4 Year Old Boy Killed For "Gay Behavior"
The head of a North Carolina religious cult is under arrest for murdering a four year-old boy for his "gay behavior." The man is also charged with killing a woman for leaving his group marriage.
Prosecutors laid out evidence they believe justifies the death penalty against Peter Lucas Moses, 27, who faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jadon Higganbothan, 4, and Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28. Defense attorneys didn't speak in his behalf at a court hearing Friday. Prosecutors said the case came to police's attention in February when a young woman escaped from a house at 2109 Pear Tree Lane house.More from WRAL.com:
Living with them, all in one were room, were Sisk's four children and Lavada Harris' five children, prosecutors said. Moses is the father of all the children, except for Jadon. Moses feared that Jadon might be gay because his father had left Sisk, and Moses told her to "get rid" of the child, prosecutors said. "In the religious belief of that organization, homosexuality was frowned on," Cline said. Sometime in October 2010, Smith told Moses that Jadon had hit another child's bottom, and Moses became angry and started walking around the house with a gun that belonged to Sisk, prosecutors said. "He starts screaming, 'I told you to get rid of him!'" and told Sisk, "'How am I going to do this?'" Cline recalled the witness' account. Moses ordered two of the women to set up computers and speakers in the garage, prosecutors said they were told by the witness. They said he started playing music with the Lord's Prayer in Hebrew, took Jadon in the garage and shut the door, and the women then heard a gunshot.(Tipped by JMG reader Rob)