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November 13th, 2009
05:51 PM ET

Missing 5-yr. old Shaniya Davis: Suspect Arrested, Take 2

Another bizarre twist in the search for missing Fayetteville 5 year old, Shaniya Davis. A witness spotted the little girl at an area hotel with a man who has been identified as Mario McNeill. McNeill was seen on surveillance, carrying Shaniya through the hotel. This witness contacted the authorities but, by the time authorities got to the hotel, McNeill had already split with the toddler.

Shaniya Davis / Mario McNeill
Shaniya Davis / Mario McNeill

McNeill’s attorney says McNeill turned himself in to authorities early this morning, where he allegedly confessed and was later charged with first degree kidnapping. He was arraigned this afternoon and is being held on $100,000 bond. So basically, he turns himself in but his attorney says McNeill plans to plead not guilty. Brilliant.

Yesterday, authorities had arrested and charged Shaniya’s mom’s boyfriend, Clarence Coe who said he was not guilty in a Fayetteville courtroom during his arraignment. The charges have since been dropped. Both men have extensive criminal backgrounds.

Police will not confirm the relationship of McNeill to Shaniya and her family. However, Shaniya’s half brother Byron Coleman says that McNeill is the ex-boyfriend of Shaniya’s aunt. Shaniya and her mother lived with the mother’s sister and her current boyfriend.
But even as we are learning more and more information about this case, there is still no sign of Shaniya! And why was she kidnapped in the first place?! What is behind all of this? The more we find out, the bigger the mystery.

Again, anyone with information on Shaniya Davis’ whereabouts is urged to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477 (TIPS). There is a $1000 reward for any information that leads to Shaniya.

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  1. clare

    I hope they find her alive. I just wanna cry. She looks just like my daughter

    November 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm
  2. RG in Philadelphia, PA

    Where is Shaniya's mother throughout all of this? We've seen her tormented Father; we've seen the mother's boyfriend; we've seen the aunt's ex-boyfriend...where is her Mother during all of this and why does it seem nobody is concerned about her absence? This IS the supposed last person to see the 5 year old before her abduction - who happens to also be the person that reported her "missing" to the authorities. Where is she?

    November 13, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    • Ingrid

      I agree, Where is Shaniya's mother, I have been looking for answers watching the news and I have not seen her mother at all, she is not coming up screaming for help to fing her daugther. What is really going on here. I don't know what to think about all this. I have a litle girl too and I don't take for a second my eyes away from her, and I get up several times during the night just to make sure she's ok

      November 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm
  3. Cheryl

    he looks like he is smiling & that makes me sick! that smirk turns my stomach- this story is too sad

    November 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm
  4. Mrs Rob

    First, I pray this little girl is not harmed in no fashion. NOW, why do we tolerate these kind of people that even on first time offense, whom has harmed a child. These predators should get death immediately. Once you know without a shadow of doubt you have the right person, let's give them death penalty and execute immediately. Save tax dollars. We have to send a message to these kind of people, we no longer will allow harm to our children. I believe all of those grown people in that house need to be arrested. In these times now, we have alot of loose mothers who rather have a man than protect their children. I believe in the Lord and there is a heaven and hell. Hell is their destination...

    November 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm
    • Ingrid

      Yes, since I heard about Shaniya's mother story that was my very first thought, Police needs to act fast and arrest the mother as a principal suspect in this case becouse I believe that she knows a lot in her daughter dissapearence, and if I was The Police I would do whatever it takes to make the suspect to talk and say where is the child

      November 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  5. chef

    So many questions come to mind. Where some are answerd more arise.

    So the creep that had her/took her is the ex of Shanias Aunt thatthey live with?

    and How old is Shanias brother making these statements?

    *On another note, I found through news articles that Coe is HIV positive. I am wondering if mom knew her boyfriend was killing her?

    What the hell has gone on inside that trailer?

    I hope Nancy is on this case tonight, I have been looking for answers all day.

    November 13, 2009 at 7:48 pm
  6. kristee terry

    I just want to know why is it that he would want to take the baby that is not his ex girlfriends child, but neice!? I have been so upset the last few days since this has happened and I pray that Lil Shaniya is brought back home safely!

    November 13, 2009 at 7:55 pm
  7. Hilary

    please god,,,, please... help someone find her ALIVE

    November 13, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    • Ingrid

      Yes, please someone has to do somthing very quick and help to find
      this precious litle angel alive

      November 13, 2009 at 8:37 pm
  8. Jon

    Let me see if I understand this... there's video footage of him holding this baby girl, he confessed to the kidnapping, but he hasn't said where she is.... This is clearly a case where torture should be okay, they should rip out his teeth and fingernails until he tells where that baby is.

    November 13, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    • Jackie

      I agree. These people make me sick

      November 13, 2009 at 10:16 pm
  9. Ingrid

    Police needs to make the second man arrested talk and say where is the litle girl he has to talk and save this inocent child. Children and Families Department should watch Shaniya's mother becouse I don't understand how can a mother leave her child unatended and put her in a couch and not even notice that someone is breaking in, it's obvious something is wrong there

    November 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm
  10. Wanda Findley

    Too bad this lesser than life turned himself before this child's Daddy found him. I think he's go deer hunting...and ooops a terrible accident. Seriously, if the punishment could really fit the crime. Nancy please don't ever stop giving a voice to the voiceless!

    November 13, 2009 at 8:39 pm
  11. Damon

    Clearly, Jon, you are correct ...ITA with you...CLEARLY tortured is justified in this case.

    November 13, 2009 at 8:43 pm
  12. Jessie

    I'm wondering if Shaniya's father was seeking custody of his daughter (as he clearly should have been)? Perhaps the mother and these 2 dirtbags have "hidden" her somewhere? Honestly, that would be the best case sinerio....

    November 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    • Ingrid

      Jessie, your point of view is brilliant becouse I wouldn't doubt that Shaniya's father is looking foward to get her custody since the enviroment at this girl home does not look good at all. Police needs to take this child away from this careless mother and perhaps give her to her father if he really cares for her enough

      November 13, 2009 at 9:10 pm
  13. MARY

    The man arrested looks like the little girl, maybe he's the "real" father?

    November 13, 2009 at 9:07 pm
  14. Wanda Findley

    Interesting Jessie. I'm a victim of childhood molestation and it's so easy to always think the worst. That would be a very workable situation.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:09 pm
  15. Susan

    This looks like drugs are involved. When people are caught up with drugs, insane behavior follows. What in the world goes on in that house? Where is the mother? No one is talking about her absence in talking about her missing child. This case is very confusing, and gets more complicated as it continues. So many actors involved – boyfriends, baby's father, no mother, siblings, etc. I am sure law enforcement has MUCH more information, as well it should be, but still it drives me crazy. By the way, this is America and we live under the Constitution, so everyone is innocent until proven guilty. And immediate execution could NEVER happen – better to imprison for life without parole.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    • Graciesmommy

      Yeah your right keep wasting our tax dollars that we don't have. That makes ALOT more sense. They showed no remorse for that poor little INNOCENT beautiful girl. Why should we on them? You obviously have no children or just don't have maternal feeling for them.... WOW is all I can say.

      November 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm
  16. Diane

    Why haven't they released the video of the suspect leaving the hotel? Was Shaniya with him when he left the room? If she was with him when he left what was her condition? Was she covered up where the camera couldn't tell if she was alive or dead?

    November 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm
  17. Leeann Bakolias

    I truly believe this situation is ridiculous and uncalled for. What mother in the right mind would leave her 5 year old asleep in the living room at 5:30 in the morning alone.With a group of people which she is not that in tuned with and why would she be there When she would have been with the mother else. Such as her bed room? If there was or has been drug problems in this residence ever before. Then why wasn't this child removed from the house? This mother seems to be very irresponsible and unfit. Mothers should make there children their priorities.Actually any parent would have known better. No matter what if you are good parents situations like this are unneeded and inexcusable! I hope that she gets home to the father safely.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:37 pm
  18. Trudylynn

    Is this dude the one that actually rented the hotel room or did he just go in and up to a predetermined room.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:42 pm
  19. janice

    From the video looks like the perp left the hotel and went to get his hair done. On video it is fluffy in the court it is twisted.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm
  20. Trudylynn

    Possibly with someone else in the room that he had maybe sold Shaniya that left with her. Have police checked other rooms? Maybe room close by maybe even connecting and then that person checked out shortly after. Is there a record of anyone else checking out shortly later, within that day

    November 13, 2009 at 9:46 pm
  21. d. gant

    i really hope that they find this child. i have also come to see that this baby looks like the guy that has kidnapped her. by me saying this yes i believe that this is his child and the mother isnt telling it all. i also have a biracial daughter that is 6 years old. the mother needs to speak out and tell all so this man can tell everyone where this child is. GOD BLESS

    November 13, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  22. Lisa

    Shaniya was living in a trailer that the occupants were not allowed to return to because of sewerage flowing into it. Mom's boyfriend is HIV positive...the pictures of the trailer itself with it's windows hanging off...Maybe the man who kidnapped Shaniya was taking her to a safer and better life.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  23. Amber Hayes

    I would cut off his private parts unless he told where she was....its as simple as that. I would put him in a strapped down bed and get out a dull knife. That would make him talk. If only it WERE as simple as that. Apparently nobody is doing enough to bring this precious little girl home. Nancy, you do more than the police department will do anyday...Thank you!!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  24. SHARON LEBEAU

    NOW THAT I HAVE THAT OFF MY CHEST...WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO START NOTICING WHAT THEIR NEXT DOOR NIEGHBORS ARE DOING ? SURELY CHILD SERVICES WERE CALLED AT SOME POINT IN THE PAST. YES ALL OF THEM SHOULD BE HAULED IN. NO COURT APPOINTED LAWYER,WE'RE TIRED OF PAYING FOR THEM TOO !iF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF A CRIME NO 10 YEARS BEHIND BARS,INSTEAD OF SENDING OUR SONS OVER TO FIGHT THIS WAR SEND THEM OVER,PUT THEM ON THE FRONT LINE,THIS COUNTRY NEEDS A GOOD EXLAX,PERVERTS,RAPISTS MURDERS EXC....eVERY NIGHT i GO TO BED KNOWING MY DAUGHTERS EX BOYFRIEND DID HORRIBLE THINGS TO MY 7 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND THE AUTHORITIES DO NOTHING....MY DAUGHTER IS SICK I AM SICK ....AUTHORITIES DO NOTHING READ..THE RAY YOUNIS FROM OSWEGO N.Y THATS ALL I'M GONNA SAY THANKS FOR LISTENING.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm
  25. Karen Brojakowski

    I have HOPE

    November 13, 2009 at 10:40 pm
  26. Karen Brojakowski

    I'm compelled to think there might actually be HOPE that Shaniya Davis IS alive and well.... SOMEWHERE!
    Why would this guy admit to 'kidnapping' her if he already knew her to be dead? It almost seems as if he feels safe admitting he took her. If he knew she was not alive... surely he would KNOW that there is the possibility they will find the body... and that by admitting he took her he would become the first person they would blame for killing her as well.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm
  27. kathy

    so sad,, let me be with this dirt bag for five seconds,,, he'll tell where this baby is,, but i can't say how i would make him talk,,, pain,is his game !!!....

    November 13, 2009 at 11:02 pm
  28. victoria

    My heart goes out to this little girl I think this is clearly a time when police brutality should be okay and forgiven and the inmates should be able to have there way this is a little girl a baby it could be any of our babies mamas start praying pray warriors start praying nancy grace has really changed how I feel about news going to the front lines to battle for this little girl God be with her

    November 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm
  29. Christine

    Okay, Shaniya doesn't look frightened when in the arms of this man. She doesn't seem uncomfortable... perhaps because she knows him? There is much more to this story. She is with people that know her and love her. I FEEL IT. I hope this story has a happy ending though.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  30. ShaRon

    I agree with Cheryl his smirking is making me sick to my stomach. My prayer is that they find her alive and well. Question is where is the mother? I would be all over the news if something was to happen to my kids because I would want all the help I can get for their safe return.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  31. Shary

    Please stop!! You are making the mother out to be a criminal for putting her sleeping child on the sofa. She didn't put the child outside. The house seems to be crowded and Its obvious to me mom and the boyfriend were performing adult acts and didn't want a child to witness them and put the child in a place she thought was safe for her in her home. For the slime that actually took her, torture is not enough.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm
  32. Justin

    Where did they say her momma was and they said that he sexually assalted her no he did not he was holding her and she was scared thats why her knees were closed

    November 13, 2009 at 11:34 pm
  33. sue

    I am confused, The father of the child and the mother are white and baby Shaniya seems like a mixed race, the kidnapper does have some resemblance to the little girl, specially the eyes. She seemed to know him as she was not scared.Could he have kipnapped her and given to famly members ? and hopefully she is safe and not hurt and that is why he admitted to kidnapping her.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm
  34. sue

    Jessie your comment about father trying to get custody makes sense that maybe this guy that kidnapped her is the real father of the child and the mother is on this.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:39 pm
  35. michelle

    I'M SORRY THIS LITTLE GIRL IS MISSING, BUT EVERYONE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND TESTING FOR RAPE. WHEN SHE IS FOUND. THIS CHILD LOOKS BI-RACIAL TO ME AND SHE LOOKS LIKE THE GENTLEMAN THAT CONFESSED TO TAKING HER.. MAYBE A DNA TEST SHOULD BE DONE. MAYBE THE MOM DOESN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE IT WOULD SHOW THAT SHE WAS SLEEPING WITH HER SISTERS BOYFRIEND.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  36. Amy Johnson

    Nancy,
    My theory on missing Shaniya is she was sexually injured, then kidnapped to hide the evidence. She may have possibly been transferred to a friend or relative for clean up and medical recovery.

    Let's hope and pray she is still with us.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:55 pm
  37. Hmmmmm

    Okay this Dad is all tears now, but where has he been all this time in another state while she was left to lay in her feces while OCS has frequently investigated. Just the fact that the mom hasn't given an interview pleading for her baby to be returned shows what a low life piece of trash she is. Hopefully Shaniya will be found and her dad actually cares enough to get custody. Also how can aunt's boyfriend turn himself in and admit he kidnapped her and then plead not guilty. Stop wasting taxpayers money and just tell us where she is.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:56 pm
  38. Sissy

    This beautiful little angel is missing. Until the courts put harsher penalties on these sickos this will just keep on happening to innocent children. We keep seeing it every day in the news. What is it going to take for the laws to be changed to keep these creeps behind bars? I pray this precious little girl is found safe & sound. Please if you know where she is let authories know.

    November 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm
  39. sara

    so i have been watching this from day one and a million ways of how i think this story could play out ...aftr looking at NC DOC and reviewing mario wrap sheet and then finding out when shaniya birthday is (feb 12,2004)....there is a time when mario is not in prision were he could posible be her father...hey i know it sounds crazy and yes her father was on the t.v pleading for her return but how many times have you seen maury and the man "thought" he was the baby daddy and turns out he wasnt...we still have no idea what her mom looks like shaniya looks like she is mixed with something and the mario guy just recently got out of prision I mean he has admitted to taking the girl but pleading "not guilty"...if the man on t.vshe shaniya dadand is from out of town then its possible shaniya mom has moved away and come back to fayetteville and mario just found her and thought that he was shaniya dad and removed the girl from the house...hey i know this is a far fetched idea but and i am NOT DEFENDING ANYONE just wondering were shaniya is i know we have all probably had 500 ideas of who,what,where,and when and this is (excuse the spelling long day)

    November 14, 2009 at 12:02 am
  40. sharon

    This sounds like a family feud, the one side is passing the kid around
    enough to confuse the police, What they are hoping for is her Dad can
    not wait around forever and go home, then when he goes home, the
    child will be "returned " to the mother, and make the kidnappers look
    like "heros", but I believe the child is being "abused" as she is passed
    around like a ball. This story is very confusing, and I have tried to follow it but I have to admit, it is getting on my very last nerve. Goes to show custody disputes can get very nasty. What with all these volunteers to sit in jail and say I kidnapped her, but I am not guilty, then the next one because he was seen on tape says yeah I kidnapped her but then he won't tell who he gave her to. Then by the time we catch that person, oooops, he gave her to someone else.It could be drug buddies helping the child's mother who was reported a
    drug user. Glad they got Coe's name because if there is harm to the child, they should "all fry". Remember how the child's blanket was found? I don't trust the word of any of these folks, they be flippin and floppin with words, and do ya jive? Know what I mean man? TRASH!

    November 14, 2009 at 12:11 am
  41. Dani from AZ

    I hope they find her, and I think that the guy who turned himself in just passed her on to another criminal. If they do find her, they need to put her with two parents who will take care of her, because obviously there is more focus on the family's relationship with these criminal men than there is on the child. I don't really believe that this mother is even trying to find her child...

    November 14, 2009 at 12:12 am
  42. sue

    opps the pictureI thought was baby shaya's mom was of poor Jane that was found dead. Come to think of no picture of the mom on the net. I hope the little one is found safe.Could she have been the kidnapper's daughter and he gave to family members to hide and that is why he does not seem worried?

    November 14, 2009 at 12:16 am
  43. Marge

    I have just watched the show. They show the guy signing into the hotel and getting on elevator, they dont have video of him leaving. Did he leave her with another guest at the hotel before he even left. Nancy Grace show (people) say he was heading in certain direction and must have dropped her past the hotel someplace. Why would he only check into a hotel for little while in the first place. Maybe he sold her to somebody who staying as guest. The mom may have owed him money for drugs also. The police arent saying how he got into the house in first place. Who let him in?T

    November 14, 2009 at 12:27 am
  44. nancy Lee

    I am praying that this little girl will be found alive and unharmed. More people need to come forward and fast before she falls into the wrong hands and becomes just another statistic. Someone knows exactly where this little girl is and they are as guilty as the person or persons who abducted Shaniya. Come on, lets bring her back so she will hopefully be placed with a family who loves her and keeps her out of arms way. Lets give her the wonderful life she so deserves. God Bless Shaniya.........

    November 14, 2009 at 12:27 am
  45. d.gant

    this story is not adding up!!!! it is clearly something that is not being told hear!!!! i strongly believe that the guy that has kidnapped this girl is really her father!!!!! they actually look alike. i pray that they find her alive. i too have a daughter that is 6

    November 14, 2009 at 12:36 am
  46. cardell

    I think all of you need to find out the facts before you start convicting people. Mr. Coe pleaded not guilty to the kidnapping charges. If he was so guilty why did they let him go. The real kidnapper turned himself in and admitted he kidnapped the little girl. Now what the focus needs to be on him to tell where he took the little girl. Me personal I think theres more to this story that is be said. I feel like RG of PA. wher is the mother during all of this? Why is she not in the publics eye crying for her daughter?

    November 14, 2009 at 12:45 am
  47. Teresa

    When I first read this newest info my first thought is Why did he go strait to a hotel. I believe that this guy had molested the baby before and when he seen her that morning his first thoughts were of her. He knew the family was home so he would have to take her. He drove strait to a hotel and did what his intentions were. The fact that he was found and she was not is not a good sign. After all he couldnt just take her back home with no questions asked. I also think since he spent little time with her in the room that he was quick to finish the job that day. God bless this baby. I would love to find out she is alive and well and I am just over reacting.

    November 14, 2009 at 1:01 am
  48. Star

    Jessie, I think your on to something there. Mom isn't talking and that really screams guilty. I don't know if mom had custody or maybe just visitation. It has been stated that DHS was no stranger to the home. Also it's been said that there has been custody issues. Looks to me that it very possibly could be a set up. Maybe mom staged the kidnapping and thought if she could hide her for a while, then when things settle down and people arent so actively looking for her then she will just happen to move and be reunited with the child and no one is the wiser. It's deffinatly a possibility.

    November 14, 2009 at 1:32 am
  49. zozo

    THIS IS BEYOND TRAGIC, AND YES HIS LITTLE NASTY SMILE HE HAS ON HIS FACE IS SICKENING.. I DO KNOW ONE THING. THE MEN IN JAIL WHO HES GONNA BE SPENDING LIFE WITH ARE GONNA EAT HIM ALIVE..THESE MEN CAN NEVER SEE THEIR KIDS. SO WHEN THEY FIND OUT WHAT HE DID TO THIS CHILD, THEY ARE GONNA RIP HIM A NEW A**HOLE... OOOH CANT WAIT FOR THAT DAY, CUS BELIVE ME GUYS,,HES GONNA GET IT.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:37 am
  50. arlene

    i agree with jon and damon. we live in a beautiful country but we give these animals too many rights. we should torture them , castrate them, whatever! but no, we send them to prison for several years, pay for their care with our tax dollars then let them out early with good behavior only so they can prey on more children, it makes me sick!!

    November 14, 2009 at 2:50 am
  51. Shannon

    I totally blame the state for this poor innocent girl. DSS was called to this house numerous amounts of times for drugs, fighting, etc. Why aren't these poor children removed from these neglected homes?! These poor children are crying out and the state, DSS, Child Protective are letting these children become victims of crime that could have been prevented! I am sick to my stomach every night hearing about another child losing their lives! It is a new case every single day and it is sickening!

    November 14, 2009 at 2:52 am
  52. Nita

    I cant believe Fayetteville police, they are still acting clueless as ever. I used to live in Fayetteville and everytime you call them, they appear on the the scene like some comedy show. Shaniya's mother is in on this up to her neck. She has not showed her face yet. She is acting like Kaylee's mother . This woman does not deserve to be a mother. If she is associated with one or both of these guys she clearly is using drugs and made up this whole story. Show your face woman and admit what you did to that little baby, stop your nonsense now so the authorities can find her and bring her back to safety. Rhis little angel did do anything to anybody and does not deserve to pay for your sins. My God what kind of person are you??? I wish truth serum was legal, I would be be glad to give the injection.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:53 am
  53. Jessica

    Her father, Bradley Lockhart, was anxious Friday night to hear any news about his missing daughter as he waited in his Fayetteville home with friends and family members. He said his daughter had lived with him for the past three or four years. He let her live with her mother, Antoinette Davis, about three weeks ago because she had found a place to live and had held a job for six months, he said.

    "I just wanted her to be a mother," he said. "She was never part of her life."

    The girl's parents had never married.

    November 14, 2009 at 3:09 am
  54. Chantel Buford

    First off I pray that this baby is found alive. I have so many questions with this case its just not adding up. How within an hour or so someone can enter your house and no one hears nothing, and why the mother hasn't been given a poly test? The image at the hotel shows that the girl feels secure at least in the image and I wonder what role this man places in the child mom's life. I know he is the sister to the mom's boyfriend but the child looks to be bi-racial and the interiew of father asking for her safe return she does not look anything like that man. I just wonder is this Mario man her real father and knew of sum abuse going on in the home and wanted to get her out of harms way?

    November 14, 2009 at 4:53 am
  55. kelly

    Nancy, I hope that they find this little girl alive, and when and if they do they give the custody to the father he seem to be more concerned about her than her mother. I do not know if she is asked not to talk, but there is no way if my baby was missing they would be able to keep me from being in front of every camera in sight.

    November 14, 2009 at 4:54 am
  56. kim

    Mario McNeill has to be Shaniya's father– they look like twins!! Obviously, the white, red-headed man on T.V. is not her biological dad. There is more to this story...

    November 14, 2009 at 4:59 am
  57. sheenna

    I have a strange feeling that the mother is hiding something the child seems to look multi-racial there is something she's not saying and if she can't be found now that means she has something to hide. And to be a 5 yr old she doesn't seem to be afraid of the suspect as if she knows him to be honest the suspect and the 5 yr old has resemblance to the suspect

    November 14, 2009 at 5:09 am
  58. april

    first of all the police is doing some sloppy work second of all instead of everybody downing these girls they need to be praying for them they lieing saying shes nowhere to be found hows that when shes been at the station everyday they arrested her boyfriend and told her that he confessed that was a lie as everyone see on tv and to chef you lieing you aint find out trough no news article about him having no aids and the trailer they lived in is small enough for a family but if your sister was going throug financial problem and had nowhere to go youll let her stay with you to and some one said something about her half brother first of all his name aint no byron.My soul is hurt cause this could have been me or you so dont judge them cause they loved them kids and its been hard on her and her sister i blame the police cause if they got that tip on tuesday morning they should have shown that clip then and maybe that baby would have been home by now and.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:44 am
  59. ruth

    The hotel elevator caption made me sick. If the camera capture this picture while entering the hotel it speaks volumes. Shaniya legs looked like she was tightly holding them together. Which tells me this has happened before and she knew it was about to happen once again. I could almost see a daze fear on this baby's face.
    ruth

    November 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
  60. sarah

    Time is crucial. And they have the abductor but still no sign of Shaniya? I am hoping there is a lot of information not being released to the media yet. They are not even mentioning what this man is saying. Is he refusing to speak? Is he denying that he knows where she is? How can he turn himself in yet not tell us where the child is? Where is the mother? This is all too bizzare. I am praying that they find this child alive somewhere...

    November 14, 2009 at 9:53 am
  61. Stacy Azzam

    When are the police going take the mother in and charge her.. This story make no sense. The mother, her boyfriend, and the latest arrested man are all involved in this.... I just know it.

    November 14, 2009 at 10:49 am
  62. Rachel

    Why haven't the police released information about evidence that may have been found or left inside the hotel room? Was Shaniya sexually assaulted while they were in the room for that hour.This will help us understand his intentions for the little girl.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:08 am
  63. nicole

    She is so precious, and innocent!! I hate to sound like money is the main issue, because surely it is NOT, however, back in March here in Tracy, Ca. when a young child goes missing from a community at ANY size, the outreach of support and surely the Reward for any information leading to the safe return and/or just info on the case , the bigger the better! Children are priceless! Every cent counts and every person, support, and news flash will bring her home safe and fast!!

    November 14, 2009 at 11:57 am
  64. nicole

    God Bless her Mother and family.. my prayers are with you!

    November 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm
  65. what in the world is going on......toi bad you cant choose youre family

    First let me say all my prayers go out to shaniya and i hope God keep';s her safe in his arms.NOW let me say this is another child that the system have failed.if so much was going on that dss and a drug rade have taken place.were is justice for this child.and people always wounder why our kids lives are so srewed up.well she's jus a kid why didnt the state help this poor child.and save her from her screwed up household.and now abbout the mom.why haven she said any thing?where is she?wow!!!it has to suck to have a mom that would not show her face and say something for your return.im a mother my self of3lil girls and i would be on nacy grace,every thing i could be on wishing 4 my child safe return.this is sad.and my heAeart goes out to this baby ang her dad.i dont feel sorry4the mom cause she have not stood up and said anything.Shaniya i hope you are safe.

    November 14, 2009 at 12:03 pm
  66. Find Shaniya

    Is there video of him leaving the building and was she still with him? if not is she on video leaving with someone else?I hope and pray she is found safe, but why did social services not step in earlier to protect this child?

    November 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm
  67. Terra

    This indeed is another sad case and seems a mystery like the Caylee Anthony Case and the other missing five year old that they still have not found yet.I don't understand how some one can hurt a child and I hope they find this child alive.

    November 14, 2009 at 2:57 pm
  68. Amy in Sacramento, CA

    It would be interesting to know if mommy recognizes the clothes Shaniya had on in the pic at the hotel. If those are not the clothes she was last seen wearing, then where did they come from? Maybe Mario, Slime Ball, Andrette made a stop somewhere between Shaniya's home and the hotel.

    November 14, 2009 at 3:52 pm
  69. Renita

    Mario McNeill needs to tell the authorities what he did with Shaniya. I honestly think it may be drug related. The mother has not pleaded for the safe return of her daughter, and the reason may be because she had something to do with it. It sounds as if she just handed her little girl to this man. This woman had a lot of ill activity going on around her children, not to mention her boyfriend looks like a drug attic. There needs to be a zero tolerance law for pedophiles and kidnappers. Life in prison after the first offense, is the correct punishment. If the prisons become over populated, then the perverts need to be executed one by one.

    November 14, 2009 at 4:21 pm
  70. DLOVE

    she wasnt nervous on the video cause she knew the man. where did he go when he left the hotel? are they checking any servallence tapes in that area of the hotel??i dont think he hurt her i think someone is hiding her. i hope they find her before its too late.

    November 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm
  71. Gayla Karns

    This guy should be hung for life [cyclemama1966@verizon.net

    November 14, 2009 at 5:51 pm
  72. latoyag

    heck no now this is going to far they need to arrest the momma and her boyfriend and aunt and her boyfriend once all is arrested somebody will start talking i guarentee it sometimes i wonder whats wrong with our justice systems all of the wrongfully convicted people in jail doing time for a crime they didnt do is in jail for some stuff a district attorney has made up why cant we just arrest all of them because what im reading there all suspect.

    November 14, 2009 at 6:58 pm
  73. Nancy Farkas

    The mothers story is not adding up. First she claimed the child was put on the couch at 5:30. Yet she hears nobody come into the apartment? The little girl did not wke up and make any noise?
    Secondly there is NO way that man could have driven that child 40 miles in a half hour! It's not possible unless he was speeding, They know how long he was there at the hotel for so why won't they say if the child was with him when he left or not?

    Lastly, the little girl seemed to be comfortable with the man. From the footage they have shown she is not crying, not trying to get away. But why did they only stay at the hotel less than an hour? And why did they go there in the first place? The man has no history of abusing children so I hope that is a good thing
    Why won't the police say if they have footage of him leaving? We see him there with the child but they won't say if they have footage of him leaving and if so, was Shanyia with him?! Why not?! The clues have to be at that hotel! Phone records,etc. He was there barely and hour. Not enough time to kill her and dispose of her body.

    November 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm
  74. Stephanie Crews

    Statistically, the odds aren't good that this child will be found alive and unharmed. I hate that fact. But it really seems that the mother is the key in this situation. She has more information than she's giving, and that only tells me that she's protecting someone......and it's not her daughter.

    November 14, 2009 at 8:14 pm
  75. hezzie

    I don't understand what going on in this world. With so many crime and justice shows on the air, are we giving sick people fuel for their actions? I think they are acting on impulses that they have and they feel justified because there are more sick people like them out there.

    Be very careful of our thoughts. They may lead you to dangerous places. I pray for young people. Sometimes I think there is a war on them.

    November 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm
  76. osan

    The American Nation have change the laws in order to protect our childrens from these beasts sex offenders .

    November 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm
  77. carla s

    I completely agree..i am sick of the freaking pieces of slime that get chance after chance..THEY CANNOT BE REhabilITATed!!!..why?? if anyone ever..God forbid does anything to my little girl..i will find them and kill them myself..how many times have these criminals gotten out on parole and a time later they do it again and kill...HELLO THEY GET WORSE...how do we send a drug trafficker or a killer to life w/out parole, but yet we cant do the same for the people that are killing, raping, hurting our children...

    November 14, 2009 at 9:14 pm
  78. Meisha

    I live in the same neighborhood as Shaniya! I've been following the story and praying as if this were my child. I am pissed with the mother I myself have two little girls that I am fighting for custody of because their father ran off with them..Its legal to do that here in NC...but this lady has her daughter and can even come up with a straight story to help these people find her baby! I'm disgusted. Furthermore I remember I was. Eing watched and so was my home because of so called rumors in the neighborhood but here it is a child is abducted and there was no recollection of them living in the home nor has their been any notice of sex offenders in the neighborhood intil now. I'm angry! The people that needed to bee watched aren't and because of that this baby is missing without a clue!

    November 14, 2009 at 9:46 pm
  79. Michelle

    Hello Nancy,

    Although I think you do a great job, I feel you have shown very little coverage on the Fayeteville, NC kidnapping of 5-year-old Shaniya Nicole Davis who still remains missing. There seems to be a lot more to this story than is being said. Please help shine some light on this case. She is just as important as the rest of the people you spend hurs/days talking about.

    Respectfully, Michelle

    November 14, 2009 at 10:17 pm
  80. SMART

    I PRAY THAT SHE IS NOT HARMED IN ANYWAY SEXUALLY. FINDING HER AFTERWARDS CAN BE WORST THAT FINDING HER ALIVE.

    November 14, 2009 at 10:39 pm
  81. mere

    It was just reported on the local news here in NC that the mom will be charged in connection with her daughter's disappearance.

    According to wral, "Antoinette Nicole Davis was being processed Saturday evening at the Cumberland County Detention Center. She is facing charges of human trafficking, felony child abuse, prostitution, filing a false police report and resist, delay, or obstruct, police said."

    This is just so terrible... we live about an hour from where this took place and she is about the same age as my son... I so hope they find her alive and that justice for once prevails.

    November 14, 2009 at 10:50 pm
  82. Jolene

    This little girl is more than likely dead. I'll bet the mother sold her to one of those men for drug money. It's tragic that children have to endure this kind of abuse and at the hands of a parent who should be protecting them. This is so heartbreaking, I'm crying as I type this.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:01 pm
  83. Tre

    This child is clearly bi-racial. The news has reported that there have been custody issues at this home. If you look closly, this child looks like the man who took her. Maybe he was smirkin cuz he knows the truth!!!! She's probably at one of his relatives homes. Maybe the mother doesn't want her sister to know she was sleeping with her man. And she blamed the baby on the white dude. That child is black as the night.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:03 pm
  84. phyllis bratcher

    You are doing what some people would like to do but don't have the resources to do. I thank God every day that you are strong enough to hold your own that no one can scare you off of a story. And that you tell what you think. I think this and being a great mother (cause you can tell who is and isn't )is what God put you on this earth for. God Bless you

    November 14, 2009 at 11:07 pm
  85. julzz

    This is a crazy story..where is the mother is my question also.I just hope they findher alive and unharmed...it makes me sick.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:47 pm
  86. momof1

    I just watched the 10:00 news here in raleigh & Shaniya's mother has been arrested with several charges including human trafficking, making a false police report, & I think prostitution & other things. I told my co-worker yesterday that they are probably trying to sell her. Smh. I have a 21 month old & I couldn't imagine something like that happening to her. There is a special place in the pits of Hell waiting for all involved. I pray Shaniya is alive & well & found soon. I would beat the crap out of these ppl if I was her father. I mean straight torture. No death penalty, that's too easy. Make them wish they were dead beat poke stick burn scratch cut fry them but keep them alive so they can suffer & feel the pain.

    November 14, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  87. jason nc

    The mother has been charged

    November 14, 2009 at 11:53 pm
  88. jason nc

    the mother has now been charged..... sounds like someone has this child for drugs the mother knows where she is and its time for one hell of a interagation

    November 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm
  89. jason nc

    have they looked under the trailer?? in every car?? in the trailer park. the guy had her at a hotel her dna has to be in his vehicle.

    November 15, 2009 at 12:02 am
  90. denise

    I am sickened. The picture of McNeill clearly shows a demented character. You have to agree that he looks like the devil himself. But that smirk is undescribable. With his lengthy criminal record I am sure that this is not his first time committing this type of heinous crime, but it will be his last. The mother was charged with the disappearance of her own child among other charges that don't surprise me. What was going on in that trailer that dept of child services don't know about? Someone commented that Clarence Coe (mother's boyfriend) was HIV positive and I am not surprise that McNeill may or may not be HIV positive. These people are sickos that deserve life in a North Korean labor camp. Forget the comfort of prison life, straight labor camps.

    November 15, 2009 at 12:10 am
  91. dg

    I just read an article that stated that the mother is being charged with human trafficking charges and more. What a sad situtation...Please pray and keep vigalant for this little girl...unfortunately the only people that will keep this little girl safe... she dosen't know or haven't met them yet =(

    November 15, 2009 at 1:01 am
  92. Bambi

    I want to start a Vigilante group to go after all Pedophiles. Anyone want to donate towards the cause....this sickens me....we need to protect the children!!!!

    November 15, 2009 at 1:44 am
  93. Yvette

    I am so heartbroken over this, I live in the town and im just saddened by this. She is so beautiful, im praying for a safe return of this precious angel. To hear her dad speak out and plead had me in tears.

    November 15, 2009 at 2:41 am
  94. sandy

    WHERE IS THE JUSTICE FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL...SHAME on the system that is delaying the safe return of little Shaniya!!!!????Where is the community ,where is the fight for this child!!!!????

    November 15, 2009 at 2:59 am
  95. FRHViolet

    I hope they find this little girl and she is still alive .. Who is this man probably one of mom's clients.. I think the mom owned money and that is why the little girl is missing .This guy is taking the little girl because the dad is probably going to take his daugter away from the drugs and what ever the mom was doing. I think it is sad that a little girl is missing because of the mom's decision in life that's my thought but I might be wrong but don't think so.. The mom looks like she is very messed up and on some heavy drugs or something.... It's just sad a little girl is missing ....

    November 15, 2009 at 3:50 am
  96. carolyn

    nancy i just read shaniya mother was arrested DEAR GOD for human trafficking,,felony child abuse, filing a false police report, oh and i forgot prostitution everyone please pray for this poor child and her daddy. mother only had shaniya 3 weeks. god bless

    November 15, 2009 at 4:21 am
  97. yvonne

    Nancy,
    I work with children who have been abused one way or another. Just when I think I had the worst possible case, I hear this- that Shaniya was betrayed by her own mother! News like this is occuring too often.
    So many questions, so much what if, if only....

    I look forward to hearing from you on Monday night for further details. I am questioning if I should change jobs because it is getting to be too much for me.
    Your biggest fan in CT.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:00 am
  98. notmebutyou

    I'm not feeling so good on this. I believe Shaniya is gone. If McNeil had sex with her and she began screaming he clearly had to make her stop and then get rid of her.I wonder if there is any life insurance policies around. Maybe that was the plan of the mother but McNeil wanted to sex her first. Maybe she was gone a long time and was suppose to get rid of her throughout the night but his penis began thinking for him. I guess the plan was she wasn't going to be reporting missing until the morning I'm sure thats why he knew he only had limited time at the hotel with her. And he didnt think no one in Sanford would hear about it or remember him.So when he left the hotel he used another exit because she was probably dead. I think he suffocated her. He is carrying her like she is his bride, he didn't take her to a cheap hotel, and he used a different exit. I pray I'm wrong but to me Shaniya never made it out the room alive..McNeil will settle for a kidnapping charge so he won't have to face murder or the rape charges. I guess he messed the plan up trying to get a nut. I hope his girlfriend April Autry don't have children if she do DSS needs to look into her household and have her kids checked out.

    November 15, 2009 at 9:40 am
  99. kelly

    I just read an article that says that her mom sold her in to a human trafficking ring to be used as a sex slave! What the Hell is wrong these people?!?! Her dad had her up until about a month ago, mom says she has a job and wants her back, and with the law being as screwed up as it is, he had to give her back. I am physically sick just thinking about it! This is a perfectly innocent child that has done nothing wrong to anyone! IF we do find her alive, it will take years of therapy for this child to recover. I hope that dad gets her back and never lets her leave his sight again. God be with you and watch over you, Shaniya, until you are safely returned to your daddy's arms. I will pray for you daily until you are home.
    I hope mom, Mcneill and Coe rot in prison until they die. And I hope when they die that the Devil has a bench with their names engraved on it waiting for them. Maybe if all of them go to prison, they will be used as sex slaves by some 300 pound monster that killed somebody just to see what it felt like!

    November 15, 2009 at 10:36 am
  100. smith

    what a piece of beauty hope she is alive and well. so cute

    November 15, 2009 at 10:48 am
  101. Isha

    I am so sick and tired of these evil beings taking the most precious gifts that God has blessed us with... OUR CHILDREN!!! We the people need to come together some how and take a stand against these animals. Apparently the message hasn't been made clear, WE WON'T STAND FOR THIS ANY LONGER! WE CAN'T AFFORD TO AT THE COST OF OUR BABIES, WHETHER IT IS YOURS OR MINE... WE MUST TAKE A STAND AGAINST CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN!

    November 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm
  102. Eloise Brinson

    I'd know this child in an airport with a million people. I think that's what compells her too us so much. She kindles this Familiarity in your heart. So much so that you feel as if any second you could just reach out and grab her as if you expected any second to open the door (Silence of the Lambs when Jodi Foster is knocking on the door of what she thought was a neighbor and the feds were knocking on the door of what they thought was the killer both doors open synomously but Jodi Foster turns out to be the door of the real killer) weird. Just thinking out loud.

    November 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm
  103. Isha

    Nancy I just want yo thank you once again for being the voice of the voiceless! You are doing a wonderful job at it. Keep up the good works, and good shall follow you wherever you may go! May God bless you and the twins always!

    November 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm
  104. cristal rodriguez

    i knew the mother had somthing to do with this it was just a matter of time before she would be charged.

    November 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm
  105. Tammy

    OMG! How can a mother give her child away to someone for a sexual toy. I am just sick about this. May God be with this little girl, and bring her home safe. I can't stand the thought that someone is hurting this beautiful little girl and I can't save her. God please save our children.

    November 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm
  106. blessed mom of 2 in N.C.

    I really just wonder what the heck is going on in the heads of the adults involved. First the mother isn't seen trying to help search for her daughter or pleading for her return. Then you see the g'mother stating that her daughter is a good mother. Yeh right ! but she's making some terrible decisions why would you put your child on the couch @ 5:30 by herself and not check on her or be close enough by to hear if her daughter needed her ,why do you have all of these criminals around your child and last but not least why is she allowing her to be sold or used sexually.This to me sounds like a case of the mother is thinking about herself only.The other thing that is bothering me is Mario Mcneil is actually smiling in his mug shot and while the judge is questioning him what is that about ? Somebody needs to knock that smirk off of his face this isn't funny and the judge should have told him so. Now that Shaniya's mother ( and I use the term loosely) and Mcneil have been arrested why is his bond set @ 1 million dollars and Antoinette Davis's is almost half of that why? hers should just as high or higher the crimes that she is being charged with are worse than his especially since she is her parent she probably can't pay it anyway but it is the principle of it all. I think of all the loving couple who would love to have a precious little girl like Shaniya and she ends up in the care of this irresponsible person.

    November 15, 2009 at 1:58 pm
  107. JGM

    WHERE IS THIS LITTLE GIRL? This case screams 'water boarding'. THIS IS A CASE OF LIFE OR DEATH – WILL SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE THOSE SUSPECTS A SLICE OF HELL?

    November 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm
  108. Cyndi Walton

    They are conducting a ground search today. I hope Shaniya's mother is getting her face beat in at the Fayetteville jail. I am hoping that they find this precious little girl. I cannot even fathom why the father gave the mother another chance to parent when she clearly was not a good person. What about social services in Fayetteville? Why didnt they remove that child when there was clear evidence of neglect if not outright abuse? What about the neighbors? Why didnt someone help this little girl? Why didnt the boyfreind help when he knew something wasnt right?The mother may be charged with the actual offense but lets face it. There are a number of people who could have helped this child and stood by and let this happen.

    November 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm
  109. JinglinBabe

    He looks like a wildman!!! I know thats not a smile on his face that I see!!

    November 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm
  110. Shelly Valentine

    Iam so disgusted with this sick world. To do something like that to a child blows my mind. God Bless all these little angels , that they had to become victims of such sickos.Hope these suspects get what they deserve. As for Mcneill I would Love to slap that smirk off your face. And for her mother, how dare you. You will get yours in prison. God Bless you Shaniya. I pray for you n all the other children always.

    November 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm
  111. Tammy

    I am absolutely SICK to my stomache. The little girl must be so scared and lonely. wondering where her mommy is? She is such a beautiful little girl and my heart just breaks that someone could be so cruel. I hope and pray...that they find her before something horrible happens. It is almost Christmas. How will she ever recover from adults that are supposed to be setting the example and who the little ones trust. I don't get it.

    November 15, 2009 at 5:17 pm
  112. Tiffany

    They arrested her mom and she was charged with prostituting this little baby! I can't believe it!! Please someone bring her home to her dad!!

    November 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm
  113. girlwonder

    This is so sad. I pray that this child is not harmed in any way. I do not understand why laws can not be put into place, where our children are truly protected. Now is the time for everyone to demand from local and national elected officals, that we want laws established to protect our children, BEFORE they are put in harms way. When you turn on the news, its either a amber alert or teachers having sex with students!!!. I am just truly heart broken, that another child is on national news as being missing.

    November 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm
  114. jessica

    poor child! I pray for her safety and hope no harm was caused to her. The children are always the victim. The kidnapper seems dangerous and even seem to be smiling. LEts all pray for the child!!. What is this world coming too. We have to watch out children.

    November 15, 2009 at 5:53 pm
  115. jellybean

    I pray for this girls safe return. Not all women should be allowed to procreate. Why would her father return his daughter to this woman who doesn;t even look like she's playing with a full deck? He should have been careful about having a one night stand without protection.

    November 15, 2009 at 5:58 pm
  116. Terry

    We all are praying that Shaniya suffers NO MORE TRAUMA and is brought home to her father ASAP! Her father seems like a lovely caring dad.

    Nancy, we send our military into other countries to show people how to live. We need to learn to live correctly in the United States of America! What about our own military monitoring sex preditators where abouts, including violent criminals here at home.

    November 15, 2009 at 6:48 pm
  117. Tina

    well he apparently had custody. Mom was supposed to have gotten back on her feet and dad thought it would be nice for mom to be a mom for awhile. Well we seen what happen there are some of us that would had done the same for the other parent to be I'm their lives. I'm wondering why there not coming down on the man who had her. If they put him to the electric chair when he turned his self in I bet he would talk and tell where the little girl is. I can't stand knowing this man had her and let her go for sex trade And money. if he was human when he had her he would of took her and placed her in a save place like the police and then tell his story

    November 15, 2009 at 6:59 pm
  118. jaime stuckwish

    I watched that little girl on video and she was so calm. What did that pig tell her to be that calm. Torture is fine with me. Death is to quick for them. I think torture of some kind all the time is punishment.. I hope they get there justice done to them in jail.

    November 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm
  119. Nicole

    It breaks my heart to turn on the news every evening and see another one of God's precious gifts taken for granted. Look at the beautiful smile and the big bright sparkling eyes of Ms. Shaniya. How could anyone hurt her or any child? So many people would love to have children and here is another case of a trifling parent. I hope that she is alive but I 'm afraid that when she is returned there will be no sparkle left in her eyes.

    However, when it comes to that "thing" with the smirk on his face and the poor excuse for a mother I hope they serve time in the general population while incarcerated. As for her biological father I question how much time did he spend with his daughter or was his relationship just a check to the courts or the front door? How active was he in the life the precious little one or is he going to say he wasn't able to spend as much time as he wanted? Because if this mother prostituted her daughter to pay a debt I am sure this is not first time and would not be the last. It was said there was fecal matter on the child's blanket & on the steps. Perhaps, it could have been a result fear because she knew what was going to happen to her & put up a fight. My point leads to this, if her father and his family were keeping up with Shaniya they may have seen some changes in her behavior or signs of abuse (sexual, mental, or physical). Did Shaniya mean more to him and his family before this or does she mean more now? Therefore, if that is the case, it is a shame. Because it goes to show how we truly don't appreciate what we have until we fear we will never see it again.

    There is the continuous showing of the picture of the "thing" carrying little Shaniya into a hotel. At this time, is it possible that the little one was drugged in order to get her under control?

    I will pray tonight like every night that this precious gift and the many others come home. And that they and their loved ones gain peace and comfort.

    November 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm
  120. KC

    Her mother was arrested today, she SOLD that beautiful baby for prostitution purposes. Yet, neither she or the creepy smiling mug shot guy is talking. The baby had been raised by her dad but wanted the mom to have a chance to get to know her daughter. What a piece of trash the mom is. God help her because nobody else will.

    November 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm
  121. Lisa Harris

    I have followed this story from the start. I have read countless comments posted on numerous blogs and I am baffled! First and foremost I hope & pray that this precious little baby girl is found safe and EVERYONE involved is prosecuted to the FULLEST!!! What I gather from what I've read (I don't know that ALL is accurate) but the father has custody and has raised little Shaniya but about a month ago decided to let her go stay with her "mother". Then this happens...my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and I know he must be going thru hell! This little girl needs everyone to stay strong for her and with the grace of God..she will hopefully come home to her daddy! I am absolutely outraged by comments made on other sites about her race..her father not actually caring about her b/c she's "just a little black girl", etc...etc....It's ignorance like theirs that keep the focus shifted when the real focus...the ONLY focus should be on finding Shaniya and getting justice! As a mother of 2, I can't even imagine...I see her pictures, the hotel video, and I just cry....she must be so scared! And this "mother"...I can't even think of a punishment that fits this crime. Death would be too quick & simple...life in prison would not be long enough...I just don't know....

    November 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm
  122. Tonia Burns

    http://www.cantonrep.com/crime/x870212071/Judge-says-Mammone-trial-will-remain-in-Stark-County

    This is a case you will find interesting. Its sick and he needs to be executed,

    http://www.cantonrep.com. The mans name is James Mammone., He killed his two young children and mother-in-law. He states that the killing of his kids was "merciful" so they would not have to go through the aftermath of divorce.

    November 15, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  123. Tonia Burns

    I hope the little girl will be found alive. How can any parent do such a thing to beautiful children?

    What is wrong with our society? Why do innocent children always wind up in the middle of things? Why do children have to suffer. If they didnt want children, why did they have her? She is such a beautiful child. I hope that they find her alive and soon.

    I hope whoever is responsible gets sentenced to the fullest extent of the law.

    November 15, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  124. SICK OF IT

    I pray that these freaks didn't try to sell her to some predator for drug money. I will pray for this sweet baby girl. I hope her Mother and abductors burn in HELL!

    November 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm
  125. Marilyn

    The hotel should have video of Mcneill leaving. Does he leave alone?

    November 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm
  126. laurie walker

    OK I have cried for this little girl, that she was born into THIS world that has been so cruel to her. I am praying to God for her to be rescued and that someone who adores her will raise her. Obviously there are a number of people in this case who need to be beaten within inches of their lives before they are put to death.

    November 15, 2009 at 11:29 pm
  127. S in CA

    This story upsets me more than any in a long time. Nail the mother into a barrel with two cats and throw the barrel into the ocean. Except the cats. I like cats.

    November 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm
  128. annjell

    I think it would be a great idea if Nancy Grace can set up a fund for the father-I'm sure it would help a great deal to cover his expenses while losing time from work...I will be the first to donate if this is possible.

    I commend the father for stepping up to the plate for this beautiful child. I pray for her safe return.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:51 am
  129. lisa

    Can someone please find out why this little girls mother had custody in the first place? Prostitution?? Can't be the first time she has been charged with that. Men with criminal records in and out of her trailer. Something is very very wrong here. Shaniya's father seems to truly love and care about her. I hope when she is found she will be returned to him, while "Mommy" rots in jail.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:23 am
  130. Debbie

    My heart goes out to the father of this beautiful, beautiful baby!
    Maybe the laws need to change in cases like this.
    They should have to pay for their own defense for starters!
    looks like mother sold her child and she should have plenty of money to pay for her atty....why should we have to pay?
    If guilty, the only sentance should be death, but only after the guilty person suffers exactly as the child did!..........the only way to stop the abuse is to have stiffer penalities....zero tolerance!
    Sure I believe in human rights, but when you abuse a child, u should not have any rights..............how many cases do you think we would have if death was the only sentence?

    November 16, 2009 at 1:46 am
  131. carolyn

    nancy there searching along the highway for SHANIYA its cold and dark outside. everyone please pray. god bless

    November 16, 2009 at 3:01 am
  132. dm

    5 to 10 minutes in a room w/no cameras is all that is really needed here. Sorry, it is time we stop being so concerned about rights any longer it is just a reason for these "you know whats" to get away with crimes, so maybe a 1 out of 1000 innocent people get blamed...I don't think that is such a bad ratio when it comes to saving ONE LIFE

    November 16, 2009 at 3:02 am
  133. annjell

    I have been crying and dealing with heart-felt sympathy. As an American, I had no clue how bad this human-trafficking was in the U.S., I mainly thought this was mainly Asian & Latino women.

    I saw http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/08/26/usa-activism-to-stop-human-trafficking/ it states here that there are kids as young as 4 and 5 years old.

    Then, I saw this one saying that black kids are 60% victims because there cases are rarely reported http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/whos_stealing_little_black_girls

    Most sadly, apparently, N.C. have been dealing with growing cases of human trafficking, ICE set up an office in Charlotte and there's a website called "N.C. Stop Human Trafficking,"
    this is from an article 11-4-2009 http://www.triangletribune.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=2893

    God Bless America, God Bless Shaniya and bring her home safe and sound!

    November 16, 2009 at 5:08 am
  134. ALISON

    The look on that scumbags face says it all!!!!! I pray that beautiful little girl is alive. He deserves what he has coming to him.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:54 am
  135. Traci

    The possibility that a parent could "sell" thier child is repugnant to me. I just pray that she comes to no physical harm. I was suspicious of her story from the get go the time-line made no sense and her lack of comment just unfathomable.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:50 am
  136. Kelly

    We need more people like Nancy Grace who tell it like it is and demand answers for these victims. This poor little angel is so beautiful and so innocent – she looks just like one of my daughters and I am praying constantly for her safe return. As far as her mother and these men allegedly involved- that smirk on that guys face – i dont have words for what I feel should happen to them..

    November 16, 2009 at 9:34 am
  137. Butterfly Tears

    I can not imagine the fear this little girl must be going thru. To think that your own mother would do this to you, it is disgusting and disturbing.

    I just pray that they find Shaniya soon! Safe and alive. Please GOD bring her home safe!

    Mother needs to rot in jail! Throw her out there in the general population in jail and don't protect that monster!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:45 am
  138. TINA

    MR MCNEILL IF YOU KNOW THE WHERE ABOUTS OF THIS LITTLE ANGEL YOU SHOULD SAY. BECAUSE WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHY WAS SHE BEING CARRIED AROUND LIKE AN INFANT WHEN SHE IS FIVE YEARS OLD. THAT IN IT'S SELF MAKES ME BELIEVE THAT YOU OR SOMEONE HAS SERIOUSLEY HURT THIS LITTLE GIRL. BUT ALSO AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN THE TRUTH COMES OUT AND IT WILL ALL INVOLVED WILL NOT ONLY ANSWER TO THE PEOPLES JUSTICE, YOU WILL ANSWER TO GOD AND WHAT GOES AROUND DOES COME AROUND.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:23 am
  139. r in mo

    Oh no I just heard on HLN that they think her remains are near Fayetteville. How sickening. Turn those wastes of skin loose into a crowd where they will find justice. All 4 of them. Her biological mother, the boyfriends and the sister. We need justice for this poor little girl.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:05 am
  140. Very Concerned

    If McNeil was the last person seen with Shaniya – what did he say about her whereabouts?????? He should be made to talk so she can be located. Waterboarding is acceptable in this case–

    November 16, 2009 at 11:08 am
  141. Ginger

    Shaniya looks clean, groomed, very well cared for and happy in all the photos displayed on the news. Were the pictures supplied by the biological father? It makes no sense that this childs' blanket was found in a neighbors trashcan covered in feces, unless it was put there to throw the scent off for the dogs. Were the parents ever married? Does the Dad have any rights to the child? (change the biological father rights to have a say in their childs safety/custody/upbringing laws!!!)

    Has the Mother (and all adults in the trailer) been given a drug test? It would seem if they have photo coverage of the kidnapper taking the child in, they should have footage of who he met at the hotel, what room if any they stayed in, footage inside the elevator and then footage of him leaving, with or without the child. Also video of him leaving the trailer park with her. He may have just been a dumb delivery boy with no real knowledge or power and the Mom and her sister may have just used him. The smirk is just to look cool on tv, he looks like a real jerk. He should be threatened with the death penalty (change the child kidnapping laws!!!) for taking part in this terrible situation, especially if they can't find this poor frightened little girl.

    I think the "MOTHER" or rather, "monster" should be questioned extensively and threatened with the death penalty (change the child porn and human trafficking laws!!) until she tells the police how she found (or was contacted by) the monsters who use children for these hideous purposes. Do they approach people that live in trailer parks? Do they work through men that are in prison? Do they work through drug dealers? Gangs? Do they target people who owe them money? Do they only target single parents that struggle financially and live in an area that is saturated by tons of sex offenders? Do they stalk trailer parks? Do the police in all states do comparison searches of similar vehicles and suspicious persons on tape at these trailer parks when children go missing? It may help find some of these other missing children (like Haleigh Cummings), bring them home and stop these terrible people who hurt these children and make the child porn.

    All we can do, as citizens, is constantly contact our lawmakers, lobby and pray.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:59 am
  142. Dori

    This is some seriously sick crap. I dont understand how anyone can be sexually attracted to a child. And then you couple that with a mother who sells her child for sex. This little girl is so beautiful and seems so happy in all her pictures. They said her dad just recently let her live with her mom and that he had full custody. He is going to beat himself up for this for years. Maybe he should since I am sure that anyone had to know something was wrong with this house and that woman. How could you not see that?

    November 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm
  143. Ainsleigh

    I totally agree with Jen when she says ... This is clearly a case where torture should be okay, they should rip out his teeth and fingernails until he tells where that baby is.... however I think the torture should be quite more painful – maybe ripping skin off and rubbing in salt until he tells someone where she is – I think the mother – if you would even call her that – should have a similar punishment – I hope she is found alive also – what has happened to the mindset of parents who dont LOVE and SPOIL their children – protect and take care of them?? I dont see how someone, a mother especially, can carry a child for 9 months, give birth to it, watch it turn into the beautiful little girl that Shaniya is and then turn around and let something horrible KNOWINGLY happen to thier chil?? The Anthony woman is guilty of just the same – I HOPE SHANIYA IS FOUND ALIVE – Please GOD let her be ALIVE and unharmed.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm
  144. Clark

    Where is the footage of this man leaving the hotel with the child? We can on the video where he enters with her but after that nothing?

    November 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm
  145. sad momma

    I'm truly devastated about the abduction of this beautiful angel. I have been following the news since she was taken last Tuesday and am finding myself not being able to eat, drink or sleep as if she were my own. Dear Lord PLEASE find Shaniya alive!!! There are so many people rooting for her safe return!! Please hear out prayers and send this little girl home to her father where she belongs!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm
  146. June

    If that woman did indeed sell/give her baby up for prostiution-–SHE NEEDS TO FRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm
  147. Penelope

    I am so sad to hear about this. Since I've heard about Shaniya I've been worried and praying for her safe return. My heart goes out to the father and his family.

    I also am very angry and outraged .. Just wondering why a mother could allow this to happen to her baby girl. I know the father says she's never been in Shaniya's life. Maybe it was best she never was. I mean 3 weeks of having her daughter look what happened.

    I've been reading some of the comments on here and from what I understand the area her mother lives in is crime ridden. Why would her father and his family allow Shaniya to go from living in a seemingley stable environment to a crime-infested neighborhood? I also don't understand.. While she had stable employment she was living with other people. Why allow Shaniya to live with her mother. It's one thing to allow her to visit. Quite another to allow her mother to have her 24/7.

    I'm sure the father has thought about these things. I'm just very sad to hear about this. I don't know what the hec is wrong with people these days.

    I Nancy starts a fund. I will gladly donate. I wish there was more we could all do.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:56 pm
  148. Amanda

    The poor little girl looks just like the guy that was arrested.

    November 16, 2009 at 12:57 pm
  149. DARLENE WATSON

    Any human being that could hurt an innocent child like this should be punished in the horrible manner this child went through. I just don't understand how anyone could hurt a child. We have to stop the child abuse and child preditors. Put them on an Island and let them rape & kill each other. They don't deserve a trial. They sure didn't give that child a chance to defend herself. Why should my hard earn taxes pay for a killer who we know is quilty to have a trial...Listen! Hear Me! Let's come together as caring human beings and stop this hurting for the children...they can't defend for themselves. Lets all bond together and do something!!!!!! Whatever it takes! Let's do it now! Don't wait!

    November 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm
  150. Patsy

    I am so angry.This "muther" didn't even do this because of a "mental condition" (no excuse anyway) She did it purely and simply for drug money. I suppose mostly I am speechless, as there are no words to describe my anger. Why didn't the father have custody. Oh wait let me guess, children should remain with the mother. NO, children should remain with the BEST PARENT. The one that puts the child first. To me this woman is just as bad as the person who molested, perhaps murdered this baby. Anyone who had a hand in this, or knowledge of it, should be punished as far as the law allows. I'm sure even the little girls aunt had prior knowledge. Okay now I"m going to take my heart meds, and calm down.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm
  151. Ashley bryant

    SHANIYA I HAVE NEVER MET YOU OR YOUR FAMILY BUT YOUR ANGELIC FACE IS ALL I CAN SEE SINCE I HEARD THE STORY I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND EVERYONE THAT LOVES YOU AND I HONESTLY HOPE THAT ANGELS ARE WATCHING AND WAITING TO BRING YOU HOME THE EVIL THAT HAS TO BE INSIDE OF A HUMAN TO COMMIT A CRIME AS HORRIBLE AS THIS IS BEYOND ME BUT GOD IS MIGHTY AND HE PUNISHMENT IS COMING TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PAIN AND SUFFERING OF A BABY WE LOVE YOU AND WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY.....................OK AND JUST THIS FOR THE MOTHER .....WHAT KIND OF TRASH DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ALLOW YOUR BABY TO BE HURT AND AFRAID YOU DESERVE THE WORST LIFE AND DEATH THAT A HUMAN BEING CAN SUFFER AND ALL OF YOUR EVIL PREDATORY KIND..YOU ARE SCUM AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS ARE DISGUSTING DISGRACES NOT ONLY TO OUR RACE BIT TO ALL HUMANITY NONE OF YOU ARE WORTH THE AIR YOU BREATH AND EVERY TEAR THAT BABY HAS CRIED YOU SHOULD SPEND SCREAMING IN AGONY MOTHERS ARE HERE TO LOVE AND PROTECT SO YOURE NOT A MOTHER YOURE NOTHING BUT TRASH

    November 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm
  152. Kelly

    To all of the people that have commented on this horrific situation with this precious little girl – please pray that they find this beautiful innocent girl alive. Watching the surveillance video of that sweet 5 year old girl being carried into a hotel room by that &*^% has literally made me ill.
    This innocent babygirl didnt have a mother – that woman is a monster and I just pray that they find this girl alive – and soon! Once they have found I her I hope everyone and anyone involved in this is tortured for all of eternity. I just can not fathom how anyone could want to hurt a child, and for this to have happened because of her mother ?!! It is so sickening. Please pray for her .

    November 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm
  153. Brenda Kingdon

    Mother's in this Country need to wake-up!
    Stop letting your boyfriends get so close to your kids!
    What a sin!!!
    If you don't want kids, don't have them.
    We need to start punishing mothers as well as the predators.
    We need the automatic death penalty back in our society, it is not cruel
    especially if we have DNA test.
    Why should my tax dollars pay for these predators to sit on death row and then be let go to re-offend again.
    Wake up Mother's and USA.

    November 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm
  154. M in Pittsburgh

    I had a sick feeling that the child was being prostituted, based on the statement that the mother made saying the child was last seen at 5:30 a.m. Unless the mother was preparing the child for school, nothing made any sense! Then the disturbing photos of the pervert carrying her through a hotel lobby made me even sicker! What a beautiful baby! We can only pray for her safe return. All parties involved in this madness should have to pay the ultimate price!

    November 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm
  155. angel

    If it turns out this little girl was murdered. The mother, Boyfriend, father and who ever else is involved needs to be executed. What happend to the death peanalty in the USA? Its time to start to execute these monsters . No place in society for them. How dare they hurt a innocent child. No mercy for them. Lets hope they find this littler girl alive .

    November 16, 2009 at 2:02 pm
  156. lacey

    Sorry Annjell, but I think dad has a part to play as well. Apparently Shaniya is the result of a one night stand–Pops says he really doesn't "know" the mother. If he has raised this child for years WHY would he pass her off to the mother WITHOUT SUPERVISION?? I think Shaniya (if she is found) and all the kids in that family should be removed and placed for adoption immediately–and not with any member of that family.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:13 pm
  157. worried

    I am so worried by this story, i cried when they said what her
    mother did. Nancy, I need you to be relentless do not give up until
    she is found. How could a mother do this to her child

    November 16, 2009 at 2:17 pm
  158. L

    Make him talk, he was carrying her through a motel. As for the mother just kill her she's not worthy of breathing the air.

    DISGUSTING!

    By the way, thank you Nancy – NO ONE ELSE is covering this story. That angel doesn't matter to the rest of the press.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm
  159. HMB

    I don't come right out and call for the death penalty too often, primarily because I am concerned about the system making a mistake and executing an innocent person. But if this child is dead, then I want all of those responsible to die. It is unbelievable that you can get a group of people to do this kind of thing to a child.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:30 pm
  160. D. G. Sinclair

    BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FAYETTEVILLE
    THEY HAVE FOUND SHANIYA'S BODY IN SANFORD! AGAIN THEY HAVE FOUND SHANIYA's BODY IN THE WIIDS NEAR SANFORD, NC

    November 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm
  161. Tabitha

    I hope they find her she is such a beautiful little girl.The mother and anyone involved in it needs more than some prison time I hope they kill the bastards involved.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm
  162. Nancy Farkas

    Just heard on the news. Shanyia has been found dead! Her body was found on a stretch of highway. I hope that mother burns in hell for this! Because if not for her, she would be safe at home.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  163. Nete

    I am so DISGUSTED with all of these child crimes happening !! I just found out that this innocent child was found dead on the side of a highway. This beautiful child was last seen on a hotel surveillance camera being carried by her kidnapper which she is holding onto. Little did she know that she being taken away to be killed! There has to be somewhere worse than hell for these people all involved in this crime and the other child crimes, such as Somer's, to ROT! I never write on these blog sites but I am so ANGERED right now!! First it was Somer, then 6 men arrested for raping children 20 years ago, now it's Shaniya being abused and killed!! WHAT IS GOING ON HERE!!!!!????

    November 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm
  164. Angry Mother

    Well it seems that the mother was involved in all this... how awful, that poor baby was found dead discarded on the side of the road like trash... :-(

    November 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm
  165. Victoria

    This is just sick and disgusting!!! i have just heard they found the little girl's body and her mom has been arrested for prostituing her own daughter. my stomach is turning and i am angry and sad. how/why could a mother do this! our children need protection!

    November 16, 2009 at 2:48 pm
  166. me

    They found her body. I hope her parents and everyone involve FRY for what they did to her.

    November 16, 2009 at 2:52 pm
  167. char

    now mommie dearest is arrested too, for HUMAN TRAFFICING type charges? omigod...she WAS in on it! and now they found her/shaniya dead?!?!? omigod..im upset. i was hoping she would be recovered, esp seeing the survaliance tape...fry mom!

    November 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm
  168. Stephine

    I think it is so sad and heart breaking for a child to go thru what this little angel went thru. Childrena are our future why take that from them. God have mercy on their souls.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:01 pm
  169. gina

    omg! i cant believe a mother would do that to her own. it makes me sick to my stomach.that poor child.so beautiful...a life lost.God is with her now.she is no longer suffering...it's just a shame her life was cut short.but then what kind of life would she be in?when her own mother was killing her in the inside.she would havebeen suffering day to day mentally and emotionally as she grew older...i hope her mom gets charged with murder or some kind of murder charges. she deserves life in prison.she deserves to rought in prison. if it was like back in the day she would deserved to be hanged!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm
  170. Tina McKeever

    I am sad, angry, and disgusted. May beautiful little Shaniya rest in peace. May God help us find a way to stop the monsters from hurting our children.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm
  171. TP in NC

    I am so appauled, I still have so many questions. Unfortunately, I grew up with (Mr. McNeil) and I was absoultely shocked to find that he was a part of this foolishness. The sad part is that he was a very intelligent young man, that got caught up with the wrong crowd. My heart aches for Shaniya's father. Just from following the case, I have grown attached some what. Still in shock at the actions of Mario, I am very ticked that the mothers family was not seen once while Shaniya was missing, to pleed for her safe return until her mom was arrested and still, you do not see the hurt in there eyes. She was a gorgeous little girl and you have to be one sick individual to trade your child for drugs or anything for that matter. But vengace is mine thus saith the Lord and they will get what God has for them. RIP Shaniya and may God strengthen her father through this time of unfortunate loss.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm
  172. roshonda

    This is sickening, and whats worse is that since this post they have found her body dumped on the side of the highway..her mother and Mcneil will go to prison, but they will probably (for THEIR SAFETY) be put in solitary confinement and not with general poplulation...This is sickening...sweet baby, innocent, trusting...gone...this is sooo sad, i can't even get my thoughts out clearly........God rest her soul.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm
  173. Magsbee

    This act toward another human being is unacceptable. What is wrong with our society today that in order to satisfy sexual fantancies we have to pick on a precious gift from God? Our laws are a joke. We hear these stories everyday when we turn on the television or the internet. The woman who gave birth to this child "im not calling her a mother", should be given the death penalty or life in prision without parole. I hope her defence attorney doesn't say that she is insane. This is rubbish. Shaniya Davis is now in heaven. Let us pray for her father.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm
  174. Jann in Denver

    I see now that they have found this child's body. What on earth is going on; has the world gone completely crazy? Why are all these childrens being murdered by people who are supposed to take care of them?

    There is something sinister in the undercurrent of our society. There is something going terribly wrong with us.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm
  175. Arlene

    omg way sad just read on another news web page that they found her body of the 5 year old girl it really makes me mad how people like that little girls mother can even have children. That little girl was so pretty it breaks my heart. Im strugling to have a child of my own going to start fertility treatments in january im watching my child like a hawk there are way to many sickos that prey on children Arlene Montgomery Rio Vista Ca

    November 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm
  176. Helen

    Poor thing.. she was found dead... What a horrible shame!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:22 pm
  177. Tamara

    I just dont understand what is going on in this world..WHY, WHY, WHY are these people killing these babies. I have been watching this story and other stories like this for the past year – from Caley Anthony to Haleigh Cummings to Somer, and now Shaniya . All of these children were innocent and beautiful. Everytime I have prayed for the safe return of these children and everytime I am heartbroken. Each time some sick person has done the unbelievable.. Why are they doing these things to these defenseless children?

    November 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm
  178. Ida

    This is a complete shame. What a beatiful little girl. Her mother is a complete waste of human life. God gives us children as gift to love I cant imagine how you treat your child this way when they count on you to care for them. I am sure there will be a special place in the after life for this woman!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:24 pm
  179. Helen

    BTW, how did this mother end up having physical custody of this child considering her history? It sounds like the father was involved, did he fight for custody in the past? Her death could have been prevented if he got the custody instead of the mother... Too late now... But I hope this could be a lesson to similar cases in the future, so that at least she didn't die in complete vain...

    November 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm
  180. Valerie

    This makes me sick to my stomach! How could anyone do this to a child? Her own mother SOLD her for prostitution? What is wrong with these people? This child was gorgeous, but all children are sweet and innocent. I don't know what is the matter with today's society, but I am beginning to believe there is absolutely too much violence in our culture, especially on TV, and it has to stop. God bless you, baby girl.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm
  181. Helen

    I wish I could be so sure about the "retribution" in the after life as you are, Ida, but I really hope these people get what they deserve in THIS life.. How anyone can do this a child, not to mention your own child is beyond any comprehension!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm
  182. nicole

    this is by far one of the sickest things i've ever seen!!! such a ADORABLE HELPLESS LITTLE BABY! found dead because of her LOSER low life mother ! she outta be killed so sick!!! to prosituite ur own helpless child that u r surpost to protect! and then have her murder no words but that is no MOTHER an they shouldnt refer to her as her mother she was a carrier no emotions ! cold hearted sick bitch god bless the poor little angel! very very sad!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm
  183. Jenna Mendez (Philadelphia)

    I've been watching your show for the last five months (I am a dedicated fan since I came across your show), this is by far the saddest story. I've cried and even today when I read about her body being found. This little angel had a horrible life because of her so called "mother" and I feel God did not want her to suffer anymore so he took her to where no one else can hurt her. I have a daughter and if anyone tried to hurt her, I can't even think about how I would react. I feel that her mother should have an even harder punishment because we all know she was involved, this woman was suppose to be her protector. Why would the State leave this little angel with this irresponsible so called "mother"? We need to have harder punishment when it comes to children being abused. Rest In Peace Little Angel

    November 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm
  184. Kelly

    Nancy, I don't know how you do it....staying strong as you report all of these horrific crimes day after day. God bless you for having the courage to get on air and report these stories about the monsters in the world who do all of these horrific things to our innocent children. God bless Shaniya. May her mother and everyone involved in her murder, ROT IN HELL!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm
  185. SHER

    I am just sick to my stomach after hearing they found her little body today... How can anyone harm a child and then discard her as she is nothing but thrown out garbage... what is wrong with these men who have to prey on children.. and its not only a few men but hundreds, thousands who have no morals, or heart, or consciencs... they take them, rape and torcher them, and then toss them aside of a road or ditch as if they are nothing but garbage... there needs to be a federal prison built somewhere in the middle of a desert where they take all these monsters, to live for the rest of their lives, and have them castorated as well... and let them fight amoungst themselevs for survival

    November 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm
  186. michaux

    Maybe the Chinese have the right idea. Guilty... go outside...kneel down...listen for the bang!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm
  187. Jai

    Nancy I am angry , my heart is pouring with grief, anger, and a little disbelief. How could a MOTHER allow people to hurt their own FLESH in BLOOD. There is absolutely no defense for this person. She killed her own child in my eyes. How dare she. I'm so angry how dare any of these people to use this child as a sex slave then murder the innocent little life out of her. I hope this child suffering was not long. I cant imagine what she went through. I am a mother and I could not imagine allowing anyone to hurt my children. Children are a blessing a gift from God. How dare these scum............... I hope justice is swift and certain. The only thing I see fit for anyone who participated in this crime is death by electrocution or a firing squad. They need to feel what this baby felt. May God bless this beautiful child and her siblings. You dont have to hurt anymore.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm
  188. hunni

    The Father had custody and just a month ago the mother ask th father for some more time with the little one. He had seen her in a different light and she showed him that she could care for her so he let her take her for a little bit. This is so heart breaking, to many kids and women are losing their lives.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:48 pm
  189. donna columbia

    This mother sold her daughter to be raped by some pervert just so she could get high. Now the girl is dead. The mother should get the death penalty !!!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:48 pm
  190. donna columbia

    This mother sold her daughter for sex just so she could get high. Now the girl is dead. The mother should get the death penalty!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm
  191. Jill

    I pray for her to be with God now. It is so terrible what happened to here. The last picture of her- being taken out of a motel, wondering where she was going. After, apparently being molested because her mother was prostituting her. Oh my God, I didn't have any idea this type of thing happened. Please, bring this to light, not to sensationalize the story, but to bring attention to this type of crime.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:52 pm
  192. Monica

    JESUS help us for we know not what we do. We are certainly in the last days. This is a travesty.

    Why? This child's innocence and life was taken for what over a crack rock? What kind of people are they? Where is extended family of this child? Its so sad its war on our children. Lord we need you NOW.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm
  193. d. gant

    the guy that kidnapped this baby looks like her.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm
  194. Terri

    This has to stop! We as a Country have to do something NOW-Every night we watch your show and find that another horrifying story is on air.
    It appears worse than the story before. I can not figure out how these heartless people are able to live each day–without anyone speaking up!!!
    This is absolutely heartbreaking!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 3:57 pm
  195. SHARON LEBEAU

    DEAR GOD....I JUST READ THEY FOUND THE LITTLE GIRLS BODY.TO THOSE WHO DID LOVE HER AND ARE DEALING WITH THIS TERRIBLE LOSS TODAY,MAY GOD HELP YOU FIND SOME COMFORT ,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU , WE HAVE TO FIND AWAY OF DEALING WITH THESE LOW LIFES THAT PREY ON OUR CHILDREN.MAY GOD EASE YOUR PAIN.

    November 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm
  196. Sarah

    i hope that b*^&% burns in HELL.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  197. dj

    My heart is broken! Sometimes we can find peace in knowing that someone has moved on to a "higher" place where there's no pain and suffering but this child's life hadn't yet begun and it was snatched away. I can't begin to image the terror/horror that this small child endured during her brief life. It's just not fair! All involved should be put up under the jail and may her no good mother rot in hell. Sweet heart, rest now...know that those responsible can't harm you any more.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm
  198. pcred2002

    This is a shame and a disgrace...I had a bad feeling it would turn out this way....the mother (I use that term loosely) should be locked up forever and I want to slap the grin off the kidnapper's face.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm
  199. tanisha

    @ helen

    from my understanding from other sites, the father had full custody and let shaniyah live with her mother for about a month. he said she had found a job and it was steady so he said they will give it a try. he said his relationship with the mother was a one night stand(?) and that she had no problem letting him raise the girl.

    why did he just give her over like that is a question only he can answer. The family had a long case with child services.

    this "mother" is a sick sick person and the man is just as sick if not sicker and they will get their just desserts in jail because even the hardest criminals have no time for people who hurt children

    November 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm
  200. cristil

    OH my god how can a mother do this to her own flesh and blood.
    It made me sick to my stomach when i just heard.My heart aches for the beautiful angel who's life was lost.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm
  201. catwor

    Why are people not outraged by this? I do not understand, it breaks my heart and the world just feels blah about the whole thing. No child should be treated this way-ever.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm
  202. Tim Stubbs

    It's time the courts but people who harm kids to death....

    November 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm
  203. Christina

    This is the ultimate betrayal. There are no words for how this mother should pay. Sexual abuse of children is of epidemic proportions and the death penalty should be the only consequence.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm
  204. Annette

    I am appalled by this. What this poor child must have gone through! The pictures inside of the hotel make me want to throw up. DEATH is not good enough for this piece of crap mother. I would love to slap the smirk off of McNeill's face myself. I can only hope that both of them are placed in prison general population and all inmates are informed of what they did! JUSTICE for this little Angel! Rest in Peace Shaniya. You are in a better place! BTW, the dad needs to be punished as well for sending the child to live with her mom to start with.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm
  205. Mindy White

    Please tell me that they will take the mother to identify the body. It's the very least of what she deserves.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm
  206. Phyllis

    I am so mad right now I can hardley write that piece of s@*% killed that child an now we tax payers have got to feed his sorry ass an house him an the sorry mother .. I think that should do them just like they did that baby give them no rights they should be put to death today , instead we got here all about thier lies an pretending to be not guiltyn I wish they would pass a law to casterate evey man that harms a child the devil possed they are not sick MF'S they are only looking after thier own ass an what they want in life no matter who it hurts. But u can rest assure this little girl they have hurt her the last time JESUS HAS HER NOW ..........

    November 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm
  207. Su

    I am so saddend by the news. I really hoped this little angel would make it back. I know what this worlds coming to, and why people are at their lowest. It just doesn't make sense. Everyone involved should be charged with murder.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm
  208. Creesha

    Nancy, first I want to say thank God for you and your show that informs so many world wide and at the same time catching criminals making our streets safer. I believe I speak for most, if not all North Carolinians when I say how deeply sadden our hearts felt to hear the breaking news about little Shanyia. Our hearts and prayers are with the father and family. I wanted to ask a question if I may. Do they have surveillance with little Shanyia coming out of the hotel as they did her going in? And if so, who? Will the police release such information to the public now that a body has been found?

    November 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm
  209. Helen

    I really hope that they will be able to try and convict whoever did this... So many cases like this go unpunished! And I am sure there are so many cases like this that don't even make it to the news... What a horrid world we live in.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm
  210. kim

    i am so hurt my heart is broken We as people we have to do more for gods children her mom and anyone else know trial burn them alive pleas

    November 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm
  211. Sammy

    The news of this little girl's body has been found is so devistating. What is going on in this world? Why are little kids being killed? This has got to stop!!!!! Why did the father let this little girl go to her mother's? Wasn't DCFS out at that trailer many times? Why wasn't this little girl taken out of there by DCFS?
    To sell your child for prostitution is disgusting. She better be charged with murder and never see the light of day.

    The killing of children REALLY needs to stop. The one question I have is how do we stop it?

    November 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm
  212. Patty Haskins

    I was on my way to Sanford today when I saw the volunteers looking for Shaniya. I immediately starting crying. What a horrible thing to end 5 miles from where you live. When I came back home about 1:30, the Fayetteville police were headed back and I knew she had been found. My prayers are out to this family!

    November 16, 2009 at 4:42 pm
  213. Tutu

    I HOPED THAT THEY FOUND LITTLE MISS SHANIYA DAVIS ALIVE, BUT WHEN THE NEWS CAME IN I HIT MY KNEES AND CRIED BECASUE I TO HAVE A 5 YEAR OL LITTLE GIRL THAT I LOVE WITH MORE THEN MY HEART. I PRAYED TO THE GOOD LORD FOR HER SOUL AND I KNOW THAT HE HEAR MY CRY. FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN ON THIS CASE, I PRAY FOR THEM TO BUT HELL ISN'T HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU. I AM NOT ONE FOR THE DEATH PENALTY BUT IN THE CASE OF SHANIYA DAVIS I WILL BE AND I WILL STAND FOR HER AND HER SOUL.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm
  214. Kim

    They found this poor little girl DEAD this afternoon. Nancy – we need you to help us understand these MONSTERS!!!!!!!! Prostituting a child....there is no saving grace for these people.

    November 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm
  215. lsa

    I'm so sad. I'm so disgusted. I don't understand how a mother could do this. This little girl is so beautiful and had so much to give. I have anxiety just trying to protect my children in this crazy world. How could a mother do this? This poor little girl. There seems to be a rise in selfishness and greed and being plain stupid and don't forget evil. What about people? People are so much more important then anything. I hate stories like this. This just really brings tears to my eyes. When will this stop?

    November 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm
  216. Maria

    I am deeply deeply saddened by this. Why do things like this continue to happen to our children. God Bless her little soul. This little girl reminds me of my daughter so sweet looking. This has made me cry.
    We as a country need to do something about the laws for child killers and sex offenders. They should all get life in prison or the death penalty. Maybe this way they will stop commiting these horrific crimes. This is so so sad. God Bless this sweet baby............

    November 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm
  217. Tammy

    THis BREAKS my heart! That poor baby. Look at his face! I dont know what to think. How can someone do something like this?

    November 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm
  218. Kim

    I'm so sick about this until I'm speechless!!! I agree they all need to be burned alive!!!! today!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm
  219. Cindy

    It's time for the American Citizens to stand up and do something about these horrific crimes against our precious children. It has become a daily occurrence to see these tragic events unfold in the media. We must unite and protect our children from these monsters. It's definitely time for some swift old-fashioned justice to rid society of these predators who cause nothing but harm, don't value human life (obviously not even their own children) in addition to costing us more tax dollars to house and feed them for the rest of their life while they are in prison watching TV, socializing, planning more crimes when they get out, etc.. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out they can't take care of theirselves and they can't be rehabilitated. Who's really getting punished here?! It makes me nauseated to think another child has paid the price for our justice system failures.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm
  220. Tracy

    It is pure evil what happened to this little girl. Can't believe all the convicted sex offenders in the area where she lived. Any good parent needs to go on line and check out the sex offender site for offenders in their area. The father should have been aware of this also before sending her to her mother. There just isn't enough protection for our children when it comes to this problem. I believe in castration for sex offenders. It may sound cruel but it isn't nearly as cruel as some of their crimes and it may save some lives.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:12 pm
  221. carol baze

    DEAR NANCY I WATCH YOU AS MUCH AS I CAN ,ALMOST DAILY . I AM SO UPSET ABOUT ALL THE SEX AFENDERS THEY ARE EVERY WHERE , I KNOW THAT CASTERATION IS NOT A CURE THEIR IS NO CURE , BUT IT WOULD STILL STOP SOME JUST BECAUSE THE FEAR WITH OUT THEIR MAN HOOD . WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO STOP USE STEMUI MONEY TO HIRE MORE INFOCEMENT OFFICERS OPEN UP PRISON AND MAN THEM THEY DO NOT BELONG ON THE STREET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM AGRAND MOTHER OF 3 LITTLE GIRLS I PREY EVERY DAY FOR THEIR SAFTY AND REMEMBER A FEMALE MAY GIVE GIRTH BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN MAKE HER A MOTHER LOOK AT BABY DAVIS ???? GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THAT WORK SO HARD I JUST FEEL THEIR PAIN THANK YOU
    CAROL FROM WASHINGTON

    November 16, 2009 at 5:16 pm
  222. Dolores

    Oh my God, I am absolutely heart-broken over this little girl being
    found dead. When is this going to STOP!!!! The law has turned into
    'PROTECTING' the slime bags on this earth. I am SICK,SICK,SICK of this. When a Woman, or a Child is raped especially, quit fooling around.! Castrate him, and brand his forehead or cheek with a RED
    R. If he kills the Woman or espcecially a CHILD, HE dies,PERIOD.!!!!
    FINI-DONE. He dosen't deserve to breath any more air.
    Someone that has no qualms about taking a life, does not deserve to
    live his or hers for that matter. Let's go back to the old days, if your
    found guilty, confess or what-ever. That's it Buddy.
    We do 1 one of two things.
    1. Out of the Court house to the scaffold, up the stairs, noose around
    the neck, and drop his a–.
    2. Out of the Court house to a waiting Horse under a tree, help him
    up on the horse, say SO LONG, and have the horse take off.
    FINI-DONE.
    It's way past time that Victims need all of us to fight for them.!!!!!!!
    I did not have children or welcome Grand-children to have some
    moron take them and do as he pleases. There has to be a BIG PRICE
    TO PAY. THEY NEED TO PAY THAT PRICE. If they value Human Life so little, they can kiss their's Good-bye.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:23 pm
  223. T.Owens

    I heard the the horrible, horrible news about little Shaniya. I have been following it all week...and I am extremely heart broken. The mother and the men involved deserve death penalty. The police and the investigation unit who were in charge of the serach for Shaniya need to be held responsible as well. They released Coe too soon........The police should have followed these people in order to find the where abouts for little Shaniya. I know the father had good intentions of wanting the mother to be a mother, but he should have done some research on the mother, her living situation, and the environment before he let her take care of the child. I hope these people get life in prison.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm
  224. Jenny

    Has anyone noticed how much the little girl and McNeill look alike?

    November 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm
  225. Gina from Michigan

    This is a sickening epidemic going on in our country, waging war on our innocent children. When will there be justice for our children? When will the laws change that even after a first offense those children should not be allowed even within breathing distance of the perpetraitors. That mother and accomplice should suffer the cruelty that poor baby went through.

    Death to all child murderers and pedophiles!

    November 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm
  226. Pam

    When is this going to stop. I am so sick and tired of seeing stories about children who are hurt or killed BY THEIR PARENTS. It is NOT right. Children are a precious gift from God. This country needs to start paying attention to these children and making sure they live to be adults. Instead of bailing out the insurance companies and car manufacturers, we need to be taking care of our most precision assets - OUR CHILDREN.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm
  227. Jess from Dallas, Tx

    Why would anyone want to hurt an innocent child. This little girl has done nothing to deserve to be treated in such a disgusting manner. I hope whoever killed this little girl goes straight to HELL....

    November 16, 2009 at 5:40 pm
  228. Nichole

    I'm so heartbroken over the news of Shaniya! PLEASE STOP ABUSING/KILLING THESE BABIES! The Madness must end! Only a devilish monster could do such a thing. Shaniya's horrible mother and all involved in the kidnapping and death of this child should be HUNG!!!!!!!!!!! Please DO NOT waste American's time and money on a trial......for what? I'm praying really hard for her dad and her loved ones! Rest in peace Shaniya.

    BEYOND PISSED OFF,
    Nichole
    NY

    November 16, 2009 at 5:40 pm
  229. T.Owens

    Are system really needs to change when it comes to our children. Our system needs to be more aggressive whenever theres an amber alert on a child. The penalty needs to be death. Our justice system needs to change in order to insure tthe safety of our children.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:41 pm
  230. BLOODWASHD

    All I can say to console my own emotions and those of everyone else is. The Lord took her Home to live with Him, her Daddy in Heaven,Abba Father. He has saved her life by doing so. She will never have to endure any more pain or suffering ever again. Many children never get to go 'Home' until later in life after they have endured so much horror and pain. Thank You Lord for bringing Shania home with You. Bring great comfort to her Dad and her family.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:47 pm
  231. Elizabeth

    I have been following this case with hopes the baby would be found...And now, after learning the details of this case I cant help but to join the rest of you and feeling the need to express deep, deep sadness for this baby.

    What can we do as a community to ensure EXTREME and harsher penalties are given to these SICK mother F**/?! Something has to change! There should be no appointed defense layers to defend animals like these. They dont even deserve to even eat with pigs.

    May God comfort the family of this child... I am so so sorry for this family! Her spirit with is God now and I know she has been comorted... :(

    November 16, 2009 at 5:56 pm
  232. JULZZ

    I am going to be sick.I feel like i've lost one of my own children and we are not even related just a glimpse of a picture of this perfect little girl.This mother needs and will endure everlasting pain,God has a plan for her i hope when shes in prison waiting for the death penalty she is raped beatin and any other cruel act.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm
  233. Brandon

    I've got to be honest, and this is what my status is. You know Nancy, I am SO SICK, and SO TIRED of these people treating little children like rag-dolls. I say throw these people in a pit of fire, or better yet, hang them for such an intolerable act. I reside in North Carolina, and must say that these people absolutely make me sick to my stomach. I say no parole, no mercy, just all out torture for these sick minded people. Hang them out to dry and let the world see what happens to sick minded child-killers!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm
  234. SADe

    Unfortunately the little girl was found on the side of the road dead. Keep her in your prayers!

    November 16, 2009 at 6:21 pm
  235. Gail

    My heart goes out to little Shaniya...may her beautiful soul rest in peace, I'm so saddened by the tragic news of this beautiful, and precious baby who's innocent short life was taking away...To the bastards including the mother of this child should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!! No! I'm not GOD but these monstrous criminals need to rot in HELL!!! The judicial system need to really change the laws for people such as these monsters, instead of allowing tax payers money to take care of these people in the prison system. Baby Shaniya your at peace now!

    November 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm
  236. sharon

    I just read that they found this baby's body..I am just SICK over this..I have a 5 year old grand-daughter..and it is very disturbing to my well-being that these HORRIBLE excuses for human beings have placed this baby in this situation...I don't believe in the death penalty..and I live in Texas..(go figure)..BUT...in this case..I HOPE THEY ALL PAY FOR THIS TRAGEDY WITH THEIR VERY DISPICABLE LIVES.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:28 pm
  237. Angie

    My heart is broken by the news of this precious little Angel, I hope they burn in Hell.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:28 pm
  238. StormRavn

    My heart weeps, while my head rages against the unjust cruelty that this beautiful, innocent child suffered in the final day of her life, and then to be cast to the side of the road, as if unwanted trash. Quite frankly, I can think of no punishment severe enough to place on those involved. The mother and the kidnapper need to be placed in the general population, no special provisions should be made for their safety, as none was given to that precious little girl. I hope they are given tenfold what they visited upon that beautiful child. For Shaniya and those who truly loved and cared for her, know that we share your grief and pray for you to find strength and peace in this time of need.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:31 pm
  239. Dondee

    Pray for the little girl's father that he forgives himself for allowing his daughter's mother take care of her. He thought she had turned a corner and deserved a chance to be a mom. You know he is just torn up inside. I hope the mother and the scum she sold her daughter to both face the death penalty. And no night night shot for them. Let them suffer the way this poor, innocent, beautiful little girl did.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:33 pm
  240. Elen

    I think the [current] death penalty is a bit too light...these people need to be skinned and burned at the stake in Times Square...

    Dear Shaniya, no one can hurt you now sweetie...you can be at peace.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm
  241. Kenyatta

    This story has upset me from the moment I heard it AND saw her sweet little face. I cry for her, as if she were my own. Lord please hold her tight AND let her know that she is loved. RIP Shaniya.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:54 pm
  242. aeg

    My heart aches for this beautiful little girl. She looks just like my granddaughter. there is no punishment severe enough for her mother and that psycho who kidnapped her.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:58 pm
  243. KB

    What is wrong with people? WHY are so many children being killed in this world???? It defies logic.......

    November 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm
  244. JULZZat her lil soul

    I had read someone coomint about the mother and father being white.actually the mother is african american or even looks jamican the father is white God Rest her little soul.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm
  245. Kristee

    The saddest part about your posts is that they found her body today!

    November 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm
  246. BLOODWASHD

    I HAVE A THEORY... MOM GETS 'JOB AND NEW HOUSE' SHE SHOWS HERSELF IMPROVING' TO SHANIA'S DAD... HE TAKES THE BAIT (POOR DUDE AND FAM)... I AM WONDERING THIS... DID THE BIRTH-MOTHER DO WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO, FOR THE DAD TO GIVE HER A 'TRIAL TIME' WITH BABY GIRL, JUST SO SHE COULD SELL BABY GIRL FOR CASH?? TO COMNTINUE TO PAY FOR ADDICTIONS THAT KEEP HER IN SERIOUS BONDAGE FROM ALLL REALITY ??

    ALSO,I READ SOME WHERE SOMEONE ASKED ' HOW COULD A GROUP OF PEOPE GET TOGETGER AND DO THIS KIND OF THING TO CHLDREN?!" WELL MA'AM, VERY VERY EASILY.

    I TOO, AM A SURVIVER/OVERCOMER OF CHILDHOOD SEX ABUSE AND OCCULTIC PRACTICES.. NOT HARD AT ALL TO BELIEVE THAT EVIL PEOPLE ABOUND HERE ON EARTH AND THIS WILL CONTINUE(SADLY AND SICKENLY) UNTIL THE ENEMY OF OUR SOULS IS BOUND FOREVER...

    LIKE MY POSTING BEFORE THIS ONE,THANK YOU JESUS,FOR SAVING SHANIA'S LIFE AND TAKING HER HOME TO LIVE WITH YOU FOREVER! NO MORE TEARS,NO MORE TRAUMA AND PAIN AND ABUSE.. SHE IS IN THE ARMS OF LOVE NOW. THERE IS NO GREATER LOVER THAN JESUS CHRIST,ABBA FATHER...FRIEND OF THE FRIENDLESS.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:26 pm
  247. SW

    This figures. Why should I be surprised? We have got to be the laughing stock of the world. No other country treats their own this way or tollerates this type of behavior. Only in America do we prey on our children and yet we are supposed to wave the flag and say that we are proud to be American? Ha! I don't tink so!! ...I am ASHAMED to be from America and will leave it as soon as I have the priveledge to do so. Next week (if not soer) it will be another kid. That's the way it goes and goes and goes.....

    November 16, 2009 at 7:37 pm
  248. SW

    One more thing... We are a society of tatoo loving people so let's do this. Let's tattoo these scum with the words in bold green ink that can not be hidden right across their whole face that says PREDATOR so that any child and all others can see them coming. THEN they can hde them in our neighborhood like they do anyway because their face wouldn't let them hide. ANYONE WITH ME ON THIS???? If so, let's sign a petition and send it to congress.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm
  249. Samara

    Shaniya may you rest in peace little AngIe. No more pain. You are with the Lord now. My prayers are with Shaniya's loved-ones. After praying for Devine Intervention and crying for a week. I came on this website in order to get Shaniya's last name but found out she is no longer with us – she is in Heaven now. You see, I thought since lust and greed took Shaniya missing – then perhaps, money and love could bring her back. I was going to (and still am) emailing Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil and anyone else I can think of that has power, money and/or a love for children. I don't know – Shaniya's reward was only $1,000. Perhaps Victim's of Crime money, donations or some other source could have increased the amount and television is a way to reach-out to others and educate. There are still many other children in harms way and one child hurting, is one too many. My fellow Soldiers – keep fighting for our children. There is power in numbers and there is always hope. If you are or know of any sick minded/evil person that you think would or has hurt a child – do something, please. If you don't know what to do or don't have the strenth – ask someone, please. If we sit-back and do nothing we are also guilty. And why do sick people hurt children? Because they can. Let's be the voice and the strength for those that have none. Let's report and put away anyone that would hurt our children. If you need help, get it today! Before you hurt a child! Perhaps, you are hurting too. But please don't take it out on someone else. God see's everything and perhaps, you think you are getting away with something but you are not. We all have someone to answer to. I love you Nancy Grace. Keep doing what you do. I've never met you Shaniya but I love you and wish you would have been my daughter. I will see you again one day. I pray for you, Shaniya's Father. She is now with our Father in Heaven but I can't even imagine how heavy your heart is. God bless and keep everyone out of harms way, but we also have to do our part. May your heart's be lightened. Amen

    November 16, 2009 at 8:06 pm
  250. Shelia Williams

    Its ashame the tax payer have to pay for a trial for baby killers !!! start returning the pain !

    November 16, 2009 at 9:13 pm
  251. jo

    Hi Nancy,
    Your show is great. You can sure get to the bottom of the crimes
    that are committed on children and women.
    The exposure that you give the crimes keeps the police looking
    for the children or the criminals. Thanks for caring and helping the children.
    I saw a blood hound in Denver on our evening news everynight,
    tracking a missing little girl. She was found many miles away from her home down a mountain road, thrown away. I believe, many children could be helped if these dogs were used immediately when a child is missing.
    Also, nancy, I discovered some bad websites when I typed your name in, you should have this checked out with the police. They seem to
    be fanatics and could hurt you.
    God Bless,
    Jo

    November 16, 2009 at 9:13 pm
  252. Ria

    I cant believe this..my heart goes out to the family and the father of Shaniya...I get sick to my stomach and start crying every time I hear anything about it and imagine what this little girl went through.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  253. liz

    This makes me sick to my stomach! who does this to beautiful little girls for MONEY? OMG! and apparently her "mother" (and I use that term loosely!) is pregnant? oh thats just great! these people need to be put down like the animals they are! Im beyond shocked! beyond sad! beyond sick! was her father stupid, or crazy? to leave her with that drug addled whore?
    God help us all.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm
  254. annie

    gees, whats wrong with this picture, i see a smiling devil and a pretty little girl. and the amazingly undisturbed half sister.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm
  255. Larry

    Nancy all I can say is DEATH would be to good for these people. They are just a waste of space and air!!!!! I"m soooo sorry to hear what happened to that poor girl. It makes me sick!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:28 pm
  256. Jessie

    I hope NC has the death penalty.. the no good SOB put the precious child through such a tragedy and no regard for life ...it makes me sick to think of the sickos walking the streets...But the so called mother should be locked up for years..359 months is too easy for the despicable low life...sold her child...she should also be charged for murder...

    November 16, 2009 at 9:36 pm
  257. lex

    i cannot stop crying. when they arrested him and he didn't say anything i knew she was dead, but i never imagined a mother could betray her child like this. i am against the death penalty but i could hapily slit her throat

    November 16, 2009 at 9:42 pm
  258. Larry Lee

    The biological father for Shaniya Davis is Bradley Lockhart,, why does she have her mother's last name and not her father's. If he raised her for most of her life why the mothers last name. I think this father is just as culpable for putting his daughter in dangerous situation without checking to see the kind of people her mother is associated with. I think the father Initially denied this child and never truly bonded with the child and just maybe wanted out of being responsible for the long term care of the child, I hope his conscience haunts him for the rest of his life, Just my opinion.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm
  259. BENITA KELLEY

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY AND I DONT UDERSTAND WHAT HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLS WRONG WITH THE SICK PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD JAIL TIME WILL BE TO GOOD FOR THEM THEY SHOULD BURN IN HELL.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm
  260. nancy

    Nancy,I have a question.

    I can't get through on phone.

    was there a large amount of money or drugs in the animals home?

    Thank You
    Nancy

    November 16, 2009 at 9:46 pm
  261. Gillian Lunsford

    This case has really stirred my emotions. I CANNOT imagine a mother
    selling her own child into prostitution. This little 5 year old isn't even
    capable of sex. Every time I think of what she must have endured, I
    start crying. And I always think of my little 4 1/2 y/o granddaughter.
    There is no punishment bad enough for her mother except to throw her
    into the men's jail and let her be gang raped until she can't breathe
    any more. THE MOTHER HAS KILLED HER OWN DAUGHTER!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm
  262. Larry Lee

    The biological father for Shaniya Davis is Bradley Lockhart,, why does she have her mother's last name and not her father's? If he raised her for most of her life why the mothers last name?. I think this father is just as culpable for putting his daughter in dangerous situation without checking to see the kind of people her mother is associated with. I think the father Initially denied this child and never truly bonded with the child and just maybe wanted out of being responsible for the long term care of the child, I hope his conscience haunts him for the rest of his life, Just my opinion.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm
  263. Trudylynn

    I'm guessing this Mario dude doesn't see it as kidnapping cause mom gave him free reign over her daughter, So he's merely a john.

    Well he would have been merely a john having done business with the girls mother the Pimp, if he hadn't murdered thisw poor girl.

    and if they have him leaving with the girl and she never made it home, it's apparent that he must be the killer. SHOOT HIS BALLS OFF

    November 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm
  264. faye

    this is absolutely absurd. his smirk just turns my stomach. it pains me to know that there are people that have the heart to do that. no, they dont have a heart, not a mind, not a soul, it just doesnt make sense. your own child? how could some one stoop so low? our children are our future and our future is put in the hands of adults some with the mind of a maniac or a sicko like this. they dont deserve a child if they are just going to treat them like garbage and something they can just give away. in my mind i think "wow, her body was found without a pulse." but i also tell myself "shes in a better place and i know it" put this monster in jail and keep him there.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:58 pm
  265. kristi

    this takes the words right from my mouth. this is coldhearted and careless. where are these peoples minds? i just... i cant find the right words to describe what im feeling. just like. its shock.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm
  266. Cindy

    There is no punishment that would be justice for such a hidious crime. these animals should be brought out in public and skinned alive. Just maybe others would reconsider participating in such horror. I have no compassion for scum like this.
    May god welcome that perfect little girl and keep her in peace.
    Thank you Nancy for having a voice for the innocent victims.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  267. Angel

    Why is he smirking!!!!!! Oh GOD please , please here our cries. Why is this happening to our babies , why do these monsters have so much power! R.I.P little angel, you are forever in my prayers <3

    November 16, 2009 at 10:36 pm
  268. Marie Allison

    Did I understand right that the young girl interviewed tonight was a half sister to Shaniya? If so who does she live with?
    Thanks
    Marie

    November 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm
  269. diane

    I am absolutely sickened by the report of Shaniya's death. How can this be going on in this country? Our babies are being slaughtered, one after another and another, everyday! This needs to stop! Sexual slavery, sexual abuse,brutality and murder of little children is unexceptable! The protection of our kids should be a priority, right up there with health care and defense of our country. Congressmen, Senators, Mr. President, please listen!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm
  270. Joanne

    I have been crying all day about this and I love Nancy and everything she does,but it's destroying me to watch about these sick and disgusting people doing anything to children and I just can't comprehend this one at all about Shanyia.......My daughter is 6 years old and I would DIE for her....I can't even write anymore because I can't stop crying.....

    November 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm
  271. Tomika

    Someone needs to smack the smirk off of this animals face. He is actually grinning in this mugshot knowing good and well that this baby was dead. OMG...Death Penalty for ALL of them. The Mother is a MONSTER!!! Swift justice is needed immediately...NO TRIAL is needed....My heart is broken. I am so sick of hearing about this day in and day out. It makes me sick!!!! The government needs to create some serious laws to let these predators now we will start hunting them if they don't start hurting our babies. They did not have to hurt this baby...HE IS SICK!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm
  272. Diara

    What is this world coming to? How sorry of a mother are you to sell your 5 year old daughter? Sell your own nasty ass. What kind of man accepts a 5 year old as a prostitute, a dirty old bastard! I apologize for my language, but both of their actions warrant good old-fashioned ass beatings.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm
  273. Gia

    Whoever is sitting with the dad on the tv interview seems to have an attitude. Dad is pleading and upset and she looks like she has a chip on her shoulder. What's her problem?

    November 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm
  274. TRB

    Dear Shaniya, Fly to Jesus and LIVE, Fly to Jesus and LIVE, go baby go.... Be God's sweet angel, – God help the rest of us!!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm
  275. Sarah

    I have watched Nancy Grace for quite sometime now. I have heard her report the stories but tonight was the first time I sobbed. When I saw that little girl in the arms of that monster all I could think about was when I was five and going to an elevator I liked to push the buttons. I wonder if she thought that? I wonder if she was scared. SHE WAS AN INNOCENT LITTLE GIRL!!!!

    I have always been against the death penalty but in this case the woman who SHOULD have been her Mother and the other monster should die a slow and VERY painful death!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:34 pm
  276. Marilyn

    Please do not give this woman (not fit to be called a mother) any mercy. The child she is carrying now should be taken away immediately, she shouldn't even have the priviledge of seeing the child. She doesn't deserve that gift. She deserves the death penalty. They are both pathetic excuses for humans. NO DEALS for either one of them at all, even if one of them rolls on the other. They are both quity as sure as they are breathing. They showed this beautiful little girl NO MERCY. These types of crimes are becoming common place and that is very sad. There should be a time limit to the death penalty ... 5 years at most for all appeals and then injections. Maybe that would be a more deterent. Now they are on death row for years or get off death row or out like the one that was suppose to serve 50 years and served 11. WHAT A JOKE.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:36 pm
  277. stacey

    nancy was this not the first time this mother let a man take this little girl? because in the pics this little girl did not seem scared of this man,like she knew what was going on,why didnt this women prostute herself out if she needed money? god bless this little angel she is in gods arms now and we all know he will protect and take care of her,
    and her mother will be the one to suffer,
    thank you nancy for everything that you do.and god bless you

    November 16, 2009 at 11:40 pm
  278. Bridget

    I just wish I could have 5 minutes alone with either one of these pieces of crap,

    November 16, 2009 at 11:46 pm
  279. henry

    how the hell this happens .awww were was D.S.S. they should get 25/2 life zero porole,zero bond

    November 16, 2009 at 11:46 pm
  280. T Camp

    Looking at this man's pic, he looks like a pedophile and since they were all living together, there's no telling what he has done. I just feel for the father because he was trying to do the right thing and his little girl's life was cut short because of some idiot of a mother trying to get a fix. And as the evidence starts to come out, that will probably be the outcome. I just don't understand how anyone could give their child to a dope dealer for drugs. I know it happens all the time but what can we positive people do try to change this so these children can grow up and be successful and have a family of their own. What can we do to help protect these babies?

    November 16, 2009 at 11:46 pm
  281. Jaime

    I am literally sick!!! I have two little boys and a little girl. What is going on in this world? I can't even imagine what that poor little beautiful girl went through. In cases like these where they have a confession from her mother. Why even waste our money!!! I'm sure their are many people out there that would be willing to save our tax payers money. I just want to cry! Sick S.O.B's.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  282. annjell

    Do anyone know where to send money to the dad? I haven't ran across anything – sometimes the news broadcasts a fund set up at a bank. Should I send a check via Fayobserver or Fayetteville PD.

    I am so heart-broken. I'd like to express my deepest sympathies to the family. My prayers go out to the family.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:50 pm
  283. Laurie

    Why, why, why would a father allow his daughter to go live with a woman with a background of drug use and child abuse? Sure she may have deserved a chance at one time to be in her life but why not supervised visits only? I don't get it, how sad, how preventable I am angry and confused by the father's actions.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:57 pm
  284. Dan Auker

    It is beyond my comprehension how Shaniya's father could voluntarily release that young girl to an environment like that. There has been no discussion of the issues that resulted in his actions. There is no justification for the mother's actions. She must be prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. However, there is no ignoring the fact that the little girl would be safe had her father not exercised such poor judgement. He may not be guilty in the court but he certainly bears significant responsibility for the childs death.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm
  285. KT

    I cried all weekend for fear that this little girl was in danger and today find out all of my tears were in vain-Beyond Comprehension to me that anyone could inflict pain on another and especially an innocent child. This is beyond perverted and I will never understand what type of a human being could be this depraved.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:14 am
  286. Debbie

    It is completely inconceivable that someone could do this to a child. I realize that they have the mother and the the sisters bf in custody. This is simply not enough. Since we all know that, just like Casey Anthony, they are not in general population. They are sitting pretty in a private cell receiving 3 meals a day, and being protected by the "system". Why do they deserve protection. They are grown. Let them protect themselves....or not. They certainly don't deserve any special considerations. That precious little angel didn't get any special consideration. Why should they? There she was on video in that b******s arms. She wasn't crying or upset. She didn't appear afraid. She was trusting as most children are. She was a little lamb being led to the slaughter by a sick, depraved, child molester. Like someone said on your show, there is a special place in hell for these two. Lethal injection is far too good for them. I only wish they could be made to suffer the same fear and torture that they inflicted on that innocent child.

    May you rest in peace child of God. Sleep with the angels Shaniya.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:35 am
  287. georgia

    How do we advocate for stricter sentences for crimes against children? ie...no parole and serving full sentences w/o exception!
    Some persons advocate for lighter sentences for drug users....but look what drug use can lead to? Poor Shaniya.....I have never felt so saddened and outraged.I grieve the loss of this most beautiful child created by God and killed by perverts. My heartfelt sympathy to those who have lost her. May she rest in peace in God's arms.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:43 am
  288. Mecia

    I ask that you DO NOT put that Beautiful Baby's picture beside that disgusting monster...These preditors are SICK. My daughter recently revealed to me that my Uncle was molesting her from the age 5 until 10, she's now 12...I am SOOOOOOOOOOO ANGRY and full of RAGE. I've contacted the POLICE but they seem to think there is not enough evidence to prosecute. This SICKO violated her innocence and because it's her word against his, they don't think they can prosecute??? I AM ANGRY and this BEAUTIFUL baby can't tell her story unless the sicko left evidence where I don't want to even imagine!!! UGHHHHHHHHHHHH...there needs to be justice for our babies. I HOPE THEY FIND or have FOUND THESE SICKO"S AND PROSECUTE TO THE FULLEST AND THEY NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY EVER AGAIN>>>MUHAMMAD WAS A TERRORIST...and got the death penalty...these sicko's need to be put in the same catagory!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:54 am
  289. tina g

    i agree with kim death is to good for these people i say build a big ol' fire and throw them all into it for the world to see making an example of these monsters might deter the next one who gets ideal like that may god send comfort to the family who loved this child

    November 17, 2009 at 1:07 am
  290. Jancey Matthews

    I want to know, they have a video of the suspect going into the hotel room with Shaniya in his arms...why don't they have one of him leaving the hotel room?? Same door use coming and going. What does the video show?? That would tell us a lot!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:08 am
  291. Jancey Matthews

    I hope they beat his smirky face in...That piece of trash!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:10 am
  292. kim

    We live in a sick society today when we know that there are people out there, who know where these missing children are (Casey Anthony, Mario McNeil, etc.) and we can not do anything to them to find out where these precious children are. I watch NG every night and it's always a missing child...these pedophils and parents who are out there killing our children have to be stopped. I think they should be hung by the neck til dead, maybe even leaving hanging for a few days as a warning to other sickos who want to harm our children.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:12 am
  293. Heather

    I can't sleep thinking about this poor little girl. I'm so pissed that the dad left her go with that piece of trash who called herself a mom. If she was having drug problems over the summer she clearly wasn't ready to have a child in her house. With that said, what kind of a person takes a little baby to a hotel room in the middle of the night? I'm horrified by what happened to her. I have a 5 year old daughter that I have tucked into my bed with me tonight. Shaniya should have been sleeping and getting ready to wake up for kindergarten in the morning to play with her friends and sing ABC songs. Instead she was getting raped and murdered. I'm so scared to leave my babies out of my sight. What kind of world are we living in that grown men want to rape little babies.
    RIP Sweet Shaniya. I'm so sorry you had such a tragic life.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:19 am
  294. jessy

    first off i'd like to say i have a daughter who will be 3 next month an i cant imagine anyone doing to her what this mother has done to her child..i understand the father wanting his daughter to know her mother especially when she was showing an effort to improve her life i cant imagine what he is going through right now an should know he is not at fault for this traggic event....i cant believe what this world is coming to first with all the mothers being convicted of killing their young children...an now a mother has placed a fake report with police an had people on a wild goose chase when she knew exactly what was going on..any parent who can put their child through this an robbing them of a beautiful life are just sick an shouldnt be allowed to have children...i am a mother an cant imagine anything happening to my daughter...as a parent u are supposed to protect your child from the evils of this world not putting them in harms way....i cant imagine any of this...my prayers are with the father an family of this little girl...its just sick what has happened

    November 17, 2009 at 2:48 am
  295. mic

    I am so heartbroken! how sick can a human being be to hurt a child/children in this manner? God Bless you Shaniya. You are in Gods loving arms now baby girl

    November 17, 2009 at 3:21 am
  296. Kathy

    I am brought to tears... She was alive at that hotel... now dead
    I am brought to tears...something about that child grabbed me from the start that smile... Oh, my... Nancy please help all those who did harm to this little one come to a swift end at the hands of our court system.. How.. oh me... just too too sad..

    November 17, 2009 at 4:29 am
  297. Kathy

    Ps... I live in NC.. so it is close to home for us..

    November 17, 2009 at 4:30 am
  298. j.taylor

    Is that a smirk on Mario Mcneill's face in his mug shot? I hope he get s what he has cominig to him. You are the scum of the earth and hope you suffer at the hand of an abuser while you are in prison. THis is an evil man and a sick poor excuse for a mother . God have mercy on their soul.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:08 am
  299. amanda stonestreet

    you cannot tell me that the mother's sister had no idea that she was pimping her daughter out and that she was on drugs she is just as much to blame they lived with her and she could have stopped this from happening this whole thing is awful and that poor little girl paid the price because of her parents lack in judgement and eveyone that had suspicion that something was going on in that house should be ashamed ...R.I.P Shaniya

    November 17, 2009 at 7:36 am
  300. Tyler Tessiner

    The man who did this should be killed becous no one should do this to this girl or anyone

    November 17, 2009 at 9:07 am
  301. Tam

    Sadly we hear about these stories all too often. To see video of this precious little girl being carried into a hotel by a pedophile is just disturbing. You hear about these types of stories but to actually see it and know what this little girl was about to go through was heart wrenching. I was so upset after seeing the video couldn’t sleep –just cried for this child. I hope the “so called” mother and the pedophile are put into mass prison population that preys on child abusers and pedophiles. To be put to death is too civilized. Make them suffer….

    November 17, 2009 at 9:20 am
  302. margaret

    i hope that he gets beating to he dies in jail . what kind of men in is right mind would take and rape and kill a 5 year old girl. he is nasty and needs to be killed now .

    November 17, 2009 at 10:14 am
  303. Freda

    No words can describe the saddness on my heart for baby Shaniya, the rage that now burns within me toward those who have betrayed and stole the life from this beautiful little soul. I have prayed and prayed that God spare this precious child from any harm and to let her be found in a happy place like McDonald's playland or the toy department at Walmart. But, for all the prayers, so many prayers, by so many people, our words were not heard. Evil won and another angel lost. Will it ever end?

    If I actually put into words what I would like to see done to the demons who prey upon our innocents, I am afraid that I would be deemed as evil as they are. These monsters deserve to live out the rest of their pathetic, disgusting lives in the most nightmarish ways possible, over and over and over again.

    Tragedies such as this make me question God and his meaning in this world. I hold onto hope that he truly does exist. Yet, because abominable acts like this have gone on since the beginning of time, how can one not question? I apologize, if I offend anyone by this. But, the truth is.. If God does exist as we are told that he does, if he knows all, sees all, why does he bless these monsters with beautiful babies knowing that they will only be brutalized and mistreated as though they were meaningless rubbish? It makes no sense to me.

    It is written that there is a reason for all things. I see no reason for this grave injustice. These heinous acts will continue on and on and on, just as they always have. Where are you God? Hopefully cradling this beautiful little angel in so much love that her tiny soul heals from the cruelty she had to experience here on earth.

    Bless you baby Shaniya. The light of your life was cruelly extinguished, but, it will continue to burn in the hearts of us who seek justice for you and all the little children in the world who suffer at the hands of evil in this world.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:19 am
  304. Helen

    IMO, the father shares part of the blame here.. He had the custody of the little girl and willing gave her back to the mother, knowing what she was about... He wanted to "give her a chance to be a mother"... Ok, but it doesn't sound like he even checked out her new place (which turns out wasn't even hers)... How does anyone in his right mind just give his kid to someone who in the past clearly was not an appropriate parent without making sure the kid will be living in decent conditions? The conditions this little girl was staying did not sound decent (6 people in a small trailer and the mother was NOT a legal resident there from what I understand..) So I don't think the father is off the hook and is in fact partially responsible for what happened to her some weeks after he gave her up to the mother...

    November 17, 2009 at 10:24 am
  305. Helen

    P.S. I am surprised that no one else sees the biological father's responsibility in all this.... I feel very sad for him, but at the same time he was responsible for allowing his child to end up in very unsafe environment..To me, that's child neglect for all intents and purposes. He basically gave away his child to a drug addicted prostitute who happened to be her biological mother (which doesn't make it ok)... He needs to take part of the responsibility for this.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:29 am
  306. lou jackson

    This is very heart breaking! How and why would some on do something like that to something so precious..I hope they rott in jail better yet let them go through the same pain that lil angel went through and then execution in the worst way those who were involved are nonthing but punks and cowards and anyone who paid for the little girl needs to die also....This world is gettin bad off day by day.Everybody just say prayers for our children everynite because we have sick parents and adults all around.....

    November 17, 2009 at 10:35 am
  307. Crystal

    I honestly think that after watching Shaniyah's half sister speak that she may possibly be in on it too or at least know more than what she is putting on. Reason being, she just seemed too eager to speak. If something like this happened to my sister I'd be crying uncontrollably. She just seemed too ...happy, and nieve, her 5 mins of fame may have revealed that she should be treated as a suspect as well. Based on her lack of emotion and non-chalant display of grief.
    If she is innocent of what I described, I sincerely apologize and would hope that she see's how much this awful event has effected us all and my prayers are with her and her family.-A loving Mom

    November 17, 2009 at 10:44 am
  308. Jody

    I also want to know if they think he was meeting someone there with Shaniya? Another question is if the mother was not supposed to have Shaniya in her possession (which they stated on tv) why wasn't she dropped off at another family members house? I hope the father doesn't have charges placed against him for her being dropped off there. He is already going through enough:(

    This is such a heartbreaking story... I DO believe that the "mother" is going to breakdown and reveal what is going on.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:50 am
  309. TRYANDFEELME

    I Hate both of them, the mother and the father, I swear. I hope they both burn foreal.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:00 am
  310. Crystal

    Further more, my opinion as to how each of these sickos should be punished is not death, but use every picture of the murder scene... evidence... horrifiying imagery, and make them come to terms with what they have done, (Since a lot of these pedophiles etc. detach themselves from reality and emotion) and then every day of that childs birthday make them eat a hallucinagenic drug in a cup cake with the number of years that child would have been had they lived and just let them suffer in their own hell over and over. Locked up in a room with nothing to take their own lives with.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:03 am
  311. Olive

    My heart breaks for the suffering this little girl had to endure. I am a mother and being protective of your children is second nature – putting your children in harms way is not of love. How this woman could ever allow her daughter to be abuse like this is most certainly mind bending. My heart goes out to the dad – I would not wish that on any loving parent and his nighmare will never end – only God will be able to give him peace right now.
    In this country the punishment do not fit the crime. There is no crime greater than those against children and it is my utmost belief that any one who rapes a child should be deprived of the use of his genitals ever again. The death penalty is too humane for such a criminal – vengence belongs to God on behalf his innocene little angel – her torture is over.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:19 am
  312. char

    and now im hearing that mommie dearest is PREGNANT AGAIN!?!?! oh dear lord, take that baby away moment he or she is born, and sterlize her afterwards..use rusty instruments, no anestetic either...then put her to death...and yea that guys "smirk" is just disgusting..i want to slap it right off his face.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:22 am
  313. Traci

    I just cannot comprehend the kind of mother that would sell her own child into daily torture and pain. She's only 5! She's still a baby! A Child looks to its mother especially for protection against this exact thing. I see that girl on the video surveillance, that innocent little girl in the arms of the devil not knowing whats going on, not having even a clue. I hope and pray that justice is served and they are charged with murder and given the death penalty. There is a special place in hell for people like that and I don't even think the devil wants them. Shaniya,Babygirl, you remind me so much of my own daughter and everytime I see your picture I just see a pure innocence about you. I am so sorry that you did not have a loving and protective mother. And don't blame your father, how was he to know? Fly as an angel in heaven as you were an angel on earth. I find some peace in knowing you are in heaven with other children than to be tortured by rape on a daily basis. Wait for your Daddy! He will be with you one day. R.I.P.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:57 am
  314. Tasha

    He looked like he was smiling in the video footage in court. What's that all about?

    November 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm
  315. Susan

    Is it true that Shaniya's "mother" is pregnant? If so, will this "mother" have the child, put the child up for adoption right away, and then be sterilized? This is probably an extremely inappropriate thought to alot of people. I don't care. This monster should not be able to have one second of bonding with the new baby and should be sterilized. Thanks. Susan

    November 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm
  316. pipa

    I cant belive what goes on in NC,SC and Flordia what a sick place to for kids.It doesnt seam to be safe for kids thats what i think.Love what u do Nancy.pipa

    November 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm
  317. Grim Reaper

    I had never cried so hard in my life. Oh yea!!!, she will get justice. PRISON JUSTICE!!! There will be no place to hide. Not even in Hell!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:38 pm
  318. Patricia

    I am just appalled that these little bodies continue to be attacked, harmed, murdered, etc. I'm beginning to understand why people take things into their own hands. Laws are for those who harm, not to protect our babies. What's wrong with our country? What do other countries do about perverts and murderers? They can live for years and years on our tax dollars fighting for their "rights." I just don't get it.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm
  319. vero's momma

    I am so heartsick about this whole case. The mother makes me sick, the boyfriend, the friend of the friend. Has anyone checked to make sure the other children that were EVER in the home were not harmed? '
    'Although this sounds heartless, i am glad that baby girl Shaniya is out of her life of misery and pain. She knows what love felt like when she was with her daddy... she at least got to experience that. and so did he. Had she lived, who know how much longer the ungodly, unspeakable things would have continued and she would have to endure. God has her in his arms now, and although we can't understand how this was allowed to happen, we or at least I am comforted by the fact that she can only feel love now, and all else is erased

    God forever bless you Shaniya

    November 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm
  320. angel

    Sad ending to a beautiful little girl found dead. This monster mother and the men they arrested need to be executed. What is it going to take for the USA laws to change. Lets hope they are executed, not sure the laws in NC. If this monster mother did not want her daughter, she could of given her up for adoption.
    No mercy to child killers.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm
  321. Latonya

    Shaniya's mother should be charged with accessory to murder also! If she kept her daughter out of harms way, she would be alive and pure.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm
  322. blanca ortega

    im sick to my stomache..and if i was ever given the opportunity to suggest torture techniques..i have many in mind. i wonder if this piece of crap would be smiling if he was locked in a room being tortured by many men with every imaginable tool possible. i have NO mercy for those causing any harm to children, and i immediately recommend hours and hours of torture and then death. they do not deserve to be given a fair trial; those children which have been murdered were not given any chance.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm
  323. California Mom

    Our social services system is a JOKE. I know of a family that had to fight for over one year to get their kids back home. The mom was accused of neglect because of a congenital defect one child had that made them think he had head trauma. So they placed him and his siblings with the biological dad who used a BELT to discipline them and the place was a drug den!!! After a long fight these kids are doing great and are back where they belong but it was a real battle against "the system". Not to mention it cost the caring mom all her savings and more. And who foots the bill for the THERAPY the kids need after living that long in HELL???

    It's trickle-down. We place abusers and violent sex offenders doors down from schools. We allow criminals and psycopaths to walk the streets based on "good behavior" and they turn right around and strike again. Penalties and jail time are cut short because of overcrowding in our courts and prisons. Police are called out and told "something is wrong" (look at the Jaycee Duggard case and the case of that dispicable mass murderer in Ohio) and NOTHING GETS INVESTIGATED. So why are we so surprised when things like this happen? I'm not negating the scope of thisparticular crime; it is nauseating. But surprising, given the condition of where little Shaniya was staying? Please. Remember the Hitchcok classic, "Marni"? She was put "on the sofa" nightly while her mom was turning tricks for sailors in the bedroom. Only one time when a guy tried to rape her instead, young Marni accidentally killed HIM. But this little Shaniya.....I think some people are right. She looked confused in the arms of McNeill but she did not look frightened. I think she was familiar with him.

    I feel sorry for Shaniya's father but he never should have let her go into that den of darkness her mother lived in. He has to live with that guilt forever.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm
  324. Marlee

    WHAT (?) is Mario McNeill smiling about? Is it because he knows something and thinks he has the police fooled? Another thought- there's footage of Mario McNeill and the child (Shaniya Davis ) going into the hotel's elevator on the way to the room. Is there exit footage? and if so, what does the footage show regarding Shinaya's physical demeanor at that point? It's strange he carried her in.. then I looked at it from his viewpaoint – was he getting ready for the trip out of the hotel once finished with her in the room? Would carrying her in make it seem normal to carry her out (ie, if she was deceased or unconscious)? Also, was tipped off or did he only plan to stay there for an hour. He definately gives me the creeps while looking at his mug shot. His eyes are clear, he is smiling.. he enjoyed the attention and thinks he has out thought the authorities.. we will see..

    November 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm
  325. Aleta L Smith

    Hello everyone this is a sad case how could someone be so
    angry at a innocent baby. My heart truly goes out to her father
    and other family members. This is hard to swallow because
    Shaniya looks like my grand daugther so it really hurts my heart.
    I know there no solution to this crime. But we as a community
    need to come together and rally for some kind of help in this
    very severe case as well as all the cases out there. Children are
    our future if we keep taking them away for apparent reason we
    soon lose everything. My blessing to all

    November 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm
  326. Mark

    Well, I commented yesterday and I do not see my entry anywhere on the blog. So apparently, your freedom of speech only applies to those that kiss Nancy Grace's ass!! What a bunch of losers you are, please make sure Nancy feels my sentiment from yesterday's entry and todays.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm
  327. Lynn

    This is beyond disgusting!!! All involved should be put to death!! This girl meant nothing to them. The only one that seemed to care is the father. She looks like so many little girls I know. She's so pretty maybe that's why they didn't want her. They're certainly UGLY! In every way! Death is not too good for them, it's exactly what they need. Don't put them in jail and think it hurts them, because it doesn't. If these people were put to death maybe the value we place on these children would go up. How many children are missing? How many are dead? How many more must there be??? It seems like children and women's lives aren't worth anything. People think they can kill them and it's ok. Time to take a stand on this people. Watch your kids 24/7. Women – be aware of where you are and who's around you!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm
  328. Ida---Ohio

    How could a mother do such a terible thing like this. Why did te dad let that poor child go to a place like that, surly he had to know of her problems and not place a 5 yr. old in harms way??Nothing that person gets thrown her way will never be enough payment for what she did to her own daughter......

    November 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm
  329. laura hill

    THIS STORY IS SO UPSETTING AND HORRIFYING. THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL REMINEDS ME SO MUCH OF MY GRANDDAUGHTER, I JUST CANT UNDERSTAND ANY OF THIS IT BREAKS MY HEART. I FEAR SO MUCH FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN, MY GRANDDAUGHTER SLEEPS WITH ME OR HER MOTHER I FEAR SO MUCH ,AND I KNOW CHILDREN SERVICES SAY ITS WRONG ,BUT I DONT CARE IAM GOING TO PROTECT MY BABIES THE BEST I CAN .WHAT ARE PEOPLE SUPPOSE TO DO TO PROTECT ARE CHILDREN ? WHATS EVEN WORSE IS IF THE MOTHER ALLOWED IT. WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN!

    November 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm
  330. christina

    I am a mother of four children and I could not beliive that this mother could do such a thing to her daughter I hope she gets the death penalty

    November 17, 2009 at 4:21 pm
  331. laura hill

    YES I ALSO NOTICED THIS SICKEN SMURK HE HAD ON HIS FACE!!!!!!!!! IT LIKE HE IS PLEASED WITH HIS SELF .

    November 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm
  332. Sara

    This is so sad. I am so tired of little babies going missing and then found in the woods somewhere! The jerks who do this need to be taken out somewhere, the same things done to them, and then slowly be put to their deaths! Not put in prison for the tax payers money to take care of them! My thoughts and prayers go out to this little girls family and all the families that this happens to.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm
  333. Stacy

    Nancy, I just cannot stop thinking about or crying over this one. This is the case that has brought me to know" ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" Where do we as citizens go to help change our laws? What is the first step to take to have MY VOICE HEARD. This case has set forth my calling. We HAVE to start caring enough to FIND THE TIME to be an advocate for these children. People will always find excuses to not have the time or money to help. That is why NOTHING is changing. Do you have any websites I can look into? Or how does one start a petition to change our laws? It's possible. WE AS A SOCIETY have to stop being lazy and do something!!!! Thank You!

    November 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm
  334. janinpenna

    My heart is just breaking for what this innocent little thing suffered. The death penalty should be automatic for anyone commiting violence against a child.

    November 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm
  335. RE

    Amen to Mrs. Rob's comment on Nov. 13th. This is a sick circle of criminals, animals!! Not only should she never be allowed to see the child she is pregnant with, but she and the smug looking murderer in the mug shot should be sentenced to die the same way they killed. his is horrible!

    November 17, 2009 at 6:35 pm
  336. Natalie Sachs-Ericsson

    Watching nancy yesterday was different for me than any other show, she was not the superstar fast talking prosecutor who could take anyone down with a fast, desicive often cutting comment.

    Yesterdasy nancy and I were both two broken hearten women, who felt total rage at those who hurt that sweet child and devastated that that innocent trusting child had to suffer so greatly at the hands of those people. There is no human law that can bring justice. There just is no justice for "those people" who commitred this horendous act of cowardice, disgrace and inhumanity.

    Nancy kiss your babies for me.

    November 17, 2009 at 8:03 pm
  337. roberta08

    Nancy made a remark, on Monday night, that Shaniya' mother & Mario were animals...well I find that reference insulting to the animal world! An animal would show basic respect & love for it's offspring. Neither of which was shown to that poor sweet faced child. Her mother & that guy should be referred to as "Dirt" or "Garbage", because that's what they truly are. I can't wait for that mother to get to prison...most of those tough prison chicks endured childhood sexual abuse and they are going to see to it that she pays for what she did Big Time!

    November 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm
  338. TheOtherD

    Yes, that smirk is about to be wiped off Mr. McNeill's face big time. Shaniya's body was found quickly enough to get DNA evidence which will NAIL the perp. It seems to me this is more than just a case of child prostition... and I keep going back to this wave of perversion that is being fueled by technology. Snuff and kiddie porn are huge industries; I believe a lot of this is recorded and disseminated via the internet. I hope Shaniya's death is not in vain and that if it happened because of the porn industry, it helps to shut down this filthy business.b

    November 17, 2009 at 8:35 pm
  339. Shawanna Lumsey

    Ok- I am about sick of this, I am so tired Tired-tired of them. I couldn't sleep at all last night, I couldn't work at all today, just thinking of Shaniya. Why she just couldnt let that baby stay with her daddy, I just cannont understand. My 16 year old daughter is in disbelief that any mother would let anything happen to her daughter. I would walk through fire for my kids to protect them. What kind of sick mind does this? I ask that God surround Shaniya's family with his love, give them strength to endure this pain. Please Heavenly Father we need you to ntercede-Please provide the unborn child with your hedge of protection-please do not let her harm or endanger that innocent baby. Please send your angels to intercede in this situation. I pray that another life is not destroyed by her. Thank-you in Advance for the Blessings.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm
  340. David C

    Why are we going to waste tax dollars here? Burn the mother alive and castrate the one who killed her.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm
  341. Lucinda Oxendine

    Guys this story has so much in common with the Brittany Locklear case that happened less then 10 years ago just 20 miles away from the palce Shaniya's body was found!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm
  342. Christy

    Dogs don't even treat their young like this woman - I can't even call her a mother!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  343. Alia

    I Just want to hug this family for the pain they are going through. No child should ever go through this and no parent should have to deal with the loss of their young child in this manner. I watch Nancy Grace all the time and I feel sorry for all these families that go through this however this case has touched me the most. I have actually cried and wondered what the world is coming to.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm
  344. Toni

    I am sick to my stomach! I wish I could break into the jail and put a end to both of them. They both do not deserve 3 hot meals and a place to lay thier heads at night. They are LUCKY I was no where near the area where he took her- He would not have a smirk on his face- they both would be goners!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:45 pm
  345. KEIRRA

    THIS SADDENS ME NOT ONLY DO I LIVE A FEW BLOCK DOWN FROM THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT I AM A MOTHER. THERE IS NO JAIL SENTENCE OR DEATH THAT COULD BE SUFFICIENT ENOUGH FOT WHOMEVER DONE THIS AWFUL CRIME. ALTHOUGH I DON'T BELIEVE THE CRIME WAS DRUG RELATED. I SAY THIS B/C I KNOW THE ACCUSED AND HE COULD HAVE DONE THIS OUT OF SHEAR MALICE AND PERVERSION

    November 17, 2009 at 11:12 pm
  346. Jerry

    These people need to be punished way beyond what the justice system could ever do to them.they need to die slow and painful. I dont think I
    could ever forgive anyone for these acts. the innocence of a child was lost right before her precious life , how horrible. The sickos in this world are unfixable they need to be dead but they need to suffer first like that innocent five year old had to. There is no need to keep these people around. My prayers are with the father and his side of the family right now.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:29 pm
  347. Britteny C

    I think this was just sick. How can a mother do her child that way. I am not a mother myself, but I know well enough that no mother in her right mind would do such a thing. When they do find out who killed little Shynia, I hope they get the punishment they deserve and I also think that her mother is just as quilty as the person who done this.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:36 pm
  348. jerry

    I hope the people responsible get what they deserve. what happened to that 5 year old brings tears to my eyes. they can never be fixed .what would jail time do for them? I would like to see those responsible tortured
    again and again again.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:40 pm
  349. Celeste

    This is so sad. I think they need to give the mother life and whoever did this deserves the death penalty. Oh my gosh and God bless the father who must be sick to his stomach. Jail is TOO good for them. They deserve the death penalty. This is so sad.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:45 pm
  350. Denise Johnson

    I want to give the family a pray. And i don't like when people like this hurt little angles. I pray for the family i will keep you in my prays.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:57 pm
  351. Kaye Wilson

    I believe too much has been made of the "body language" issue when Shaniya was being carried into the motel room by McNeil and also of the mother's comments about the child being able to unlock the front door of the home. If Shaniya and her mother were living with the mother's sister AND if McNeil is the boy friend of the mother's sister, then it is logical McNeil might be living in the home with the two women and the children and/or that he would have keys to the place. If he was already inside the home and then took Shaniya out of the home, then there would be no forced entry into the home. Also, Shaniya would have known him and, therefore, did not appear frightened in the motel video. I also believe too much was made of the mother's 911 call; perhaps she was asleep when McNeil took the child from the home and really knew nothing until she realized the child was missing.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:48 am
  352. KT

    Kierra-What you say makes sense because the smirk/smile on his face that flashed his true emotion before he hid it in front of the camera-was just that of pure evil and you could see that he was not sorry nor did he look like he was in a drug craze-more just like he almost has brain damage or is just pure evil-Thanks for your insight.
    Do you think he did this alone?

    November 18, 2009 at 1:20 am
  353. pk

    Its to much, to many children getting hurt, this story broke my heart! I cried my eyes out, especailly seeing that innocent little girl in that mans arms. America we need to do something to protect these little children!

    November 18, 2009 at 1:48 am
  354. carolyn

    Nancy,I want justice.RIP my little precious valentine.Theres a special place in hell for all that harmed Shaniya. This story has made me physically ill. Please tell everyone that there is an online memorial site shaniya-davis.gonetoosoon.org My prayers go out to Shaniyas father and aunt and family. God Bless

    November 18, 2009 at 2:32 am
  355. Kenya R. Placido

    First of all, I want to say, I Love You so much and I watch your show almost every night. I thank you Nancy for standing up for crime victims and especially crimes on children. The case of Shaniya is sooooo sickening to me that "Hell is not Hot enough" for that EVIL lady some call her mom. She doesn't deserve that title. I have two beautiful daughters and could not believe that someone could do this to their own gorgeous daughter. Shaniya would have been a gift for Anyone else. This lady Antoinette reminds me of Casey Anthony. I am sickened by all of these pedophiles and I am so happy that you are doing so much to help the cause. We need to get them off of the streets. You and Oprah should join forces for crimes against children. As an African American women myself, this low life, Antoinette is such an embarrassment to the entire African American race and women/mothers all over the world. She is just a disgusting human, if we can even call her that. I only wish the worst for anyone and everyone who aided in the dissapearance,kidnapping, murder, molestation or anything else in connection with Shinaya's death. And I hope I live to see the payback. The monster who carried her into the hotel, left the hotel with Shinaya, but was he in a car when he left ? Do they have any parking lot surveillance of this monster ? Do they have license plate numbers or names for any hotel check-in receipts? Who was the room name under? And what really disturbs me is that CPS has been there numerous times and never did anything about anything, when all of this could have been prevented. It's hard to believe an agency that is supposed to protect children ironically, does not. All I can say is that we all will be praying for the family and Thank you again for all that you do, Nancy. You feel the same way about your children as I do about mine. Unfortunately, there aren't more of us loving mothers out there like us. I am a future broadcaster and I can only hope to be as good as you one day. Love, Kenya R. Placido and Family.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:00 am
  356. carolyn

    Shaniya went to visit Annoinett Davis on Oct 31 Aunt Carey said she packed Shaniya enough clothes for two days and expected to pick her up on Sunday. On Sunday morning Davis called Aunt Carey and told her THAT SHED NEVER SHE SHANIYA AGAIN. I think Davis planned on selling Shaniya all along. God Bless this beautiful precious angel

    November 18, 2009 at 7:12 am
  357. GPK

    This is a sick, disturning story, and my prayers go out to Shaniya's family. The individuals who did this to that baby will burn. WHy would you do anything to an inocccent baby? That was a baby, not a grown women, or teenager. I know that baby must of been so scared, and confused. I thank the eye witness who called 911 when seeing that man with the Shaniya at the hotel.

    THis story has really touched my heart. I have two children. Two little girls, and I am trully saddend by this. The childs mother was allowing trafficing, and protitution. She sold her own daughter for drugs? Everyone does not deserve to have children. I hope the mother gets whats comming to her. GOD is now with little Shaniya, and I know he was with her when all of this was going on!

    GOD BLESS HER SOUL.

    November 18, 2009 at 8:23 am
  358. Gelevia Kimbrough

    I dont agree with thinking they deserve the death penalty. I beleive they should suffer in jail. I want all of the other criminals in jail to make they suffer for life. Including the correctional officers..

    November 18, 2009 at 8:27 am
  359. Chaiddrick

    As a father of 2 girls I can't imagine what Shaniya's dad must feel but my condolences go out to him.How could they do that to such a beautiful little girl.Death is not a good enough punishment for those involved in the murder of that angel.Their punishment should be long and severe.How sick do you have to be to sell your child and as a man you have to be even sicker to buy a 5 year old.A 5 year old child!!! There isn't a punishment good enough to fit the crime but I sincerely hope they come close as they possibly can.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:26 am
  360. Chrisitne

    I am curious why she was not removed from the home when the allegations of prostitution was heard of. She would be alive right now if she was removed and given back to her father. This makes me sick to my stomach that someone could actually do this to a child much less a mother !

    November 18, 2009 at 9:33 am
  361. Angela

    I was brought to tears watching last night. That little girl so sweet, those people nothing but animals... worse than animals. The death penalty is not even enough for them. What kind of Mother puts her own child out there like that? I would NOT even call her a Mother, she is a piece of garbage. A mother loves a child, takes care of them and PROTECTS them! She doesn't sell them to the wolves!

    November 18, 2009 at 9:43 am
  362. angel

    Only the death penalty should be given to this so called mother. However, she is pregnant so she should have the baby and strip her of parental rights once the baby is born. This women is trash, no mercy to child killers or people that contributed to this little girls death.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:25 am
  363. kitha

    My question to all of this is, The young man that had her last at the hotel and he turned himself in to the police, what did he do with Shaniya? Also why would her real father send her to live with her mother if she had issues and subject Shaniya to harm? I am not blaming the father but the question is in mind. The whole story just does not make any since to me. Who ever took this child life really did not have to kill her. What was done in the dark the truth will come to the light.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:44 am
  364. yMarchelle

    I'm sick sick of this mess. I pray God took her soul immediately. This should rock this world into holding authorities and law makers accountable for taking a closer look at these type of attacks on children. SHE did not deserve this animal violating HER!

    There is a rap song by an artist name Kid Capri- that sums up what should happen to those that rape children. At this point I believe in God, and I know he will prevail but I'm with Kid Capri- HANG EM HIGH!
    See it on youtube....

    November 18, 2009 at 11:01 am
  365. K.T

    How could anyone especially a mother let something happen to their child, its pretty bad when you dont even know what your child wears eachday or even how much she weighs..I think this women and whoever else had any part in this deserve to have their own life taken. That bastard wont be smiling as he burns in hell. my Prayers go out to the father and the family of this beautiful babygirl

    November 18, 2009 at 11:05 am
  366. Carol

    Everyone is so outraged at these kinds of horrible crimes and find the time to blog. How many of us take the same amount of time to call, write or email our "government representatives" to demand that the laws be changed? Being horrified and outraged is not going to get the job done if we don't stand up and say NO MORE!. No more crimes against young people and children without proper punishment.. The death penalty should be a given anytime a child is harmed in this way. We as parents, Christians and Americans are the only hope these children have, because the government either cannot or will not do anything to keep them safe -in school, on the streets or ultimately in their own homes. Only by getting involved, demanding harsher punishments for criminals, becoming more aware of what is happening in our country today can we make our world safe for our children again.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:20 am
  367. Sharon

    This is the saddest thing that I have seen in my whole life. it touched me. poor baby, she looks exactly like my daughter who is 6 now. i am disturbed i hope they kill the killers.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm
  368. Christel Stauber

    I am so upset about the daily news of the sexual mistreatment of women and children. There has to be more severe punishment than is currently available. I propose that the perpetraitors are castrated and then send to prison and the women who have the children and continue to have children and subject them to these fatal men be sterilized so that at least they can not have any more children who would be in danger of being abused and killed. We have to come together and get these measures started. Castration and sterilization will be the best method for stopping this type of violence. Please, email me your responses and let me know if you have any ideas as to how to get this process moving in the right direction.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm
  369. Trish Garza

    will someone please tell me why this guy is smiling in this picture....it just sickens me

    November 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm
  370. deborah

    I would like to know what that( black & white checkered cloth) in that monster's hands while holding shaniya at the door at the hotel. It looks like something was in it. would like to let the family know we are praying for them all to stay strong.With the grace of GOD they will get all the answers.may GOD be with all. from N.C.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm
  371. vicky

    I belive this criminals should have no rights, examples need to be made. We keep loosing innocent children to demented beings, and they end up being provided for by our taxes...why not throw them in a river full of alligators and let them live their last pitiful minutes in misery and pain, and allow viewers to watch as they are being ripped apart by animals as evil as they themselves are.....I belive if criminals were treated in this manner, they would think twice before they committed this heineous crimes......enough is enough....why waste tax payers money and extend our sorrow for the loss of this beautiful innocent angels....I think if we terminated this evil doers in this manner, our world would be a safer place for all, especially the children.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm
  372. Brittanica J

    It is very sad and upsetting the way that this beatiful innocent child died. Our laws are not even close to harsh enough for these evil cruel waste of lives. There should be death penalties for this people. Maybe others would think twice about harming our precious children.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm
  373. elizabeth moore

    i agree with you Carol.Our government, and etc need to step in and do something to keep these in jail.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm
  374. Hi Nancy

    Hi Nancy this just sickens my hurt to know there are so many cruel and careless people in this world. What could a five year old beautiful little girl like Shaniya or any other child do to deserve the cruel and brutal behavior such as death. My heart goes out to her family especially dad who is having such a tough time dealing with such a cruel acts of especially a mother to sell her prescious daughter to protitiution and in my heart I feel that all people involved in this unforgiving act of a child or any child should never be able to walk on the face of this earth anymore and should be tortured as the child was tortured. I have a 2 year old grand daughter and they would have to bury me six feet under if anyone ever did anything to hurt my granddaughter because I would not want on the law to prevail I would take matters into my own hands. I am praying for the family of Shaniya Davis may God be with you!

    November 18, 2009 at 1:57 pm
  375. Jessica

    what a nasty dirty creep! i wonder how he sleeps at night knowing he raped a 5 yr old and killed her. he can't possibly feel good about himself with his nasty self. a grown man incapable of having a relationship with a real woman gets his kicks by raping a baby! im sure there is a special spot in hell reserved for this lowlife!

    November 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm
  376. SHARON LEBEAU

    carol, above me...I FEEL AS STRONG ABOUT THIS AS YOU, LET;S DO SOMETHING ,I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START, SOMETHING TELLS ME WRITING ISN'T ENOUGH.I WAS MOLESTED AS A CHILD ALSO,NOTHING WAS EVER DONE. BUT IF I CAN HELP ANY CHILD I'M READY.THIS WILL NEVER MAKE UP FOR WHAT ANY OF THESE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN THROUGH, BUT WE CAN START. AS YOU SAID BANNED TOGETHER....I'M READY ,WHERE DO WE START.FLYERS ? MEETINGS ?

    November 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm
  377. Rosa

    My heart breaks for the father of this little girl. He was trying to allow the "mother" to know her child, something she did not deserve, but he will forever blame himself for this. They need to punish all involved to th full extent of the law. A real mother couldnever do this. This womandoesn't deseve to be called the mother of this beautiful girl. I just pray for the ones who loved her. God has a special place in Hell for monsters like this. God have mercy on them when they stand before the judgement.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm
  378. Alexander

    Due to the recent kidnapping and murder of Five year old Shaniya Nicole Davis, I am trying to get a national memorial service for her. Not only to bring awareness of this tragedy but to show the world that we as a people will not tolerate the abuse, kidnapping and murders of our children.

    So if you could please call or email the Governor of North Carolina and the news media in your area and ask or demand that this be done. You can reach the Governor here:

    http://www.governor.state.nc.us/eTownhall/suggestionBox.aspx

    Thank you and any questions you can write me.
    http://www.myspace.com/501971593

    Alexander

    November 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm
  379. Ginger

    I have sent about three comments and they are never posted. It's been days. They say "comment under moderation." and they are never posted. Why?

    November 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm
  380. Helen

    Kitha, I think the father does deserve part of the blame by allowing the mother to take that little girl, fully knowing what she was about... But I am sure he has been punished enough by having to live with this knowledge...

    November 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm
  381. LAsh

    my heart hurts for the little girl. As for the father if you raised a child for musot of her life why would you give her mother that kind of custody in stead of gradually doing it and monitoring her. I know her was working but you know what nancy that baby is not hear today so how much difference does it makes now. I didnt sleep all I saw was this grown man carrying her she trusted him. All i can say is any adult in that house the night that child was missing should be charged and the father you have to live with this for the rest of your life he should have been monitoring this child. At least now this poor child is not suffering she is with god and this will never happen again baby girl you are finally at peace.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:44 pm
  382. susan

    To the Father, the Aunt and all the family members who loved this beautiful.sweet child, Shanyia, our hearts truly mourn deep for Shanyia and all of you. No words can express how deeply we feel for you.When I see you on the news , I wish I could take away your pain adn wish this nighmare away and have Shanyia back. I am so heartbroken that these things happened to Shanyia and to all these beautiful children all the time without ever ending. The laws have got to change. The sentences that these dregs and muddy souls of the earth get are ridiculous. If they truly got what they deserve...right away...it would probably shraply drop the number of these brutalities.
    The whole world grieves for you, dear family.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm
  383. LAsh

    carol to answer you question i have I have been an supporter for years and you are right I think sex offenders she have the same law as hand guns 1+2= life

    November 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm
  384. KT

    I have a feeling the Mother had a Freudian slip when she said she put her on the couch at 5:30 last night and the operator interrupted her and said you mean this am and she said yes-the man probably took the little girl at 5:30 pm and the Mom let her stay gone all night and then called the police-at first I thought maybe the Mom only sold her for the night and freaked when they did not get her back and called the police but then I have changed my mind because if she had only sold her for the night and the child was not there in the am she would have waited for a few days before she called 911 hoping that she would get the child back or she would have been out hunting for her to get her back from the guys she knew she had her- but now, I think-she sold her at 5:30 pm,the guy takes her supposedly to deliver her but decides to have her first so stops at the hotel-assualts her and then whisk her out to meet whoever was going to pay them money or drugs for her. The Mother waited all night until the morning before she called 911 and knew she had to report it because the S's Dad would have found out she was missing and called 911 so she called so she did not look guilty. Last night it was mentioned that she had no pants on and a soiled excrement blanket near her so I think who ever he delivered her to-abused her for a day or more and then killed and dumped her body-Makes me vomit and I am glad there is a Hell!

    November 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm
  385. Helen

    KT, I think you may be on to something with yout 5:30pm theory.. However, I seriously doubt there is a hell and these people have to be punished for what they did in this life...

    November 18, 2009 at 4:29 pm
  386. Angeroonie1

    Does anyone know if they checked out the hotel room she was taken to? If so, did they look for signs of sexual abuse or DNA?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm
  387. Angeroonie1

    Also, I certainly hope they check that little blanket for DNA evidence. Why would there be feces all over a 5 year olds blanket?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm
  388. KT

    I agree and just do not know that there is a justice big enough to make amends for this innocent life that was taken-I really can not fathom how people inflict pain on one another intentionally-we all know what pain is and want to avoid it -so are these people so mentally ill or drug induced that they can stomach seeing human pain to this degree-they are probably truly just evil and greedy no other explanation makes sense to me!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm
  389. Angeroonie1

    More questions:

    What time did the mother make the 911 call?

    If the mother was still up at 5:30 a.m., I find it odd that she would go to sleep for such a short time (an hour or so) and suddenly wake up to find Shaniya gone.

    She states that she brought Shaniya to the couch around 5:30 a.m. Where was Shaniya prior to that? Did she not have a bed and if she was already sleeping in another room, why would you move her at 5:30?

    Sorry if these have already been covered.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm
  390. B

    I want to punch that grin right off his face and same goes for that dirt bag mother.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:49 pm
  391. nijejo3

    I prayed for Shaniya safe return when I saw the survelliance video. There is so many evil people preying upon innocent children for their sick pleasure. I want to start an organization that will help these innocent children. Also why do we have to waste the taxpayer's time and money to give these animals a trial. Shaniya didnt have a chance and now the so called mother is still reproducing. It makes me sick to my stomach. If I could have a couple of minutes with her. Ugh Im so angry.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:44 pm
  392. Daisy

    My own mother began selling me for sex when I was about three years old. I was raped repeatedly but, unlike little Shaniya, I did not end up being murdered. The damage done to me was so immense though that I wish I was dead.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:10 pm
  393. susan

    The only sentence in my mind would be death for any child molester (and anyone involved in the kidnapping, even if they made a phone call in the dealing for a child to be molested (if its without a doubt).. I am disgusted with these laws for these people, who act upon chilldren so heinously and so dead on coldly. This is what I meant when i wrote that they should be dealt with "right away" not months and years and appeals....these things should be swiped away for them...for if there is no hell, they need to go thru hell on earth in the here and now! Period...

    November 18, 2009 at 7:51 pm
  394. נυggℓєѕ

    I think this is a horrible tragedy. I am so sad. I feel as if she were a part of my family. She is a beautiful baby. I cant imagine what was going through her mother sick mind. What is going to happen to the child she is carrying? I think the kidnapper creep assaulted that baby too. Why else would he take her to a hotel and hope they both rott. My condolences go out to the family. There are a lot of things that just dont add up like if the father said she got an apartment but she lives with her sister and that creep was her boyfriend. Didnt the father go look around where his baby was going to be staying? I guess he was trying to give her a chance. I will keep the families involved in my prayers and everyone else who feels sorrow for the lost of another one of our little angels

    November 18, 2009 at 8:23 pm
  395. human

    i really hate is for that pretty little girl but i am here to say jail is to good for tthe two they have setting in jail.that child did not have a chance in life the dog that did her like that should b put in hell /its a sad story really sad it makes me sick to look at that mother and the one that got her need to rock in hell and any one else who mayb in it so sad

    November 18, 2009 at 8:42 pm
  396. NY

    Here is what has to be done!
    Use the technology you have!
    Write your legislators/tax dollar$ pay their salary ~ call them DEMAND! a stop to these pedophiles!
    What!! We can stop smokers?!? and Can't stop pedophiles!?
    Demand the stop/the release of pedophiles they can NEVER be cured of their disease!
    They ARE PREDATORS! Demand to be safe from domestic terrorist!
    Take a look at the Christopher Barrios case not long ago...
    The pedophile was released from jail to live next door to children!?
    What did he do?! He and his ENTIRE family (mother father son and friend) raped and killed another child! All genetically sick!
    They too dumped the child's body in the woods as if trash(how they view children)!!!!!
    Would these legislatives have these for neighbors!?

    Focus people keep the eyes on the pedophiles they need to NEVER be released!

    We protect $$$ and give more jail time to financial crimes then crimes against OUR children!
    There was more news on Madoff then Shaniya!
    WHY!? It was a financial crime!
    Yet we fail to protect our most PRECIOUS commodity OUR CHILDREN!
    WAKE UP FOLKS!!!!
    Where is the outrage!
    We went after smokers...
    We went after Vick...
    We go after the whale/dolphin killers....
    Call/write the DA(continuously!) and Gov of NC DEMAND justice!
    Thank GOD for NANCY! The true Czar for our children!

    November 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm
  397. chyna

    Sometimes its good not to work in certain job feilds im telling u i would be facing life to if i was a probabtion officer cause i would kill his ass he sitting up here smiling like this bullsh## is funny he need to get his i know im not god but please forgive me for filling this way about this piece of sh#@

    November 18, 2009 at 9:26 pm
  398. Lavonia From Durham North Carolina

    GOD BLESS YOU LIL SHANIYA
    Life in prison is to good both of them for what they have done to this child. DEATH for both of them. Something has to change to protect the children. Enough hurting these children.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm
  399. Chaiddrick

    Shaniya Davis is a beautiful child who taken away by people who carelessly handled the life of an angel as if it was nothing.She is not the 1st and unfortunately will not be the last.Shaniya know that you are loved here and I will never forget what happened to you baby girl. I didn't know you personally but I have daughters of my own and I can honestly say I love you and I'm sorry I wasn't there to save you from the fate that you so horribly recieved baby.know you'll always be in my heart and you are lived here.There is no punishment to fit the crime that these people have committed.Shaniya baby be at peace.This is a tragedy and Shaniya should never be forgotten.Love you always.....A father of 4.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm
  400. Demetrius

    Nancy,

    I have custody of my son, because my ex-wife wasn't doing the right thing. I had to take her to court to just to see my son. I called Child Protective services on many occasions and was just ignored. All they say I would is what do you want us to do. My ex-wife lost custody after lying to the judge and disrespecting him in court. I recieved custody immediately. Child Protective services was even at the court hearing to witness my ex-wife reactions. After three months of having custody, my ex-wife calls Child Protective services to lie and say she felt he was in danger. Child Protective services was all over me. They treated my like I was Taliban, until I was able to show them paperwork on how unstable she was. Then they started to help me. I feel that men are not taken seriously by Child Protective services, and as you can see that needs to change. This is probably why the father was not notitied by Child Protective services about the drugs that were found on the mother. This is a sad case and Child Protective services needs to show fathers who are doing to right thing there respect. Also me and my wife love you nancy and we are glad that you are here to make this known. Not to knock and other news stations, but its nice to see someone that really cares, and not just trying to cover a story. God Bless you and your family.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:56 pm
  401. Diana

    Its done, over with, & all of the venom spewed on this page won't bring that precious child back. Show some sympathy towards daddy-some of the remarks directed at him are heartbreaking. He did his best as a dad, & I'd have been proud to call him husband or father. Let's say good things about Shaniya, her dad & her brother, & let the legal system do its thing. And re the mother-most of you have abused nothing more than the ativans your suburban doctors have given you. You have NO idea of the grip crack IMMEDIATELY has on you. Don't try it, you say? Did telling MJ not to do operating room drugs work? Nope! Please realise the woman you saw on tv on crack is someone's daughter, sister, aunt, & at one time a laughing, playful baby herself. I'm not asking to see her on the streets ever again. I'm just asking some of you to "walk a mile in her shoes". Don't tell me hard drug addiction has never touched any of your families. Let the legal system work, & pray for this mother once she gets straight enuff to realise the horror of what she's done. She'll punish herself far worse than the legal system ever could, believe me.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm
  402. james

    Theory: the child was sedated and abused in the mother's house, the anti-nature acts she suffered provocated the blanquet with feces. At the morning, mom and boyfriend decided to simulate a kidnap and rape. The man took the girl to ride her away. He had to stop in a hotel to wipe the bleeding of the girl, because the idea was to simulate she was raped in the place she would be found. He left the hotel, found a place, killed the little girl,took off her panties and throw the body away.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  403. Dad

    I've been watching the coverage of this with discust and anger beyond description. The Mother of this little girl and the animal that murdered her should be put to death. That being said how is it that everyone is giving the father a pass on this. Five weeks ago, he took his little girl away from a normal childhood with siblings and an aunt who loved her and gave her to an unbalanced woman living in a single wide trailer that looked like a junk heap. Not only did this person (I won't call him a man) leave this child he did nothing to assure that this little girl was receiving even the minimum of care. A simple call to the childs school would have alerted him to the horror this poor baby was delivered (by him) into. He has no right to call himself a father. Yet almost every person who even mentions him refers to him as some kind of victim as if he had no responsibility for this childs horrible death. He gave his baby to her killers & did nothing to check on her welfare. He is an animal.

    November 19, 2009 at 1:53 am
  404. NADIA

    I'm sorry but this story does not pass my BS meter. I hope the police arn't getting the story that the mom sold her child from the pervert the molested and killed the girl. If the mom was a drug addict and prostitute then there would be evidence of this.. she doesn't have a criminal record and was working two jobs. The little girl is dressed in her nighties without shoes in the pics that were released... most likely because she was kidnapped right out of bed.

    November 19, 2009 at 3:37 am
  405. Nicole L

    Aside from DSS (Lazy no good for nothings) that didn't do their jobs. I read that Superior Court Judge JACK THOMPSON was the Einstein who cut Mario Andrette McNeils supervised probation 6 months short. But I read another article where he was tough on pet crimes. There was a 5 year old that was tortured, raped and murdered and he contributed to that crime because he failed to thouroughly review this guys criminal record. Mario shot someone point blank in the face among other charges and this Bozo Judge decided he'd cut his parole and felt he was no threat to society. The other person who has blood on his hands for incompetance is WAYNE MARSHBURN Judicial District Manager who had a hand in approving unsupervised probation instead of supervised probation for Mario McNeil. I read an article where he said there are no guarantees that even if probation was supervised Shaniya would be alive. Well you know what, I think she should have had that option. He also said that even though the dept has some issues he was satisfied with the job they did. These folks seem like they could care less. They are wrecklessly lazy and children are being tortured and murdered because of it. The last statement he made was he puts God first, Family second and his job 3rd. This is quite obvious since his gross incompetance cost a little girl her life. Well here's a little scripture for Wayne Marshburn Mark 9:42 And whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believes in me , it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck , and he were cast into the sea. Meditate on that for a while.

    November 19, 2009 at 10:05 am
  406. Nicole L

    This guy's face makes me want to vomit every time I see it. The fact that he is smirking sends me into a rage. I would love to be a fly on the wall of the prison he get's sentenced to. If I were the father of that child I would put a bounty on the heads of this guy and the mom within the prison system. I'd throw in a bonus for unusually creative torture techniques. If this bounty ever come to fruition, let me know I'd like to make a considerable donation. I also think it should be tax deductible since the worthless judicial staff, Parole Dept and DSS failed to do their jobs. Obviously it comes down to people having to act as watch dogs over these Depts, otherwise we are just looking at more tradgedies down the road for our children.

    November 19, 2009 at 10:10 am
  407. Tammy Krumwiede

    I STRONGLY agree NY. Write your congressman a letter! These animals don't deserve a second chance after huting our children. These are innocent, defenseless little children! They can not fight for themselves, therefor we must unite and fight for them. If our prisons are over crowded, then we execite them!

    November 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm
  408. msvicki

    whichever bastard did this, shoud be castrated.

    November 19, 2009 at 2:38 pm
  409. stacy

    First, the video showed the man w/ the girl but what about video of girl leaving hotel..
    Second, why is he not being charged w/ murder since he was last to be seen w/ her.
    Who is this other man that he was supposedly delivering her too?

    November 19, 2009 at 3:39 pm
  410. JULZZat her lil soul

    I totally agree with the cooment made by a Diana ....I thouth i was the only one who was'nt beating up the whole family

    November 19, 2009 at 3:40 pm
  411. jessy

    The most ridiculous part is the criminal background ...he got probation for shooting someone.. C'mon probation that is b.s obviously the police dept are not doing their job!! we need to protest against the states police dept...and he was released on bond...wow this child's life could have been prevented!!.....this laws are ridiculous and need to be change ,.,,,,,

    November 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm
  412. veronica cabral

    It breaks my heart to see and hear about all these horrible things happening with children and women all over the world. We all see the signs of something being wrong, but no one ever opens their mouth till it's to late. If a person is doing drungs they have no business having children. Kids killing kids and all the pain that these little angels and the families are going threw. Some things you never forget. Im about to have my secon child and its a scary place out there. Don't ignore what you see or hear

    November 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm
  413. a mother of girls

    I agree with Diana to a certain extinct
    I can relate to the hard core drug abuse! I was raised around it. And I'm not talking about weed I'm talking cocaine and heroin and Crack! I lost my grandmother to this disease. So I know about what drugs dos to you. So let me say this. I still have NO sympathy for this mother, Yes she use to be a child herself yad yad but that gives her NO excuse to be an unfit parent.

    I agree the father should be praised for being a good father. Looking at that beautiful little girl you can tell she was well taken care of, she looked happy.

    But one thing for CERTAIN the hard core drugs my grandmother taken and others in my family. They would ROB,STEAL AND KILL BUT WILL NEVER PROSTITUTE THEIR KIDS OFF FOR THE DRUGS!!! aND TAKE IT FROM ME, i HAVE WITNESS SOME VERY SCANDELOUSE STUFF.

    Yeah, it'S over and done with, but we a morning for this girl let us morn we will overcome this. But at the time let us MORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That mother AND THE KILLER need to suffer like her daughter did. She knows the difference between right and wrong she made her bed she should lay in it. There in no excuse..I can care less about her drug addiction.she should have said NO TO DRUGS!!! she is 25??? WTF she knows what drugs do to you. I get so sick and tired of hearing people and their excuses about being under the influence like drinking and driving.WHY WOULD YOU DO IT???
    sHE SHOULD GET ABSOLUTEY no benifit OF THE DOUBT. HER DAUGHTER WAS IN HER CARE SO SHE SHOULD BE HELD ACOUNTABLE FOR HER DEATH AND THE KILLER.

    November 19, 2009 at 6:10 pm
  414. KT

    I do not think that the majority of us on this blog are naive to drugs and drug addictions and many of us have lived with them,through them and been affected by the destruction that drug addictions bring-but having said that-there are consequences in life to our actions and one of them was this child gave her life for the Mother's addiction and that the Mother will have to face the public out cry and punishment by law does not in my opinion compare to what this little child had inflicted upon her via her Mother and the others involved in this crime/murder so my sympathies are not with the Mother & the men that inflicted this on her-they are for the child and that is how it should be and I do not apologize or feel badly for wanting justice-The time to have helped this Mother are gone-her window of opportunity has passed and now Thankfully Justice will be done to hopefully catch as many people involved and spare another child from suffering like this.

    November 19, 2009 at 7:03 pm
  415. Kanesha

    So after this monster did what he did.....did the then put her blanket in the trash?...so he went back to the mothers house?
    This is crazy.......off with their Heads!

    November 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm
  416. NY

    How many of you have been sadden outrage horrified sicken
    disgusted enough to have written or called for any action to STOP these pedophiles?!?

    It took a Police Dep't from ANOTHER COUNTRY TO FIND HER BODY?!?
    NC you should be ashamed!

    Need to make contact for one in your area/why I would not leave NYS:
    The New York State Assembly Task Force on Sex Crimes against Children and Women...

    BTW:
    Addictions are the GREAT deceivers...
    They will try to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge...
    If one will go for it!
    They lie steal cheat anything to satisfy their desire for drugs.
    They see having another child as a pay increase for their welfare checks/food stamps!
    This is why I believe that no good "mother" lied to get the child to live with her!

    November 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm
  417. KT

    Oh,I wondered how the blanket got into the neighbors trash-that makes sense-he drives back to the Mother's home so that she knows it's over and then she calls 911-The soiled blanket must have been the result on the suffocation-What a Pig!

    I just don't get why he had to kill her-he could have continued to abuse her if he had not killed her-seems senseless to kill her-even if she would have told her Mother no one else would have known or listened since she was not in school-it makes no sense to me unless he just wanted to murder her???

    November 19, 2009 at 11:54 pm
  418. natailia

    i feel so bad for shaniya davis y did it have to happen to her

    November 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm
  419. Kim

    The man needs to suffer the same fate he put that poor Angel through. Maybe if more things were done to people like him, this wouldn't happen so much! God gave that child to her mother & she abused the mircle of that childs life, I'd love to see justice be done to her as well. At least now Shaniya Davis doesn't have to be in pain or suffer & is now in the hands of God who will love her unconditionally.

    November 20, 2009 at 3:09 pm
  420. Sharon

    I have watched this since little Shaniya went missing. I live very close to the town where she was taken from and where she was taken to. My heart has broke for her every day. I cried for a child I did not know and still do. The mother and McNeil will get what they have coming to them, beacause no jury in this world would let this go unpunished. I don't want either of them to get the death penalty I think they should have to suffer every day for the rest of their lives. Show them pictures of Shaniya every day and make them remember what they both done to her. Put them in comfinment away from everyone and feed them bread and water for the rest of their lives. Make them suffer. May God hold Shaniya in the palm of his hand and give her peace. God rest her tiny soul. I pray for her father and those who truley loved her and that does not include her mother. The only thing I pray for her is for God to let her feel Shaniya's pain that she felt as she left this earth and went home to God. God Bless you Shaniya.

    November 20, 2009 at 4:43 pm
  421. NY

    Thoughts and questions here...

    Most hotels require credit card registration for rooms.
    Don't believe the Mc DIRT would have credit!
    What room was the child taken to and who was the room registered to?

    Most dopers/addicts/thieves take the stolen goods where they KNOW they will get paid for them...

    Why would McDIRT go to the hotel UNLESS there is a KNOW reason for him/a connection for child trafficking!
    Where was the hotel security?
    Unknown and unregistered people can just walk through the hotel floors? Who allowed him entry? Why?

    My belief! That hotel must have a connection somehow to/with child trafficking!

    Every hard drive every ISP every computer the guest registered list credit cards/names should have been taken/confiscated from that hotel on DAY ONE as MCDIRT was seen!

    The sheets the towels allllll linen carpet should have been confiscated! Know rooms dusted for prints!

    But wait what am I thinking!

    Crimes other than tax eva$ion need a magistrates sign off on a warrant....
    God!
    Her father was a taxpayer...
    Social Services/civil servants failed them<ignored red flags
    Dep't of Probation/civil servants failed them<let MCDIRT go free
    School system/civil servants failed them<release children to OTHER than the custodial parent
    and the pathetic NC police dept/civil servants needed help from the VI police dep't. and REALLY #*~*#'d up at the crime scene let evidence GET WASH!

    November 20, 2009 at 7:52 pm
  422. hk

    sorry, all bs FINALLY somebody said
    the father is negligent, YES he was.

    Ridculous how this young girl
    got thrown into a mob full of felons
    household and the father STATES
    they had no idea, that he was
    just trying to get her to know her mom.
    and NOT check out her household environment.

    PLEASE!!!!!!!
    WHO DOES THIS?

    don't blaim this on dept of social services.
    this is outrageous!!

    November 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  423. hk

    sorry again folks
    the comment the dad made on oprah
    about the mother never lived
    in good neighborhoods. COME ON!!!!

    THEN , why did you let your daughter stay
    with her????

    again negligent dad.

    Hello!

    November 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm
  424. orealia r

    this is so sad. i know thes peoples had friends who they got high with. why haven't any one of them open their mouths. they are as guilty as that monster how took her to that hotel. peoples are always talking but now all mouths are shut.? what the hell is going on in that town?

    November 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm
  425. DONNA LINDSEY

    NANCY I REALLY ENJOY YOUR SHOW ESPECIALLY WHEN SHOW NEW PICTURES OF THE TWINS.EVERYONE SAYS THAT SHANIYA HAS A LOOK ON HER FACE LIKE SHE TRUSTED MCNEIL.BUT TO ME SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE IS AFRAID BY THE WAY SHE IS LOOKING AT THE ELEVATOR DOOR OR A ROOM DOOR LIKE SHE HAS BEEN THERE BEFORE OR SOMEWHERE LIKE THAT.I CAN'T GET THAT LOOK OUT OF MY HEAD.THEY SHOULD MAKE HER MOTHER LOOK AT THAT TAPE THE REST OF HER LIFE.

    November 21, 2009 at 3:54 am
  426. just passing through

    Shaniya's death has been a blessing for the child. I know some will say WTF?!! But the sad truth is, Shaniya, like myself, was born to two bad parents. The mother, a drug-addicted prostitute; the father, absentee, at best, his sister was Shaniya's primary caregiver, Lockard's former in-laws are rearing his other three children (from his decease wife).

    My parents: Both selfish, not married, not wanting me, as I was totally unplanned. I had a stepfather who raped me at age 12, my mom at first, didn't believe me, then she blamed me, and forbade me to tell anyone, or to prosecute. We didn't have the laws then, that we have now. Prior to the rape, I had suffered verbal and physical abuse from them both–not enough for an outsider to detect, but abuse all the same.

    Shaniya's father admitted that he and Antoinette Davis had a one night stand, with Shaniya being the end result. They had no real relationship and did not communicate often. Also, it is apparent that he showed little regard for his daughter's safety by allowing her to live with Davis, in an illicit environment. It's obvious that he could not properly care for Shaniya due to his job requirements of traveling to various locations. However, his former in-laws offered to care for Shaniya (as they were already caring for her half-siblings), Lockard refused. His sister, Carey, had severe misgivings about Shaniya living with Davis, Lockard ignored her warnings. Lockard's crime? Failing to ensure the safety of little Shaniya, which I personally feel should garner a child negligence charge, at least.

    So, on October 9, little, helpless, Shaniya went to live with her mother and on November 10, she went missing–we know the rest.

    Shaniya, like myself, was a "lost child", with no real, loving foundation, no real parent to love and care for her unconditionally. Had she survived her mother's abuse and her father's lack of "real interest", she would have probably been able to make her way through life, but always, like myself, with some degree of self-loathing, suicidal thoughts–no I'm not suicidal, but I do sometimes wish for death. She would probably have had an empty life, with little regard for others. Like it or not, this is often the end-result of an adult child abuse survivor.

    That being said, given the circumstances of this poor child's existence, and given the torture she would have continued to endure at the hands of her mother and the low-lifes she is surrounded by. Death is kinder.

    November 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm
  427. NY

    I say let's help NC do a little internal house cleaning.....

    BOYCOTT NC!

    Don't buy any products produced there!<read labels!
    Don't bank at any banks housed there!<move accts that have headquarters housed in NC
    Don't visit/tour NC let their tourism industry bottom out!

    Let's see how long they can AFFORD to FEED deathrow inmate$!

    November 21, 2009 at 7:07 pm
  428. Latrese

    I think they should be totured with all evidence of what they did to the poor baby. Noone deserves to be touched without their choice of being, especially a child who can't make her own choices, or barely tie her own shoes or began to learn her address and phone number. I don't believe neither one of them need to killed, thats too easy for them. I think they should "SUFFER", with all force of torture. Let them set a prime example of what hppens when you harm a child or anyone against their. Being a parent that hurts me so bad, cus I have children myself, all girls. I mean who does that? What man in their mature minds will take a child's innocence and smother them? There's nothing more that can go through a person mind toward these people but to Despise them. But who am I to Judge? And the Mother, Boy what eva she smoking or shooting up or whateva the case would've been, I have nomore to say, this hurts too much.

    November 22, 2009 at 12:38 am
  429. June Boyd, Toledo, Ohio

    Nancy Grace, I love your show, and thank you for your compassionate detail relative to that darling little girl Shaniya. I am sick and tired of what these children are subjected to; I recommend that this country suggest to the legal system a public execution, and if not, let the fellow prisoners make that horrible man suffer the way he must have made that little girl suffer. Public execution, let it begin.
    I pray for Shaniya and her family, and may she rest in peace and become a symbol of what we must refuse to let this type of crime continue.

    November 22, 2009 at 2:10 am
  430. KT

    I figured that he met a person that was already in the hotel room and that is why he was able to walk directly in-they probably video tapped the abuse so that they could sell it and make tons of money off of it and the person that filmed it took the film and left and then McDirt took the girl and killed her. I am thankful that she is free from suffering.

    November 22, 2009 at 3:15 am
  431. Helen

    @June Boyd, public executions – are you serious? Should we just become the same kind of barbarians as these criminals are? The problem is drug addiction, which probably causes something like 90% of all crime, including this case and many like it, and this is where we need to start. At the core. Executions, public or private, are not going to cut it.

    November 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm
  432. BrokenHeartedOne

    I agree with Diana...some people really need to stop blaming Shaniya's father. He obviously blames himself for allowing his daughter to live with Antoinette. He has been cleared as a suspect. He is NOT the one who murdered this innocent little girl. He took care of her for the first 4 years of her life. He is grieving over her tragic death. He loved her very much. He is hurting. Show a little bit of sensitivity and compassion to him because it was NOT his fault.

    To the people who believe that Mario McNeill was Shaniya's daddy....no, he was not. There is absolutely no resemblance between them. Some of you have probably never seen a biracial person, because she is obviously of mixed race while Mario McNeill is a very dark-skinned Black man. Antoinette is a very dark-skinned woman. Two people of the same race cannot produce a biracial child. Her father, Brad, is white and she looked a lot like him. She had white features and light skin.

    Like the rest of you, I really hope that the truth is uncovered. Was Shaniya sodomized? Who threw her blanket away? Did anyone see anything suspicious at all? How often had McNeill been to the home? Were there previous incidents of sexual abuse? I have so many questions about this.

    Jesus...this makes me sick. WTF is wrong with the world?! Why do these things happen? Why?! It makes no sense. Nothing makes sense anymore. I want to scream. This is so jacked up.

    She was beautiful, as ALL children are, and she did not deserve this. Children deserve to be loved...not hurt.

    November 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  433. NY

    @ KT
    makes sense of WHY he went to the hotel (premeditated)!
    Dopers/thieves always have a 'fence'....
    Why no red flags to the hotel clerks!?

    @KT
    tell me the difference btwn Lee County and Cumberland County and their prosecutions for the death penalty.

    @ KT why did Sanford PD have to wait for Fayetteville PD?
    Didn't Sanford PD have jurisdiction?

    People here are saying help NC do a little internal house cleaning.....

    BOYCOTT NC!<any state that harbors pedophiles

    Don't buy any products produced there!<read labels!
    Don't bank at any banks housed there!<move accts that have headquarters housed in NC
    Don't visit/tour NC let their tourism industry bottom out!

    Let's see how long they can AFFORD to FEED death-row inmate$!
    NC has a $9 bil deficit

    They also say BOYCOTT THE HOTEL CHAIN!

    Most hotels require credit card registration for rooms.
    Don't believe the Mc DIRT would have credit!
    What room was the child taken to and who was the room registered to? Why did the hotel clerks let him walk in/through the hotel?

    They also DEMAND these hotel clerk/s firing!

    To all suffering the ostrich effect
    I have to totally disagree with 'now she no longer has to suffer'...
    She should be here preparing for Thanksgiving... as you are!
    She should be here to enjoy the excitement of Christmas to come...
    IF THE CIVIL SERVANTS OF NC HAD DONE THEIR JOB SHE WOULD STILL BE ALIVE.....

    November 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm
  434. ARNAIZIA

    I DON'T EVEN KNOW THIS CHILD BUT IM GOING TO GET A SHIRT MADE FOR HER ..........GOD BLESS HER AND LET HER BE FOUND PERFECTLY FINE...............SO SHE CAN BE WITH HER DADDY...................AND I HOPE HER MOM AND THE PREDITOR BURN IN HELL................................GOD BLESS

    November 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm
  435. Texan girl

    (sigh) if only they were in Texas, they would both be sentenced to death by lethal injection.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:00 am
  436. RED BOY

    kILL THAT SOB. hE NASTY AND I PRAY YALL KILL HIM BEFORE I SEE HIM

    November 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm
  437. MJ

    Just one comment on Nancy knowing exactly what her twins are wearing. I have a 2 yr old same age as nancy's twins and a 4 yr old younger than Shaniya. Yes, I know exactly what my 2 yr old is wearing because she is still in diapers. My 4 yr old – different story. She has access to her clothes cupboard and like a typical girl loves to change clothes and underwear 3-4 times a day. I know what shirt/pant she is wearing but what underwear – sorry I would not know. This in no way implies i dont love my 4 yr old. Hence note to Nancy – I appreciate what you are doing.

    November 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm
  438. latonya poage

    I really hope they are sentenced very soon. Like this year! And put to death in January of next year. The evil mother shows no emotions what-so-ever! The child she is carrying should imediately removed and given to someone who can't have children that will love them dearly. So actually, the evil mother should be allowed to live long enough to give birth to the unborn child, then put to death right after that! I hope the unborn child doesn't have any birth defects or addictions due to her drug habbit. She has destroyed enough people.

    November 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm
  439. carolyn

    Shaquille Oneal paid for Shaniya funeral. GOD BLESS RIP SHANIYA

    November 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm
  440. dee

    Nancy,what room number did he go to?

    November 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm
  441. Gail

    Something does not add up about Shaniya's father giving his daughter to a crack addict.

    November 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm
  442. Gail

    When you moderate my comment do not overlook the obvious, the father brad lockhart should be charged with the very least neglect and possibly an accessory to the crime.

    November 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm
  443. natailia

    this is so stooped how things can come by so fast and its messed up how that happened to shaniya.realy wat type of mother would do that but realy its like shes not even her mom anymore an on top of that if her mo didnt do that to her then y would she do it to shaniya.it realy dosent make since.Shaniyas mother should have the same thing happen to her but she should go to the devil and so should that man.it is so very sad.........................

    December 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm
  444. dee

    Dear Nancy, I woke at 4:30 am thinking about SHANIYA turned on tv GREEN MILE on tv about death penalty I want mcneill and a davis TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO suffer

    December 7, 2009 at 6:39 am
  445. casey

    nancy, please help, more amber alerts? God Bless

    December 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm
  446. Netta

    tHIS IS A VERY SAD StORY. IM LOSt FOR WORDS.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm