WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a North Carolina man charged in the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old boy in 2020 to life in prison without parole as part of a plea agreement. Media outlets report that came after Darius Nathaniel Sessoms of Wilson entered an Alford plea to a first-degree murder charge on Thursday. A defendant doesn’t acknowledge guilt in such a plea but concedes prosecutors have enough evidence for a conviction. Prosecutors contended Sessoms shot Cannon Hinnant as the boy was playing in the front yard of his father’s home. Sessoms was arrested a day later in another city.
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