Breaking News: The fate of Mario Andrette McNeill, who is accused of raping and killing 5-year-old Shaniya Davis in 2009, is in the hands of a jury following closing arguments Wednesday morning. If the eight-man, four-woman jury finds him guilty, they would then hear evidence before deciding whether to sentence him to life in prison without parole or death.
NCCU Memorial Service Set for Murder Victim
Denita Monique Smith will be remembered at the 10:50 a.m. service at the B.N. Duke Auditorium
Smith, 25, was found Jan. 4 shot and lying in a stairwell at the apartment complex where she lived, near the NCCU campus.
Durham police arrested Shannon Elizabeth Crawley, 27, of Greensboro, on Jan. 9 and charged her with murder. Investigators have not disclosed a motive.
Smith was a graduate student who was a photographer and writer for the school paper. She had received her bachelor’s degree last year and was engaged to be married to a Greensboro police officer.
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