GoFundMe for slain 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant surpasses $750,000

by Bryan Brammer · Aug 17th, 2020 2:04 pm

Cannon Hinnant GoFundMe campaign

Last Updated Aug 18th, 2020 at 12:25 am

Over the weekend, the GoFundMe page for 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, who was brutally murdered while riding his bike, nearly doubled its Friday total, surpassing $750,000 on Monday

On Sunday, August 9, Darius Sessoms, 25, charged Hinnant, put a gun to his head, and fatally shot the young boy outside his father's home in Wilson, North Carolina. Sessoms fled the neighborhood but was quickly apprehended by police and charged with first-degree murder.

More than 21,000 donors have contributed to Cannon's fundraising campaign, which launched with a goal of raising just $5,000. As of Monday afternoon, more than $762,000 has been donated.

Gwen Hinnant, Cannon's grandmother and organizer of the fundraiser, shared her appreciation for all the love and support.

"Again, the family of Cannon would like to thank everyone for their generosity. We have well exceeded our goal. I've had many requests to leave this up because there are many people still wanting to donate to Cannon's siblings and to ensure that we get justice for Cannon," the GoFundMe page reads. "No matter the cost, no matter how long it takes, we will get justice for him."


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