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North Carolina Cult Leader Pleads Guilty to Murdering 4-Year-Old He Suspected Was Gay

Peter Lucas Moses, the leader of a North Carolina religious sect, pleaded guilty yesterday to the murders of Jadon Higganbothan, 4, and Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28, WRAL reports:

MosesTheir bodies were found last June buried behind a house on Ashe Street in Durham where Moses' mother, Sheilda Harris, used to live. Both had been shot in the head, according to autopsy reports...

...Authorities have said Pete Moses led a religious group of women and children who called him “Lord” and feared him. They lived together in a home on Pear Tree Lane in southeast Durham.

A woman who left the group told police that Moses killed Jadon in October 2010 because he thought the child was gay. Prosecutors said in court that Moses became concerned that Jadon had touched one of his sons inappropriately, and they said that he took Jadon to the garage and shot him.

The informant also told police that Moses ordered that McKoy be killed two months later when he learned she couldn't have children and wanted to leave the group. Prosecutors said she was forced back inside the house as she tried to run away and was later killed in a bathroom.

Moses accepted a plea deal sparing him the death penalty for the killings.

Watch WRAL's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. "If this country hadn't been forced to integrate we'd have this black problem under control"

    Ah, Ratbastard, wouldn't your comment have been more appropriate in the "Loving vs Virginia" tribute that Andy posted?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 12, 2012 2:38:23 PM

  2. This guy is prime evil. Thinking about that poor boy makes my heart wrench. RIP.

    Posted by: Munro | Jun 12, 2012 2:51:35 PM

  3. An offshoot bronze age cult. They are all disease which cause such behavior. When will these cults be exposed for the terrorists they are already? When will people stop making excuses for their followers? One of them has been valorized in the States for FAR too long.

    Posted by: Sarm | Jun 12, 2012 3:00:00 PM

  4. to bad he wont be getting a lethal injection

    Posted by: lee | Jun 12, 2012 4:44:27 PM

  5. This guy should fry! And this had nothing to do with race.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jun 12, 2012 6:09:09 PM

  6. Such a tragedy. Nothing more really has to be said.

    Posted by: Francis | Jun 12, 2012 7:02:46 PM

  7. A posting about a child and woman lost their lives at the hands of a madman. I encourage a paradigm shift for those who posted comments that did not acknowledge the loss. Are you part of the enlightened society that has tolerance for homosexuals?

    Posted by: Carletonart | Jun 12, 2012 9:19:55 PM

  8. He is truly the face of ignorance and hate. If murdering a four year old doesn't rate the death penalty, there is something wrong with our "justice" system.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 12, 2012 10:05:16 PM

  9. He is proof that some anti-gay Christians are criminally insane.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 13, 2012 12:13:54 AM

  10. Remember kids:
    Religion poisons everything.
    It is all a matter of degrees.

    Posted by: Bill_IE | Jun 13, 2012 7:09:13 AM

  11. @Ratbastard: What does integration have to do with this?? What you don't seem to get is that this "man" would have done this whether he were Black, White, Green, Yellow or Purple! It's not the race, but the mindset. People like this create cults because they can not find a constructive or productive outlet to validate themselves within society. They come in Sheep's clothing and draw others in with grandiose promises of higher and intimate love and romance, creating a false sense of comfort and security. Then, they control with terror and fear because they have an extreme arrogant need for an ego stroke.

    Posted by: Karl | Jun 16, 2012 8:04:53 PM

  12. Sorry, NC,, ya gotta stop marryin yer 1st cuzinz

    Posted by: wayne | Jul 5, 2012 1:46:10 PM

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