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Who is Cannon Hinnant? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Suspect, Cause of Death, Arrested, Investigation Report

Cannon Hinnant Wiki – Biography

Cannon Hinnant was gunned down in front of his sisters, aged seven and eight, as they played outside their family home in Wilson, North Carolina, on Sunday evening.

Cannon’s heartbroken mum Bonny Waddell told WRAL that her son was shot in front of his older siblings. Locals claim Sessoms had dinner with Cannon’s dad Austin on Friday and had been over at the family’s house hours before the killing.

Paying tribute to her “loving kid” she told the Wilson Times: “It’s devastating.

“No one should ever have to bury their child. No mother should have to go through this. He was just a loving kid. He had the biggest heart.” Cannon’s family said they have known Sessoms for years and did not think he could murder anyone.

Rachel Pipkin, a cousin of Cannon’s mum, told CBS: “We used to play together and I never thought he’d kill someone. “A mother now has to lay her son to rest at 5 years old which she should never have to do. He’ll never be forgotten.”

Cannon Hinnant Age

Cannon Hinnant was 5 years old.


“This family has faced unimaginable pain because of this senseless act of violence,” the GoFundMe states. “We are asking for your donations to assist with anything that may be needed for expenses related to his services. We offer our sincerest appreciation in this extremely difficult time.”

Cause of Death

Major news networks have not reported on the atrocious of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant. The blackout of coverage on the murder of the young boy has sparked the hashtag #SayHisName on Twitter.

As reported at TheBlaze, Cannon Hinnant was riding his bicycle in front of his father’s house in North Carolina early Sunday evening. That’s when Darius N. Sessoms allegedly walked up to the boy, put a gun to his head, and executed him. Then Sessoms, a 25-year-old convicted felon, fled to his home next door in the town of Wilson.

The gruesome murder was reportedly witnessed by Hinnant’s 7-year-old and 8-year-old sisters, as well as neighbor Doris Labrant.

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

First responders transported the boy to Wilson Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


Neighbour Darius Sessoms, has been arrested and is accused of pulling the trigger on the little boy at around 5.30 pm. It reads: “Sunday, August 9, 2020, a sweet soul named Cannon Hinnant was taken from this world over a senseless act.

Sessoms later drove away in a 2019 Toyota Corolla but was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Task Force. He was charged with first-degree murder. Sessoms has a lengthy criminal record that includes multiple felony drug charges, multiple felony probation violations, and charges on his record for possessing stolen firearms.

A neighbor said that Sessoms and Cannon’s father, Austin Hinnant, had dinner together Saturday night and that Sessoms was at his neighbor’s home before the murder on Sunday.

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“We used to play together and I never thought he’d kill someone. A mother now has to lay her son to rest at 5 years old which she should never have to do. He’ll never be forgotten,” Hinnant’s cousin Rachel Pipkin told WNCN.

“He would come over, he and my husband would always talk back and forth and he would ask my husband to put air in his tire,” neighbor Charlene Walburn said of the boy. “If he saw me on the porch with a popsicle, he would always come over and ask me if he could have a popsicle.”

By Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, the hashtag #SayHisName trended on Twitter. Many, including Jason Howerton, pointed out that there was zero coverage of Cannon Hinnant’s murder by several mainstream media networks.

GoFund Me

Cannon Hinnant’s funeral will be held on Thursday night, and a candlelight vigil is scheduled for Friday night at 8 p.m. at the steps of the Wilson County Courthouse.

“I want everyone to show up for my baby, if you love me and have any heart at all or loved my child please show up,” the boy’s mother said.

A GoFundMe campaign titled “Justice for Cannon” has raised nearly $120,000 since being created on Wednesday.

Investigation Report

Police are investigating the motive, but according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family by a relative Cannon rode his bike into Sessoms’ yard.

A probable cause hearing was set for August 25.

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


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