Posted By Eric Ethington on July 8, 2011
Durham, North Carolina – 4 year old Jadon Higganbothan was murdered by his step-father because he thought that Jadon might be gay. It’s a heartbreaking story, Jadon and his mother apparently were part of a cult that was run by the step-father.
Peter Lucas Moses, 27, was apparently the head a small cult involving 4 women and 9 children. Moses was the father of all the children with the exception of Jadon.
In October of last year, Moses apparently became obsessed with the idea that Jadon was gay and demanded that his mother, 25 year old Vania Rae Sisk “get rid of him.” When she didn’t, here’s what happened:
Moses ordered two of the women to set up computers and speakers in the garage, prosecutors said they were told by the witness. They said he started playing music with the Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew, took Jadon in the garage and shut the door, and the women then heard a gunshot.
Prosecutors said the witness told them that the women helped clean up the body of Jadon, who had been shot in the head, and put it in a suitcase in Moses’ master suite. He later told them to get the body out because it was beginning to smell, prosecutors said.
The other children, who have been placed in foster homes by Social Services, have told authorities they feared that Moses would do to them “what he did to Jadon,” Cline said. “The children are fearful of Pete Moses Jr.”
The story doesn’t end there unfortunately. Two months later, in December of 2010, Moses also murdered one of the other women when he found out she couldn’t have children. Like Jadon, her body was kept in the house for several days before she and Jadon were buried in the backyard of Moses’ mother. The bodies were only discovered recently by a plumber who contacted police.
When questioned, Jadon’s mother Vania Sisk denied that he ever had existed and police were only able to confirm it when they found a copy of Jadon’s birth certificate.
Moses, Sisk and the other women are all facing 1st Degree Murder charges.