A possible cult leader in North Carolina was arrested in the shooting death of his 4-year-old stepson.
Peter Lucas Moses, 27, is accused of shooting Jadon Higganbothan, his stepson, because he believed he was gay, prosecutors said in an initial trial appearance. Moses is also accused of torturing and shooting to death Higganbothan’s mother, Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 27.
Moses is a religious extremist who believes homosexuality is an abomination, and he believed the young boy was gay. Moses lives in a one-bedroom apartment with three women and nine children.
Police became aware of the crimes after one of the women escaped from the apartment and told authorities of the deaths in the crowded apartment.