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More charges filed in Fayetteville girl's kidnapping, death

Posted February 13, 2013

— Prosecutors have filed additional charges against a man accused of buying, raping and killing a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl in November 2009.

Mario Andrette McNeill, 32, has been charged with second-degree exploitation of a minor and third-degree exploitation of a minor. He previously was charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of Shaniya Davis, whose body was found in a kudzu patch near the Lee-Harnett county line on Nov. 16, 2009, six days after her mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, reported her missing from her Fayetteville home.

His trial on all charges is scheduled to begin April 8. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Antoinette Davis is charged with first-degree murder, indecent liberties with a child, felony child abuse, felony sexual servitude, rape of a child, sexual offense of a child by an adult offender, human trafficking and making a false police report. She will be tried separately, and prosecutors aren't seeking the death penalty against her.

Authorities say Davis was complicit in her daughter's death. Arrest warrants stated that she "did knowingly provide Shaniya with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude" and "did permit an act of prostitution with Shaniya."

An autopsy determined that Shaniya died of asphyxiation and that injuries she suffered were consistent with a sexual assault. A medical examiner noted in the autopsy that investigators believe the girl was used to pay off a drug debt.


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  • feistyredhead2001 Feb 14, 2013

    I truly hope they BOTH get the death penalty and the rest of the state doesn't have to pay for them to sit on death row for years! I pray that the judge and jury are swift with the trail and punishment and that they are both removed from this world and sent straight to hell!

  • OzzzMan Feb 13, 2013

    Plus, cut them extension off!!!

  • OzzzMan Feb 13, 2013

    He should be put to death immediately!!! Don't waste our money!!!

  • 1911A1 Feb 13, 2013

    This is whats wrong with this country , They should be made examples of !! This just tells the next sorry no good somebody that they'll get to live after doing this. Criminals are more protected than citizens and they wonder why we want our guns.

  • gnewsome1 Feb 13, 2013

    I'm with 82nd on this. I personally would be glad to rid the earth of these 2. They don't deserve to breathe the same air as decent folk.

  • SeaDog Feb 13, 2013

    there's a special devil set aside for this guy.

  • barney Feb 13, 2013

    He also looks like he is eating well in prison! Thats too bad! He has gained weight since he quit doing drugs! I hope his mind is clear so he can remember every last detail of what he has done and the so called mother too!

  • Scubagirl Feb 13, 2013

    Hoping his sentence wipes that smirk off his sorry face. He looked proud of himself walking into court.....he's one sick pervert!

  • Dan Cooper Feb 13, 2013

    "There's a special place in prison for people like them, and they don't do so well."

    This kind of false assumption could possibly allow for complacency of lighter sentencing for child molesters--can we just assume that in prison there are other sick minded violent criminals would don't necessarily have standards?!

  • Whatdaheck Feb 13, 2013

    "prosecutors aren't seeking the death penalty against her"

    I volunteer to seek the death penalty against her if the prosecutors won't. Will anyone second the motion?