Peter Moses Jr. was charged in the 2011 with the deaths of 4-year-old Jadon Higganbothan and 28-year-old Antoinetta McKoy. (NBC)
A four-year old boy was shot to death by his common-law father. His common-law father is a religious leader and assumed that the boy was gay because he slapped another boy’s behind. Moses now faces two counts of first-degree murder. The prosecutors are asking for the death penalty in this tragic North Carolina case.
Moses is believed to be the cult leader of a religious group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites.
This is not the first time this man has committed a murder. Peter Lucas Moses, 27, also shot to death a 28-year old woman, Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, police and prosecutors say. She was 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.
“Homosexuality, [District Attorney] Cline contended, is frowned upon by the Black Hebrews, so the defendant asked the boy’s mother to get rid of him.
“Moses then ordered two of the other women to set up computers and speakers in the garage, prosecutors contend, then the defendant took the boy into the garage, where music and the Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew blared, and a gunshot sounded. One of the women told investigators the boy was shot in the head.
“Some of the women cleaned up his bloodied body, prosecutors said, then put it in a suitcase in the master bedroom until Moses complained about the smell.”
There are sources that say this is part of some undercover movement called The Hebrew Israelite movement.
“The Hebrew Israelite movement is a group of militant black supremacists as reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” writes Jonathan Turley, noted CNN contributor and law professor. “The Hebrew Israelites call for death for Jews and gay men and lesbians, and celebrate the Christmas holiday by “lynching” effigies of the Virgin Mary and Santa Claus.”