5 Year Old Cannon Hinnant Murdered by Neighbor

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Wilson, North Carolina: Cannon Hinnant was just 5 years old. On Sunday, he was riding his bike and playing outside his own home with his siblings. Suddenly, a neighbor known to the family ran up to him, and shot him in the head at point blank range.

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Daily Mail reported,

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. 

‘My first reaction was he’s playing with the kids,’ Labrant said. ‘For a second, I thought, “That couldn’t happen”. People don’t run across the street and kill kids.’

On seeing Hinnant’s father’s reaction, however, she realized that the shooting was real and ran to lock herself inside and call 911. 

The neighbor had just been in the Hinnant home the day before, and even visited the morning of the shooting. They had known Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, for years and didn’t see him as someone who would commit murder.

“I had to pick my son up off of the ground as he bled from his head screaming “ No! No! God save my son.” Austin Hinnant

A neighbor ran to Cannon’s side with an EMT bag, as the father, Austin Hinnant, prayed his heart out for his son. As police and EMTs arrived, they fought valiantly for his life, but Cannon died at the hospital less than an hour later.

Sessoms fled the scene in his car, but was found at a home in Goldsboro, NC, 24 hours later. Police had released a photo of the 2019 Toyota Corolla with a bent front fender.

Sessoms was charged with Murder and held without bond. His probable cause hearing is set for August 25.

A motive has not been released for this senseless act, but Sessoms’ criminal history is full of drug offenses.

The Wilson Times reported,

Sessoms was 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, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety records. His probation was revoked twice in 2017, resulting in separate three-month stints in prison.

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

 

The heartbreaking tragedy was also witnessed by the other children who were playing with Cannon. They’ll never be able to “unsee” the sight of their brother being murdered. Our deepest condolences to the family, who now must embark on the toughest journey of all: survival after loss. #JusticeforCannon

“And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.” William Cullen Bryant

 

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family.

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  • Scott
    Reply

    Such a senseless waste of life. I weep tears of sorrow and rage that another yet unlived life is gone. Surely this little one sits tonight at the right hand of the father, and justice will be done in his name.

  • Coffee Long
    Reply

    So tired of all this “equality” talk and sniveling because black criminals get what they have coming.
    Whites have gone above and beyond trying to accommodate people who plain and simple do not deserve to live among us.
    This shit is going to come to a head if leaders don’t start making adjustments.

    • Jared
      Reply

      What about whit criminals? Whites don’t murder kids or murder for senseless reasons? Mass shootings? Sandy hook? Etc. & let’s not even mention all of the evil acts that have taken place as far as slavery, beatings, hangings, etc. don’t blame one race – all have evil

      • Joel
        Reply

        White person kills black, front page news, riots, cry’s for equality, bla, bla, bla. Black man kills white child,,,crickets and stupid fucking comments like your’s. Toilet scum.

      • Amy
        Reply

        Hey Jared news flash, whites Were slaves also, we just don’t bitch and complain about something we didn’t experience in our lifetime! I also am sick and tired of this racial blame game.
        Go to school get an education, find a career, REPRESENT yourself in a respectful fashion, speak respectfully, take care of your business. Opportunities are out there for anyone and everyone who is willing do the work and go after them..

      • Sheila Jones
        Reply

        What,

  • Brent Hurrelbrink
    Reply

    Tank, My Wife and I are loyal tribe members and have been for a while now. I don’t know this family, but we do live within the shooting distance of a mortar. My HEART breaks for the Hinnent family. We will be attending the candlelight vigil at the Wilson courthouse Friday evening for Cannon. Please if at all possible get the attention of Sean Hannity, and or our commander. There are nothing but crickets around this part of the country on this story. Imagine that media silence. My Father in Law was 32yr Navy and I was 8yr Army Medic. Hoorah Tank and Thanks for not only your service but for getting the word out about this MURDER.

  • Kenneth
    Reply

    I think the post that Darius left on Facebook about how he shot the brains out of a white privileged kid tells the whole story. I wonder what happened to that post? So sad!

    • Laraine
      Reply

      He actually left a Facebook message? Maybe someone in jail will hear all about this dog, lowlife scum of the earth.

  • Brent Hurrelbrink
    Reply

    Hey Tank, I want to give you an update on this story. It has come to our attention that the commie SCUMBAGS known as BLM have made it clear that they intend to protest against any and ALL who plan to march or gather in remembrance of little Cannon Hinnant. The very race that killed a WHITE BOY is going stop us from peacefully remembering a 5 year old boy. Who in the ever living FUCK do they think they are? All I can say is you better come prepared. LOAD HEAVY HOORAH

  • Sue
    Reply

    I live in Connecticut and just found out about this heartbreaking crime yesterday. Nothing much was said either, but they did show a picture of the man who did it. That is in itself a miracle. As far as I know there have been no riots – in fact the major news outlets are soft-pedaling it. God forbid a black is called racist. The democrats can’t have that kind of talk. My prayers go to that little boys family.

  • Laraine
    Reply

    Such a terrible thing this is. Anyone who could just walk up put a gun to the head of a five year old should have the same thing happen to him. Those children that witnessed the murder will never forget it. About the only good thing to be said about this is, He is now in heaven with Jesus, we should all make it our destination. Prayers for this family who will grieve this child for the rest of their lives.

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