Trial for Shaniya Davis' mother delayed
Posted September 24, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The start date of the trial for Antoinette Davis, the mother accused in the death of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis in November 2009, has been delayed by two weeks.
The trial will begin Oct. 28 rather than Oct. 14.
Davis is accused of giving her daughter to Mario McNeill in 2009 to settle a drug debt. Six days later, Shaniya Davis' body was found in Lee County.
McNeill, 32, was convicted of Shaniya's death in May and sentenced to the death penalty.
The trial was postponed because of a delay in getting transcripts from McNeill's trial for Davis' case.
Davis is accused of first-degree murder, first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense, child abuse, sexual servitude with a child, child abuse sexual act, human trafficking and indecent liberties with a child.