Man Charged in the Killing of 5-year old Boy, Cannon Hinnant


Cannon Hinnant, a five year old from Wilson, North Carolina, was shot while playing outside with his sisters. His father, Austin Hinnant, said that he was inside the living room when he heard a gunshot from the front yard. He ran outside to find Cannon suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and his neighbor, Darius Sessoms, pacing back and forth in the yard holding a gun. “I was looking at him as I was picking up Cannon, and I was so full of rage, but I could not leave my son’s side,” said Austin, “I just wanted to be with my son.”  Cannon was transported to the hospital where he died from his wound.

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Sessoms has denied a court appointed attorney

Sessoms was “pacing and frantic,” stated Austin Hinnant

Darius Sessoms is facing first-degree murder charges

No motive has been established for the murder