Murder Trial of Shaniya Davis Set for Feb. 2013, Killer, Mother Face Life and Death Sentences
We are glad to hear the case is finally going to trial. Its been nearly 3 years since the little girl Shaniya Davis was murdered and her family deserves justice to be served now.
The murder trial for the man who allegedly bought, raped and killed 5-year-old Shaniya Davis in 2009 is scheduled for Feb. 18, reported FayObserver.com.
Mario Andrette McNeill, 32, will go on trial more than three years after Shaniya’s death. The girl’s mother Antoniette Nicole Davis, 28, also faces charges and her trial is scheduled for Feb. 18 too. Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West say only one of the cases will go forward then.
The Shaniya Davis case made national headlines in November 2009 when her mother, Antoniette Nicole Davis, reported her missing to Fayetteville police. Shaniya’s body was discovered in the woods in Harnett County six days later.
McNeill, is facing multiple charges including murder, child rape, kidnapping, child abuse and human trafficking. He is being held without bail in the Cumberland County jail.
He could be sentenced to death, if convicted.
The mother, Davis is charged with murder, child abuse, sexual servitude, human trafficking, child rape and other charges. She is in jail with bail set at $3.5 million.
She faces life in prison without parole if convicted.