Cannon Hinnant Darius Sessoms
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Cannon Hinnant was shot dead while playing on his bike Sunday, with next-door neighbor Darius Sessoms, right, since charged with the youngster’s murder
Mainstream news networks CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS have completely ignored the story of Cannon Hinnant, a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head by an African-American male in North Carolina, with search queries on all of their websites returning no results.

Hinnant was brutally gunned down by 25-year-old felon Darius Nathaniel Sessoms while playing outside his house in Wilson, North Carolina for the 'crime' of riding his bike on Sessoms's property.

The shocking murder was witnessed by a neighbor and Hinnant's two young sisters, aged 8 and 7.

"I saw him just run right up to him and [he] put the gun right up to his head and shot him," neighbor Doris Labrant told WRAL.

A motive for the killing has not been established, although it was reported that, "Sessoms lives next door to Cannon's father, and a neighbor said that the two men had dinner together Saturday night and that Sessoms was at his neighbor's home earlier Sunday."

Sessoms was caught by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and faces a charge of first-degree murder.

His previous rap sheet includes felony larceny of firearms, misdemeanor maintaining a place for a controlled substance and felony marijuana possession. Sessoms also has two pending counts of felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance

Although the story has been covered by local news networks and nationally by Fox News, it appears nowhere on the websites of the other big four national media networks.


"Darius Sessoms — a black man, went up to Cannon Hinnant, a 5 year old white boy and murdered him in cold blood in front of his 2 young sisters," tweeted Charlie Kirk.

"If the races were reversed it would be national news. The activist media is ignoring this because it doesn't fit their narrative Sick."

While America has been transfixed by over two months of violent protests and riots over the death of George Floyd, a convicted criminal who died at the hands of police while high on Fentanyl, press coverage and outrage over the death of Hinnant has been minimal in comparison.

Almost like the media has some kind of agenda and ignores stories that don't fit their narrative.

Surely not?

"Cannon's life mattered!!!" wrote Heather Morgan on Facebook. "My 3 yr old grandson says to me 'Mimi, I miss Cannon so much. Why did he have to be in that road Mimi? I just want to play with him.'"

It obviously didn't matter that much to CNN, MSNBC, ABC News or CBS News.