Shaniya Davis: The Trial is a Go for Monday, April 8, After McNeill’s Lawyers Are Denied Another Postponement

Shaniya Davis (L), her mother Antoinette Davis (top) and her killer Mario McNeill (R); the trial of her suspected killer, McNeill begins next Monday, followed thereafter by that of her mother (Courtesy: )

Shaniya Davis (L), her mother Antoinette Davis (top) and her killer Mario McNeill (R); the trial of Shaniya’s suspected killer, McNeill , finally begins next Monday, followed thereafter by that of her mother (Courtesy: Bossip.com )

Thank goodness.  Like columnist Bill Kirby Jr. said, “Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons says “no” to a delay, so this trial will begin Monday … and it’s time.”

More than time.  From the Fayetteville Observer:

Lawyers for the man accused of raping and killing 5-year-old Shaniya Davis were denied a second continuance in the case Tuesday in Cumberland County Superior Court.

Mario Andrette McNeill’s lawyers said they needed more time to consult with their experts.

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jim Ammons, who is scheduled to try the case, turned down the request.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the capital murder trial.

McNeill, 32, was originally scheduled to go on trial Feb. 18, but Ammons postponed the date to April 8.

The trial for Shaniya’s mother, Antoniette Nicole Davis, also has been delayed and should begin following McNeill’s case.

Checking to see whether this case is going to be televised or not.  Remember, they still have to choose the jury before any proceedings can start.  Will let you know one way or another.  But this thing is finally on…

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~ by blksista on April 3, 2013.

One Response to “Shaniya Davis: The Trial is a Go for Monday, April 8, After McNeill’s Lawyers Are Denied Another Postponement”

  1. thanks for the update, I live in another state but this case has always pulled at my heart…RIP sweet Shaniya

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