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Who is Cannon Hinnant’s Killer – Darius Sessoms Wikipedia

Darius Sessoms

Darius Sessoms is a North Carolina suspect who allegedly approached 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant and shot him with a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday as Hinnant played on his bike in front of his father’s house in North Carolina, according to many reports.

Hinnant’s family said they knew Sessoms for years and did not believe he could be capable of murder.

Neighbor Doris Labrant witnessed the shooting through her window from across the street. She told WRAL she saw Sessoms run-up to the young boy, put the gun to his head and fire before running back to his own house.

Darius Sessoms Gunned Cannon Hinnant While Hinnants’ Biking

5-year-old Hinnant was riding a bike in his yard on when he was allegedly approached by the suspect, identified as the 25-year-old next-door neighbor Darius Sessoms, and shot dead in the head in front of his seven-year-old and eight-year-old sisters before fleeing the scene at 5:30 pm Sunday, according to reports.

After a 24-hour manhunt, North Carolina police have charged Sessoms with the murder of the five-year-old boy. He was taken into custody by Wilson police around 24 hours after the incident.

According to the Wilson Times, Sessoms was previously convicted of felony larceny of firearms in Wilson County in March 2016, misdemeanor maintaining a place for a controlled substance in Wake County in April 2016 and felony marijuana possession in Nash County in November 2016.

Court records also show that Sessoms has two pending counts of felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance in Wilson County.

Darius Sessoms Under Investigation

Hinnant was rushed to the Wilson Medical Center by emergency responders but later passed away.

The suspect, named as Sessoms, fled the scene in a black 2019 Toyota Corolla and was later located by authorities in a residence in Goldsboro.

Sessoms made his first ten-minute court appearance virtually from Wilson County Jail on Tuesday morning.

Wilson County District Court Judge John Britt read Sessoms his rights and the charge he is facing. Sessoms would be seeking his attorney to represent him.  His probable cause hearing was set for August 25.

According to the Wilson Times, Sessoms was previously convicted of felony larceny of firearms in Wilson County in March 2016, misdemeanor maintaining a place for a controlled substance in Wake County in April 2016 and felony marijuana possession in Nash County in November 2016.

Court records also show that Sessoms has two pending counts of felony maintaining a vehicle.

Tribute Paid To Cannon Hinnant

Hinnant’s mother added that the suspect knew Hinnant and how ‘loving’ he was.

#PrayForCannon

“Please everyone takes a minute out of your night and pray really really hard for my girls. Please, I’m begging! They just lost a puzzle piece, their best friend, a piece of their heart and they know their mommy is not okay either”, she wrote.

A vigil for 5-year-old Hinnat was organized by his family on Friday at 8 pm on the steps of Cannon Courthouse in Wilson as his funeral takes place Thursday.

#JusticeForHinnant

“This man will answer to me, that man will see me and my son through my face! This sorry excuse as a human being will rot in hell”, the victim’s mother said in a separate post.

“My baby didn’t see color, my baby made sure you knew he loved you even if he only knew you 5 minutes idc what damn color you were!” she wrote.

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