A cult leader in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to killing his 4-year old son — because he thought he was gay. He also killed one of his many wives, and buried them in his mother’s backyard. You know, like ya do. I wish I was making all this up.
Peter Lucas Moses, now 28, has just registered a plea of guilty to the first-degree murders of both his 4-year old common-law son, Jadon Higganbothan, and one of his common-law wives, in a North Carolina courtroom after prosecutors dropped the death penalty. Regular readers remember this tragic case from 2011, in which Moses, the head of a religious group some call a cult, known as the Black Hebrew Israelites, shot to death his four-year old son because he thought the boy might be gay after he witnessed him hitting the backside of another young boy.
And some of his other wives joined in:
The 28-year old woman whom Moses has now pled guilty to killing, Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, had been beaten and strangled with an extension cord by the other women before Moses murdered her. The day he did, she had escaped to a neighbor’s house and begged her to use her cell phone. The neighbor did not call police because she claims she thought the woman might be mentally disturbed. She witnessed Moses dragging her into the house, and still never called police.