WILSON, N.C. -- A funeral was held for a 5-year-old boy who was fatally shot in the North Carolina city of Wilson.
News outlets report that a funeral was scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. for Cannon Hinnant.
Authorities have charged Darrius Sessoms, 25, with first-degree murder in Cannon’s death.
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.