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In November 2009, an innocent, beautiful 5yr old girl was taken from us here on Earth. Shaniya Davis was allegedly sold as a sex slave by her mother. Her mother, Antoinette Davis, 25 is charged with human trafficking and felony child abuse.
In recent news, Mario Andrette McNeil who is charged with raping and killing 5-year-old Shaniya has requested his release while awaiting trial.
"Release me. It's easiest," Mario Andrette McNeill said in a hand-written note from Central Prison in Raleigh, where he is being held for his own safety.
McNeill, 30, was arrested in November 2009 on charges he kidnapped, raped and murdered Shaniya Davis. Her body was found in a kudzu patch near the Lee-Harnett county line six days after she disappeared from her Fayetteville home.
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.
Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, 26, was charged with human trafficking, felony child abuse–prostitution, filing a false police report and obstructing a police investigation. Arrest warrants state that Davis "did knowingly provide Shaniya with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude" and "did permit an act of prostitution with Shaniya."
A grand jury hasn't yet indicted McNeill or Antoinette Davis in the case, and no trial dates can be set until then. The Cumberland County grand jury meets next on June 13.
McNeill addressed his request "To Whom This May Concern" and mailed it to the Cumberland County Clerk of Court.
HERE IN THIS PETITION WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR SHANIYA DAVIS BY SIGNATURE PRESENCE. WE WANT NO RELEASE FOR MCNEIL AND FOR ANTOINETTE DAVIS TO RETURN TO JAIL. NO FURTHER CONTINUANCE SHOULD BE ALOTTED FOR HER TRIAL TO CONTINUE TO BE DELAYED.
THESE CRIMINALS ARE A DANGER TO OUR SOCIETY AND OUR CHILDREN. WE DEMAND A TRIAL IN SUPREME COURT, SENTENCING TO BOTH ALLEGED PARTIES IN THE DEATH OF SHANIYA DAVIS, MARIO MCNEIL AND ANTOINETTE DAVIS A MAX OF DEATH SENTENCING OR MINIMUM OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IN A MAX SECURITY FACILITY.
IN ADDITION TO THESE THINGS WE WANT SHANIYA'S LAW IMPLEMENTED INTO LAW.
A law must be passed to make crimes against children a federal offense and to be served with capitol punishment. With a law named after Shaniya Nicole Davis, a 5 year old girl who was abused and sold as a sex slave by her own mother and whose life was tragically cut short due to unspeakable violence, heinous crimes against children can finally be put to an end.
We must not let Shaniya's death go in vein, let her life & tragedy be another life saved by protecting our children with JUSTICE FOR SHANIYA & SHANIYA'S LAW!!!