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Monsters Among Us: Darius Sessoms charged with the murder of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant


Cannon Hinnant

Slain North Carolina 5-year-old remembered for big smile
Vigil honors slain North Carolina boy Cannon Hinnant: ‘Say his name’
Prayer vigil held for Cannon Hinnant
‘Everyone is crying’ after 5-year-old boy is shot and killed at his home in Wilson
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in North Carolina, police say
What we know about the killing of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant
The father of a 5-year-old boy killed in North Carolina says the suspect was a neighbor for eight years
Authorities capture suspect in 5-year-old’s fatal shooting
Mother of Cannon Hinnant says son’s killing not a race issue
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in North Carolina, police say
Parents of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant say they want the death penalty for his killer
How The Murder Of 5-Year-Old Cannon Hinnant Became A Conservative Controversy About Race
Second arrest made in shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant
21-year-old woman charged in connection with shooting death of Wilson 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant
Girlfriend Of Suspect In The Shooting Death Of 5-Year-Old Cannon Hinnant Case Accused Of Helping Him Escape

Defendants
Darius Sessoms
Aolani Takemi Marie Pettit

INMATE INFORMATION

DARIUS N SESSOMS
Age 25
Gender Male
Race Black
NC: North Carolina Department of Public Safety
ID Number T710687
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail North Carolina Department of Public Safety

INMATE INFORMATION

AOLANI TAKEMI MARIE PETTIT
Age 21
Gender Female
Race Black
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Feb 20, 1999
ID Number 485939
Custody Status Date Sep 26, 2020 01:30 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Wilson County Detention Center
Book Date Sep 22, 2020 04:31 PM EDT

LOCATION
Wilson County Detention Center
100 Green Street
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 237-2522

REPORTING AGENCY
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office
100 East Green Street
Wilson, NC 27894
(252) 237-2118

Fathers From Hell: Brandon McDaniel charged with the child abuse homicide of his infant son, Sloan Prescott McDaniel


Sloan McDaniel

gofundme: Baby Sloan McDaniel
Clemmons man charged with first-degree murder after infant dies from child abuse injuries, deputies say
NC dad charged with murder in baby’s death; relatives mourn 3-month-old boy
Clemmons man charged with murder in 3-month-old son’s death
Father charged with first-degree murder after son dies, deputies say

Charlotte, NC first murder of 2020: Devonne Lamonte Smith was shot and killed in a Charlotte home; No suspects announced yet


scene on Feldbank Dr.

One killed, another injured in north Charlotte shooting
CMPD investigating first homicide of 2020
1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at north Charlotte home, police say
Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Charlotte shooting

Aldrek Jabreel Strong murder 12/06/2019 Greensboro, NC *Rayvon Daleyon Wall charged with his murder*


Aldrek Jabreel Strong

Aldrek Jabreel Strong obituary
Man shot, killed on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro; homicide investigation underway
Man Charged With First-Degree Murder In Greensboro Apartment Shooting: Police
Greensboro man charged with murder in fatal shooting Friday on Spring Garden Street

INMATE INFORMATION

Deadly Wives: Patricia Brown hired her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Leroy Wentzel, to kill her husband, Frederic Brown; All sentenced to prison

From Patricia Brown’s appeal: At trial, the evidence tended to show that in March or April of 1990, defendant contacted her sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Leroy Wentzel, in New Hope, Alabama, and asked if they knew anyone who would shoot and kill her husband, Fred Brown, in High Point, North Carolina.   Leroy Wentzel volunteered.   Defendant met with the Wentzels in Alabama to discuss how her High Point house was arranged and to plan the murder.   Defendant paid the Wentzels $1,000 up front to kill her husband and offered to pay them an additional $30,000 upon completion of the killing.   After this initial meeting, Leroy Wentzel started driving to North Carolina.   On his way, Wentzel decided that he could not continue with the murder plans, and he called defendant and told her that he “couldn’t do it at that time.”

Several months later, Leroy and Sheila Wentzel visited defendant in her High Point home and met defendant’s husband, Fred Brown.   After this visit, on 23 April 1991, Leroy Wentzel again spoke with defendant, and they made arrangements for the murder of defendant’s husband.   Wentzel testified that they planned that he would call Fred Brown at his house on 24 April 1991, under the pretext that Wentzel’s car had broken down.   Defendant made arrangements to be at a real-estate meeting and to have her daughter out of the house so that her husband would be the only one home to receive Wentzel’s phone call.   At approximately noon on 24 April 1991, Wentzel called defendant and told her that he was on his way.

Wentzel drove to High Point.   He took a .22-caliber revolver and wore a yellow and black sweatshirt.   At approximately 9:30 p.m., Wentzel arrived in High Point and, from a dark area along Highway 68, called defendant’s home and told defendant’s husband that his car had broken down.   After learning Wentzel’s location, the victim said he would be out in a few minutes to assist him.   Wentzel opened the hood of his car and pulled the coil wire off so the vehicle would not start.   When the victim arrived, he turned the hazard lights of his vehicle on, and he and Wentzel looked under the hood of Wentzel’s vehicle and discussed what to do next.   Wentzel then suggested that they walk away from the car a distance.   While doing so, he told the victim that the victim’s wife wanted him dead and showed him the gun from under the sweatshirt.

The victim begged Wentzel not to kill him and started to run.   Nonetheless, Wentzel shot the victim once in the back, and he fell to the ground;  Wentzel then shot the victim twice more in the head from close range to make certain he was dead.   Wentzel returned to his car and proceeded to drive down the road.   However, upon remembering that defendant had told him to make the murder look like a robbery, Wentzel returned to the crime scene, removed the victim’s wallet from his back pocket, turned the hazard lights of the victim’s vehicle off and then started home to Alabama.   As he drove home, Wentzel threw the victim’s wallet away.   Several months later, he threw the gun into the Coosa River.   A passerby discovered the victim’s body lying facedown in a ditch beside Highway 68, with a sweatshirt wrapped around his right arm.   A pool of blood surrounded the victim’s head.   An autopsy indicated that the victim had sustained three gunshot wounds, one to the back and two to the left side of the head.   Over the course of the next few months, defendant paid Wentzel approximately $3,500.

Thereafter, in June 1994, when Leroy Wentzel was on the verge of suicide, he wrote two letters which he gave to his daughter, Janelle, with instructions to open only after his death.   In these letters, Wentzel stated that he “shot Fred Brown by his wife, Pat,” and that he was to be paid $30,000.   On 13 July 1994, Wentzel was arrested and jailed in Pennsylvania for failure to pay child support.   Also, on 13 July 1994, Janelle Wentzel gave her father’s letters to the police in Reading, Pennsylvania, and she confirmed that her father also had told her about the murder of Fred Brown and that he did it for his wife’s sister, the defendant.   The Reading Police Department contacted the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department with regard to the alleged homicide.   In November 1994, detectives from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department talked with Wentzel regarding the killing of Fred Brown.   Wentzel gave statements to the detectives about the murder and his involvement.   Both of Wentzel’s sons confirmed that their father also had told them about the murder and that it was done for defendant, who was to receive insurance money as a result of her husband’s death.

State Man Arrested, Fighting Extradition
Brown/Wentzel [news story about the murder, that day or the next]
Trial begins in 4-year-old murder case
Son gives jurors new perspective of Fred Brown
Convicted murderer testifies against sister
Jurors get two portraits of Patricia Brown
Wife convicted in murder for hire
State of North Carolina v Patricia Brown 1999
Prison houses veterans block

Movies/Documentaries
Twisted Sisters: Wentzel/Brown Sisters

Defendants
Patricia Brown – convicted, sentenced to life, died in prison
Sheila Wentzel – convicted, sentenced to 50 years in prison
Leroy Wentzel – convicted, sentenced to life, still in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

PATRICIA G BROWN
Offender Number: 0485109
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 01/21/1948
Age: 71

INMATE INFORMATION

SHELIA WENTZEL
Offender Number: 0474960
Inmate Status: INACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 10/06/1956
Age: 63

INMATE INFORMATION

LEROY W WENTZEL
Offender Number: 0473193
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 03/08/1943
Age: 76

 

Murder In The Family: Kasean C. Williams charged with killing his mother, Niekia E. Williams


Nieka Williams

High Point woman killed by gunshot to the head
High Point man charged with killing his mother
Son charged with fatally shooting his mother in the head at High Point apartment complex
Suspect charged in death of his mother, a High Point woman who was shot in the head
High Point man charged with killing his mother

INMATE INFORMATION

KASEAN CHARLES WILLIAMS
Custody Record
Age 26
Gender Male
Race Black

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic
Date of Birth Oct 22, 1992
ID Number707785
Custody Status Date Jun 17, 2019 08:56 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail High Point Detention Center
Book Date Jun 17, 2019 03:23 PM EDT

LOCATION
High Point Detention Center
507 East Green Drive
High Point, NC 27260
(336) 641-7900

REPORTING AGENCY
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
400 W Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 641-3694

Psycho For Love: David Allen Sokolowski killed his girlfriend and their neighbor; Then he dismembered both, possible eating some of their body parts

Victims
Pamela Owens Ellwood, 42
Rubel “Little Man” Gray Hill, 35

Missing woman’s remains found in Winston-Salem dumpster
Cannibalism suspected in bodyparts case
More Body Parts Found In Kitchen Of Farmhouse
Man Charged With Murder After Remains Found
Witness tells of finding body parts
Search for more body parts widens at North Carolina farm
Dismembered man’s wife asks why
State of North Carolina v David Allen Sokolowski 1999 [appeal denied]
Murderpedia: David Sokolowski

Movies/Documentaries

Shattered: Butcher on Mincey Road

INMATE INFORMATION

DAVID A SOKOLOWSKI
Offender Number: 0382003
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: UNKNOWN
Birth Date: 03/02/1957
Age: 61
Current Location: MAURY C.I.

Kenneth Roosevelt Cannon murder 3/14/2007 Kinston, NC *James Leon Estep Jr. has been charged with his murder*

Gunfire Kills Kinston Man
Arrest made in 2007 Kinston murder case
Greensboro man arrested, charged in Kinston murder investigation from 2007
Arrest made in 2007 Kinston murder case
Suspect arrested in 2007 Kinston Murder
Arrest man in 2007 murder in Kinston
Suspect Arrested For 2007 Kinston Murder

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: ESTEP, JAMES LEON
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 33
Location: Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office

Halifax County Quadruple Homicide: 2 elderly couples killed in a home invasion

Victims
James Harris, 88
Janice Harris, 72
James Whitley, 76
Peggy Jo Whitley, 67

James & Peggy Jo Whitley obituary
Unthinkable
Wilson friends shocked by hairdresser’s death in Halifax County quadruple homicide
Sheriff: 2 elderly couples in NC killed while playing cards
Elderly NC couples shot, killed while playing cards at kitchen table
Sheriff identifies victims in Halifax County quadruple killing
Sheriff: 2 Elderly Couples in NC Killed While Playing Cards
Sheriff: 2 elderly couples shot dead while playing cards
Halifax County Sheriff on quadruple murder: ‘Major turn in our investigation’
Governor adds $20,000 to reward in quadruple murder

Murder In The Family: Brandi and Nancy Grainger hired 2 men to kill Paul Donald Grainger for the insurance money and out of hate; All 4 received prison sentences

Paul Donald Grainger obituary
Paul Grainger Was Murdered By His Wife & Daughter
Victim’s kin are charged in death
Wife, daughter among four charged in man’s death
Second suspect pleads guilty in murder of Archdale man
N.C. Supreme Court to rule on unprecedented case about a murder by cellphone
Supreme Court upholds Grainger murder conviction
‘Deadly Sins’ program turns focus on 2008 Randolph County murder

Movies/Documentaries
Deadly Sins: Sugar and Spite
Killing Time: Keep Your Friends Close

Defendants
Brandi Lea Grainger – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Nancy Grainger – pled guilty, sentenced to 29 years in prison
Phillip Lee Mabe – pled guilty, sentenced to life in prison
Dylan Edwin Boston – pled guilty, sentenced to 32 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

BRANDI L GRAINGER
Offender Number: 1286946
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 03/02/1989
Age: 28
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 10/04/2011
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 10/04/2011
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM Next Custody Review: 11/01/2017
Current Location: SOUTHERN CI
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 08/16/2017
Escapes?: N

INMATE INFORMATION

NANCY B GRAINGER
Offender Number: 1319219
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: ASIAN
Birth Date: 09/12/1948
Age: 68
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 29 YEARS 1 MONTH 25 DAYS
Conviction Date: 05/08/2012
Projected Release Date: 09/18/2031
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics:
REGULAR Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 05/09/2012
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 11/01/2017
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 07/15/2015
Escapes?: N

INMATE INFORMATION

PHILLIP L MABE
Offender Number: 1297887
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 11/19/1976
Age: 40
Current Location: AVERY-MITCHELL CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 12/15/2011
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 12/15/2011
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 07/01/2018
Current Location: AVERY-MITCHELL CI
Previous Location: FRANKLIN CC
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM FRANKLIN CC
Last Movement Date: 11/10/2016

INMATE INFORMATION

DYLAN E BOSTON
Offender Number: 0909779
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status: INACTIVE
Gender: MALE
Race: WHITE
Ethnic Group: EUROPEAN/N.AM./AUSTR
Birth Date: 10/02/1988
Age: 28
Current Location: PIEDMONT CI

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: 32 YEARS 5 MONTHS 25 DAYS
Conviction Date: 06/26/2012
Projected Release Date: 02/21/2032
Primary Crime: MURDER SECOND DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: ASR
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 06/28/2012
Admitting Location: CENTRAL PRISON
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 07/01/2018
Current Location: PIEDMONT CI
Previous Location: NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement : NOT PUBLIC INFORMATION
Last Movement Date: 05/28/2017
Escapes?: N

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