Antoinette Davis Shaniya Davis/ AP photo
We won’t soon forget the horrific death of Shaniya Davis, the beautiful little girl that was sold by her mother to pay off a drug debt. Mario McNeill has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape and kidnapping of a child. Authorities report that Shaniya was strangled to death. Her body was found mixed in with deer carcass in bags and overlooked at first.
Antoinette Davis is ch
arged with trafficking her daughter, child abuse and prostitution.
She is being held at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women. Shaniya’s father, Bradley Lockhart told Oprah last month that Davis had trafficked the child to pay off a drug debt.
Shaniya Davis was a sweet little angel who always wore a smile on her face. Thru her death she has reached out and touched many who didn’t know her, but loved her just the same. She will be missed and remembered by a family who loves her dearly, and by strangers who continue to pray for the loss of innocence and a life too short lived.