NORTH CAROLINA: Cult Leader Pleads Guilty To Killing Toddler For "Acting Gay"
North Carolina religious cult leader Peter Moses has pleaded guilty to murdering a four year-old boy that Moses said had been "acting gay." Moses also killed a female cult member for being unable to bear his children.
Authorities have said 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 and was killed in a bathroom.Prosecutors dropped their death penalty request in return for the guilty plea. Moses is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (Tipped by JMG reader Rob)