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Shaniya Davis Found Dead

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How could a mother do something like this to her own child?

Shaniya Davis

This story just breaks our hearts. Five-year-old Shaniya Davis was found dead off a heavily wooded road in a rural area of North Carolina today, ending a weeklong search, police said. They did not say how she died.

Over the weekend, we told you that Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Davis, 25, had been charged with human trafficking and felony child abuse. Police say Shaniya was offered for prostitution. Davis is due in court this afternoon.

How could a mother do this to her own child? It turns our stomachs to think about what little Shaniya went through.

Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, has also been charged with kidnapping. Surveillance footage from a hotel reportedly shows him carrying Shaniya there. He was arrested on Friday.

Shaniya's father, Bradley Lockhart, raised his daughter for several years, but last month says he decided to let her stay with her mother. "I should've never let her go over there," he told the Associated Press on Saturday.

We just can't get this story out of our heads. WHY would a mother -- the person who is supposed to keep her child safe -- allegedly do something like this to such an innocent young child? Why?

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Sally November 18, 2009, 12:54 AM

What the mother allegedly did is horrific and incomprehensible. What the alleged rapist and murderer did is even worse.

TH November 18, 2009, 8:55 AM

I read this story and instantly got goosebumps and tears filled my eyes. there is a pic of tht sicko with tht precious lil girl heading in2 the hotel room makes me want to puke! I cant even begin to imagine what she went thru b4 she passed. as someone who has survived molestation/rape for many years as a child this truly turns my stomach and hate the society we live in that does not press for more ways to protect our innocent lil babies.

beyond enraged!

Soda Head November 18, 2009, 12:39 PM

Her mother is one crazy B____! I hope she get what’s coming to her in jail, and the guys who slept with the child I hope they get theirs too. In jail immates don’t take to kindly to child abusers, I hope they know that.

Soda Head November 18, 2009, 12:49 PM

I can’t believe some of the comments in this forum innocent until proven guilty? It’s obivious the mother had some type of drug problem to have done something like this. Just Sick!

emy  November 21, 2009, 11:31 AM

They both should be hunged!!!!RIP baby girl!!!!

j davis February 8, 2010, 2:08 PM

ALM i got 2 say is dat women needed to go to jail 4 life

limo hire March 23, 2010, 4:00 AM

So heart touching and its made me sad…i hope the little angel rest in peace..

limo hire March 23, 2010, 4:03 AM

Very heart touching…i feel very bad…RIP.

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