On Sunday, August 9, 2020 a 5-year-old boy named Cannon Hinnant from Wilson, NC was shot point-blank in the head while riding his bike in front of his home. Cannon Hinnant was executed in front of his two sisters ages 7 and 8. Darius Sessoms, 25, the next door neighbor was charged yesterday with the murder.
This was a senseless and tragic cold-blooded murder. Our hearts go out to the entire family for their loss. It is truly heartbreaking when a 5-year-old is deliberately executed. There is absolutely no justification for running across the street and shooting a child in the head.
In cases like the murder of Cannon Hinnant, when there is a senseless execution of a 5-year-old boy, and when there are multiple witnesses, including neighbors, and if it is determined beyond all doubt who the perpetrator is, then the death penalty for those who commit such evil would be in harmony with God’s divine commandment.
“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” Genesis 9:5, 6.
“But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he (civil government) beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.” Roman 13:4