Mother of man who allegedly killed 5-year-old boy receives outpourings of sympathy from strangers

Mother of Cannon Hinnant Alleged Killer Receives Messages of Support, Prayers on Social Media

Source: National File

The mother of a man, who allegedly murdered a five-year-old boy for the offense of riding a bike on his front yard, has received hundreds of messages of support, sympathy, and prayers on social media as strangers shared their emotions.

Carolyn Sessoms was flooded with a diverse mix of messages extending support and colorful condemnation on Facebook after her son, Darius, 25, was alleged to have shot five-year-old Cannon Hinnant in the head at point blank range as he played on the street with his sisters on a summer’s afternoon at a Wilson, North Carolina, neighborhood.

It was believed that Darius was on speaking terms with his alleged victim’s father as eyewitnesses claimed the two had dined together days before the brutal shooting.

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