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.
Category: Black Hebrews (Peter Moses)
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.
Last year cult leader Peter Moses, already in custody, was charged with his murder.
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.
Seven people have been charged with her murder, and prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for Moses.
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.
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.