The Antoinette Davis trial gets the official smack down after Davis tries for dismissal of charges. Locals were unsure where Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Judge Jim Ammons stood following a request to dismiss charges against Antoinette Davis. Until now.
Warning. The details are disturbing.
I can't think of one judge who would've dismissed the Antoinette Davis trial even when the defense alleges Davis was not read her Miranda Rights prior to the fourth police interview. The same amount of years little 5-year-old Shaniya Davis has been deceased. Many supporters of Justice for Shaniya assumed Davis' defense was hiding something. And they were right.
Judge Jim Ammons has a good yard stick to measure with -- and the ability to do math. Fourth visit. It took four times for Antoinette Davis to allegedly claim Mario McNeill was "just suppose to have sex with" her biological 5-year-old daughter to clear up a $200 drug tab. A $200 debt. $200.
That would be like saying...
You would pimp your daughter out to CP&L if you couldn't pay the bill for that month.
You would sell your son for one night for three months of free Internet.
Prostitute a child to enjoy one night at the beach.
The defense, according to Fayetteville Observer, argued that Davis was coerced. "Coerced" is a strong word to use.
In most cases, when a person is coerced they feel cornered and will say whatever the authorities want them to say just to get passed that interview. But to come up with a $200 drug debt sex swap? Coerced is usually on the defense to-do list should certain tactics fail. Davis' defense team is obviously drawing straws.
Antoinette Davis claimed upon the guilty plea that she "did what she could do" as a mother. Some would differ. She apologized to Brad Lockhart (the father of Shaniya Davis).
The North Carolina State Fair may top local news but thanks to Fayetteville Observer, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and all the supporters of Justice for Shaniya, of Shaniya Davis Memorial, and many more, news continues to travel. Word is, Antoinette Davis will get at least 17 years according to headlines. How many years exactly is not yet written in stone.
Could Davis' court ordered time be reduced?
Sentence Credits, Good Time, Gained Time Credit, Earned Time Credit, Meritorious Time doesn't work on someone with a life sentence and those who fall under certain restrictions as stated in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Prisons PDF (detailed).
Judge Jim Ammons decided to dismiss Davis' dismissal request. The fourth police interview will be allowed. Celebrate.
Shaniya Davis murder:
Shaniya Davis touched the hearts of the nation following her death that November of 2009. The beautiful child woke up one morning only to be handed off, raped, killed, then dumped off N.C. 87. Parties involved denied being involved. They led the nation on a search for a living child who was murdered to begin with. Surveillance evidence, and other evidence, led to the arrests of Antoinette Davis and Mario McNeill.
Some overwhelmed with confusion. Others knew they had something to do with the disappearance of Shaniya Davis.
Yesterday Antoinette Davis plead guilty to various charges including second-degree murder and first-degree sex offense. The trial was scheduled for October 28.
Mario McNeill was charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree murder but the rape charge was dropped due to lack of evidence connecting McNeill.
McNeill got the death penalty -- scheduled this May.
[More on Mario McNeill trial: Antoinette Davis Trial Update: Charges Dismissed?]
Someone asked why this trial interests me. You know the story. We all must do what we can to keep the spirit of Shaniya Davis alive in order to fight for her justice. Justice for Shaniya.
Who is Judge Jim Ammons?
Judge Jim Ammons is no stranger to North Carolina. He has been serving North Carolina for over 22 years. So down to Earth that he even has his own Facebook page.
Fayetteville Observer, "Antoinette Davis accepts plea deal ", http://fayobserver.com/articles/2013/10/18/1290447.aspx
I highly recommend Fayetteville Observer.