cult leader 27-year-old Peter Moses Jr.

Cult leader Pete Moses Jr. charged in boy’s death

Peter Moses Durham, North Carolina police charged cult leader Peter Moses Jr. Thursday night with first-degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Jadon Higganbothan.

Higganbothan was reported missing in February, along with Antoinetta McKoy. Police say they believe they found McKoy’s remains buried behind the same home Wednesday after plumbers called 911.

Boy’s body found in ‘cult’ murder case

Jadon Higganbothan Late Wednesday morning investigators in Durham, NC, discovered the body of Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, who was reported missing in February.

Police have charged seven people, including suspected cult leader Peter Moses, in that case.

Now comes news that the body of 5-year-old Jadon Higganbothan, who was last seen in October, has also been located.

NC Police charge 7 people in Black Hebrews ‘cult’ murder case

Peter Moses Durham, NC, police on Wednesday charged seven people with murder in the death of Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, who was reported missing in February.

Suspected cult leader, 27-year-old Peter Moses, is among those charged.

Authorities search woods near suspected cult home

Peter Moses Police in Durham, NC, have again conducted a search for the bodies of Jadon Higganbothan and Antoinetta McKoy.

Suspected cult leader Peter Moses and Jadon’s mother have been named as possible suspects — but have not been charged with murder.

Cult leader linked to missing boy appears in court

Peter Moses Suspected cult leader Peter Moses, who police believe is linked to the disappearance of a woman and a 5-year-old boy, appeared in court Tuesday on unrelated charges.

Moses, 27, faces numerous charges including one count of second-degree kidnapping, one count of assault by pointing a gun, one count of assault on a female, one count of communicating threats and failure to appear in court on earlier charges.

Police arrest suspected cult leader plus mother of missing boy

Peter Moses Police in Durham, N.C., have arrested a suspected cult leader and the mother of a missing 6-year-old boy.

Warrants suggest Peter Moses and Vania Sisk are connected with the disappearance of Jadon Higganbothan and 28-year-old Antoinetta McKoy, who are both believed to be dead.

Bullets and blood found at home of missing boy allegedly killed by cult leader

New search warrants issued by authorities in Durham, N.C. show that alleged cult leader Peter Moses and Vania Sisk are “directly involved in the murder of a juvenile and an adult.”

Jadon Higganbothan, 6, and Antoinetta McKoy are both considered missing. Search warrants obtained Tuesday indicate authorities are treating the case as a missing persons and homicide investigation.

Police issues arrest warrant for Peter Moses, Jr

Police in Durham, NC have issued a warrant Thursday for the arrest of Peter L. Moses, Jr.

Moses, 27, is wanted for questioning in the disappearance of Jadon Higganbothan, 6, and Antoinetta McKoy, 28.
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