Charges dropped against 2 women in alleged Durham cult killings

NBC-17 News, North Carolina/June 15, 2012

Durham, North Carolina -- Two women charged in connection with the deaths of a woman and a 4-year-old boy in Durham have been released from jail.

An official at the Durham County Jail says Sheila Moses and Sheilda Harris were released from jail on June 12.

Harris and Moses were charged with accessory after the fact in the murder of Antoinetta McKoy. The jail confirms those charges were dropped against the two women.

Harris and Moses are related to Peter Moses, an alleged cult leader that has pleaded guilty to murdering McKoy and 4-year-old Jadon Higganbothan. Their bodies were found last year buried in the backyard of a home on Ashe Street.

P. Leonard Moses, Lavada Harris, Vania Sisk and Larhonda Smith all face charges related to the two deaths.

P. Leonard Moses is charged with accessory after the fact in the murder of McKoy. Lavada Harris, Sisk and Smith are charged with one count of murder and one count of accessory after the fact.

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