- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WILSON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina woman has been charged with being an accessory in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy last month, police said.

Aolani Takemi Marie Pettit, 21, was arrested on Tuesday, The Wilson Times reported. Wilson Police haven’t said how Pettit allegedly served as an accessory to the crime.

Pettit was jailed under a $250,000 secured bond. It’s not known whether she has an attorney.

According to Wilson Police, officers responding to a report of a shooting at a mobile home park on Aug. 9 found 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant suffering from a gunshot wound. Cannon died at a local hospital.

Darius Nathaniel Sessoms, 25, has been charged with first-degree murder in the boy’s death. Police said that Sessoms lived next to the boy’s father, although police have not released a motive.



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