Durham, North Carolina resident Peter
Lucas Moses is accused of murdering a 4-year-old boy he perceived to
be gay, WRAL
Prosecutors say they'll seek the death
penalty for Moses, who faces first-degree murder charges in the
deaths of 28-year-old Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy and Jadon Higganbothan,
Moses, 27, prosecutors say, led a
“religious” group of five women and nine homeschooled children,
all of whom lived with Moses, who fathered all of the children except
Vania Rae Sisk, 25, had been told by
Moses to “get rid” of her son, who Moses feared might be gay
because his father had left Sisk.
Moses, it is alleged, became angry last
October when he found out that Jadon had hit another child's bottom.
He ordered the women to set up computers and speakers in the garage,
then took Jadon in the garage and shut the door. With religious
music playing, the women heard a gunshot.
He is accused of killing McKoy in
December after he learned she was barren and wanted to leave the
One of the women escaped the house and
told police that the remaining three women encouraged Moses to kill
McKoy because they feared him going to jail. The three women also
face first-degree murder charges in McKoy's death and as accessories
to murder in Jadon's death.