This Just In: Mario McNeill and Antoinette Davis Plead Not Guilty in Connection with the Death of Shaniya Davis (w/Update)
I didn’t want to lead with this, but frankly, this news is about a couple of hours old. Quiet as it has been kept, there are so far only about 18 articles about this development on Google. Here is the video.
There is hope, however, that the long awaited trial of this pair may indeed commence through the late spring and summer.
McNeill and Antoinette let their attorneys do the talking. From the Fayetteville Observer:
Mario Andrette McNeill and Antoinette Davis, Shaniya’s mother, both pleaded not guilty in separate appearances in court.
Both are charged with first-degree murder, rape of a child and other charges.
Both McNeill and Davis are due back in Superior Court in April to set a trial date.
Let’s hope that the authorities don’t push this trial back. Or footdrag. Or worse, bungle the case of this little girl who deserves justice.
It sure is suspicious, though, that it has taken this long to get to an arraignment. Who else are they protecting? DSS? Bradley Lockhart? The vaunted taxpayers? I don’t care: prepare the case, get the witnesses together, put these people on trial, and let the evidence roll out.
- Two years on and Shaniya is still being let down by the State (mccannexposure.wordpress.com)
- New DSS plan aims to prevent child deaths (charlotte.news14.com)