Jury seated in Fayetteville death penalty trial
Posted April 18, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — 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.