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New charges delayed in Shaniya Davis death

Nov. 18, 2009 at 2:03 PM   |   Comments

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Police say they will delay new charges in the death of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis until it is decided which North Carolina jurisdiction will handle the case.

Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine told reporters Wednesday that new details in the case would have an impact on which county would lead the prosecution.

The district attorneys of Lee and Cumberland Counties were meeting on the subject Wednesday but had not indicated what their decision might be, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported.

Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Davis, and Mario McNeill have been arrested in the little girl's death. They so far face charges of kidnapping and child abuse involving prostitution.

The child's body was found Monday in Lee County, six days after Davis reported her daughter had vanished from her home in Cumberland County.

McNeill, 29, allegedly was seen on a surveillance video entering a motel room with the child after she had disappeared.

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