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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.