“My Baby Didn’t Deserve This”

The mother of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant, shot to death at point-blank range last week as he played in his father's yard, says she wants the death penalty for the man accused of pulling the trigger. WRAL's Rosalia Fodera reports.

(WRAL/NBC News) — The mother of a 5-year-old body shot and killed while riding his bicycle outside of his father’s North Carolina home says she will ask prosecutors to seek the death penalty against the man accused of murdering her son.

Cannon Hinnant’s mother, Bonny Waddell, says she is distraught, yet hopeful.

She’s hopeful the suspect, Darius Sessoms will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. She’s hopeful she and the rest of her family will find ways to carry on the light and legacy young Cannon left behind.

Waddell said she does not understand why it happened.

“My baby didn’t deserve this,” she says.

While Sessoms is in jail facing a first-degree murder charge for killing Cannon, family and friends said there’s still justice they want to see.

“I want the death penalty and I’m gonna seek it,” Waddell says.

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