(8-14-20) A Go Fund Me page set up for the family of 5 year old Cannon Hinnant from Wilson, North Carolina, who was murdered on Sunday, has already raised over $500,000.

Darius Sessoms and Cannon Hinnant
Darius Sessoms and Cannon Hinnant

Cannon was shot by his father’s neighbor Darius Sessoms (25), who is in jail on no bond, facing a first-degree murder charge.

Charlene Walburn told ABC 7

“Our neighbor saw it. She said the young man just walked up to the little boy who was sitting on his bike, which he does every day. I just don’t understand why he did it. How can you walk up to a little boy, point blank, and put a gun to his head and just shoot him? How could anyone do that?”

Cannon’s funeral was held yesterday and a candlelight vigil tonight, he was suppose to start kindergarten this week.

Go Fund Me PageJustice for Cannon

On Sunday, August 9th, this precious angel was playing outside with his siblings when he was murdered. He was merely doing what he would do any other day and that’s playing with his sisters, riding his bike, doing what kids do and all of the innocence that comes with being a child. This family has faced unimaginable pain because of this senseless act of violence. 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. #justice for Cannon

From his obituary –

He is survived by his mother, Bonny Waddell and Lee Parker of Middlesex; father, Austin Hinnant and Fiance, Niki Renfrow of Wilson; maternal grandparents, Greg Waddell and wife, Wendy of Wilson; Mylee Sutton of Winston Salem; paternal grandfather, Stephen Hinnant and wife, Gwen; paternal grandmother, Lori Hinnant; Maternal great- grandparents, Belle Waddell of Lucama; Paternal great- grandparents, Barbara Hinnant, and Nancy Driver; sisters, Carly and Ava Hinnant of the home; brothers, Bryson Hinnant, and Braylen Parker of the home.

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