Cult leader gets two life sentences for murders

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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.

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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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