“It was long overdue,” said Bradley Lockhart, Shaniya’s father. “Now, may justice be served.” He declined to comment further, saying he was only recently briefed about the charges by District Attorney Billy West. “It’s all kind of fresh, really,” Lockhart said. West said, in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, that police sent their case file to his office several weeks ago. The case was submitted to the grand jury on Tuesday, West said. He declined further comment because the cases are pending.Many will remember the sad story of Shaniya, who was primarily raised by her father, Lockhart, because of her mother’s history with drugs. The story first made headlines after Antoinette Davis called Fayetteville police on Nov. 10, 2009 to report Shaniya missing. Days later police discovered surveillance tape from a Sanford, N.C., hotel that showed a man holding Shaniya while waiting for the elevator. The video was time-stamped at 6:11 a.m. Nov. 10. Police later identified the man as McNeil. Three days later, following the release of the video footage, he turned himself into police and admitted to kidnapping Davis. Shaniya’s body was discovered on Nov. 16, 2009 by searchers. It had been dumped along a roadside off N.C. 87. The autopsy conducted on Shaniya’s body revealed she had been raped and strangled. The autopsy report also noted that police said Antoinette Davis gave McNeil her daughter as payment for a drug debt. The autopsy report also revealed that police said Davis had allowed McNeil to take the girl as payment for a drug debt. McNeil has been in custody at N.C. Central Prison in Raleigh since the time of his arrest. SMH… This ITCHBAY is definitely not gonna walk. They need to put her and Mario McNeil under the jail!!! What they really need is an express train to hell right now. R.I.P. Shaniya Davis. We will NEVER forget you!
Epitome Of A Bad Mother: Shaniya Davis’ Crackhead Mama Finally Back In Jail After Being Indicted For 1st Degree Murder Charges
Posted on July 7th, 2011 - By Bossip Staff