POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. -- Some in Central Virginia will gather Sunday to remember five-year-old Cannon Hinnant.
The boy was shot and killed while riding his bike last Sunday the North Carolina city of Wilson.
Investigators have charged 25-year-old Darius Sessoms with first-degree murder in Cannon’s death.
Cannon's family said they have known Sessoms for years.
Sunday's vigil is being organized by the group, Cannon's great aunt, Diann Frank, and starts at 7 p.m. at the Powhatan Courthouse on Old Buckingham Road.
A funeral was held for the 5-year-old Thursday at 7 p.m.
Cannon's dad speaks out: 'There wasn't anything between me and him'
Police said that Sessoms lived next to the boy’s father, although police have not released a motive.
"There wasn't anything between me and him, any bad blood whatsoever, for him to have a reason to do this," Cannon's father Austin Hinnant told WRAL.
WRAL-TV reported that Sessoms said he planned to hire his own lawyer at a court hearing on Tuesday. He rejected a judge’s attempt to appoint an attorney for him.
The Wilson County clerk’s office said Thursday that he had still not hired an attorney.