Shaniya Davis Update: Antoinette Davis Due in Court February 2, But No Trial Date Set
(Above, just in case some of you’ve been way out of town lately.)
Via from The Black Urban Times and Alicia Cruz. The original link to WRAL, however, has disappeared and another story has taken its place. Anyone trying to find that article may to have to pay for it.
Antoinette Davis, the Cumberland County woman accused of selling her daughter into sexual slavery, is set to appear in court again on February 2 to face felony criminal charges in connection to the murder of her daughter, Shaniya Davis.
The Black Urban Times learned Friday that D.W. Bray, the Fayetteville attorney representing Antoinette Davis plans to ask the court for a continuation at that February 2 appearance.
“It will be continued,” said law office employee Melissa. When asked for further comment, we were told, “that is all we can say about the case at this time.”
Davis, who was pregnant at the time of her arrest, has been free on bond since her release from Central Women’s Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina on February 21, 2010. Attempts to locate and reach Davis or members of her family for comment were unsuccessful.
I’ll bet, on that last sentence. I think I had footage of a very pregnant Davis being chased down by a reporter and video crew after appearing in court. She wouldn’t stand still for an interview, refused to say anything, and kept walking to a waiting car. Davis, her mom, and their relatives are keeping their heads down; Davis may even be living well away from Fayetteville, just like her sperm donor, Bradley Lockhart. Lockhart now lives in another state and occasionally pops up for memorials to his daughter. The daughter he so cavalierly dumped on her mother so that he would finally have her off his hands. He still refuses to acknowledge his own role in this mess.
It’s been said that the baby Davis was carrying was a boy and that he was fostered out–by the same Department of Social Services that is stonewalling a thorough investigation into his half-sister’s death. Davis already had another male child, who is also in foster care, and who has supplied the authorities with testimony regarding his mother’s and Mario Andrette McNeill’s movements at the time Shaniya was abducted.
I’ve tried to Google Antoinette Davis, but nothing else recent comes up from more mainstream sources. Shaniya’s alleged killer, Mario Andrette McNeill, is still in the slammer; his case comes up March 1 in the Cumberland County District Court.
Anyone with any additional information, and those with info that have preferably working links, are welcome to present them in the Comments.
Otherwise, stay tuned.
- Update on Shaniya Davis case (mccannexposure.wordpress.com)
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~ by blksista on January 24, 2011.
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