WRAL.com archive: Shaniya Davis case

Five-year-old Shaniya Nicole Davis was reported missing from her Fayetteville home by her mother on Nov. 10, 2009. Volunteer searchers found her body six days later in the woods off N.C. Highway 87 near the Lee-Harnett county line. Family friend Mario Andrette McNeill was convicted in her death in May 2013 and sentenced to death. Her mother, Antoinette Davis, awaits trial on charges she sold the girl into sexual servitude to pay off a drug debt.

Trial Coverage

Dead girl's father says he's forgiven mother
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Dead girl's father says he's forgiven mother
Mother pleads guilty in Shaniya Davis' death

Murder Investigation

Shaniya Nicole Davis
Mother, friend plead not guilty in Fayetteville girl's death