Cult leader gets two life sentences for murders

Cult leader Peter Moses has been sentenced for the shooting murders of 4-year-old Jadon Higganbothan and 28-year-old Antoinetter McKoy.

Moses, who led a religious cult called the Black Hebrew Israelites, was given two life sentences.

The group, consisting of several women and eight children, lived at a home in Durham, NC.

Moses, who had multiple wives, preached that the black race would eventually rule the world, and that women — who he referred to as ‘possessions’ — were ‘cursed to serve men.’

A woman who escaped the group in February 2011 told police Moses shot Jadon because he thought the boy was gay.


Antoinette, one of Moses’ wives, was killed after she attempted to escape the group.

Last month Vanea Rae Sisk, Jadon’s mother, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering Antoinette.

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This post was last updated: Jan. 15, 2014