A 25-year-old North Carolinians man will spend the rest of his life inside the cell after fatally shooting his 5-year-old neighbor who was, at that moment, riding his bicycle.
Darius Sessoms, the suspect, made his way in an Alford plea for first-degree murder on the 29th of December, Thursday, reported by WRAL-TV. The meaning of Alford’s plea is that Sessoms and his team of defense have knowledge that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to put him behind bars, however, he does not plead guilty. It also permits Sessoms not to receive the death penalty if he were convicted while in a jury trial.
On the 9th of August year 2020, at exactly 5:33 p.m., The Wilson Department authorities traveled to the 5100 block of Archers Road for a shooting report and found a 5-year-old kid named Cannon suffering from a gunshot. Cannon was immediately transported to Wilson Medical Center, however, he did not make it, he died from his wounds.
Authorities issued a warrant of arrest for Sessom on the same day. He was arrested on the 10th of August by U.S Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force members in Goldsboro, North Carolina
Sessoms girlfriend by that time, Aolani Pettit, was taken into the custody of the authority on the 22nd of September for accessory after the truth. Aolani Pettit pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was taken behind bars for 14 months.
On the day Cannon died, He was said to be riding his bicycle outside of his dad’s home when Sessoms went up to him and shot him dead in the head. Cannon’s sisters who was 8-year-old and 7-year-old at that time witnessed the shooting.