Man kills 4-year-old on assumption that he is gay
A North Carolina man is accused of killing a 4-year-old boy on the assumption that he is gay, according to WRAL.
Peter Lucas Moses, 27, led a “religious” group of women and children and according to the report, they feared him.
Moses shot 4-year-old Jadon Higganbothan in the head in fear that the child was gay. According to prosecutors, Moses assumed that the child might be gay because his father had left his mother. He told the mother, Vania Rae Sisk, to “get rid” of the child.
Prosecutors said that Larhonda Renee Smith, 40, told Moses that Jadon had hit another child’s bottom. After hearing this, Moses became angry and started walking around the house with a gun. Later, she told him that he had hit another child’s bottom.
"He starts screaming, ‘I told you to get rid of him!’" and told Sisk, “‘How am I going to do this?’" [District Attorney Tracy Cline] recalled the witness’ account.
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.
Moses also killed Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28, after he learned that she couldn’t have children and wanted to leave the group.
Sisk, Smith, and Lavada Harris face charges of first-degree murder for McKoy’s death and accessories in Jardon’s death.