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Jury seated in Fayetteville death penalty trial

Posted April 18, 2013

— Opening statements are set for Monday morning in the death penalty trial of a man accused of raping and killing a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl.

Following eight days of jury selection, eight men and four women have been selected as jurors, and three women and one man chosen as alternate jurors.

Mario McNeill, 32, is accused of raping and killing Shaniya Davis in November 2009. He could face the death sentence if convicted of murder.

Shaniya's mother also faces charges that she sold her daughter to pay a drug debt. Antoinette Davis hasn't been tried yet.


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  • Bec0522 Apr 25, 2013

    @aprilhunter220 he has no chance in prison, and considering NC hasn't put anyone to death since 2006, hopefully that will be his fate

  • airbornemonty Apr 19, 2013

    Of course someone will take care of McNeill when he goes to prison. Do you think that the convicts in prison are responsible law abiding citizens?

  • cuffslover Apr 18, 2013

    the death penalty is too kid for him or anyone who harms a child

  • aprilhunter220 Apr 18, 2013

    I hope they give him life then when he gets to prison someone takes care of him...