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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]