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November 16th, 2009
05:06 PM ET

Missing 5-year-old Shaniya found dead

A missing 5-year-old whose mother was accused of offering her for sex was found dead off a heavily wooded road in a rural area Monday, ending a weeklong search.

Shaniya Davis
Shaniya Davis

Searchers found Shaniya Davis' body in central North Carolina but, police will not say how she died. Two people have been charged in her disappearance. Her mother, Antoinette Davis, had been charged with human trafficking and felony child abuse and Mario Andrette McNeill has been charged with first degree kidnapping. Little Shaniya was seen on surveillance being carried through an area hotel by McNeill earlier last week. Three days later, he turned himself in. However, it wasn’t until today that police finally concluded their search for the missing toddler. Unfortunately, she was not found alive as everyone had hoped.

Bradley Lockhart, Shaniya’s father, raised the little girl for years and it wasn’t until recently that he allowed the girl’s mom to take Shaniya to her home. He said that Shaniya’s mom was getting her life on track and he thought he would give her a chance to help at raising Shaniya. He now regrets that decision. Lockhart was hopeful that someone would return his daughter safely. That hope has now passed.

The only question remaining is who is responsible for killing the little girl? That’s what police are looking to find out. It is the next step in resolving this case.

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  1. Jadah

    This is just a shame. Justice needs to be served. My prayers are with the family of the beautiful little angel.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm
  2. chitown lady

    God Bless this sweet child. Im sick with this news. My god she was only 5 yrs old. What kind of animal was this mother? At the hands of her own mother....HOW SICK! I truly hope they all get the death sentence.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:33 pm
  3. Heather Werner

    It is extremely heartbreaking to me to hear about the outcome of this poor little girl. I don't understand how adults, parents can treat their children so horribly. Children are angels, so innocent and pure, a gift from god. There are so many people in this world, myself included, who want to have children but cant, or have lost a child due to natural causes or illness, who would give a child so much love. Why is it that such horrible people are able to have children? My heart goes out to Shaniya's father.

    November 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm
  4. tman

    She (the so-called mother) just offered up her precious innocent child to be violated, for her (the so-called mother's) gain, by way of money, because apparently, she was too sorry to work to provide or money-hungry, and just did NOT give a damn about the precious beautiful little angel she was blessed with. NO LOVING AND CARING parent would EVER permit their child to be violated or harmed in ANY way. The father, I believe, has a good heart and wanted his daughter to be able to know her "mother." What a tragedy that she ever got to be around the monster. What a tragedy that the father had been taken advantage of and fooled by this waste of flesh that cared no more for her own child than that. I hope she gets the worst and the most of what she will have coming. God Bless Shaniya.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm
  5. Lisa L.

    WHY THE BABY!!!! The mother WOULD HAVE NEVER gotten her back . She could have begged from now on and the baby would have been safe, especially since, from what the father says, was a "one-night stand." COME ON PEOPLE!!! We, as responsible parents, should keep the child's best interest at heart AT ALL TIMES!!!! The ones responsible should rot in hell....

    November 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm
  6. robin keszler

    If this little girl was being sold into sex slavery/prostitution then she is probably not alone. These individuals could be a part of something bigger. the male who carried the girl into the hotel seemed very comfortable doing what he was doing. both males and the mother are probably involved and knew what was going on. I wonder if the mother is somehow involved in drugs and was prostituting her little girl to pay for her drug debt. Did they test these individuals for drug use? Also, I wonder if this hotel room was reserved ahead of time? Hotels are commonly used to prostitute children. I wonder if this hotel has been used for this purpose before

    November 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm
  7. grandmaof 9

    The news of this child's death knocked the wind out of me. I think and have thought for a long time, that there is a porn/sex ring that is paying for these children that turn up missing. I hope there is finally a link to find out who is behind it. I would like to see the 'perps' of this outrage hanged on the spot, but I hope they are kept alive long enough to get out of them who else is involved. Is torture still legal? I keep thinking about shredding them with razor blades, myself.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm
  8. Steven

    I am deeply saddened at todays developments, As I sat at my desk in DC today I broke down and cried like a baby after reading this tragic ending to such a short lived life. I am a husband and father of a 7 year old little girl and the news just shook me to my very core.

    Why does bad things always seem to happen to me most vulnerable members of our world (children) at the hands of adults. I can only deduct after much reasoning and sole searching that this issue of "Sin" is real and we all are susceptable of its effects.

    Imagining the life that I helped create and am blessed to be a part of , if some one took her from me. I know I probably would have beed terminated already upon the news of her dying, especially after they "Police" have the culprits in custody. It make me sit back and examine my own heart to see if there be any unresolved issues in me , this is sickening and hard to comprehend and a man and father .

    God please forgive me for what I know to be wrong, but I would take the "law" into my own hands and become , Judge, Jury and Executioner of anyone that did this to my child..

    We have become cold and unresponsive with our love for one another , these are the results, It's gonna get worse, trust me on that it

    November 16, 2009 at 6:31 pm
  9. Angry Mother

    So from what I have read on various news sites is this monster took this little girl with the permission of her mother for sex... some reports state that he was only with the girl at the hotel for about an hour... from that point he turned himself in for kidnapping... now we have a dead 5 year old who was essentially enduring unimaginable torture within the few weeks that she spent with her monster of a mother... Now police are looking for another man and his toyota???

    I believe in cases like this, that an eye for an eye seems appropriate... :-( may she rest with angels...

    November 16, 2009 at 6:31 pm
  10. Elen

    Just awful! I am soooo angry and I don't even know this little girl.
    Why??? Just awful. I know she's in a safe place now...

    Her mother should be held accountable for this...and maybe burned at the stake....just horrible.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:34 pm
  11. jtlvnv

    Add murder charges to the mother and McNeill, as it seems they are accomplices.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm
  12. Gail

    Why haven't my comment posted on this site?

    November 16, 2009 at 6:36 pm
  13. Harvest

    My heart just aches. I really belived she would return home safe. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May god bless you all in this time of need.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm
  14. Jennifer

    I'm so upset. I just knew that this was going to work out. My heart is broken for this little girl and her father.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm
  15. Disgusted

    What a sick and twisted group of people. There are no words that can be found to express the feeling of disgust I have. What is wrong with the young people of today?

    November 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm
  16. Carletta Murray

    I have just been weeping over and over. I am just stunned that a mother could actually be accused of selling her child a 5 year old baby to someone so they can have sexual relations with her. I feel like I am twisting inside because I think of my 3 year old daughter and I would want to kill anyone who harms her but to be the person that puts her in harms way....unthinkable. I hope they both end up in general population here on earth and burn in hell for eternity.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm
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    November 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm
  18. Ellie S.

    Here we go; another murdered child and what is being done. We talk about it...entire television programs are committed to the story – but when its all said and done, when its time for a commercial..."gotta right back after this". And tomorrow or within the a day or two, another woman or child found slain. Until we focus on this miserable problem of attacks on woman and children and follow up with punishment that is fitting – it will always be "gotta cut to the commercial, turn our heads and we'll be right back after this break".

    November 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm
  19. andrea

    i think this is so unspeakable... what is wrong with people!!! Please something must be done to protect children from these terrible people..... This is not alright!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE .....................When are we going to put fear into people for commting such crimes!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 6:51 pm
  20. Sharon

    I was so hoping that Shaniya would be found alive. When I saw she had been found dead it brought me to tears. My heart goes out to her father. I hope that her mother and anyone else involved is subjected to the same horrible things that happened to that beautiful little girl.
    I really hope there is a special place in hell for people like her mother.
    While they are in jail I wish they would let go out in the general population-the deserve it!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm
  21. Sami May

    Whatever became of the story about the teenager who disappeared at Myrtle Beach. She was from NY and her mother had told her she couldn't make the trip. She was seen in a hotel lobby on the surveillance camera. Did I miss the outcome?

    This story of Shaniya is too sad to comprehend. Please, please let her mother be crazy and not just out for herself with no regard for her own little girl......

    November 16, 2009 at 6:53 pm
  22. Shari

    Nancy, If there has ever been a case for the death penalty, here it is. This beats Casey Anthony in my book and trust me, I did not think another case could top the Anthony Case. I am a mother of two teenagers, one being a daughter. I could never imagine allowing someone to take her from me for prostitution. I have a natural mothering instinct to protect, love, and nuture my two children and it is not even work. It is a natural instinct. This case shows that the devil is at work and we need to step up and make it a priority in this country to protect all children. Especially the ones who have no voice. The ones whose parents or guardians don't love and care for them as God's precious gifts. This has had such a major impact on me like nothing I have ever heard of before. Shaniya was such a beautiful little angel and I can't begin to imagin what was in her mother's mind. JUSTICE FOR SHANIYA. I live in Virginia Beach and I am planning on taking this experience and being an advocate to protect children from the sex trade problem in this country. No child should be violated in this way.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:54 pm
  23. char

    this is should have never, ever given mommie dearest benefit of doubt( that she had gotten her life in order) to give her shaniya...ya THINK??( he now regrets that decision) however, my heart breaks for someone benefit of the doubt, and even trusting something so precious( your flesh and blood) to someone, only to have them HORRIBLY abuse( not only the child, but that trust) ...i hope all involved, mom especially fries.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm
  24. Dr. Maria Ryan

    Dear Nancy,

    I am literally sick over this. For years, we have seen an escalation of child abuse/molestation/rape and murder. Our court system needs to change. There is no cure for pedophilia.

    A man raped and killed a 6 year old in California. He did his time and now he is living free in New Hampshire.

    We should have an automatic death penalty for this.

    I want the Mother and the pervert who carried her into the room to fry for this.

    I don't like Obama's policies but if he would put as much energy into the safety of our children as he does in "campaigning" we would be on the right track.

    November 16, 2009 at 6:59 pm
  25. Mary Ann

    Hearing about all of the missing children and the horrific things that happen to them is haunting. I think seeing Shaniya being carried by the degenerate in the hotel lobby made this one seem even more chilling.

    These kids don't have a chance. What in the world is wrong with child protective services–I heard they had been out to their place many times. People should be fired and held accountable for their deadly mistakes.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm
  26. Shirley Gleason

    I live just outside of Fayetteville, NC and am just appaled that this has happened to this sweet little girl. I also blame our local newspaper, The Fayetteville Observer, for not making this a top news story the day after the kidnapping. The following is a letter I wrote to the newspaper :
    I am deeply appalled at today's Observer. We have a child missing in
    Fayetteville and where does this story show up? Page 1 in section B.
    This is a child that is gone. Had this been a child from an
    influential family this would have been front page news. But this is a
    child from the infamous "Murch" and thus doesn't deserve front page, in
    your eyes. The mess at Terry Sanford and the execution of a murderer
    took precedence over this little girl. Shanyia was featured on the
    Nancy Grace Show last night, but doesn't' deserve front page
    acknowledgment? It's as if no one cares. Well, I do and I think you
    and your staff need to get your priorities straight. What if this had
    been your child?
    The paper replied:
    Dear Shirley,

    Thanks for your thoughts about the play of this story. It's certainly possible that we made a mistake this morning, but not for the reason that you suggest. These kinds of stories often can be difficult to assess because of child custody situations. In this case we were thrown a little because the amber alert was issued and then retracted before being reissued again.

    I do assure you that we take this case seriously and are continuing to report on it today. She is, of course, as important as any child who might be missing.

    Mike Arnholt

    Had this been handled better by our local paper, perhaps someone could have gotten to this little girl before she was murdered.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm
  27. Lisa Murr

    What is this world coming to? This is absolutely sick, this woman (i'll never dare to call her a mother) should be punished to the most extent of the law, this is absolutely sickening, how could anyone do this to a child, much less their own.
    If she needed money that bad she could have found a family that would have paid really good money for that child, to adopt her and love her.
    The dad is at fault in this also, he knew this woman , he had to have known what she was like, why else would he have custody of the child to begin with.
    How could she torchure her own child like that, I am absolutely sick over this.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:12 pm
  28. Jeff

    The mom probably owed money to her drug dealer and this was the only way out.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm
  29. DGeorge

    Nancy... Thanks for being so thorough and having the courage to highlite these horrible crimes that are taking our children from us. You are greatly appreciated and please keep up the good work.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:20 pm
  30. Erica Francis

    What I want to know is if they have footage of Mario McNeill taking little Shaniya into the hotel there should be footage of her coming out. Did McNeill come out alone and leave her with someone in the room or is she seen leaving with McNeill also?

    I love your show Nancy! I don't know how you do it.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:24 pm
  31. Joanne, Washington DC

    I would like to know about the origin of the father-mother relationship or at least the mother's background because it is odd that the mother did not have any regard for this child what-so-ever in that she sold her as soon as she got the chance. Was this a child of a love relationship or was she an accident from her mother being a prostitute and/or drug addict? Why did the father have custody? The father sounded like he was waiting for the mother to clean up her life. He said he let the child stay with her now that she said she had a job and had her own place, although she was lying, she was staying at her sister's place illegally. Did she sell her child for drug money? What else would cause a mother to do this? Was there ever any social worker evaluation of her? This woman should never be allowed to have children in her care ever. And the sister who lives in that trailer park should be kicked out for violating the rules by having people live there who were not allowed.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm
  32. jane

    wheres the mother the guy they arressted has a smirk on his face lets c if hes gona have that smirk when prisoners find out what he did to that little grl

    November 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm
  33. Ann

    Hope i be on the jury.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm
  34. Joanne, Washington DC

    I don't think the first suspect should be let off the hook so easily. The struggle sound against the neighbor's trailor has still not been explained. Could it have been that both boyfriends were fighting over who would get the little girl once the mother gave her up? and then one of them won out and took her away? or was the sound outside the neighbor's trailer at 3am just a coincidence?

    November 16, 2009 at 7:37 pm
  35. Melanie

    This story saddens me beyond belief. I cannot begin to understand how a mother could do such a thing to her very own young, precious baby. I have been praying for little Shaniya since I heard of her kidnapping last week. I wanted so badly for her to be found alive and unharmed. I stopped crying once I realized that Shaniya was at peace and among all the other little angels in heaven. Her living nightmare has ended.
    I hope her kidnappers (including Antoinette Davis who does not deserve the title "mother") will receive the upmost punishment allowed by law.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:42 pm
  36. The angels weep, God seeths, and we pray---S Callahan

    Bradley , don't beat yourself did not do this. This was pure evil that was placed upon this child. You need to know that God KNOWS... She will have her justice!

    I stand by this : OUR NATION needs to put on sackcloth and pray, in unity, for the return of God to our land, to hear our pleas to heal our land and our people. What do people need to prove that God is REAL?

    Can the death penalty be applied to this mother and the vicious people that did this to this beloved child..I pray so.

    November 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm
  37. MDC

    People disguist's so sad to think the mother of this little girl~one of the only people a child should be able to trust~would be capable of putting her in harms way. Not only putting her there but pushing her into the fire...what kind of a person offers their small child up for prostitution.
    May God have mercy on your soul, woman~~because this world won't. And God Bless little Shaniya, who will feel no more pain....

    November 16, 2009 at 7:47 pm
  38. amanda

    God what has this wold came too? It just keeps getting worse....

    November 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm
  39. thc

    Why don't these people do everyone a favor and admit their responsibility in this? For once, stop thinking of a way to save yourself and assume responsiblity for what you have done to this beautiful child. Our only hope is that God finds a way to work a message to the rest of us through her death. And I am not a highly religious person, but this is a very bleak time in society –when so much violence is committed against children.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:01 pm
  40. Khepura

    PLEASE ...PLEASE..somebody arrest me and put me in the cell with that woman... I need only 5 minutes! JUST 5 MINUTES!

    That poor beautiful baby! The Angels have her now! God rest her soul..and God forgive me for thinking about the things I want to do to that pathetic, evil woman!

    She should be charged with murder and the man who had taken her and confessed should also be charged with murder. They are both responsible along with the freak or freaks that took that baby's life!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm
  41. Stephen pavolik

    To all congressmen:PROTECT OUR CHILDREN! Almost everday this ones missing,another is found dead ENOUGH! Pass laws. Pubic executions,burning at the stake,SOMETHING?THIS HAS TO STOP.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:09 pm
  42. JacklynD

    Poor poor baby. There's a river of tears to be shed over this unspeakable ungodly event.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:17 pm
  43. Fran

    Isn't it about time that we implement a very heavy penalty of mandatory castration for all these sex offenders and keep them in prison with no possibity of parole?

    These predators should automatically lose their rights as citizens the minute they commit heinous crime on children. This will allow the law to by-pass the jury as long as he/ she admits to committing the crime.

    Why waste time and money in bringing these sex offenders to trial when they continuously break the law and bring pain amongst family members who suffer the consequences?

    Enough is enough! How many children will die at the hands of a pedophile who can't control his desires? We need to make choices to stop this insanity!

    Either castrate with imprisonment for life or continue to support his sexual appetite by keeping him free to roam, rape and kill a young child.

    Do what is right for the sake of our children!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:17 pm
  44. Harry

    What a tragedy – but where are Jesse Jackson and the Reverend Al Sharpton now? Unless I missed it, they haven't stood up and bothered to comment about this horrible crime on a little, defense-less girl. I'm wondering why?

    November 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm
  45. tracy

    Who reported the child missing to begin with? If Shaniya's mother knew who the child was with, why would she have reported her missing? If she knew who her child was with and what for, putting this child's picture out in the national media as missing would likely cause the person(s) who had the child to panic. I realize if the charges are correct that the mother might have been on drugs and obviously the welfare of the child wasn't on the mother's mind if the chargers are right, but reporting her as missing is just bizarre, and, what about the first suspect they arrested and released?

    November 16, 2009 at 8:23 pm
  46. Nartarshia Walker

    this is sick and the mother should be put to death. This little girl was taken because of sex and there should be something done to both of the people that has something to do with this. Stop smacking this people on the arm and make them pay for hurting kids and you know what is really sad its is her own flesh and blood and she could let this happen to her. I would love to ask her face to face how do you sleep at night know it is your fault that little girl is gone.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:23 pm
  47. joann

    i see the face if this little angel and think i bet she loves her stuffed animals and her dolls and doing girl things. it is sad to know this bright light sent from heaven has been extinguished and taken from all who know and love her.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:24 pm
  48. gina,weslaco,tx

    omg! i cant believe a mother would do that to her own. it makes me sick to my stomach.that poor beautiful...a life lost.God is with her now.she is no longer'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 8:25 pm
  49. ROXANNE F.





    November 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm
  50. Ann

    what kind of evil does this?? and as far as her.."breeder" is concerned .. she should be just as liable as the filth that ended this beautiful child's life.... my heart goes out to this child's father... his compassion for his child put her in the immenent danger of this wicked woman and her accomplices... I'm just not sure if any punishment is enough for this..."parasites"
    again my heart and condolences go out to her father..

    November 16, 2009 at 8:27 pm
  51. Kristina Godwin

    I would like to know if the mother of Shaniya was involved with drugs and if so what kind!? And I would just like to say that my prayers go out to Shaniya's father and other family member in this horrible time!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:29 pm
  52. Vicki Rivera

    My heart is so broken for this little girl!! I can't help but wondering why the father gave the daughter back to the mother after he had raised her most of her life. There had to be a reason he had custody. I don't blame the dad at all, but I can't help but wonder why he would give her back. He appears to be a kind and caring man. I am going to keep him in my prayers. The images of that man carrying that little girl into the hotel made me physically sick. This is just an awful, awful situation. I hope that justice is served for this little girl.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm
  53. Tracy

    It's time for Americans to demand stiffer penalties for such heinous crimes against children. Let's make those involved in this crime an example for all to see! I'm disgusted with all this sick behavior!

    November 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Shaniya's father and his family. My heart is very heavy and I am extremely sadden with the out come.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm
  55. Jackie

    May this little angel rest with God. Let's not allow her death to go without justice. We need to fight for death penalty for all pedophiles as this will not end until we protect our children from the filth that is preying on them. I want justice for her and all children. The death penalty might make them think twice. Death Penalty now. It wouldn't be murder it would be self defense to protect defenseless children.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm
  56. Jessica Cain

    I hope they put everybody that was envoled in this little girls death under the jail after lethal injection, they don't even deserve a grave. R.I.P little child your in heaven where you will know what love is and justice will be brought from the wrath of God to who ever was involed in your disaperence and murder. R.I.P Shaniya Davis.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:46 pm
  57. karin

    i hope the mother and that guy get the death penalty with no appeal

    November 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm
  58. Cindy

    What kind of monster would do this to their child? Or take the child in exchange for money or whatever it was the mom needed or wanted? I'm from Fayetteville and live just a short drive from there and I am ashamed to say that someone from my hometown would act like this. It saddens me. I feel so bad for her father, and to think he just allowed her to go live with her mother so the child could have time with her mother and for her to do this to her own flesh and blood! Shaniya deserves justice, and her father deserves justice. A huge hug and kiss for all the volunteers that went out in the cold rain for the last few days to look for her. God bless.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm
  59. brittney

    how could someone do such a thing! I feel very sad and sick to my stomach. WHAT A MONSTER WHOEVER THIS PERSON IS

    November 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm
  60. JoAnn

    I am sick over this sick hardley describes it really. I read that the Dad just recently started being able to let the little girl go to her Moms. And then she prostitutes the child out WHAT KIND OF MOTHER IS THIS!!!!!!! Just to think the video of him with that little sweet girl. carrying her into the hotel. We all know what the discusting sick piece of crap did after that. And then I think of the experts comment Nancy had on the show. How one was disturbed by the way the little girl had her legs together when that sick B*sTerd was carrying her. No to mention the poop on the blanket in the dumpster and smeared around. Oh what a tragic ending for this sweetie. Beautiful girl. I hope her mother, and all those involved go to jail and never, ever, ever see freedom again.

    November 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm
  61. Tiffany Ann

    How could any mother offer their little girl for sex? She is not a mother! She is a monster, this little girl is absoltuly georgeous. The mother of this little girl should spend the rest of her life in prison, and what man could do anything too a small child? Look at this little girl.. she had her whole life in front of her! And for any man too take a 5 year old little girl too a motel it discusts me! For a man too look at a small child like that they should get the death penalty! Without a doubt!! God have mercy on these people. And keep the father of this little girl in your prayers. I could only imagine the rage and anger and hurt he is experiencing!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm


    November 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  63. Emily Glenn

    I find it hard to understand. I ask the Lord, every time I hear of one of these cases, to bring me understanding. This case is extremely disheartening. Her own mother accused of offering her out for sex. I can't get the thought out of my mind...what this child suffered. Did her mother not know children are a blessing from God? (Psalm 127:3 – Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.) I hope Ms. Davis understands the severity behind God's punishment. To Shaniya's father, do not feel guilty. For you were trying to incorporate a mother back into your child's life. You could have never suspected this. The Lord has great blessing for you (read the book of Job) Mr. Lockhart...pray. God IS with you and He IS with Shaniya.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm
  64. Danni

    I hope that Antoinette Davis and Casey Anthony's have a good ole' time in HELL together!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:08 pm
  65. Victoria

    This poor baby!! I can NOT believe a HUMAN would do such a thing; yet, a MOTHER!!! Praying for you baby girl.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm
  66. amanda

    im so sick to hear about this little girl her mother needs to to be put to death i blame her she is the reason this little girl is dead i hope she rots in hell god bless this baby soul

    November 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm
  67. Teresa

    People in this world are getting so crazy. If people doen't want children why do they bring them into this world. It is so easy to put them up for adoption. There are so many people out there that can't have children that would love the opportunity to raise them. These children have been taken away at early ages. They missed out on knowing what love really is. This people that does these bad things to hurt children should be put to death. These children didn't ask to be hurt and they wanted was to be loved.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:13 pm
  68. Taylor

    The cases where parents abuse or kill their children seem to have multiplied in the recent years. For all of us who cannot have our own biological children and long to adopt, I wish there there was an agency where parents could take their children (with no recourse) to be placed with new loving parents who would move mountains to give them the best possible life. Everytime I see a case (Caylee, Shaniya) it breaks my heart not only for those precious children, but for the parents they could have had, and the lives they could have lived.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:13 pm
  69. Charlotte Gregory

    I live in Fayetteville NC, and this is just disgusting! A woman selling her child into sexual servitude! As a mother of a Beautiful 7 week old baby girl, i can't imagine EVER putting my child in that kind of a situation!!!

    This Mother needs to suffer as her child no doubtibly did!!! Tonight she sits away from General Population in the jail here in town. I say throw her tail to the dogs and let the women have at her! they'll really teach her remorse.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  70. Kaycee

    Again, Not all MOM's are qualified to be mothers. Put the two of them to death.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  71. nijejo3

    It is so hard to think that such evil is present today. My heart is breaking for this innocent child. Also it makes me sick to my stomach to see her mother with that stupid look on her face. Why should the taxpayer's money be wasted on a trial for her. Yes I know this is America and she has a right to a fair trial. Well what happened to this child is not fair. Thanks goodness Im not a judge.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  72. rebecca reveron

    I was hoping that the cops found Shaniya Davis alive but unfortunately that wasn't the case. I feel for her father because I know he will be blaming himself for what happend. I hope that the courts find both suspects guilty for her murder and they spend the rest of their lives in jail. Actually I feel Antoinette Davis deserves the death penalty for what she did to her beautiful baby girl. I hope justice pervails and the Lockhart family can find peace eventually.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  73. Sandy

    I have really had it with all of these adults who harm or actually murder children!
    To harm a child, to hurt one in ANY way......and ESPECIALLY to murder one....should just be an automatic death sentence.
    In any this country.
    Im a Christian and I hate to speak this way, but the names Caley, Haleigh, Sandra, and now Shaniya... and Lord knows all the other ones I am not remembering or not aware of...........there has been too much of this.
    SAVE THE CHILDREN.............................dispose of the killers.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  74. yvette

    They didn't have to kill baby shaniya. What is this Mario guy saying?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm
  75. Elaine B.

    Nancy, I have tried to call in but – as expected – the lines are jammed. This story has wrenched my stomach all day. The person who calls herself a parent (I will NOT use the word "Mother" because the bitch doesn't deserve it) is very lucky that I'm not where she is. I just need two minutes with her. I hope the guards and inmates at the facility where she is works her over REALLY good. Maybe she won't make it to trial. Save us all of the details and the cost of a trial.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm
  76. T Earle

    She was probably sold for crack. I thought she was dead when the kidnapper wouldn't talk to police. Murder is worse than kidnapping.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:18 pm
  77. Jacquelyn Carr

    Nancy, I live here in Fayetteville where my husband is in the army and i have been following this case closely. I drove by where they were searching for her today around 1pm and it instantly made me cry. This poor little girl trusted her mom just as all children do and her mom put her in place to be molested and killed. I just pray for her father threw this very hard time. It is indeed a very sad sad day here in Fayetteville. I can only hope they throw the book at her mother!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:19 pm
  78. Deborah Baylor

    I am so heartbroken this evening I prayed so hard that this child would be found alive. I know God posted his angels around her to take her home where she will forever be safe. Shaniya will forever be in our hearts.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:19 pm
  79. Steve from North Charleston, South Carolina

    Mrs Nancy Grace, you are indeed a woman of virtue and truth, and a woman who seeks justice for the defenseless and innocent. Those SATANIC animals deserve nothing but the Wrath of the Almighty for the deeds that not only the mother committed, but of the animal, or animals who killed this little angel. She reminded me so much of my own child who is her age, and it broke my heart to the lowest level to know someone can do this to such a beautiful child. The do not deserve to be in our jails using our tax money. Instead, they need to be sent to the place where their filthy souls would be very welcomed, and that is in the place called HELL!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:20 pm
  80. Sherri Cecil

    The mother of little Shaniya Davis should have gotten Murder..That was pure evil what this witch did to this little girl. My heart and prayers goes out to little Shaniya. I hope they hang this woman, sorry but mother is too good of a title for this woman she doesn't deserve it.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:20 pm
  81. mak

    I am so disgusted with the way this little's life was snuffed out (as with many others) that I'm nauseated. What horrid society we life in that preys on its babies. Our North American society is rotting from within.
    Everyone should be outraged actively.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:20 pm
  82. suzy madden

    What would posess a mother to do this to her beautiful heart goes out to her father... As I look at that mother I see no conscience....As an educator I see the need for further educating our children on drug use and abuse, and pregnancy...As a mother I am so saddened by this news...As a citizen, I know DSS needs to do a better job!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:20 pm
  83. tasha

    This is really a sad day for america. Imagine your parents are suppose to take care of you . Instead they give you up for abuse. Those involved should be totured until death. No remorse. The system gives to little penalties for the wrong doing of children and the elderly this is why no one is afraid to do these crime.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:21 pm
  84. Tammy

    Oh I am in tears I just can't understand why a mother would do this to her child, why would she allow some filthy ass man put his hands on her child this far more than I can understand. and I would'nt be a bit suprised if she owed someone drug money and this is her way of paying for it. Her daughters life...I will pray that she rotts in hell for what has done. My heart truly goes out the man that raised her' her FATHER. I can't imangine what he must be going through right now.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:22 pm
  85. T Earle

    I don't want to blame the father. However, he needed to know about the drugs in the trailor and if the mother had a drug problem it is suggested that to year clean before one can be trusted.

    I have heard of kids being sold for crack, for just one more hit. The drugs take away caring in a way most people feel.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm
  86. James

    How can ANY human being do this? To me this is evidence that there is absolute EVIL in the world--it seems that life is just held so cheaply held anymore.....when is America going to say "ENOUGH!"? Why can't America see that we need to get back to God?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm
  87. yavone

    i cant stand to she some one could even give there child up or even offer there own child for sex. i dont see how the mother could be so selfish and redicolous. there was nothing wrong with little shaniya she was a preffictly cute girl. R.I.P shaniya


    November 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm
  88. Charelene Myers

    If the motel has video of them entering, Do they have video of them leaving?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm


    November 16, 2009 at 9:30 pm
  90. Shenika

    What a disgusting, animalistic, savage creature. How could you prostitute your BEAUTIFUL 5 yr old daughter?! If you needed money that bad you should have sold your own damn body. How dare u? people like u don't deserve anything. I hope that both Shaniya's mother and the man who raped her experience a lifetime of suffering.
    RIP Shaniya DAvis

    November 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm
  91. Mitchell M. Clifton

    There r just some cases where the constitution should b thrown out and good old fashioned frontier justice b handed out. When I look into the eyes of that waste of skin that had that beautiful child and c him smirk like there is nothing that can b done 2 him. I want 2 get on a plane and show him what exactly should b done 2 him. Rest in peace u beautiful angel.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm
  92. Jackie

    I am DEVASTATED by the senseless death of this beautiful child. As a mother of a 3 year old child, I cannot imagine, nor do I wish to, the brutality this child endured during the last moments of her life.

    As a sidebar, I am not buying the father's story. Why would he give the child he professes to love to her unfit mother? I believe that more information will be revealed in the weeks to come.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm
  93. Mary Tucker

    I just want to know who was working the night that dog came into the hotel with a partial clothe little girl. Why didn't someone call the police, evn if they were wrong. Still the video makes me cry everytime I see them. I could just imagine, if I had been at the hotel. I would have called the police.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm
  94. C Bennett

    This story is terrible. I watch Nancy Grace all the time and after tonight I broke down. How can a mother be so cruel. The woman that cared this child for 9 months. Does she have a soul? Baby Shaniya will remain in my prayers.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:32 pm
  95. jackie

    look Im tired of seeing OBAMA on tv talking about economic crisis, he need to prepare a speach about using some foreign legal action against these heartless monsters thats killing our kids,,jail is to easy for them they eat,sleep,and play for free they have nothing to worry about in jail they dont mind killing a kid and going to jail we need to start beating them and doing them what they do our kids.IM SICK OF AMERICA ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON .PRESIDENT OBAMA PUT THE ECONOMIC CRISIS TO A SIDE RIGHT NOW AND DO SOME THING TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE.JAIL IS NOT ENOUGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  96. Jodi

    I want to start by saying that I hope that Shaniya is rests in peace. Secondly, I will never understand how a woman/mother can harm her own child. That to me is one of the worst crimes that can be committed. Especially, to give your child to someone knowing that they are going to have sex with her or that they want to. Why? This case like so many others, makes me believe more and more in the fact that you should have to have a license in order to have children. I mean you need one inorder to drive, have a dog, even hunt, yet people like Shaniya's mom are give a precious gift without any strings attached? I know people believe that having child is a right but it is actually a gift. A gift that cant be taking too lightly. So many people are so worried about the rights of criminals that have chosen their paths in life, but what about the innocent children that havent even begun to live? When do we stand up and start sticking up for their rights? When do we start standing up for those that cant stand up for themselves? When do we stand up and say, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  97. Kim

    My heart goes out to the father of Shaniya. It is a shame and disgrace that this child was being exploited for sex. It is even more shameful that these so called "men" are taking advantage of these little children. What is wrong with the men in this society to see a child as a source of sexual pleasure? I believe that men that go after little children have little egos and little penises. I have a theory: the smaller the child, the smaller the penis.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:36 pm
  98. Rose Windancer

    They need to just hang that mother for what she did to that baby.God what's going on in this sick world.Every day we hear more and more about these horrific crimes against our children ..Hang them all......They should never be able to live free again...........put chips in them sex offenders heads so they can be tracked .......because the system now fails all ..Rose Windancer of Colorado

    November 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm
  99. Sharon DeMarco

    I feel that most of the crimes in the U.S. are due to drug addiction. My eyes were opened two years ago to this countrywide problem that exists.
    I met someone who has had a 25 year drug addiction to crack cocaine and I've seen and experienced the effects it has on people. I've never been a drug user, nor will I. The stories that I have heard in relation to this drug use, seem unreal, but they are true. Horrific things happen daily
    in the drug world. This is too big for the police to handle. I think there needs to be much stiffer sentences to these criminals.
    I have friends in the police department who are undercover and they know that this drug situation in the U.S. will never end. These criminals are convicted, sentenced for a few years, and then let out and doing the same thing over and over again. These criminals are not affected by spending time in prison, to them it is a joke.
    When the story first came out about little Shaniya, I knew it was drug related. These people have no consciences, they just want their drug!
    This mother needs to be put away for life!
    We need to conquer the drug world once and for all!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:38 pm
  100. Jeaninne Reyes

    How often does a mother keep get to keep her children even if she is unfit, just because she is the " MOTHER". Fathers often have no rights and have no choice but to return the child to unfit conditions, if he fails to do so he is trown in jail. Children have been abused, live worse then animals and ultimatly killed such as the case of Shaniya.
    We really need to look at what is best for the CHILD , will this child be loved, live in good conditions etc. If it is the father then let the child stay with him for God's sake. I have seen kids without coats when it's cold outside but mom has her nails done. Deadbeat dads are plenty according to the system, maybe we ought to take a look at the moms for a change , does she really spend the child support on her child?? or is it used for her personel use, drugs, jewlery, hair appointments just to name a few.There are millions of great dads out here who would do a better job then the moms. Yet you won't find any support system for them anywhere. Just because you give birth to a child does not make you a great parent.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:38 pm
  101. Barb

    If this woman actually is guilty of this crime all I can say is "Where's the nearest rope?" She does not deserve the time nor money for a trial.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm
  102. bnl

    Nancy watching your show now on dvr...the child was found in only her tshirt in a pile of kudzu! I live in Sanford, my grandparents live less than 3 miles from where Shaniya was found. My question is about the hotel. Did the person that checked in the man and Shaniya not see a big red flag? He came in around 6 in the morning carrying a half naked child with no kind of luggage or anything else! That was an hour lost in which that child could have been rescued!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm
  103. Curtis Evans

    Nancy, I am as you are outraged, and sicked by this case. I live in NC and have a 2 year old daughter so you know how sanded my wife and I were to hear about little Shaniya's death. I do not usually agree with the death penalty but everyone involved in this atrocity should receive the death penalty . How could any mother do this to there child? Forget sterilization Kill HER not by leathal injection but by public stoning, This case leaves a deep scare on me heart. Parents this is a warning keep your children close and trust no one. God bless the family, you are in our thought and prayers.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm
  104. Marvin

    Its disgusting to know that there are people out there that want to have sex with children. And its even more disturbiing for a parent to sell their child. What adult is getting pleasure from a five year old?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm
  105. Marsha

    I am so sick of our society and the ill people we have on our america grounds that deliberately molest, hurt, and kill childrenand who hurt helpless animals. This should NOT be tolerated. When mentally ill people do this, they have lost all rights. When there is evidence, beyond a shadow of a doubt, they should be executed.....immediately! Why should we as tax payers spend money on them in jail, feeding them, housing them etc.

    The laws MUST change. We cannot control how dysfunctional parents are raising their children that eventually turn into monsters. I have no sympathy for these evil people that are raised by sick tarecakers.

    When it comes to children and animals who need our love and attention, need us to keep them safe, need us to bring them a sense of self and security, and when we violate that, cannot meet those needs, and we have these sick things going on, put those people responsible to rest and out of the harm to other people!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:46 pm
  106. T.King

    The guilty party and or parties...should be exicuted.If the death penilty is not applied, it will be an outrage. the absolute horror that a mother could do this... is a sad sign of the direction that crime is going.We need to take a stand!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm
  107. grandmaof 9

    The news of this child's death knocked the wind out of me. I think and have thought for a long time, that there is a porn/sex ring that is paying for these children that turn up missing. I hope there is finally a link to find out who is behind it. I would like to see the 'perps' of this outrage hanged on the spot, but I hope they are kept alive long enough to get out of them who else is involved. Is torture still legal?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:48 pm
  108. Beth

    The mother must have known that her daughter was to be murdered because if she was under the assumption that her daughter would have been brought back to her after the sexual interaction, she wouldn't have called the police and reported her missing, right?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:48 pm
  109. Rosemarie P

    Shaniya's mother makes Casey Anthony look like a girl scout!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm
  110. nikki

    does the video from the hotel show the time? In the video that Nancy is showing it looks as though they were leaving the second floor and not entering the elevator at check-in. Are the police able to look at the video to determine if this is correct?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:50 pm
  111. veronica

    I was also forced into human trafficing when I was younger. It is alarming to me how oblivious Americans are to this problem. I hope Shaniya's case brings a heightened sense of alarm and awareness to the problem that is more common than any of us would like to think. May Shaniya's sould rest in peace and hopefuly help many other young girls

    November 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm
  112. Lynnette Westbrook

    I live about 30-35 miles from Fayetteville,NC and from news reports I have seen that Shaniya's mother is in protective custody at the jail. I'm sorry but she needs to be released into general population and let the other inmates that can't even see their children have at her! I have 5 daughters and a grand daughter, I don't care how bad things are, I would never even consider doing what this mother did. My 18 year old daughter is doing her senior project on human trafficking and is watching this case very close, and will include it in her report to raise awareness that yes human trafficking does happen here in America not just in foreign countries.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm
  113. Sherrie Douglas

    The father and the child remain in my prayers. I hope that the mother receives a swift and painful death. A dog can have babies, that doesn't make it a mother and this woman proved that. The father should not feel bad in any way. He was trying to do the right thing as a man and father. You are a good man. I pray that you see that God has something special for your angel.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm
  114. Diane

    I usually watch Nancy most evenings but tonite I coudn't finish watching the show after hearing that Shaniya's body had been found. Watching the surveillance tape of the suspect carrying her into a hotel elevator like he was carrying a bride over a threshhold was sickening. Now the mother is also arrested. I wish them well in prison, I wish that they never stop looking over their shoulder, I wish what happened to Shaniya happens to them over and over. I wish that Shaniya rests in peace.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm
  115. cdixon

    Women who want chidren and cannot conceive, women who do not want nor deserve children as fertile as potting soil. Mother's living in fear of their daughter's being kidnapped, raped and killed. This poor child just "offered up". Twisted. May she rest in peace in the arms of the angels and God watching over and protecting her. Safe at last.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm
  116. Barbara Jackson

    I feel as much disgust and heartache as the next person in this horrific case. Only God knows how this child suffered before her death. However, the father has some accountability in all of this. He knew the woman who was the mother of his child. He should never have given her any unsupervised time with his daughter. He will have to live with this the rest of his life because of his poor judgment. This little girl is the only winner in this case as it turns out. She has been taken out of this hell on earth that was once her life.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  117. laura

    Shaniya's dad seems reasonable, what was he doing wiith Antoinette Davis?

    November 16, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  118. donna k

    This is horrible , to think what this child was going through, it is unbearable to even think of and it makes me feel deep sorrow. How can people do this, it just gets worse and worse, I am so angry.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm
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  120. A. Giliam

    I would like to first say I would like to send my condolences to Brad and his family for the lost of this little innocent girl.
    I personally know the father of Shaniya and just cant began to imagine how he feels knowing his child's life have been taken and to even worsen the situation by a person you would think you could trust(mother). threw this hole thing I keep hearing how could he let his child go with her mother. Brad has other children that mother is deceased so I could understand him finding a soft spot in letting shaniya's mother have a chance to be a mother to her daughter.Im sure he wishes he could of followed the gut feeling that he had when he made the decision on letting her go back with the mother.
    such a sad & unimaginable case

    November 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  121. angie

    I can not believe how cruel some ppl are in this world...Jesus is so upset at this evil world...ppl better watch out &straighten up QUICK..WE LOVE YOU SHAYNIA:)

    November 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  122. mother/wife

    My heart is truly broken at the news that they found this beautiful girl dead.. The mother is a monster she put this child in a situation were she died even if it was not by her own hands.. My heart and Prayers go out to Shaniya's father and the rest of her family.. This woman is inhuman and is Evil. who could do this to a child your own child.. She was such a Beautiful girl who looked so happy. May the court system find Justice for this little girl and everyone involved be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible..

    November 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  123. Jade Cutshall

    This is soo sickening 2 me!!! I hope these ppl burn in HELL!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 9:58 pm
  124. M Wilder

    This is one of the worst things that I have seen. To have seen the picture of that man carrying that tiny child in the hotel to her eventual death is haunting me. And to know what they were using her for is nauseating. I am also sorry for the father that he felt he needed to be 'fair' to the mother. He was very foolish. It is a huge mistake to trust people with drug related, sexually deviant or violent criminal backgrounds. Those who think I am being unfair just look at who commits these crimes. If some people are made to prove for a very long time that they are not the person they were when they were drug takers or violent in order to be sure things like this horrible crime don't take place, then so be it.

    November 16, 2009 at 9:59 pm
  125. cedric

    they should give evey adult in the house the charge mom and sister man that took her ect chair kill a shame to keep them alive. and charge social woker also they kown it was not safe to keep her thier in frist place. what made me mad that he was smlie giggle while judge was talking. i cant what to get my law lis, police did bad job also in the case.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:01 pm
  126. Shawna

    Let me have 10 mins with that so called mother and her male friend and I will make sure they never touch another child or even think about doing this to another child. She is the worst type of person and her male friend is the lowest of low. They deserve to be placed out in public and let the mothers and others who feel like me give them the beating they deserve and make sure they never see the light of day again. This is the worst possible thing a mother could have done to their own child. I feel so bad for that little angel who's light was snuffed out before its time. Why do people do this? and how do we stop the killing of our babies?

    November 16, 2009 at 10:02 pm
  127. Liset

    I think one of the biggest mistakes this country makes is allowing women who should not have children get pregnant. Sometimes it seems that these are the women who are the ones that continue having children and not taking care of them.
    Another thing I see is that many times the department of children and family is called, yet nothing is done. Why do things like what happened to Shaniya still happen when it can be prevented?
    Many children are being abused in their homes and one visit form the Dept. of childrens and families is not enough!
    Shaniya you are in our hearts.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm
  128. Want to Know !

    I would like to know after the father Bradley gave his child to the mother, did he not continue to see his daughter? Seems to me he would have known if his child was being molested. Also the authorties should make the mother give each name of the molesters, so they too are charged. Nancy ,You should ask this question of the authorties, and talk about it on your next show. ALL INVOLVED SHOULD BE CHARGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WANT TO KNOW.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm
  129. c mckee

    Shaniya is in God's wonderful hands more tears or pain.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm
  130. Betty Green

    I am so sick since I seen this. news report I prayed they would find this baby girl alive. What kind of mother would let this happen to their own baby. this woman should not be aloud within 1000 feet of a child she is sick. But I fault the family courts for alot of this stuff that goes on with children, because they took the Grandparents rights away. and say the parents knows best . but if the Grandparent were involved in their lives they would see what was happening with their Grandchildren So put some blame on the family court system My prayers go to Heaven to little Shaniya she is in Gods hands now and no more pain.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:03 pm
  131. mary

    I think this is so sad i think they both should fry for this. my thought and prayer are with the family

    November 16, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  132. Tatiana

    The mother is trying to look sympathetic, the sympathy that she may feel is only for herself and not her child. That lady was a waste of life, why are the people that would make great parents cursed to not have children and scum bags like her are blessed? What was the father thinking, giving her a chance at having Shaniya? I don't care about how someone may seem like they have their life on track, there is no way she should have been able to come 10ft near that baby. She look screwed up.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  133. ShaRon

    Baby Shaniya will always be in our prayers... She's now one of God's may angels. May her soul rest in peace.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  134. Wil

    It's time to take all this crime and abuse towards children to Captial Hill. We need stiffer laws! In other countries they are hanged, stoned, and even shot to death for a felony. It's time America stop and stand up for the children of tomorrow. If a person abuses a child give them 10 years, no plea deal automatic. Sex abuse 30 years with no chance of parloe, if they should cause death or was involved in a childs death automatic the death penalty. And they should not live on death row no more than 3 years. To much lets make a deal!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  135. stacy

    This is absolutely heartbreaking. I have a five yr. old, he is the most precious thing in my life, I couldn't imagine life without him. This woman is not a mother, she is the DEVIL! I hope whoever is responsible for this pays deeply/death. My friend is at the hospital right now, possibly having a miscarriage and we have scum like this reproducing. It's terrifying to me. What is becoming of this world.? I'm actually scared to send my child to school next year. I know that little Shanyia Davis is in Gods Hands tonight and baby NO ONE will ever hurt you again! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  136. Felicia

    I am very sorry for little Shaniya's family and their loss, but have to make this point to everyone with children out there...if you wouldn't trust the person you are leaving your children with with a million dollars, DON'T LEAVE YOUR KIDS WITH THEM!!! This little girls dad knew the mother had a history of being unstable. WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD HE LEAVE HIS BABY WITH HER?

    Secondly, the DFCS offices out there need to be held more responsable for what happend to the children out there after they give them back to their parents. They are so fast to "Put the family back together" that they put the children back in the awful situations the offices are there to keep them out of.

    Lastly, why is it that if I beat my dog to death in the back yard, and get caught by the authorities, I am forbidden by the laws to have another pet....BUT if I harm or hurt a child I get a slap on the wrist and can continue giving birth to kids I don't want??!! Something is VERY wrong in this country with where our priorities are!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  137. TWilson

    I love Nancy Grace for always keeping us abreast of the real news daily. Last week when this story first broke, I was really praying for this family and most of all this little girl. After seeing this breaking story tonight, I can not imagine what this father must be feeling. This mother and anyone that is found to be involved, should be put under the jail!! I have two daughters and can not believe a mother could be a party to such cruelty to something that they brought into this world.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  138. gregc

    Another one, another innocent child murdered, another young life sacrificed by an uncaring parent. This behavior is becoming an epidemic in proportion. We put these people in jail, and in a few years they are free. There are no real consequences for the actions of animals like these any more. America has become so worried about political correctness, and an individual's rights that we have forgotten the simple fact, that if you perpetrate a horrific crime, your rights, not just as an individual but as a human being should be forfeit. The most cruel and harsh punishments should be handed down to anyone who commits a major crime, but in cases like these, that involve innocent children, the harshest punishment imaginable is not enough. It's time that we all wake up and realize that our children are at jeopardy, and their lives are at risk form some of the most haneous demons on the face of our earth! When caught, these pieces of scum must be dealt with in the harshest manner, never allowed to see the light of day again, or not allowed the breath of life at all!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:10 pm
  139. Malika

    My houghts and prayers goes out to Shaniya, her father and her extended family. I prayed that they would find beautiful child alive. I am sickened by the lastest information. How could a mother sell her own child? My heartaches for this child and what she had to suffer through the final hours of her short life. I hope her mother and all the perverts involved get the death sentence. Its not even enough in my book. I can't even describe the sadness I have in my heart at this moment.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  140. lorie

    I have been following this story for days and this whole thing just makes me sick to my stomach. I have a little girl that will turn five this week and I don't know how in the world someone would think about doing something like this to someone so helpless and little . I hope that they kill both the mother and the guy the same way they did her.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  141. Maria Curtis

    I just prayed with my 5 and 6 year old kids and as I kissed them good night my heart ached for Shaniya. Just imagining how scared she most have been makes me want to cry. I hope the angels in heaven are comforting her now.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  142. Marilyn, GA

    It is just sad. There are children being molested/abused everyday and people sweep it under the rugs. Relatives turn blind eyes and further victimize the child and give the predators more opportunities to further abuse children. It sickness me that a mother could purposely trade her child for sex.

    I hope that there is true justice in this case. Likewise, I pray that some day we creat laws to punish people who knew about the abuse and said nothing. I am sick of people being afraid of sticking their necks out there. They even have it now that you can report things anonymously. There is just now excuse.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm
  143. donna Nowak

    This is totally unacceptable. I'm so outr aged with this crap. All the li ttle ,beautiful kids, I can't even bring myself to say it , being killed at the hands of the family.I just don.t get it. Poor Shaniya, Haylee , Caylee I'ts just discussting.There is so many of this little kids , that are gone ,It's ashame . What in the hell is going on? It's so sad that all the killer has to do is shed a tear , and they get a slap on the hand,or just do their drugs,or get a sych. to say their insane and their on easy street.
    This needs to stop, it's sickening. Thank you Nancy for all you do , God bless.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm
  144. tamika diggs

    i feel so bad for the father of shaniya her mom is a scum how could ou allow someone to harm your own child. the mother looks like she was on drugs anyway and didn't need a child in her custudy i hope they hang her and the killer

    November 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm
  145. Melanie

    From my understanding they do not have any footage of them leaving the hotel, but they know some how that they did not spend more than an hour at the hotel. I'm curious as to how the mom was originally implicated in "human trafficking". What tipped investigators off to this? I sincerely hope that both of these sick individuals will soon be charged with felony murder and death sentence soon to follow.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm
  146. Samantha Toliver

    This story is tragic. I have a little girl of my own and I would never allow anything to happen to her. I would die for my child. How can people be so sick I? All I can say about the mother is God will deal with her when her time comes. As for Shaniyah all we can do now is pray for her soul to rest in peace and for the police to do her justice and find out who did this to her and how. Baby Shaniyah...your story will be heard!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:18 pm
  147. temika

    this is ridiculous. im in tears watchin this,im a single mother of three and how in the hell can someone even think of hurting there kids..i mean its sad and to think this little girl probably had a clue that something was wrong but had no idea what was about to happen and now she gone..i wish i could slap the hell out her momma and along with they're punishment they should be made to dress that poor baby in the funeral home and made to sit and watch her all night while they sit strapped in a heart goes out to the father...

    November 16, 2009 at 10:19 pm
  148. Atlanta

    This story has me so upset. I hope it is not true what is being said about the little girl's mother, because if it is, I hope she burns in hell. That beautiful little girl didn't deserve such a wretched mother. May she rest in peace and God help all of us.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:21 pm
  149. Tamika OKelly

    Nancy, is it me or is the father of this child a little off? If you had kept a child for five years without a mother's envolvement what would make you think that it would be safe for your daughter just because mom she said she kept a job for six months? How stupid can you be? He did not appear to be very upset by the abduction of his daughter and later murder. My whole interview would have to be bleeped out had my daughter's father sold her and had her murdered. I am very upset about this whole story. Maybe dad was tired of caring for the little one himself and was more than happy to turn her over to her drug abusing mother. how many children does this dad have and by how many mothers? Did dad even verify mom's story about the job and her living arrangements? would he not want to go see the home where he was leaving his daughter himself? I would without a doubt.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:26 pm
  150. Marlisha Mosley

    Hello Nancy how are you doing?Well I want to leave a comment on the case of little Shaniya Davis.First I want to say sorry for the father lost in keep Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ he will pull him out of this hurt in pain but what I really want to know is how did all this get started what kind of conversation did the Mother in this man had for her to hand her child to this man in when he went to that motel what was his intention with a 5 year old girl.I want to know did she do something to him for him to kill her.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:26 pm
  151. N McCabe

    This is terrible, so sad, I new from watching that video, this would be how this story ended. She looked so sad, scared, lost,and no shoes, I new, I prayed, and, Now, I'm sick, Sick to my stomach. How could a Mother do this??? And, how, how could anyone do that to a child, 5 years old!! How sick~~ Something needs to be done, this has to stop, we need to protect Our Children. ThIS little Girl did not deserve the fate she endured. I will forever be haunted by that video of Her face in the hotel lobby.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm
  152. Marcos McCathy

    Deeply sad,there's a grief that can't be spoken, thanks for be my voice to de nation.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm
  153. madmoma

    I would also like to know if they have video of them leaving. This woman (she does'nt have the right to be called a mother) should be hung. This is sick. I am the mom of 4, everyday I pray the Lord will keep my babies safe and healthy & that my babies will bury me not the other way around. Theres so much coming out latley about these women killing their childern, its just sick. My boys are my world. Something has to be done to save our childern. They did'nt ask to be brought into this world. Everyone of these sick animals should be put out of our world.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm
  154. Amanda Benston

    This is a horrible story! It is very heartbreaking how could anyone do something so disgusting to such a young child. Not only did her mother have a part in taking her life but she had a part in someone prematurely taking her innocence and for that she should rot in whatever jell cell they place her in! I hope she is forever haunted of the wrongdoings that she did to this innocent little girl!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:30 pm
  155. Marcos McCathy

    today deeply sad, there's a grief that can't be spoken, thanks for be my voice to the nation

    November 16, 2009 at 10:30 pm
  156. honey lee

    it makes me sick that her mom has life and now her little angel no wait she dont deserve to call her her daughter or angel she needs the chair its there anymore charges they can put on her so she dont get out

    November 16, 2009 at 10:31 pm
  157. Hang the mother

    I am very sorry to hear about Shaniya Davis, what a tragedy. I hope the mother gets the DP, along with any other people who may have been involved. What kind of mother sells out there own child? We live in a cruel and sick world. Rest in peace Shaniya, you did not deserve this.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:32 pm
  158. Kim Parks

    The two people in custody are demons. No child should suffer like that. I hope they get the death penalty. I am sure Shaniya is an angel in heaven.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  159. H Haynes

    I watch Nancy all the time. I know that she truly shares our sympathy for what this child endored.I live in town where she was found where we just held a candle light vigil for this angel.I work in a local conveince store where I have connected to many of our fellow residents. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her Father and other members of her family.May God bless you and keep you in his arms just as he has taken this precious child to be with him in heaven.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm
  160. Kimberly

    I hope that the person or persons who done this get the death penalty. My heart goes out for Shaniya she didn't deserve this. NO CHILD DESERVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:39 pm
  161. jazmine walker

    These indiividuals need to be brought to justice for there wrong doings. What kind of mother trades her child for sex now matter how old the girl is. It is disgusting and it makes me sick to know that we all share the same air as the people. The look on Mcneils face alone tells me that he also got some sick satisfaction out of his role in the whole sick twisted plot. It's extremely sad for the father Shaniya because he gave the piece of shit mother a chance to do the right thing and all it took was one month and her mother to sell the girl for prostitution. She should be ashamed of her self. That baby trusted you and you let her down. You deserve everything that comes your way.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:40 pm
  162. Stacey d.

    This just makes me sick! i feel so aweful for tha poor father!! they will all be in my prayers!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:40 pm
  163. c bowman

    i am just so sick of these types of stories. Came home at lunch time today after they had found her body and just sobbed. Have 8 grandchildren and this little girl looks very much like one of them. What can we do to help stop this horrible abuse of our children? Please, someone tell us. Obviously, we don't know what to watch for, what to report and will the police even listen or will we be considered a nuisance? We have to some how find a way to stop this horrible abuse and brutal deaths of our children. I can't even wrap my brain around how people, especially a mother can do this.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:40 pm
  164. MONA S.

    it doesnt matter who did this evil act. once they are found they are automatically defended and will come up with whatever excuse see fit, the law will let them get away with....these hidious crimes will keep happening until the punishment fits the crime. in which case it never does..eye for an eye..its in the bible, and i'm a believer. children are thee most precious gifts from hurt a child you are hurting GOD. i'm am heartbroken, devestated to think what this precious baby went through.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:41 pm
  165. t. stephens

    Not really hard to figure this one out..this Mcneil guy is guilty without a doubt...what other possible reason would this man be carrying a little girl only 5 yrs. old from her home to a hotel?? The surveillance video shows it he that crazy to think pleading "not guilty" will get him anywhere?? Very horrible.

    November 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm
  166. jazmine walker

    Yeah do they have the video of them leaving, and how long were they in the hotel? Did she leave with someone else? Are there cameras at all of the exits? What about the blanket that was covered in Shaniya's feces what came about that?

    November 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm
  167. Robyn Lamb

    this is another one of the saddest things i have heard, in this world today ! I think this woman should not be allowed to ever have the chance to ever have another child.! give her a hysterectomy, as many others should have the same. what is wrong with these people!! this should become mandatory in each & every state ! My prayers are not only with Shaniya, but all the beautiful children who are ever in really bad cross fires of really sick,sadistic, & clearly mentally incapable!!!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:44 pm
  168. Denise Duncan

    This is so heinous. All I've done is cry. I was so upset I called the Fayetteville police department and asked that they make sure these people get the death penalty and that they make sure that there is justice for Shaniya. I think the same thing happened to Haleigh Cummings by Misty Crosselin and I was sure that that is what happened here after I heard this story and how it unfolded. BUT I wish Nancy and the other shows would stop showing the video of her clinging on to the guy who eventually assaults and kills her. Never mind the innocent until proven guilty. I have eyes!! But you KNOW what happens after he takes her into the elevator. Please stop showing the video. It is just too disturbing. You've shown it 190 gazillion times!!!!! Also the mother's boyfried has to be involved. He took off with her in the car. Why was he let go? I feel so sick and so sorry for the father AND I know we're not supposed to know why these things happen but I HAVE to ask my Higher Power that I chose to call God..................WHY?

    November 16, 2009 at 10:52 pm
  169. Jay Jamieson

    Hi Nancy – my sister Sylvia e-mailed uou ear;ier asking about Casey (tot mom) and I wanted to know if you knew anymore about Haliegh cummins? I re-iterate my sisters feelgs about the law but what about i think you have dcf and they were looking into I know Shaniya"s homelife – did they not follow up properly- what"s the scoop. also wanted to know about (forgive my spelling) but the little boy Aja the one in braces?? Iwant you to know sylvia and i J(ay) are two widowed sisters living in Richmond, BC canada and we never miss your show – I know you have a sense of humour so I will add your show even comes before my hockey games. love your babies. I should add I lost my beloved daughter Lisa to a child molester – a so called friend of the family -a warning you caN GIVE TOO. LOL JAY

    November 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm
  170. ann wright

    What kind of person can kill a child? I know that people die everyday, but you will never think that it will be all of these young children. Now days, you learn to watch and not trust everyone, but it sad that you have to watch the ones that are in your own home. I remember when it was a shock to hear that someone was murdered, now when you hear that someone was murdered, especially a child, its a everyday thing. Thats what makes it so sad, people are getting use to hearing it

    Henderson, N.C..

    November 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm
  171. Deborah

    There is no reason for these two to breathe ever again! They forfeited that right when they destroyed this innocent child. I am amazed at the evil people who walk this earth. Our prisons are full, now is the time to clean house lawmakers! I won't vote for you if you're soft on crimes against children!

    November 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm
  172. Becky

    Thank you Nancy for being the voice for all the children, I love how you speak the truth. We need more people in our judicial system like you. As a mother and a grandmother, this story wrenched at my heart. I cried just knowing the demise of this child. The mother should not be allowed to have children. I just pray our justice system punishes her to the max ! As far as the man that kidnapped the five yr old ; I found it hard to believe that his lawyer would put in a plea of "not guilty" after the man has already admitted to taking the girl. No matter if the mother gave him the girl, he did not HAVE to take her. And its sickening to blame "being on drugs" as an excuse to do anything to a child. I feel both should get the death penalty .

    November 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm
  173. madeline

    The father was raising the little we see time and time again that the other parent cannot be trusted with a child,it's sad... but the way that i was raised in a household of pure hell......i made sure that my kids will NOT be living in a home like that,especially not trusting certain family members....

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

    I am totally disturbed by this story. I am truly heartbroken and my heart goes out to her family but not that Evil Mother. She needs the worse punishment possible. According the reports, it seems as this baby really suffered some horrible treatment. She was so beautiful. Something must be done about the attack on children. We used to have to worry about strangers hurting our babies but now we have to worry about the parents. I have chills. All people involved in this horrible crime need to be prosecuted and receive the death penalty immediately. This case should not be dragged out. The mother does not seem to even care. She is sick and that animal that hurt this baby is monster. We need harsher laws for people that are harming our children.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm
  175. Allyson

    Hi Nancy your the best keep up the great work,being a mother of 5 boys,two whom are twins. I dont understand the world we live in it seems like children dont even matter to these people. I couldnt imagine my live with out my children.4 of my sons are special needs and life can be over whelming at times but I feel that GOD must of really trusted me to give me such a blessing. I only wished everyone could feel that way. God Bless You Nancy and your family. Allyson

    November 16, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  176. Crimson Maze

    As a mother, you are on this Earth to Protect your child- I am truly sickened by this. My heart breaks for this child and so many like her. I wonder why she was not taken from her mother long ago...maybe this would not have happened.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  177. kathy

    i can not understand mothers today,, it's sick and a shame that the person this little girl trusted,her own mother could do this..i say charge her for muder ,ect. what ever it takes.. im angry ,this was an adorable little girl,,, to her father,, you thought you were doing what you felt was right,, to co-parent... my prayers are with you, and your daughter is at peace now...

    November 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm
  178. sheila

    i dont understand why the person who was last seen with little shaniiya has not been charged with her death , rather then kidnapping it seems that when he turned his self in he knew that she was dead because if she wasnt he would have brought her back when he turned his self in or at least would have told the police where she was or who he left her with ,if thats what he had done my prayers go out to that little angle God bless her

    November 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm
  179. Felicia

    I am so disgusted with the mom. Why didn't she sell her own body? She and the others involved need a good ass whooping, sorry.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:12 pm
  180. Nubien3

    Im soooo grieved by this. Thats all i can say right now. This really hurts.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm
  181. Sharon

    I am watching the Nancy Grace show and I am so full of hurt! What kind of person could give their little baby for sex??? And what kind of freakin monster would go along with it and have sex with a baby!!!!!!!!!
    I'm outraged I dont care what happens to the both of them.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm
  182. M Taylor

    Was the little girl's father in the Army and stationed at Ft Bragg in Fayetteville?

    November 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm
  183. D.Francois

    I'm Devastated!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm
  184. Mara

    This case is so sad. My heart goes out to this poor baby. How could a mother do this to her own child or any child? I couldn't help but notice the facial expression of this evil mom when the judge called Shaniya, Shanika yet she had no expression about the charges she's facing.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:18 pm
  185. deborah k harndon


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  186. suzanne kramer

    This is so troubling that it makes me cry. I just searched online for the states that have capital punishment, and am so glad North Carolina does. May the evil monster/animal who murdered this sweet child get a swift and speedy trial, then swift justice.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:19 pm
  187. edie cole

    wow i heard about this little 5 yr old girl how sad i cant believe any mother could do this to their child shes sick.i watch your show alot so i will keep you and your twins in my prayers thank god for you nancy. god bless your friend from oregon edie cole

    November 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm
  188. Jens L Luts

    I Live in NC and have been keeping up with this tragic story from the morning it happened. After doing some research through NCDOJ and colleagues, I have some questions that are bothering me. If they were reported on video at the hotel, did the Fayetteville police coordinate with the Sanford Police for a quicker response to the hotel. In regards to Clarence Coe claim to no knowledge of who Mario Mcneill is, I believe this is bogus. If you check the NCDOJ and both their records you will see that they did simultaneous sentences in the Cumberland county detention center.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  189. Michelle

    Oh my gosh! This is horrible!!!!! Look at this beautiful innocent baby!! How could her mother do this?? How can she live with herself? I hope that the person who killed her gets FRIED, and I hope her mom does too! She is just as responsible for her death as the person who did it. And did you see that Mcneill guy who kidnapped her? He had some evil smirk on his face, how could he smile about that? People have no soul, and our children are being taken from us every day! Poor baby!! I know she is Heaven with our Lord now. Rest in peace baby!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  190. deborah k harndon


    November 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm
  191. s. walton

    No Antionette, you DO NOT deserve to stand before the judge shaking like a leaf like you are afraid. Little Shaniya was probably also afraid while she was in the hotel room with that man.
    You do not deserve any mercy!
    If you were not going to take care of her you should have left her with her father.
    I hope you are locked up and they throw away the key.
    I hope you see what scared really is when you are locked uop with BIG BERTHA!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm
  192. Scott B

    It's stuff like this that makes me wish we still had public death penalty. The one thing those arab countries have going for them is their lack of tolerance for such things. (well, unless their govt is commiting the crime) Their punishments match the crime. We publicly torture this "mom" and let the public stone her, less of these crimes would happen.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm
  193. Lizabeth Krieg

    Didn't they have a video of anyone leaving the hotel room? They had one of the little girl going in.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm
  194. felicia louis

    It's such a tragedy to hear these stories and unfortunately there becoming more and more frequent. What can we do to protect our children. I really believe that even though these offender go to prison, its still in soon as the chance arise they will do it again. Something is not right! There needs to be even stiffer penalties were they will think before they do.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm
  195. ravien walker

    Sorry but what da hell is wrong wit these moms out here

    November 16, 2009 at 11:27 pm
  196. Kennifer

    This is beyond anything i can ever imagine. I am so tired of crying for these beautiful angels. I am angry, our tears cant help them. We need to come together as a country and put a stop to these senseless tragedies.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm


    November 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm
  198. rhonda jenkins

    GOOD GOD!!!! My mother and i have followed this tiny baby's disapearance since the first it aired..I'm outraged!! My heart is absolutely broken into peices over the outcome...This woman and every single animal involved needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law..and that will be too light....These are some sick,evilest of evil ,monterous excuses for human beings...they need to be put to death in the slowest and most horrendous conditions possible..How could someone do such an evil act on someone so innocent and pure? My heart is truely broken tonight..r.j.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm
  199. stephanie baker

    Nancy love your show one question they have a camera at the trailor park did they see when she left and with whom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She had to leave at some point in the day she did'nt just disappear.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm
  200. s smith

    I agree with previous post, this case has sickened me. I can not believe than any human with a soul could do this. There is no punishment that can fit this crime. These people are monsters. My prayers are with her father and family, may God give them some sort of peace. Nothing is more devestating than the loss of a child. Nothing.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm
  201. TJackson

    I cant stop feeling sorrow for Shaniya and her family. How could someone do something so horrible to a baby? I hope all who were involved in this tragic story receive the punishment they deserve. I can only pray that justice prevails and i cant bring myself to say may God have mercy on their souls because they dont deserve that. Well we know there is a beautiful new angel in heaven.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm
  202. Lady V

    I am sick to my stomach with the thought of what this beautiful little girl must have gone through. Clearly this lady shouldn't have had beautiful Shiniya in her custody. She isn't fit to be the mother of Shiniya or the baby she is now carrying. She exposed this poor baby to child prostitution; she doesn't deserve to be called a mother. My eyes well up with tears everytime I see the photo of this grown man carrying this child into a hotel room. This is just absolutely sick. It sounds like there is a history with Child Services and drugs; why on earth would the father take a chance and leave this baby in the hands of this beast? Shiniya and all others like her will remain in my prayers.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm
  203. J Klein

    I live here in Fayetteville and this horrible situation here. From the beginning you had to know the mother was guilty of something. What mother would not have gone to the press and begged for their child. I have three children of my own and I would have moved heaven and earth to get to them. The mother never once made a public appearance on behalf of her.My heart goes out to her dad. You can tell he loved and cared for her.
    I had a hard time trying to explain to my eight year old what happened to her. He wanted to know how could that man just walk in and take her off the couch. Even my eight year old knows that is not right. It really is just horrible that things happen to sweet innocent children.
    All we can do is pray for the family and swift justice is handed out to those involved.
    Ms. Grace your great love your show and wish you well with the twins.

    J. Klein

    November 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm
  204. T Camp

    This is a terrible trageday and my heart goes out to the father for trying to do the right thing. I saw the mother's first court apperance and she didn't have any emotion at all. It's like she doesn't even care. I think that the judicial system doesn't show any of them mercy and give everyone involved the harshest punishment possible. And the Department of Human Services should start being tougher on these parents so that all these children can stop coming up missing and ending up dead!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm
  205. KTucker

    My prayers to the Father of shaniya, but hope her mom and any other involved in this precious childs death only get what they deserve, and slowly with as much pain as can be given... This was no mother !! A mother is suppose to protect the children and love them, No one in that home should have children left with them and they all should be charged with her death... What is this world coming too, So Many children missing and harmed! Everytime I turn on the TV, A child is in danger, We need to guard our children at all times... Precious and Beautiful is Shaniya, and it breaks my heart to knpw what this baby went thru all because she had a sorry woman suppose to be her mom.. She was no mom ..

    November 16, 2009 at 11:34 pm
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  207. A. Lawrence

    Words cannot explain what has takened placed. The saying is , there's always two sides to an story, but when you are dealing with a child there's only one side. That is the side of the bastared or bastareds who did this. She will never be forgotten along with the other kids that have fallen to such evil crimes. My prayers goes out to the famliy and whom ever else that this has touched so deeeply. A way to look at this would be she is gone to a better place where she does not have to hear about this world that she was not asked to come. GOD BLESS, and hopefully he will have mercy on the souls of the guilty

    November 16, 2009 at 11:39 pm
  208. Ms Liz

    This is not a mother, she had no attachment to this child. ThisIs a soul-less addict. She has no emotions. I 'm in tears. This other thing had the nerve to be smiling when the judge was talking to him. I felt really bad when they aired the blanket news and the so called mothers changing story. I wonder why they have not arrested Misty Croslin with all her lies? If they would have arrested her, we would know where Heighle Cummings was. Why is Misty still walking around? They say she is not a suspect, but she is the last to see this baby .She lies, and she continues to walk free. The crime is that a baby is missing and this girl walks free, knowing she did nothing wrong. Because the police there suck, sorry police work.I'm just sick of this.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:40 pm
  209. tiawana

    i have two daughters myself if somebody did that to them i would die this is just so sad

    November 16, 2009 at 11:41 pm
  210. Wanda C.

    Watching the news every night, I shouldn't be shocked by this. But, I am. I don't understand how a mother could do what Shaniya's is accused of. The woman is evil, and once more the taxpayers will be forced to defend evil.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:42 pm
  211. Gina

    I dispise violence of any kind, but I would have no problems dealing some justice to both of those horrible individuals, special hell for those who do evil to a child..

    November 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm
  212. vtown

    Rest in peace lil Angel...I wish I was there to protect you...Mother needs the death penalty and the kidnapper like who else killed her...

    November 16, 2009 at 11:46 pm
  213. mario

    This is so heart breaking and it is devastating to think about how scared she must have been.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  214. LaDonnaJ

    This case is sickening! What kind of mother would do this to her child??? I say screw due process, this mom needs to be drug out into the street and SHOT!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  215. daryl

    I feel sorry for the father what he is going thru rt now my prayers go out to him but god will be with him thru all this I just hope the father gets his justice

    November 16, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  216. Mom in VA

    You know, I've never been one for vigilante justice, but I sure would like 10-15 minutes alone with that poor little angel's sorry excuse for a mother...
    Keep up all you do Nancy Grace! These things are so painful and sickening to hear, but maybe your tireless efforts will aide in getting laws strengthened and result in lowering the occurrence of such horrific incidents.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:51 pm
  217. Marsha

    the so called "mother' should be executed. She is worse than the sick trash that took her. What kind of human being could do this to their child or any child for that matter?! The kidnapper also should be executed...I believe he is her killer. I agree with Nancy...this sickens me..and the charges against the piece of trash who gave birth to Shaniya should be charged with Felony murder question.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm
  218. Samantha

    I would like to know the response time from the police department when notified by the hotel. I am from the area and it just does not make sense that a hotel a couple miles from the department slipped through the cracks. I just can't help but to think poor response time denied her a safe recovery.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm
  219. Rhita Nance

    Although all stories you cover are distressing, this has got to be the most disturbing case ever! Like you, I cried when I heard they found her. I think I will see this child in the arms of this devil for a long time!
    I just cannot comprehend this. May God give her wings upon her arrival in heaven.
    Thank you so much for listening to me for I can feel your pain too!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm
  220. deanna payne

    this makes me sick to my stomach .why do people have children they don't want i hope justice will come to this precious child.may she rest in peace and the mother rot in hell.WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO

    November 16, 2009 at 11:52 pm
  221. m mclean

    We hear about child prostitution and exploitation in exotic countries. How often is this happening here, where a baby is sold into such a hell. If there is not a special place in hell for people that exploit our babies, there should be and the torture should be SLOW.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:53 pm
  222. concerned

    Why would the dad allow his daughter to live in such an environment?
    She needed him to be the responsible parent.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:53 pm
  223. Michelle

    I live in Fayetteville NC, I have two little girls and just wonder how could a mother and the others involved do such things as they have done to a beautiful little girl. My heart goes out to the ones who really loved and cared for that beautiful little girl. This case makes me sick to my stomach. I really want to know why the Department of Child & Family Services left Shaniya in the home after a drug bust and when they were very familiar with the residence? I love Nancy Grace and I am so glad we have her to speak the voice for all these victims. This little girl is in my prayers!

    November 16, 2009 at 11:54 pm
  224. K Spolarich

    This story makes me SICK. To be quite honest, the death penalty for these two monsters is actually to good. Only because I hope they suffer more than Shaniya did. What I would love to do to them, the law would not allow. My prayers and tears go to little Shaniya and her father.
    Thank you Nancy for all the good you do. God bless you and your family.

    November 16, 2009 at 11:56 pm
  225. Ashley

    This story has made me just sick to my stomach.I have a five year old daughter and could neverimagine anything happening to her.I just hope that both the mother and the animal that did this to her,get the ultimate punishment.Just bless Little Shaynia

    November 16, 2009 at 11:58 pm
  226. rhonda jenkins

    I just have to post again befor i go to bed..I won't sleep heart is broken...I pray for this sweet sweet child..r.j.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:01 am
  227. tami

    why isn't social service being investigated and charged with neglect how many more children have to die? and social service has been involved they are not doing there job to protect children they protect the parents

    November 17, 2009 at 12:01 am
  228. Jade Rhoda

    We really need laws that will protect the children of the world from sexuall prediters. If only there is any reasonable doubt. but otherwise if DNA is found death with leathal injection with in 90 days and a picture of the child in front of his face, the child had no choice but see that last inhumain of face tortue on this earth thru her innocent eyes. Please send a message Nacey or please help make a law to protect our children that would put fear in future child molesters,kidnappers,killers etc

    November 17, 2009 at 12:01 am
  229. Robyn

    this is heartbreaking, one of the many questions I have is about the motel video. Where are the pictures of them leaving, was there anyone else who entered and what appeared to be her condition if, and when they left together?

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  231. Jade Rhoda

    need to proof read sorry was to upset when I pressed submit

    November 17, 2009 at 12:05 am
  232. wanda maxey

    we haven't heard anything about halie lately.could you please give a up date on her.thank you

    November 17, 2009 at 12:09 am
  233. brookelynn s.

    This is one of the most horrific situations EVER!! What is wrong with this world ?? How could you even as a mother fathom allowing someone to rape your 5 year old child. I live in SC nd this stuff is just getting closer nd closer!! I just don't understand what is going on in peoples minds. I am 25 and have a 7 and 3 year old and all the fire in hell couldn't hold me or my husband back from killing anyone that even attempted this with my children. I hope the mother gets what she deserves nd God will make sure of that as well as the trash that killed this beatiful little girl. She is most of God's most precious angels now and her suffering is over.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:10 am
  234. S. Jackson

    I read this morning the father didn't know the "mom" Antoinette Davis
    because, Shaniya was concieved in a one night stand. If that is so why on gods earth would he let her take Shaniya. This is horrible and a very upsetting story ; I will pray for that baby girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:11 am
  235. B.Collins

    Baby Shaniya will remains in my Prayer also. What is wrong with these people that are killing these beaufitul baby? Something has got to be done.How can a mother allow her 5 year old daugther be used as a sex r soppose to Love and Protect your children. we have seen this to many time this year. babies comeing up missing and being found dead. I was hopeing and praying that a happy ending would come for Shaniya. my prayers are with her father.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:15 am
  236. Luek

    Andrea Yates murdered 5 children and got off with a non-criminal temporary insanity plea and will be out and about with NO CRIMINAL RECORD! All this monster has to do is play the same temporary insanity card that Andrea established for all murdering moms and she too will walk after a couple of years. Just wait and see.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:16 am
  237. gladys stargell

    these people that are involved in the death of this little innocent child do not need a courtroom trial! Send them striaightI to the gas chamber! These are not human beings,they are demonic demons from the pits of hell! I pray that the childs fatherwill be able to go on in life with gods help, and the entire globe should all come together and pray for the protection of children everywhere from the hands of sexual predators ,molestors, and abusers.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:18 am
  238. Brandolyn Scott

    I am sick,sick, sick over this. WHY? This is the worst story yet!!!! My soul is shaken and there is nothing anyone can do. It's heart breaking. My heart goes out to Shaniya's family. As a mother I have the instinct to want to fix this and bring this little girl back safe and severely punish the so called "mother" and the childs rapist. I would hope that when it comes down to court they receive death. NOT LIFE IN PRISON. They do not deserve that mercy for what they did to an innocent 5-year old girl!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:18 am
  239. Anthony

    I am a resident of the Fayetteville NC area. Any story of this magnitude touches me, but even more so when it's right on your doorstep. I rember when the Amber alert first went you for Shaniya. Words cannot even begin to describe how utterly sicked I am to learn of the events in this case. Whats important now is one thing: Shaniya is out of harms way. I pray for her father Bradley Lockhart & family. I can't even begin to imagine their hurt. My words to them is to hold on to the fact that Shaniya was a little angel here on earth, and now she is an Angel with God in heaven! May we promptly find out the complete sequence of events so that we can bring closure & justice to this family. May God bless & help the HEARTLESS souls involved in this tragedy.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:20 am
  240. Florence Romero

    I don't understand how a mother can do this to a child. How can she live with herself. I wished the father didn't let his daughter see her mother. I will prayer for her and all the children that are abused. This really needs to stop, what is happening to the world, where is the heart of the mother.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:23 am
  241. mrs.good

    its horrible. Cant stop crying. To see that baby in her last moments holding a man leading her to her death and not knowing. I hope that those involved suffer. especially the mother! ill be praying for you babygirl

    November 17, 2009 at 12:23 am
  242. Kathie

    This just makes my heart hurt for this little girl. How could any mother do this to her child? I'm heartbroken thinking what her last few hours of life must have been like, betrayed by the very person who should have protected, nurtured, and cherished her.

    I hope that if the mother is found to be culpable in this horror she is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. These senseless, horrible killings of children by their parents has to stop. Even most animals protect their young.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:24 am
  243. kelly kelly

    Is it possible after watching the video of Mario McNeill, It almost looks like he is carrying her to someone, Is it possible that someone was up in the room and he was taking her to him, have they checked to see who rented the room??

    November 17, 2009 at 12:24 am
  244. rj

    How? How could you, this is terrible. What a beautiful little girl...

    November 17, 2009 at 12:24 am
  245. Tina Ricca

    I would like to know if that is the reason why the guy had her at the hotel room, is to have se with her? When a child dies or is harm as it hits close to home. Im a mother of 2 and a aunt of 5. I also hate that i have bi-polar disorder as an excuse. Im living with bi-polar, ptd, and poder-line personality disorder. I always put my kids irst, and will NEVER do nothing to them. So fo people to use that as an excuse, wake-up and smell the roses. Remeber that kids are our future. Thank-you. And by the way, Im also a young mother of 25 with a terrible 2 girl, and a cllic 4 month old son.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:26 am
  246. sharon

    I was hoping to hear that Shaniya was alive. I got physically ill when I saw that they had found a child. I really hope that there is a special place in hell for that mother and everyone else that was involved. They need to let them loose in the general population in jail and let all those inmates have at them. My heart goes out to Shaniya's father.
    That woman doesn't deserve to be called a mother!!!!!
    This whole thing is just beyond horrible!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:34 am
  247. A Mother

    How could this shell of an animal do something like this, I won't call her woman cause a real woman would not do this. I have two beautiful children, a girl and a boy and I will kill if someone hurts them, and this disgrace for a horboror for an embryo does the unthinkable. I know this is quite commen in other countries and even here in the America, but the men who participate in the act should be castrated!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:37 am
  248. Quaneidra Williams

    how sick do you have to be to put your own child through that. This is so sad I cant get over this I have a little girl of my own and I couldnt dream of ever doin anythin like that. I pray that Shaniya's father does not blame hisself for letting his little angel go to her mother it is not his fault. That women is sick and deserves to get everything that they give her and more

    November 17, 2009 at 12:37 am
  249. Arlene

    Hello Nancy,
    I am so disturbed about the outcome, of little Shaniya Davis. I have been following the case for the last week on your show and I am so devastated. I had this strong hope that the possibility of her being alive and well was still there. Sadly, that was not the case. When I did not see or hear in the media about her mother in regards to her disappearance, I became very suspicious. Naturally a mother who has birth a child for 9 months and has a maturnal bond with that child would be the first to address the situation. When I found out that this little girl's mother is involved with this cruel tradgedy, I cried such bitter tears, tears of disbelief that a "mother" would really subject their child to such horror. There is absolutely no excuse for what this woman has done. I pray with all my soul that the justice system does not fail this beautiful angel one bit. This nightmare keeps on replaying in my mind, over and over again what those last few minutes of Shaniya'a life was like. I am deeply affected by this case. Being a mother of three extremely beautiful children I cannot even fathom this sort of thing happening to my babies. To me life would not be worth living, for they are the air I breath. Please I beg you to find justice for this child, her family and all the other little Shaniya out there. May God always bless you and your family Nancy.
    Your Friend

    November 17, 2009 at 12:41 am
  250. Cortney

    There is truely no just punishment for this mother and the man (or others) involved in this sick crime! My thoughts and prayers go out to Shaniya, her father and his family. May she rest in peace!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:43 am
  251. Merry Hicks

    These two devils as well as Casey Anthony have no heart/empathy for any one, including themselves. It`s not just shame on them, it`s shame on the prison systems for "protecting" Casey while awaiting trial for clearly murdering her own daughter. Who are they protecting her from?...The outside should be the only people protected FROM PEOPLE LIKE THEM. BUILD A PRISON FOR CHILD MURDERERS, SEX OFFENDERS and RAPISTS; keep them the 1st conviction...keep it high-level security...theyll eventually start killing eachother off. I believe these people are THE WORST CRIMINALS WE`LL EVER FACE ON EARTH.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:44 am
  252. Rhonda

    This story is so sad and shocking and tragic, that it is hard to find the words to speak of it.........

    Shaniya, you are in our thoughts and in our hearts and prayers.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:52 am
  253. pat Doane

    nancy, i feel so terrible about that little girl, you know that chimp that attacked its owner and they shot it, well these two are nothing more than animals and should be treated like that and taken care of immediately. its just beyond my imagination what our justice system gives to these criminals, they should be disposed of because there is no treating them and they keep letting them go with light sentences, instead of keeping them under lock and key forever.
    the plight of our children are increasingly getting worse and no one is doing anything about it. WHERE IS THE JUSTIC?

    November 17, 2009 at 12:52 am
  254. Nicole Piskor

    I'm so sorry for what happened to little Shaniya. I couldn't stop thinking about her today, since my good friend told me about this story. My heart goes out to her father and other loved ones. What is wrong with this" So called mother" and her heartless and souless actions. There is way to much child abuse going on these days and putting them in jail just isn't cutting it. Something more needs to happen to these sick twisted beasts. We have to change our laws and our "justice system" because the victims definately are not recieving justice. It is so sad, this world we're living in, when criminals have more rights than the victims. I will pray for your little Angel Shaniya and may God Bless her.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:57 am
  255. Rhonda Maurry

    I think this is so very sad people don't treasure their kids I myself lost my daughter at the age of three because of a drunk driver I would have done anything to have her back and these peopleif you can even call them that just keep killing their babies so broken hearted.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:59 am
  256. jen

    The question keeps burning in my mind is where is the footage of the little girl LEAVING the hotel or the man. They had to exit the same way I am sure. Also, I feel certain the child was violated in the house or the child was stricken w/ panic concerning the known abuse she might be anticipating due to the feces covered blanket and back porch. The child "looks" to of been cleaned up in the hotel pics but nothing is certain other than this whole situation is a the brutality of ripping the innocence of that little girl. May she and her family find peace.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:04 am
  257. Lisa

    Does NC have the DP? If so I believe this woman(term used lightly) should receive it. I would love to put the needle in her arm. How as a "Mother" do you sell your child to the highest bidder. This person is worthless. I feel so bad for the father. He thought he was doing the right by letting the child see her mother. Sometimes a child doesn't need a mother especially one like this one. I hope to meet you in heaven one day Shaniya. Be an angel for you daddy and help him get over this. And hope the father feels not guilt, It wasn't his fault. The mother is the sick sadistic b****h.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:10 am
  258. D Osborn

    Has anyone else noticed...if you start with Caylee Anthony, then Haliegh Cummings, Somer Thompson and now Shaniya...looking at a Florida Map...then into NC its a straight line right up the this just a coincidence? Has anyone looked at a serial killer or killers?

    November 17, 2009 at 1:10 am
  259. Sally Viada

    I don't understand why they had to kill her.????? Am so sick of this happening to our children. My heart hurts.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:12 am
  260. kelly

    My love and prayers go out to Mr. Lockerby during this difficult time. I can not imagine any worse pain than the loss of a child by some cruel, cold-hearted monster like Shaniya's mother and the horrible animal that did this to her. I hope that everyone involved in this gets the death penalty. I only live about 40 miles from where she was found so I feel like I have lost a member of my family. I have prayed day and night since I heard she was missing. You were a beautiful angel on Earth and now you're an angel in Heaven, Shaniya. Look down on your daddy and give him the strength and courage to carry on each day.
    Nancy, your babies are simply GORGEOUS!!! The reason that God chose to bless you with Lucy and John David is simply this: You have always been such a blessing to victims of all ages but especially those that can not fend off evil- our precious, innocent children. I can't think of any other reason than that. Thank you so much for all that you do to try to make the world a better and safer place for our children. Not just the small ones but the big ones, too. God bless you and your amazing family and keep watch over all of our children.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:17 am
  261. Lola

    her mother deserves the death penalty!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:23 am
  262. BeThatOne

    Nancy Grace you are so beautiful. Inside and out. When I saw the headlines on the internet this evening about 6:30 p.m. pacific time about the 5 year old who was missing, before I could finish reading tears started rolling down my eyes then I read that they have found her little body. Why didn't someone just let her live? I'm very upset as to the things that's these people are doing to children in general. Once caught these people should never be released. I feel for Shaniya's father, his beautiful little girl that he took good care of is now gone. He's a good father that was trying to do right by mother and by his daughter. On a brighter side of this whole ordeal...No one can hurt or do harm to Shaniya Davis anymore! I pray for the victims as well as for the people who caused her death, "May God above bless us and heip us," Amen.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:24 am
  263. Gina

    Very SICK,hope they get the death penalty!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:28 am
  264. K. Reid

    It is, when the story first broke the first day, I thought, what??? Right here in my hometown. Something like this...too close...happening here....I followed the story all week, and I cried when the news hit that searchers had found her body.I attended the candle light vigil that we had for her here...Even though many of us did not know her, she touched our hearts. She had a deep impact on mine. She was like one of our own, in this small community. My heart and prayers go out to her family. Little Shaniyah, your an angel now, back where you belong, away from this cruel, dark world, where no more harm can done...R.I.P. Baby Girl

    November 17, 2009 at 1:34 am
  265. Toya H.

    My heart definitely goes out to Shaniya, and my Prayers n my thoughts are with her. I've been following this story ever since the beginning, and with being a mother myself it pains my heart to even send my daughter off to daycare school or even by her grandparents to stay the night because that bond that she and I have is just unexplainable. Children are a Blessing from God and we as parents are supposed to love them, teach them right from wrong, and do our best to shelter them from harm. What happened to this precious child should've never been, and I really hope that whom ever had anything to do with what happened to her be brought to justice at the highest level it could possibly go. I had been hoping and Praying that Shaniya would be found alive and well, but now I know that she's an angel in Heaven she's no longer in danger and she can finally rest in peace like the true angel she always was.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:40 am
  266. D. Beebe

    This is very sad that it happen, I was hoping they would find her live, but I see they didn't. I lve in North Carolina and there are to many kids out here that are going missing. This needs to stop and the parents need to education there kids on this.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:48 am
  267. Tammy

    Nancy, this makes me sick that a mother would give her child away for something this horendous...I have three children and I was worried everyday what could happen to them when I was not around...never in 23 yrs did I ever think of harming them or getting rid of them..It is unthinkable to me that a mother would do something like this...I don't care about this woman's past or why she is this way...there is no excuse for this behavior...God gave her this baby girl to protect and take care of and to do this there is no reason...Please make sure this women goes away for a long long time and never becomes a mother to another child again....

    November 17, 2009 at 2:05 am
  268. Marie

    I am a soldier here at Fort Bragg and I can tell you that all weekend it was very cold and rainy and it breaks my heart to know that baby's body was laying out there cold and naked with just a t shirt and panties. That so called mother should have a one way ticket to the electric chair! Children come into this world and all they know is their mother is there to protect them how could she sell her baby to monsters!! There should be a special place in hell for these vile people and I hope they never see the light of day until they get there!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:08 am
  269. agnes cotton

    The judge on your video clip called the little girl "Shanika"..are you sure her name is Shaniya?

    November 17, 2009 at 2:10 am
  270. Tonya G.

    Outrageous but I knew this was going to end badly. The fact that this case revolves around drugs, multiple persons in and out of the household and the feces on the discarded blanket made me immediately think the child was dead and died in the home. Her body shut down, hence the feces. Internal trauma would explain it. My first thought was she was beaten, now knowing this, its deeply saddening and disturbing. She probably died around 3am and it took them a couple hours to discard the body and come up with a story. Prayers are with those who loved her.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:16 am
  271. Mary Walker

    I am beside myself with grief for Shaniya and her father. How will he ever recover from this? I have these questions for Nancy to follow up on tomorrow nites show. If her blanket was found at the residence with feces and the front porch was covered with it also, was she raped at home first? If so, can that bring more charges on this monster Antionette? And there had to be video of them leaving the hotel, was Shaniya alive, was she crying, was she with Mcneil? I will forever remember this precious little girl. My prayers are with her family.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:21 am
  272. Lareice Jones

    Hi Nancy,
    I know I should be sleep at the time. I just can't, I keep thinking about about Shaniya and what she must have gone through, and the pain her father must be in to have just let her go a month earlier. I have my two daughters lying next to me in the bed, I can't stop weeping for Shaniya and thinking what would I do if anything like that ever happened to my two lil girls ages 3 and 2. I am traumatized right now. My husband is in Iraq and I wish he could be here for us but he has to do what he has to do. The thing that bothers me is how she threw her daughter away, she reported her missing around the time she was spotted at hotel. It was all premeditated, she knew she was not coming back. What was lil Shaniya thinking? Did she cry for daddy? The woman is going to burn in hell. God says any man that makes a child stumble might as well put a millstone around their neck and jump to the bottom of the ocean. God will have no mercy. God bless you Shaniya, RIP forever.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:22 am
  273. Sharon

    Has it ever been thought about that the fact of how many sex offenders there are out there. It seems like an all out war on children!
    It makes me sick.
    How can we stop it when the sex offenders live in numbers of 100 in 2 mile radius's.
    It is a sad, sad world these days!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:22 am
  274. Nancy

    Dear God in Heaven.......what is going on in our world? What is wrong with not only the strangers who are kidnapping, raping and murdering children, but with the mothers and fathers who are killing their OWN children or selling them into prostitution like this woman did? What is happening to the in-born instinct to protect and nurture our children? Everytime you turn around another child has been kidnapped and murdered......why, why, why? This kind of pure evil against innocent children is almost too much to take in.

    Poor, poor baby......I am so sorry that you had to suffer something so horrible. Dear Jesus, hold her in your loving arms and let her rest now.

    ~"When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly."~

    Shaniya is now flying with the angels....sweet baby.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:23 am
  275. ashley davis

    I just started watching Nancy Grace and I am glad I did!! I love children I just don't understand how someone could be so cruel.her mother looked liked she had no remorse. You will truely be missed Shaniya

    November 17, 2009 at 2:25 am
  276. TS

    I have been crying all evening since I heard the news. I hope that people will be more aware and cautious of who they expose their children to. I hope that single people will be careful of who they decide to get involved with. It is so important to consider who the person is and their character because one night of pleasure could result in having a child and exposing them to a horrible life and something so tragic like this. She was such a precious gift and to hear that someone could be so cruel and harm an innocent child and then just throw her in a ditch. What a very sad ending.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:28 am
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  278. Andrea

    I have never seen Nancy Grace so emotional before-what Shaniya's mother did to her was horrible. Who sells their child into prostitution??? She was 5 years old. Honestly if this woman needed money so bad then why didn't she herself find a pimp and earn some money??? And she is carrying another child right now...if she couldn't afford Shaniya then why did she open her legs and make another one??? Her daughters life was taken and she won't be coming back!!! They have video footage of Shaniya and man in a hotel...what is going to happen to that man??

    November 17, 2009 at 2:38 am
  279. starraider1999

    that SOB! has a dam smile in his mug shot,wish a cop would go physco and put a bullet in both their heads!no trials just get rid of scum like that!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:43 am
  280. James Ash

    Since when were you appointed judgeship? We only know the girl is dead, yet, you have already determined the mother is guilty and the child was murdered without a trial. Give time for a case file to be made and a little evidence to show before you begin puttin your assumptions on live TV. Condolensces to the family of this young child. This is a horrible tragedy. I hope WHOEVER is guilty is convicted. But innocent until proven guilty PLEASE REMEMBER THAT!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:43 am
  281. ladyj082

    Charelene, I have been wondering the same thing! I am sitting on the edge of my seat wondering when Nancy is going to say it! The police is not telling the entire story.. They have got to have seen her come out or a person with a huge bag or something... Are did they go out the window? I am just so upset people could do this. I am in school with plans to be an attorney. no way I could ever defend someone that does this to children!!! May God Bless This Family!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:48 am
  282. marcie

    what has happen human compassion? is there no family values any more. is the world just moving to fast that no one can keep up their morals and the general purpose of what life is really about. these are children which all they require is love. what is it going to get these people to get back on track

    November 17, 2009 at 2:50 am
  283. Christine

    I watch your show almost daily. I can't believe that we live in a world where this can happen! I have a 5 yr old. I could not imagine selling her off to the highest bidder. And for what reason? The people out there who would want a 5 yr old sex slave need to be caught and put to death. All of these sick people- these so-called sex offenders need a stiffer penalty for what they do. They ruin lives and damage others irreversibly. Why do we not punish these people with death? The peoples' lives they have damaged will never be the same. Why are they allowed to go free ever? Do we want these antisocial, demented freaks living amongst us? Anyone who could rape or murder a child or anyone for that matter should pay with their life no ifs, ands or buts. Trust me, a lot less of this would be going on in this country today if these crimes meant you would lose your life instead of 3 squares and a cot until you're paroled.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:51 am
  284. Tonya

    I honestly believe that all adults that were involved in this child's life are accountable... mom, dad, grandparents, his that is because because the grandmother on the mother's side appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence drugs. As for the father, he stated that he had this child for "several years." Well tell me this, how many years constitute several? She was only 5 years old! Several is more than 5 isn't it?
    One thing I do know is... when a dad cares about his child, he does whatever is possible to get them out of an unstable situation. The mother was an inappropriate parent and I'm quite sure this was obvious long before now. Therefore, someone could have and should have stepped in... the dad, his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, social services whoever.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:54 am
  285. Sonia Burnette

    Nancy, I live not to far away in Durham, NC. I have a little girl Shaniya's age and I can't quit crying and rocking my baby. I wish people would stop calling her Shaniya's mother, she is a beast, a monster, the devil in the flesh. She doesn't deserve another breath. Her and that man need the death penalty, as soon as possible. If death is not served to them, then no one should be on death row.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:06 am
  286. bruce johnson

    please dont let these people get away with this do your job and throw the book at those two people this story makes me very upset

    November 17, 2009 at 3:11 am
  287. kani

    This whole story is so archaic, so close to me, and it just breaks my heart. WHY did the father let go of Shaniya?
    I was born in Okinawa, a half breed, and, in 1954, my grandmother was coming to sell me as a child prostitute. My mother gave me to a serviceman and pleaded with him to take me to the States. My life is blessed.
    More recently, my daughter, who has a bipolar disorder, "gave" my granddaughter to a "friend" who didn't want her. Thank God she didn't sell her as a child prostitute, or give her to someone who would hurt her before I could gain custody of her.
    This whole story is getting too close to home, and we should be more civilized than this. How can this be happening, but more importantly, how can WE stop this activity. Mothers are being protected too much by law and I think we need to take the blinders off and see when a mother is not acting in the best interests of her child(ren). We need to recognize when mothers aren't attached to their child, and be more aware of the situation.
    God bless little Shaniya's soul.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:17 am
  288. R. Stowe

    I am sickened by the horrific murder of Shaniya Davis at the disposal of the scum biological so-called mother she was recently placed with away from and by her Dad. That brings forth a very serious question I have regarding the Dad in this case and why, after three years of raising Shaniya, he would place her in undesirable circumstances and not "Protect" her. Please don't say, the mother had a right to this child when, if properly monitored and checked out, there were obvious red flags in this situation, whether it be the nasty conditions in the dwelling in which she was being placed, the distant relationship she must have had with the biological monster mom – because there was definitely no bond here, etc. Did this child ever have a chance? Was she not wanted in the Dad's home anymore due to a new wife, new family, etc? You seem so sympathetic towards the Dad, and, yes, I too feel compansion, but I am disturbed that there was no reasonible care taken to monitor Shaniya's wellbeing. Please don't let him slide by with "Well, the monster mother deserved a chance to raise her" – Where was she before?? – And, don't use distance as an excuse to not monitor the conditions in which she was being kept! Irresponsible, Irresponsible, Irresponsible!! And, guess who paid the price for the adult negligence to protect her – Precious Baby Shaniya, who was due the very basics in life, ie. food, clothing and a safe shelter in which to live. She was just a baby. I pray.. I pray... the Killer and the biological monster mother will get the Death Penalty and that justice will be served quickly. I cannot, nor would I want to, imagine the terror this precious Child, A Precious Gift from God, experienced y in the last six days. I will pray for peace and healing for those family members and friends who knew and loved this little girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:21 am
  289. keri wages

    I was wondering why the video of them leaving wasnt out! surely they have one. They said the videos were of the hall ways if thats true then they know more than they are telling of coarse!

    November 17, 2009 at 3:22 am
  290. Zenobia

    I can neither fathom or wrap my mind around such a tragic situation.
    We have another child or children mutilated and violated nearly every day. When mothers are involved, I am doubly puzzled. As a mother and grandmother myself, I shudder at the type of people who are creating children these days.
    This precious baby is beyond pain now. I wept because where she should have had Santa Claus dreams, someone instead delivered rape and murder to her little body. My tears will stop and I want to watch the court case. I hope that whomever is responsible never sees
    the light of day again. I am usually against the death penalty, but hey, I changed my mind.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:22 am
  291. jaaz

    i wept tonite as i watch Nancy's show. My heart is breaking and i wonder to as Nancy pointed do u get those images out of ur head. I know i will have a hard time sleeping tonite with images of children who are helpless and abused at this very moment...its almost overwhelming and i ask myself what can i do to help all these children but its so much of this going on i just don't know how to help. I worry about my daughter and my grandchildren and want to just follow them around to make sure nothing happens to them...the monsters come in all forms...seems like women and horrendous crimes committed with their men are on the rise....the laws need to change....i feel for the father who thought he was doing the right thing by involving the mother in the raising of the child, but couldn't he see this woman was not prayers and thoughts and hopes go out to all the children of the world....and the families of lost children...our government needs to invest more money into protecting our children from these sex crazies. We need a war on these offenders who are as bad as so called terrorist...well thats just my 2 cents...and i welcome all suggestions of how i can help protect our children....more then what we already are trying to do...i say lock these sex creeps up and throw away the key or better yet send them to their own island where they can't escape and let them fend for themselves and kill each other etc and save the taxpayers $.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:23 am
  292. Lucille Harris

    I hope the mother and the killers get the book throwed at them. I will keep the father in my prayers.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:31 am
  293. traci berry

    its acts against chidren that hurt the most and take me to a place where I could see my self pull the switch. All involved in the abuse and murder of this baby don't deserve air.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:32 am
  294. Adriamarie

    One of the worst cases I've seen & heard. And the smug look on Mr. McNeill makes me sick to my stomach. 5 yrs old, she was a baby- A Gosh darn Baby-WHY?? I have a G.daughter that is 3 yrs old and when I found out Lil' Shainya being found I called my G.daughter and cried.
    My G.daughter asks "Nanna, why are you crying?"- I said " cause I Love You so much, and G.daughter says "Oh Nanna, I love you too.

    What is going on with all our littlest children disappearing? Just awful.
    Nothing and I mean nothing should ever be a choice of Your Own Child.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:36 am
  295. Joycelyn from Raleigh,NC

    My heart goes out to the family of this beautiful, little girl. God only knows why these type of things happen. We will never understand. And I will pray for the family and the souls of those responsible.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:47 am
  296. Candy Hurst

    I prayed this child would be found alive, now I pray these 2 monsters pay the ultimate price for her death! No punishment will be good enough as far as I^m concerned! Candy

    November 17, 2009 at 3:55 am
  297. Ikelia Bass

    This story is just devastating and heartbreaking. I truly hope that the mother and the ex-boyfriend get the punishment they deserve here on earth, but the greatest punishment is yet to come from,GOD.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:06 am
  298. Irene B

    This is such a horrible tragedy. It is so unaimaginable for me, as amother or human, to even think about doing this to a child. I can only imagine the pain the father is feeling. I hope all aprties involved in this tragedy are brought to justice swiftly. may God comfort the heart of her father.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:07 am
  299. kim

    no she does not, she needs to be tortured to death in a horrible cruel way. things like this make me wish i was in control of this God forsaken country and our totally screwed up justice system who has no intention of fighting for the innocent, especially the small chilren who are dying at the hands of the wicked!! day after day they just let them go, put them in a jail cell for the working class to take care of..they need someone in charge like me who wont blink an eye to torture the wicked that do things of this nature to small just makes me sick.especially when her own mother is behind it, but nothing suprises me now. look at what happend to little Caylee, her mom is living big behind bars..sick b**** !!!! just sick how the justice system lets them get off but what about the little innocent children who cannot defend themselves from the adults? its really sad how the world just sits back and allows these things to happen..if ppl would be more supportive and have a damn heart b4 it gets to this extent the world might change alittle...the truth is ppl are selfish and just dont give a damn until somthing of this nature happens and then they care!!! they are not worried about these innocent children until they are raped and murdered..its just sick..MAINLY OUR DHR SYSTEM!!!!! is one of the main ones..they are so damn lazy and dont want to do their jobs!!!! they say they investigate things but they really dont..they r there 4 a paycheck and thats all...this should never have happend because the little girl should never have been placed with the mother...obviously she had issues from her past, im guessing drugs played a major role !!!! so why in the hell did the dad give her back? if she didnt want her in the beginning, she damn sure didnt deserve her now!!!!! Now this beautiful lil angel, may she rest in peace is with the LORD and her mother will answer for this one day!!!!! It just pisses me off that this happend because this could have been prevented!!!!!! too many children coming up missing and turning up dead!!!!! the justice system and dhr need to get off their lazy asses and do their jobs, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO B TO PROTECT AND SERVE, NOT PROTECT THE ONES WHO COMMIT THE CRIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REST IN PEACE BABY SHANYIA, I NO UR IN A BETTER PLACE THAN THIS SCREWED UP WORLD... :(

    November 17, 2009 at 4:11 am
  300. California Mom

    Nancy interviewed Shaniya's older half-sister tonight. There was something "off" about that child. She was smiling, like it was just another day or like she was just psyched to be on tv. Plus, why would anyone with guardianship over her allow her to just run her mouth the way she did when police are still holding back information in the investigation so they can find out what actually happened to Shaniya?

    Stranger still was seeing video footage of Shaniya's dad. I can't imagine how or why he and that 25 year old mess of a mom (20 when she had Shaniya) even got together. He seems pretty upstanding; lives in a nice home. Ms. Davis is in a mobile home park, doing drigs (even the half-sister alluded that was common knowledge).

    Another thing....why did Shaniya have her mom's last name and not her dad's (Lockhart)? Who had LEGAL custody? And why?

    Something is very, very wrong here.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:16 am
  301. Tamara Montanez

    It broke my heart to watch tonight in your show, about the little girl
    Shaniya. How can a mother be so horrible. An angel, a 5 year old angel. What is this world coming to. Many horrible things are happening. This is the worst of all. This beast of a woman, should be put in the electric chair..

    November 17, 2009 at 4:19 am
  302. Jon Smithers

    Stories like this make me think the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. What next......

    November 17, 2009 at 4:27 am
  303. MIA W.


    November 17, 2009 at 4:29 am
  304. genea

    My heart hurts, just imagine if that was your little girl or boy. How can u do something like that to a small adorable child. Everybody out there that sells little girls and boys need to be punish, you are sick. Small 5yr old girl sick sick. R.I.P Shaniya no more pain god taking care of u now!!

    November 17, 2009 at 4:40 am
  305. Christine

    From what I understand, Shaniya's father was the custodial parent up until about one month ago. Then she went to stay with her so-called "mother". I also understand that the father was reluctant to let Shaniya stay with this monster, yet he did. My question is, how oftern was he checking in on her? Did he see her daily? Call her daily? And if so, didn't he have some inkling that Shaniya should not be there???

    November 17, 2009 at 4:47 am
  306. T

    another bad ending! What the hell is wrong with this woman for doing this to her owne child!!! She could have just given Shaniya back to her dad. My heart goes out to him and his family.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:56 am
  307. greg zaccagnino

    Dear Nancy Im a proude father of 4 son's and it sicken's me to know
    that a mother could be this cruel. I beleive the two evil's that have already been arrested should be charged with the death of shaniya
    and any others regardless of who did what ,anyone involved in this poor innocent girl's death should be charged to the max .letting the public know we will no longer tolerate these type of acts upon our children. over the year's the law has been way to leanyent on these
    types of crime's, And it,s time the children have the there say.
    I thank you for your time keep up the greatness that you do well.
    Are prayer,s are with shaniya davis!

    November 17, 2009 at 4:58 am
  308. Bob M

    I often try to imagine how events take place. In this case I am trying to imagine how the conversation went that led to a child being sold/bought. I have known some dark people in my life, but how does one person approach another with the proposal to buy a child. First if someone made such a proposal to me, I would be highly offended that they would think I would agree. You would have to run with some true human debris to be able to offer up a child for sex and not expect to be reported to the police.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:02 am
  309. William

    Keep looking for that justice Nancy. Remember if you can't make it, then fake it. FRIEND

    November 17, 2009 at 5:07 am
  310. Baltimorebabe

    I hope they throw the book at that mother and the men who killed her.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:08 am
  311. laura

    nancy i too am very very sadden.just the replay of this (word) carriing her...(tears cont. to form in my eyes, my heart flutters) shaniya davis like this wave of sick twisted,mentaly unstable parents. nancy mothers.. did u hear me mothers... what is happening when.. we fighting race, sexuality choices,who can and cant marry.stems,nasa.but we cant protect these priceless little angels. grandparents we are in an epedimic of strange and adnormal youth. get into these angels lives. teach them what many dont follow. stay out of grown pep faces. he/she not uncle/ only go and do this.. and if anyone even mom or dad say its ok! you tell us.. beautifull just beautifull child.. god bless dad n family laura paterson,nj

    November 17, 2009 at 5:08 am
  312. Lisa

    Another sad thing about this case is that when the judge addressed the mother in court today – he said ‘Shanika’ instead of ‘Shaniya’ and the mother didn’t even correct him – they couldn’t even get her name right..

    I can’t stop thinking about what the guy may have done to her in the hotel room and how she spent her last moments… and her little hand on the guy’s shoulder in front of the elevator… she had no idea what was coming…

    I watch Nancy all of the time, but this case is the first one that has made me cry all night long. I just can't watch anymore of these cases. Sorry Nancy, but I need a break from all of this misery.. I can't even sleep. (I'm a mom to 19mos twins and I would die before giving up either one.)

    November 17, 2009 at 5:09 am
  313. greg zaccagnino

    I only know you threw the media, That has posted your innocent smile
    upon the screen.It come's to great sadness and tear's to know ,you
    left this world threw evil thing's.
    And now your up in heaven, looking down upon what;s done.We hope that you will spread your wing,s and with god ,true justice shall be won............................In memory of SHANIYA DAVIS.................R.I.P

    By Greg Zaccagnino

    November 17, 2009 at 6:00 am
  314. NIKIV

    This is horrible news, I am so sad how any bady can do this to a little 5 years old ?
    I believe that Police can find out by the survelliance video of the Hotel if Mc Niel exited the Hotel alone or with the girl. If he exited with the girl he may be the killer but if he drop the girl to someone else at the Hotel, who was that "SOMEONE ELSE" ?

    Also any one know why they have to exhumed the body, did she was berry ? Or I am mistaking the term ?


    November 17, 2009 at 6:41 am
  315. j.taylor

    Shaniya Davis safe tonight in the arms of the Lord. What monster does this? There should be mandatory sterilization for those who hurt little innocent children. God have mercy on their soul.

    November 17, 2009 at 6:57 am
  316. amanda stonestreet

    shaniya's family my prayers are with you ...if dss had been to the home tell me why the father didn't know about that and if he did why let her stay with the mother and why didn't dss take her kids after having to go to the home several times...

    November 17, 2009 at 7:12 am
  317. dan

    The mother should be executed along with whoever killed this little girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:13 am
  318. Mary Joan Mueller

    To answer C. Bennett's question;it very easy,women think getting pregnant is a 'rite of passage' not a responsibility. So after awhile,the mother becomes either 'bored' or no longer wants the child,or feels the child is in the way;of her own happiness. Example the mother wants to buy herself a new dress,shoes etc;but the baby's needs must come first.
    Since money and the lack of it,is the issue here;kill the child and you solve the problem;untill you get caught by the police.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:20 am
  319. Mary T

    The world in which we live has become a society of "it's all about me". There is an ever increasing number of people who have no regard or respect for the value of others or their life. But the worst part is the bounding amounts of crimes committed against the innocent, especially children. This has to end. I am appalled at the fact that DSS was involved in this case and yet a precious, beautiful child was sacrificed and suffered unknown horrors.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:26 am
  320. Susan

    Dear Parents,
    God blessed you with a child. If you do not want to raise this child, then please place him/her with an adoption agency so that he/she can have a better life than you can provide. There are thousands of childless couples with open arms waiting to love your child.

    Mom to many

    November 17, 2009 at 7:39 am
  321. Jackie

    Another innocent child gone forever her mom and. Killer deserve the worst.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:40 am
  322. Kenisa Young

    I trully am in shock that people could murder someone in cold blood, but what really just blows my mind is the violence that has been happening to our young children. Every time you turn the t.v on there is another young beautiful soul missing or found dead. The sickest part is usually it is a close loved one or close family member who is doing the crime. What is going on in the world!!! They are never even given a chance to grow or live. It is so sad!

    November 17, 2009 at 7:41 am
  323. Michelle Allen

    Seriously man, this story is sick. WTF people? Why would someone sell there kid for sex and why would someone have sex with a tiny little kindergardner??

    November 17, 2009 at 8:02 am
  324. lea

    This is so disgusting it makes my stomach turn. How could a mother do this to their own child? I lived breifly in Fayetteville and it has one of the highest percentages of child abuse cases in the state. It is horrible. They should put this woman Antoinette in a room full of 1000 sex offenders and throw away the key. Let this pathetic exuse for a woman know what it fells like to be abused and raped! I hope her loser boyfriend is tortured in prison for life.

    November 17, 2009 at 8:14 am
  325. Kathy


    November 17, 2009 at 8:31 am
  326. R

    this is extremely sad. i literally had a breakdown yesterday from thinking about this story. it is the saddest thing i have heard about in awhile.that poor little girl, her mother selling her to a pedophile, gosh i just dont understand it. how can anyone be so cruel? ill keep this precious little girl in my prayers.

    November 17, 2009 at 8:33 am
  327. karen

    I am going to refrain from expressing my thoughts about the being who gave birth to this beautiful child, but I want to express my deepest sympathy to Shaniya's dad and other family members, who truly loved and cared for this beautiful girl. It breaks my heart to think of what she went through and what they are now having to deal with. May she rest in peace.

    November 17, 2009 at 8:51 am
  328. shayla

    i still dont know how a mom can knowingly send her child to be molested and killed. I am sick to my stomach.

    November 17, 2009 at 8:56 am
  329. Jeanette Sanders

    This situation hit me hard. I cried for this child as if she was my own. She was so precious. I don't know how a mother could do this to a child. I pray for justice in this situation. My heart goes out the father and all the other family members In her life. I was an abused child but I am one of the survivors. This litte precious child didn't have a chance. I am so sad and hurt.

    Jeanette, Randolph, MA

    November 17, 2009 at 9:00 am
  330. Tyler Tessiner

    who coud do this to such a pretty girl

    November 17, 2009 at 9:02 am
  331. Tyler Tessiner

    w'll miss you shaniya davis

    November 17, 2009 at 9:03 am
  332. christa

    This woman should have sold herself, not her daughter. I believe she hated that beautiful little girl, that's why she sold her. Her and the man involved should receive the deathpenalty. There is no excuse for this, not anything can make up for this murder.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:14 am
  333. Jody

    @ Charlene: I was wondering the same thing bc they haven't elaborated on that. I am sure we will know soon enough.

    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.

    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 9:14 am
  334. wanda holden

    I watch your show nightly and it amazes me how mothers can be so ruthless. This woman needs to be put to death along with the guy. These young women do not give a rats a- about these children but only to get a welfare check , housing and etc. We as a nation need to stop giving and start taking care of what we have and that is to take care of our precious children. I have a foster grandbaby and I love him with all my being and hoping one day soon he will officially be ours forever. He has been in our life since he was 2 days old and I love him so much;he will be two in March. Court is coming up soon and Nancy I would like for you to pray that everything goes well. Thank you for being there for all the little children and God Bless You.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:20 am
  335. maranda

    this makes me sick. poor baby girl. you should have to get a license to have children.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:21 am
  336. C Johnson

    I don't care what the mother's personal situation has been in the past, anyone that does this to ANY child, much less their own child, deserves the death penalty. How could any woman with a maternal instinct pimp her own baby out to scum like McNeill or anyone. I hope they give her a double dose of the lethal injection. It's a shame that there are deserving people out there without children, and this witch is allowed to reproduce. Someone should take her unborn AS SOON as it leaves the womb. I cried all night for Shaniya... my heart is broken, and yet I am SOOOO ANGRY!!!! My prayers are with her father and family.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:26 am
  337. FedUp

    Death Penatly!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:27 am
  338. Dolores Trevino

    This is heart wrenching. How can this mother, no this is not a mother but a monster. My prayers are with the enitre family who are left with this forever life changing tragedy.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:29 am
  339. dee

    sad to say the devil made her mother and evil person i dont understand iam a mother of two, and i die for my kids they are my life. they are the air i breath. shyania father i feel for him i bet he wish he never let her have her daughter. she never really wanted her. iam sorry to say this she a hooker and a drug abusier & they take years to stay clean, i do hope god helps her dad heal it going to be a long road for him

    November 17, 2009 at 9:32 am
  340. C Allen

    This is so sad. I was wonder does the hotel shows the hallway, showing what room he entered, and plus showing the person that was in that room coming out. They both need to be locked up for life, that was a baby.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:34 am
  341. Janice Mahon

    What is going on with these slaughters of our precious children?

    Why did the father turn Shaniya over to her mother after he raised her from birth? This mother never bonded with her child! What was he thinking? He is also responsible for this tragedy. This child was conceived after a one night stand, according to the father. I would like to hear the full story, of why this child was with her father since birth and then handed off to a drug addict. This sounds very fishy to me.

    Precious angel, in heaven. Better being there than being sold into prostitution.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:39 am
  342. odat

    This story didn't make sense from day 1...I am horrified each day when I read or listen to the news. What is going on with this world- I struggle each day as I look at my children, trying desperately to balance my fears for them and this ugly world...yet pointing out the good as well.

    I do not know how this world will ever overcome the lack of respect for human life...and the evil that seems to be so pervasive.

    I believe in capital punishment.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:42 am
  343. Susan

    A number one priority in this country should be protecting and nurturing our children. We need to form volunteer groups to watch over the most precious part of our lives or come up with better systems for keeping them safe. Everyone needs to join in this and do better for the kids. Why people aren't marching on Washington over what's happening to the children in this country, I do not understand. More importance is placed on their SUV's and other toys than on our first national resource...people, and most particularly children.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:48 am
  344. Linda Williams

    In the midst of all of this horror, God spared little Shaniya of even more inconceivable horrors. We have no idea what she had already been exposed to, living in the environment that she was.

    He took her to a place where no one can harm her again. To God be the Glory.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:49 am
  345. Chanel

    This story really gets under my skin! What kind kind of mother are you (Antoinette) to offer your child for sex?! I hope you're put away for life!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:52 am
  346. Angela T

    being there at her candle light ceremony was heart breaking especially to watch her father as he came up to the crowd to speak people gathered around him we prayed and sang songs like jesus loves me we all comforted one another being a resident of fayetteville nc i have never seen anything like this or that was so close to home just right down the street from me but as the ceremony went on all i can do is imagine what kind of parents we have to day not caring for our children or loving them. its heartbreaking that a child had tolose their life over nonsense but IN OUR HEARTS SHANIYA WILL LIVE ON AND I JUST ASK THAT EVERYBODY PRAY FOR HER FAMILY AN JUST LET THEM KNOW THAT GOD HAS THAT ANGEL RIGHT UNDER HIS WINGS. FOR THE BIBLE TELLS US SO

    November 17, 2009 at 9:57 am
  347. Save Innocent Children

    Whoever did this should take the express lane to the death chamber.
    No jail time, no rehabilitation, no pondering their thoughts of why, just directly to the chamber. This child abduction/murder was a preplanned process by multiple parties.

    There's to many cases where an innocent child loses their life due to negligence. Someone has to be made accountable for their actions.
    If we have the express lane to the death chamber, maybe more children could be saved.

    Who's listening to Shaniya's cries for help now?

    November 17, 2009 at 9:57 am
  348. Monica

    I can't believe whats going on in this case...its truly a sad n horrific story! Parents are supposed to be there for their children how can that mother have gone so far to let someone take her. She has no heart! My prayers go out to the family and baby shaniya.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:00 am
  349. Rocky Hayes

    I blogged last week that the authorities should look at the mother, while everyone had tried and convicted the coe fellow. That is the a crime in itself to be falsely accused and arrested for this henious act, which clearly spelled out "Mother is Guilty" from the very beginning... Sometimes I get discouraged when a person has a different opinion about a case and their views never get aired, then the truth comes out.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:05 am
  350. pat

    How ?

    When society is so obsessed with individual rights that we welcome perversion and excuse any behavior as a sickness, then we ask for these incidents.

    Everyone now has an excuse. No one is accountable for anything.

    See how this goes....poor black woman, life ruined by drugs, abused, bad family life as a child on and on ............. she is the real victim? ............... on and on and on........................?

    November 17, 2009 at 10:09 am
  351. shannon

    I am so sick to my stomach about this. This so called mother so called human being offers her daughter for sex. What a sicko. I am so glad she is going to end up in jail for a long time and by the time she gets out hopefully she will no longer be able to have children because she does not deserve them. My sincerest condolences go out to Shaniya's father and her family. I pray that they find out what disgusting animal did this to a helpless defenseless precious baby.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:17 am
  352. Annie Hendricks

    There is no appropriate adjective I can use to describe the mother (or shall I say the person who gave birth to this child–she's no mother) of this child. Nor is there an appropriate enough adjective to describe my emotions when I hear news like this. However, I can think of plenty of appropriate verbs when I think of the punishment that should be inflicted upon her.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:20 am
  353. Raquel Rivas

    God have mercy on their souls. How can some be so evil and vicious to hurt such beautiful and inocent little girl. My heart and prayers goes to the father.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:22 am
  354. P Shelton

    Is there a chance that if they prove the mother did "sell" her child for sex that she could also be charged as an accomplice to murder? I hope so.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:23 am
  355. Evette

    This is a heartbreaking story. Just seeing her father's desperate pleas on television for his daughter brings tears to my eyes. He will never forgive himself for allowing his daughter to go with her "mother". But, never in a million years did he think that her "mother" would ever plan something this horrific. You can see the love in his face that he had for Shaniya. She was a beautiful little girl and whatever she endured in those final days of her life she didn't deserve. As a mother of two it just breaks my heart.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:23 am
  356. B Trejos

    Poor little angel. There aren't enough harsh words in this world for me to describe how I feel about a mother who can do something so TWISTED to her own flesh and blood. My sympathies to the father, who will live with his decision for the rest of his life.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:34 am
  357. jennifer soto

    Hi nancy let me just start off by saying that i have been moring noon and night on the computer and cnn throught this whole sick ordeal..i sat here with my husband on wedsday night and said to him that mother knows something,the fact that she wasnt even around,showing no one ounce of concern triggered an evil thought in my mind that she knew something. I have two daughters my self and couldnt even imagine,and her father must feel soo incrediabby hurt and frustraed..I pray that he will get the justice that SHAINYA well deserves.. thanks for listening.. jennifer soto new york.ny

    November 17, 2009 at 10:35 am
  358. tina

    Nancy, something needs to be done! Every week its a different child that goes missing and/or is murdered. We need tougher punishments for those that do this, hopefully this will deter others from committing similar crimes. My heart aches for this beautiful girl, and what she had to endure. I can't bring myself to even think of what must have been going through her mind before she died. I have two children myself, my biggest fear would be something ever happening to them. And this mother/monster may have had something to do with what this child makes me sick!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:46 am
  359. D.C.

    It is more than sad, and there is no way that my human mind can even comprehend the evil of it all. The thought of what this little one has gone through in her life is tormenting. This poor baby fell into the hands of such rotten, devil infested garbage. Oh, God!! I just sobbed this morning when listening to the news.

    There are scripture passage(s) in the Bible that says; that it is better to have a millstone around the neck and be drowned in the sea than to offend (harm) a child.

    God will get you for harming this baby. It's a good thing that I'm not God!!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:47 am
  360. lotusjani

    Wouldn't it be obvious that this character McNeil did this to the little girl? He was the last one apparently to see the little girl alive. Perhaps the investigators do not want to publish yet how this poor baby was killed, but the mother definetely needs to be sterilized. They are all monsters, including her so called boyfriend.
    Too bad Mr. Lockhart took the wrong decision allowing this monster to take his daughter when the mother keeps having children for no purpose. Children are to be loved and nourished and treasured.
    So sad! I hope they are really punished with all the law force possible.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:52 am
  361. terri

    that is a dam shame to harm a percouis little girl,I pray for her father and his family.bradley just keep in mind that your daighter is now in haven and take one day at a time..IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT FOR WHAT HAPPEN...I pray that the person who has commited this crime.I mean the aminal who commited this crime will get the D.P....that person needs to be kill the same way she was taken.....I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY......KEEP THE FAITH........................from someone who cares.......

    November 17, 2009 at 10:52 am
  362. Sarah

    How sad to find that baby dead I cannot imagine how the searchers felt. I watch Nancy Grace and appreciate how she keeps the public informed even of the bad and ugly at times. I will never understand someone being so evil to kill a small child how could they? She is protected now from all the people who wished her harm never again can she be sold to pay for the drugs you so desperately wanted.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:53 am
  363. crystal phenix

    how in the world can a parent let someone harm their children?? we r suppose to protect them and keep them safe!! its so sad how this story ended up!! another sad story about an innocent beautiful child! i cant tell u how sick to my stomache i am!! i have been balling since they found little shaniya!! how could someone even hurt her she looks so precious!!! what is this world coming to!!!i have 3 children i work a full time plus job and i get aggervated with my kids but to hurt them NO WAY!!! t let someone else hurt them NO WAY!!! i just dont understand, What is wrong with this world*

    November 17, 2009 at 10:54 am
  364. Beth

    Shaniya and all childen who are abused by adults will always be in my prayers! It is so hard to comprehend why an adult would ever hurt a young child hoever we all know that evil does exist!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:54 am
  365. Rhen

    This is why we NEED a Death Penalty. The world does not need beasts like this.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:54 am
  366. Terri M.

    How can a mother be so cruel? I will never fathom how anyone could hurt an innocent child, nonetheless, kill them too. Now, I as a tax payer must support this "alleged" woman for years to come while she eats three meals a day, has many rights handed to her in prison, while she going through years of appeals. Even though she didn't directly kill this child, she is equally responsible if the allegations prove to be true...When will there ever be justice for any of these child predators and killers???????

    November 17, 2009 at 10:55 am
  367. Amie D.

    My heart goes out to the father of Shaniya...what a horrible mess. How anyone could do the things that happened to this child is beyond all understanding! I hope the mother and her boyfriend get what they deserve!!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:55 am
  368. Tracy

    My heart is very heavy... I watched Nancy Grace last night and cried.. After looking at the photo with that dirt bag at the hotel... apparently he was leaving because the botton is pushed for down and the floor is 3... so apparently he had a room on the third floor.... The hotel should have provided additional information.... I am so sad and the mother and ugly man should all burn...

    November 17, 2009 at 10:57 am
  369. Carolyn

    The photo looks like she knows this person. Why didn't the hotel clerk inquire about the relationship of the man and the little girl. When I see certain single men with small children I generally try to study the childs face and see if there are any facial expressions that may be saying help me.

    It is so sad what people are doing to each other and even more sad when they inflict this horrible pain on innocent children. I know God will take care of who ever is responsible. They may feel like they've gotten away with this right now; but everything done in the dark surely will come out in the light.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:59 am
  370. John Tate

    From photos, you can tell her father and aunt had taken very good care of her. Very nice photos and clothes and such. It's horrible to think she was taken from a caring situation and thrust into such horror.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:00 am
  371. Danielle Phillips

    How can anyone be so heartless and cruel, to prostitute their own daughter. What does any man see in a 5 year old little girl, and why would you promote such an idea. Is it for money, or did you hate her so much that you would do such a cold and despicable thing. If you didn't want her why did you take her from her father, why didn't you just leave her alone. May god have mercy on your soul....he is the only one to forgive you.
    Evey time you think you have heard it all, it take someone like this creature to bring out a new low.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:01 am

    These crimes againt children must stop.CONGREESMEN have to change laws.We have to try ANYTHING ! How many more have to go missing before we try SOMETHING? Please some kind of SHOCK into these sick people.THESE PEOPLE ARE EVIL WITCHES

    November 17, 2009 at 11:02 am
  373. Lainie

    Words cannot even express the emotions this case has brought out of me. My heart goes out to Shaniya and her family. God bless you little angel, you did not deserve this. May justice be served to the monsters who hurt her, and put her in harms way. I can't think of anything else these last few days except her beautiful face, I can't concentrate, can't sleep, can't focus. She looks identical to my daughter, and it just kills me. How could ANYONE do something so horrible to any child, let alone their own flesh & blood. Just looking at those people makes my skin crawl. I hope that "mother" is forever haunted by that beautiful face and what she has done. I will forever have Shaniya in my prayers.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:03 am
  374. TC

    God has her now no one will ever harm that precious baby ever again...she is an angel. God wanted her home with him...Thank him for the time spent with her. she will be remembered by nations. To the Family i am deeply sorry that you have endured such great pain please seek help from your Pastors, friends, family and the Lord.

    God Bless you

    November 17, 2009 at 11:05 am
  375. M. Sides

    As a mother my heart and my soul aches for this little girl and what she must have went through. Tears roll down my face thinking that a mother could do something like this no matter the role she played in it. She was there to protect and shelter this little girl from harm and she introduced and allowed evil to happen to her. The sad thing is I wonder if the mother feels any remorse whatsoever. In my heart I don't think so. God now holds her in his arms and I think the angels must have cried seeing this little girl being taken from this life the way she her mother's hands and actions.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:07 am
  376. SBroomer

    Truly horrific story of this poor baby, I have a daughter the same age and her name is "Shanya" and she is biracial and looks just like "Shaniya" I was heartbroken and brought to tears. No child should have to experience what she went through...The monster's responsible deserve nothing but the DEATH PENALTY!!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:08 am
  377. Sandy Phillips

    Jesus said, "If you have done it unto the least of these, my bretheren, ye have done it unto me" Judgement shall be swift for those responsible. How can someone do this? EVERYONE is responsible for the safety of children whether it is your child or someone else's. We as a country are letting our children down. Don't sit back and not get involved. If you know something is wrong and don't say anything about it then you are also responsible for what happens. We have to keep our eyes open. Someone had to have known something was not right.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:12 am
  378. S BENNETT


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  379. Derick Fullton

    This story is breaking my heart and Haunting me.
    The smile on Mario's face turns my stumack.
    May these Monsters pay for what they have Done.
    Bless that poor little soul.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:15 am
  380. Amber Hayes

    There are a lot of people who NEVER need to become parents. This poor father did what he needed to do and raised her. My prayers go out to him and his side of the family.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:16 am
  381. Patti Kelso

    Shaniya is just about the cutest little girl I have ever seen. How can a mother be so uncaring? She allowed her child to be subject to something that is the greatest fear of most other mothers. This woman, and whoever actually murdered Shaniya, deserve to rot in prison. I don't know if NC has the death penalty, but that would be the easy way out for them.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:17 am
  382. Becky

    To the family and friends of this beautiful little angel may you find some kind of peace and healing through this terribly horribly tragedy and loss.

    I can only say that I hope the allegations of the mother's involvement in putting her daughter out for prostitution is not true. My God a mother is suppose to love, care for, protect, and give her life to protect her children. If these things are true lady I hope you never find a day or night of peace and I hope your very daughters face haunts your days and nights. I hope you never get a moment of peace while you sit life in prison (because the death penalty would be to easy of an out for you). I hope everytime you look in a mirror you are only able to see the face of your daughter, I hope every dream you have is of your daughters face and her screams for you to help her instead of help them hurt her. I hope you live a life of HE_L if that is what you did to your daughter.

    To the father of this precious baby my prayers, my sympathy and my heart all go out to you. May you have some kind of peace in life.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:17 am
  383. mildred

    I just want to say that I send my prayers to baby Shaniya in heaven where she will never suffer. I think first and foremost Antoniette should not be called a mother, because a mother would never have done such a horrible thing to their child, and she should be provided with legal representation. I saw no remorse in her eyes. I think the book should be thrown at them.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:18 am
  384. Canada

    I was wondering the same thing, it was suggested he may have been carrying her to that hotel to maybe pass her off to someone else, so where's footage of them/him leaving? Especially if McNeil is still being held on only kidnapping charges, obviously he would be charged with more if it appeared he was leaving the hotel with a body.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:18 am
  385. Kimberly Murlooney

    My baby is 3 years old and by god i could never hurt him, even if i was really mad it's called taking a parent time out. I cant stand parents who kill their beautiful children. If you dont want your children give them to someone who does. It sickens me and i hope this mother along w casey anthony get treated the way these children have been treated.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:19 am
  386. Susan K

    There's a special place in hell for the people involved in this!

    God bless this precious soul!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:19 am
  387. kc

    Why couldn't the father given the mom SUPERVISED visits?

    November 17, 2009 at 11:21 am
  388. Sharon

    This little girl is beautiful, what an awful story. My heart breaks for this little girls family. She is now safe in heaven and only time will heal the wounds of her father. Her mother deserves the harshest punishment available to her. She is a disgrace to all women, a mother is suppose to protect their children not bring the harm that she has brought to this beautiful child.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:23 am
  389. KSandru

    As a mother of 2 young sons, my heart was sick over the murder and trafficking of this beautiful child by a sick heartless "mother". Even animals in the wild will fight to the death for their children! Sadly, human trafficking of children & young women/boys goes on every day. Children are being pimped out as sexual slaves and/or indentured slaves. Sadly, current laws do nothing to protect these children. If young girls & boys are caught prostituting, they are arrested and instead of getting the help they desperately need, they are arrested as criminals instead of victims. Sadly, we don't have enough resource centers and safe houses for these children to go to in order to get out of the life. We as Americans need to push harder for these resources to save our children! Maybe the death of this beautiful child will force us to have this long overdue discussion so we can start to push to help these kids and to punish the scum who profit from this disgusting enterprise!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:24 am
  390. Sherry P

    I watched Nancy every night. Most of the stories are hard to listen to, this one is the worst!! I can not imagine a mother taking part in something like this. I hope she rotts in HELL.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:24 am
  391. Carolyn

    There aren't words to describe how incredibly and deeply saddening this is. My heart goes out to Shaniya's father and family. I'm deeply troubled by this horrible, horrible situation.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:24 am
  392. Amanda

    Her poor Dad. He wanted to try and give his ex a chance, which I would not have had the kindness to do, and he handed his kid over to the devil...

    November 17, 2009 at 11:30 am
  393. T L R


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  394. Jen

    She was a perfect angel. I kept hoping they'd find her alive. I am so sad for the father.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:31 am
  395. dee pool


    November 17, 2009 at 11:32 am
  396. Barbara

    This is sick beyond comprehension. I absolutely can't get my mind around a mother could do this. There is no punishment severe enough for these people.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:33 am
  397. lisa ulrich

    so who got the room @ the hotel because when you get a room @ a hotel you have to leave a name or put a credit card down on the room ! so who got the room and whos name is it under ????
    love you nancy ....
    spring hill ,florida

    November 17, 2009 at 11:33 am
  398. Veronica

    This woman should die as soon as she is convicted, a slow and painful death like impalement. How can she do that to her child?

    November 17, 2009 at 11:33 am
  399. Amy

    What a souless waste of a human being! How could a "mother" do this to their own flesh and blood!?! I can only hope and pray that this baby girl left this world before she endured any sick things that may have happened to her. There is a special place in hell for sick individuals like these people that destroyed and sadly ended this little girl's life!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:35 am
  400. Kim Baker

    This is a horrible and very sad story of what this mother did to this beautiful child. I feel so bad for the father since he will live with regret for trying to trust the mother in taking care of this child. This is a truly sad time in our society when you have a mother that will prositute her child. The only comfort this story has is this beautiful young girl is in the hands of God and she will never be hurt again by her mother or others. Again, what a horrible story...

    November 17, 2009 at 11:35 am
  401. Beth Provencher

    What has this world become? What kind of monsters are out there? Our justice system is horrible to say the very least. Wake up america its time to change all laws. There are people sitting in jail for the most silly things while murders, rapists and child killers rome our streets freely with no concern for others. All of us tax payers must foot the bill for years of going to court never mind their three meals a day, doctors care, dental care, eye care and more enough is enough. What other proof needs to be preformed only to get sentenced to life behind bars and maybe let out early because they are reformed (give me a break). Please somebody do something its time to live like the turkish do. They don't have overcrowded prisons and taxpayers paying for years of court dates and feeding the very people that took our children. Shame on America this is abuse to us Americans who go to work everyday and love our children. Wake up World! Shaniya I am sorry and if I had it my way everyone who was involved in this would pay dearly and it would not be by lethal injection either rest in peace sweetie!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:35 am
  402. Kenya

    I was tore up bad watching this on Nancy Grace last night!! Alot of us were (including Nancy). This is unacceptable and we can not stand her and let children go through these types of things. I am so upset and I want to do something to protect the children!!! We HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!!! We can't catch every child killer but it seems to me that we are falling short in this matter!! No one saw this comming because it seemed that mom was getting her stuff together but I am so pissed and we need to figure something out cause these child pedophiles/ child killers/ molesters etc whatever are winning right now and they need to be taken down asap!!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:37 am
  403. ZMEJ

    This is so sad. I believe that the death penalty is appropriate for the persons involved. That sweet, trusting little girl who allowed that man to carry her through that hotel. I wish that she would have screamed for help and tried to get away....This is so sad, May she rest in peace.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:41 am
  404. Lorre Harris

    I would love to help prevent this type unforgettable crime. Our children need our help now! Memphis will be praying for all the people involved in this horiffic situation. I know Nancy Grace will get to the bottom of this case and find the Killer! Sobeit

    November 17, 2009 at 11:43 am
  405. Chel

    I hope this woman burns in hell! This was just uncalled for.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:45 am
  406. Marilyn

    Everyday you hear of these horrific crimes against babies/children. I hope justice will be served. The mother and whoever committed this crime should be put do death. These innocent victims have no rights. It has been proven statistically that sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated. There has to be stricter laws to protect our children. Put these offenders to death after they have been proven guilty or ship them to an isolated island where they can attack eachother. I blame our justicial system. Our laws need to be changed.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:47 am
  407. F

    Why does Cheyenne,Shaniya's half sister say in her bebo a/c that she's afraid of her Dad?

    November 17, 2009 at 11:48 am
  408. Renita

    This a very sad situation. I wonder if Mario has children. He should have thought long and hard before he carried Shaniya to her death. Shaniya's mother gave her to him, but he didn't have to take her. What kind of drugs could she have possibly been taken that would cause her to prostitue her daughter? There is not a drug in this world that would make me sale my child. There has to be tougher laws for people who harm children. Shaniya didn't have to die. Whoever had her should have dropped her off alive, and then disappeared. How could someone be so heartless? Another puzzling issue I can't understand is why does Shaniya's mothers family insist on telling the media what a good mother she is? She is not a good mother, nor is she the victim. They didn't make a plea for Shaniya's safe return, they defended her mother instead.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:51 am
  409. C Hummer

    This story is so sad. I feel terrible for the father who has raised this little girl only to relinquish her to her mother a month ago. I hope the police are able to prosecute not only the people directly responsible in this case, but even more of the human traficking predators. These people are sick and deserve to never see the light of day. All my prayers for Shaniya's father and his family.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:51 am
  410. trish

    Why? Why? Why did the father ever give that baby to that crack head mother? Didn't have any brains? Look at that piece of trash it's obvious she's a drug addict. Also why would he just uproot the poor child from her school and the only home she has known? Something else is going on here.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:51 am
  411. Debi from Milwaukee, WI area

    We are living in a very dark time in this country, and the world. Social boundaries have been allowed to deteriorate, and not enough people are willing to stand up for decency, morality – and in this case, even a human life. My heart breaks for her father, who appears to be a very doting father. He was just being a good person, hoping his daughter could have the "benefit" of a relationship with her mother. He even sounded like he allowed this contact because he felt it would be beneficial for the mother. Our entire family sends very heart-felt sympathy out to him. He did what usually would be the right thing. No amount of people telling him not to feel guilty will be able to take that feeling away. He is now a victim of these people as is all very, very sad. It seems our country is becoming a a book of very sad, pitiful stories.

    Thank you, Nancy, for all you do to help those stuck in these nightmares. I don't know how you handle it emotionally!

    God Bless!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:53 am
  412. Chrystal

    I can not believe the mother of this little girl. She deserves to be on death row. Baby Shaniya will remain in my prayers.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:53 am
  413. Stacey Shanks

    As the mom of five I do not understand this, how could a mom do this, this woman was not a mom but a monster, and I hope she rots behind bars. I'm so sick of seeing these moms hurt their kids, something more needs to done to protect kids in this country, it's way out of hand!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:53 am
  414. L.morris

    I knew in my heart this wasn't going to end well, and when I saw footage of the searchers actually finding her, my heart broke. The mother (loosely termed) should be executed for willingly putting her baby in that horrible position.

    Monsters. Only the most evil would do this to an innocent.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:55 am
  415. jessica

    I was up all night crying for this little girl after seeing the girls pictures of her leaving with this MONSTER from a hotel....what is wrong with this world where mothers are MONSTERS to their own the DEVIL at work?? God be with her and all the children of MONSTERS for one day there will be none and GOD will show us all!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:55 am
  416. Cindy

    There are some sick people alive in America. Again, I cannot wrap my mind around this one. She was holding onto him with trust and innocence. She didn't know to scream and alert someone. How could he? I wanna poke that womans eys out!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm
  417. Amber Shatto

    Dear Nancy,
    I was so distraught over hearing this story I could not sleep last night. It is simply unimaginable to me that this child's own mother facilitated this horrific tragedy. As a mother of a six year old daughter myself this story made me physically ill. I felt nauseous and weak after seeing the video surveillance footage of that beautiful little girl being carried on the elevator of the hotel. I hope everyone involved in this child's demise endures the same painful, torturous death as they put her through. These monsters all deserve an eternity of agonizing hell! I just pray Shaniya is at peace and in a better place. This is the most disguising and disturbing story I have heard in a long time. Thank you for all of the hard work you do to bring justice to those who need it most.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm
  418. K Moore

    there is a special place in hell for people who do cruel things. and if they are convicted and sent to prison they will not last long because those inmates will not settle for that. Everyone has kids and no one wants that thought about their kids so yeah they will never last unless they are kept in solitary confindment or sent straight to death row. Well little Shaniya you are in a much better place baby.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm
  419. Cat Tilker

    The video shows a little girl that was not afraid of the man that was carrying her. How can that possibly be????

    November 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  420. anonymous

    My GOD this precious beautiful little child lived 5 years of hell. Child protective services really failed this child. These people derserve capital punishment. I have reached the point where I can almost not watch the news any longer. People have become so deranged and psychotic. May child protective services all over the country learn from this horredous failure of the system. Some people should not even be allowed to have children. May GOD watch over Shaniya and give her peace and love!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:08 pm
  421. sassy

    please what the hell is the world coming too someone need to kill both of them i dont care who dose it but god help them because they will pay cuite little girl and the dad story just dont add up i guess his white wife didnt want the little girl around because how can you give her back after all these years he needs to be in jail too hes a ass hole rip Shaniya

    November 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm
  422. crystal phenix

    we need justice!!! i think that if a person can hurt a child or kill a child they should get the same punishment as that child got the last minutes of its life!! for example if a child was raped and stabbed and strangled then thats what needs to be done to them i think sentencing them to life is not a good enough punishment or even givin them a shot to end their pathetic life i say torture them the way they tortured the poor babies!! if u take a life u need ur life took the same way u took theirs!!! maybe there would be less killin cuz nobody will want to go through that!!!if u stabbed a human 40 times then thats what we need to do to u if u raped and shot someone thats what needs to be done to u!!! people dont care bout spendin their life in prison its free room and board free meals but i think that if there was a little more than just puttin someone to death by a shot or livin their life in prison there wouldnt be that much killin!!! they mite feel man enough to take a life but r they man enough to take that pain??? NOW THATS WHAT I WILL CALL JUSTICE!!! DO ONE TO OTHERS AS U WANT DONE TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stop te killings of these peoples babies and im not just talkin about babies because we r all SOMEBODIES baby!!! stop these cruel people

    November 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm
  423. Shantonia Stevens

    I have watched your show for several years and never have I felt so compelled to send in a comment but war has been declared on our children and I refuse to stand by and silently watch. The latest of child abduction/murder cases involving Shaniya Davis makes my blood boil. What type of demonic sprit could have sex with a baby let alone kill her? Sure we live in a civilized society with a process for victims to achieve justice; but how does Shaniya benefit from that process? She will never know how much we the public cared about what she went thru, or how we cried for her. Why can’t the mom and any accomplices simply be put in front of a firing squad, today? Also, why are the majority of these incidents occurring in the southeast, specifically in and near Florida? What the hell is going on?


    Sarasota, FL

    November 17, 2009 at 12:13 pm
  424. NCgirl

    This is so sad! I cannot believe she is dead. I pray for the father and aunt that was helping raise her. What is this world coming too? There is so much sin and sadness in this world. I hope they find out who did this. The mother should be punished too.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:15 pm
  425. SGT Aleisia Barrett

    Children are innocent and should be raised in love and peace. People like this child's mother and the accused male will have there day in court, not only here but in front of our heavenly Father. I will pray for the father to find peace and for justice to be served on these two UnHoly people and whomever else was envolved with this child's untimely death.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm
  426. M. Brost

    Every damn night there is some story on televsion like this. When are we all going to wake up and start protecting women and children?
    Women and children are not safe in this world – even in the United States. Per the Center for Exploited and Missing Children 800,00 children on average go missing each year and many end in a tragedy like this.

    If there was disease killing children at this rate we would be alarmed and shocked and something would be done. All of us need to do more to ensure that all children are protected from these monsters. This is just heart breaking.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm
  427. C. A. Hill

    This is a despicable crime . I ask everyone who follows this story to remember that not only is the mother a perpetrator, but the slimebags that will solicit sex with a baby are equally to blame. There can't be a market if there are no customers. In this baby's memory, I would like to see us all work torward doing what has to be done - stricter legislation, federal legislation, special task forces, whatever needs to be done - toward hunting down the dogs (I can't call them "men") that will use a child for sex, no matter twhat their economic status, no matter their nationality, no matter their country, no matter what, and removing them from our midst. Decent society deserves to have this scum gone, for the sake of our helpless children.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm
  428. J MC

    God will keep her safe...

    November 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm
  429. A Mother of 2

    This story is so horrible. What kind of parent would do such a thing to her own flesh and blood. I have a daughter who is the same age and everyday, I awake thanking God for such a beautiful human being. As a mother, I am her protector from all things. That is my full time job that goes around the clock nonstop. Save the taxpayers some money by sending them to the chair immediately.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm
  430. P. L. D'Andrea

    I only wish they would put the mother and her "friend" in with the general polulation there at the jail. It's pretty bad when you look to convicts to administer justice but at hopefully that is what would happen.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm
  431. nicole miller

    Has the kidnapper , Mario Mcneill been cleared of murder? He was the last one seen with her? The police must have evidence that she was given to someone else if they are still looking for her killer.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm
  432. N.S.

    Makes me sick! I hope that Mother rots!!!! Poor Baby Shaniya – may she find peace now, away from that sick that was her Mother. I hope the Dad doesn't blame himself forever, he didn't know! He just wanted the best for his daughter and thought a relatioship with her Mother would be good. Don't blame yourself!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm
  433. J Shepard

    My heart bleeds for this poor little angle, may she rest in peace.
    This is one story that just sickens me to the core. How can a woman call herself a mom? How can people be so cruel to such a beautiful, innocent little girl? This is one of those times, I wish we could have justistic like in Islam. Just this once so we could turn this mother and all involved onto the streets so they may be stoned by the general public for the horrible sins they performed on this precious little soul.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm
  434. Ainsleigh

    My heart goes out to this little Angel and her Father – I hope that the "birth giver" (Mother is the word for GOD on the lips and hearts of all children and she is NOT THAT!!! – Quote from "The Crow") – - I hope that she lives (however long she is granted – whether the state does it or other inmates – everyday knowing that she hurt her own child for a quick fix – nothing – money – drugs – a man – NOTHING is worth trading your baby for – i would GLADLY give my life for my daughter – I cant believe that people – sorry – MONSTERS could do such dispicable acts to a child – KNOWINGLY giving her child to someone for sole purpose of rape and god knows what else – I hope that the other female inmates give her the ass whipping of a lifetime – and before killing her give her time to heal from her woulnds and beat her within an inch of her life again – CONTINUE this cycle for as long as they can – I hope this woman and the man responsible for raping – killing her are brought to justice quickly – JUSTIVE FOR SHANIYA DAVIS AND HER DADDY!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:33 pm
  435. Angela

    I am heartbroken over this story. I have a 5 year old daughter and I can't imagine what little Shaniya's family must be going through. My prayers go out to them. I also prayer that the cold heartless killer(s) be brought to justice for taking the precious life of this beautiful little girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm
  436. Jade Stephens

    Hello Nancy,
    I Love the way you tell it like it is, and stand up for victims rights.
    I think that Shaniya's mother should see her beautiful daughters body so she can live with that image for the rest of her life and really face what she did to her beautiful baby girl.
    Shaniya is now in Heaven.
    I am praying for her family and justice for her.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm
  437. Casey

    I have lived in Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland Co.) since 1989. This is NOT the first time that DSS (social services) and family court has let a child down. I UNDERSTAND they are over worked, underpaid, blah, blah, blah. I was told by a worker for DSS in Cumberland Co. that their job is to reunite families at all costs. This attitude has cost more than one child in this county his/her life. Someone needs to look into this and do something about it.
    If this child's mother does not go to jail, she will be allowed to keep the baby that she is pregnant with. If she goes to jail, the first option will be foster care with the family and the mother will have visitation. The last option will be non-familial foster care, still with visitation. The mother will, more than likely, not lose parental right.
    WOW!! When are we going to stop letting these people have children because it is "their right"? It is not their right to make me, a tax payer, pay for the childs care and upbringing. Don't even get me started on crack addicted babies!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm
  438. cjoyner

    i was wondering did anyone else other than myself saw this, it was every time the police (lady) would talk about shaniya she would have a smile on her face, i would like to know why are you smileing ? is this funnie to you? what was going through her mine,some peoples do not notive everthing . oh by the way nancy i watch your show almost every nite,love it. to the family of little shaniya, and i am not talking to the family of anotoinetta, but to mr.lockhard, you and the rest of your family have our prayers, may god be with you all at this sad time in you life.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm
  439. Shawn

    She is with God.. precious one..sleep well little angel.. I hope that mom.. spends the rest of her life in torment.. my question is WHY would the father allow her to go and live with the mom?.. he knew of her drug abuse problems... WHY, WHY, WHY?

    November 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm
  440. Sandy

    The sweetest face, a beutiful loving child exploited by a monster. A "mother" in name only, you feel so sorry for the father who believed his was doing a good thing for his little girl. I was so upset and just sobbed over this lovely child. I hope to god they fry this woman, give her absolutely no sympathy the way she gave none to this innocent. May God wrap this child in his arms and take away all her hurts and memories. My heart is broken.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:46 pm
  441. ann

    there should be a law that if a child is hurt by their mom or dad they should get double time in jail or in this case the DP. What happened to moms doing anything for their kids.When my kids were young and I had little money they always came first.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm
  442. T. McMillian

    It is very difficult to look at that sweet little girl being carted around with that man at the hotel. I cried and cried so much that I had to change the channel. There are no words to describe her mother. Why waste tax payers money on a trial just execute her and get it over with.

    November 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm
  443. Liza

    I am just beside myself, after following this case and learning what her mother did, she and the people involved with this horrific crime should be BURNED ALIVE! How could any person commit such a crime let alone the childs mother I spit on her and wish her death, this country should start following an eye for an eye attitude, we are too concerned for these disgusting people's rights, I hope every inmate in prison rapes her and beats her until she is insane. I pray that this poor child didnt understand and somehow just went unconcious during this horrific experience, she is with the angels now and her mother and killer will be tortured in hell. They will get theirs and I hope for every minute that child suffered those sick people will get 3 fold every day until they are in hell!!! Oh and the child she has growing inside of her should be taken and never be seen by that sick woman, how can you forgive such evil!

    November 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm
  444. Lin McKay

    Is it true that the father recently remarried, the new wife white, and they did not want a mixed race child in the home? Although the mother deserves nothing less than the death penalty, if true, the father deserves to be considered an accessory and the stepmother, I have no words for her. To see some of the darling pictures of this child, dressed to the nines and so happy, and then see how Bradley Lockhart allowed Shaniya to live while with the mother, he should have a ton of guilt on his shoulders. I hope Nancy Grace gets to the bottom or this and the REAL reason(s) Lockhart returned his child to her drug using mother whom she had not lived with in years. I hope Lockhart never gets another peaceful night of rest and that he ponders what his selfishness did to this precious child.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm
  445. J Clarke

    How can a mother let her child suffer in such a way.She had a perfectly healthy beautiful little angel and she did this to her.There is a place for people like her and I can't wait for her to go there.I hope she experiences the pain and suffering her child had to endure!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm
  446. carol roy

    i thought that the only way i would ever kill someone was if someone harmed my children. i was wrong. i have never done anything illegal in my life, but this mother has triggered something in me that i don't like. i have 7 children, 3 biological and four adopted siblings from foster care. i come from a very disturbed and abusive childhood, but i took it upon myself to be the parent i always longed for and not be the parent i had. i'm not perfect by no means, but my children will look back at their lives when they are older and KNOW that their mom and dad were always there for them. these people should get a mandatory death sentence.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:07 pm
  447. Elizabeth

    This is absolutely gut-wrenching. I watched Nancy Grace last night talking about this case, and her show of emotion made this that much harder to deal with on a personal level. I held my 2-year old son, and as we watched Shaniya's face on the television screen, I aksed him, "See the little girl? Someone bad hurt her." I just buried my face in his hair and fought back the tears.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm
  448. Geri Toth

    I am so upset over the death of yet another child. I tuned in to watch Nancy Grace who brought me to tears explaining what had happened to this child. I cannot even imagine what this child went through and all at the hands of her own Mother!! What kind of a world do we live in when a child isn't even protected by her own mother? I don't understand and I pray for this beautiful child. God Bless her and God Bless you Nancy for airing these horific things happening to our children. If nothing else, it teaches us to keep our precious children near at all times; do not leave them out of your sight, they are the most precious lives and we need to love and cherish them. God Bless you and your beautiful children Nancy; I can see how very much you truly love them; they're beautiful just like they're Mom.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm
  449. Susan Haase

    I am extremely appaulded and saddened by this horrible situation. A helpless child is no longer with us due to the horrific acts of a mother whom she no doubt loved and trusted. No punishment is enought for whoever brought her harm and took her precious life. My thoughts and prayers are with her father; I can't even begin to know his pain. Something needs to be done to protect our children; obviously, the laws that are currently in place are not working!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:12 pm
  450. Angela

    This is too much!!! WHY,how could somebody do this too a beautiful liitle child? I wonder if this man was the actual killer of shaniya or did he have time to pass her off to someone else at the motel? Im sure there footage of him leaving,where was shaniya?could the 1st person they arrested still be a person of intrest? MAy god be with the little girl,and the people who did this ROT and BURN in HELL!!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm
  451. A. Vandgrift

    Bring back the electric chair

    November 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm
  452. abby

    This story leaves me cold – I understand the mother is pregnant. I hope they take that baby away from her the second it is born. This woman does not deserve to have children ever again and she should be locked up for the rest of her life.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:29 pm
  453. julia

    Can the motel that rented him the room be held partially responsible for this?

    November 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm
  454. Andi

    The Criminal Justice System and the rights we ALL are suppose to be covered under ONLY protect the SCUM who continue to HURT OUR BABIES. Something needs to be done!
    It is out of CONTROLL!!!!! DO SOMETHING! Make this mother pay for what she did to this little angel.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm
  455. tesa

    the video from the hotel is key. Where was the dad when children service was in and out of the home? was that before or after he let her go back with the mom?

    November 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm
  456. Erika

    I feel so bad for the Father. He was trying to be a bigger person by giving the little girl's Mother the benefit of the doubt and letting her have a role in their daughter's life. The death penalty is too good for that woman. Poor Shaniya.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm
  457. Amanda Williams

    Seeing that footage from the hotel room was very disturbing. To me it looked like little Shaniya knew who he was and as if she trusted him! Its so sickening to know that there is someone out there who would hurt that little girl. Her "mother" doesn't deserve the title of mom, especially when she put her own daughter in harms way. Being a mother myself of two little boys i could never put my boys in any form of harm. It might sound rude, but I do hope every night when they close their eyes they see little Shaniya's beautiful smile and know they did wrong! R.I.P Little Shaniya!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm
  458. cdh

    Why did this story get NO coverage on the network national news? 5 minutes was devoted to Sarah Palin's new book – but this was not even mentioned...

    November 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm
  459. sanny

    I wondered the very same there a video showing someone leaving the hotel carrying a child?

    Now it's reported that this MONSTER is pregnant!!!!!!!
    I wouldn't even dignify her by calling her a mother.

    This monster is soul-less......devoid of shame and only had one thing in mind......DRUGS.

    To sell your baby child is unfathomable, deplorable and disgusting.

    God will have to deal with her.......but He now has Shaniya with Him,
    and she is safe in His loving arms.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm
  460. Tomi Rhodes

    Do anyone know why the sister (mom's) and the boyfriend were not together? I was wondering if she had ever caught him fondling this little girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:46 pm
  461. Denise Lovett

    This is a very sad story, why would a mother do something like this to her child. This is unbelieveable! My stepson is never out of my sight, his mother could careless. We are suppose to protect our children not put them in harms way. I feel sorry for the Father because he was only trying to do the right thing.My God be with you to get you and your family through this painful time. I'm soo sorry for your lost.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm
  462. Nichole Swinhart

    I watch Nancy Grace every night and I am disturbed at what I see day to day . How can any body hurt a child . All of these mothers killing their baby's . Like Bennett said , you carry your child for 9 months . You feel your baby flutter around , kick , even hiccup . Your supposed to protect your child . We are living in a sick sick world . Now about beautiful Shaniya . I am physically sick over this . When it came out that her little body was found I started balling . Every time I look at her I cry . Then to hear that her mother sold her for child prostitution . I WANT JUSTICE FOR SHANIYA ! I think that who ever was involved in this sick murder should be shot . I am so angry . After I found out I ran and grabbed my 2 yr. old and just held on to her . I love you baby Shaniya , you are in my prayers baby girl .

    November 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm
  463. B Clark

    I sympathize with the father because i know he is very distraught and very much regretting his decision to let her mother back into their daughter's life. I don't care if she was on drugs as most believed that she was, i have no sympathy for any mother who did what she did to her own child and i hope she is prosecuted to the full extent that the law will allow.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm
  464. Debbie

    all involved and anyone who had knowledge of what was going on with the child is guilty as SIN! whether they actually had a part in the murder or not.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm
  465. angel

    The mother and the men they arrested need to be executed. No mercy to these child killers. So sad this little girl lost her life.This mother should of never had custody of her daughter. She is a monster and lets hope justice will come thru and that this littler beatiful little girl did not die in vain. So sad.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm
  466. Machell Earl

    This is heart wrenching. I could not even watch footage and can barely bring myself to read on it. Death penalty, if sought, is not fair...put them all in general population with a big sign saying what they did and let the inmates take care of the abuse and torture of these sick monsters. My heart goes out to the father and the little girls loving family. Definitely not the mother who deserves no mercy!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm
  467. Kim

    This is a horrid situation. The mother should be punished to the max. The men that were involved in this should be thrown into prison and let them get what they deserve. This is such a sad situation. Why was the father not checking up on her better? When was the last time he saw her. I know this is not his doings but could he have prevented this? I pray that the family of this child can find some peace that she is found and can not be hurt like she has previously been.

    November 17, 2009 at 1:58 pm
  468. S Wells

    I am so sick about this story I can't stand it. The very people a child is suppose to be able to count on to protect them, their parent(s) turns on her. I know this happens everyday, but the get her into prostitution at 5, is unspeakable. The sad thing is my tax dollar will go to pay for her/his defense, even sadder than that there are defense lawyers that actually have to defend her. I personally don't know how you defend an heartless animal like this. RIP baby girl!

    November 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm
  469. ellen harris

    This mother should be killed publicly and now! Parents are more responsible than strangers when they harm or allow harm to come to thieir child. The public should not pay for an attorney, food and housing to jail this animal. Pregnant again! Take that baby at birth and give it to people who want a child. This mother was pimping off her child for what? DRUGS? Make her take drugs until she OD's! Have her gang raped in the men's prison and toss her to the wolves! She is pond scum! The Anthony mother and she could be killed in public and maybe just maybe another parent will think before harming their own child. I am sick to my stomach. I will pray daily for this womans rape in jail! What goes around comes around.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:01 pm
  470. aminah shabazz

    As I followed this story ,I was simply heart broken to learn of little Shaniyah's fate . i just sat in front of my television and I cried from the depths of my soul that any "mother" could allow this to happy to their own child. Im angry inside and im hurt for this baby. Her mother was suppose to be her protector instead she was her worst nightmare. she victimized her own precious baby girl, Shaniyah's soul will now rest with the Lord .she is in danger no more God bless

    November 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm
  471. KR

    I watch Nancy Grace quite often and this is the first time I became physically il after hearing about this horrific crime.

    HELL is too nice for the likes of this woman and her dirt bag boyfriend.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm
  472. lisa evans

    What is this world coming too. I have lost track of how many children have been abducted, sexually assualted, and killed at the hands of there parerts, strangers. But Shaniya's story has to be the most unforgiving act a person(a mother) could do. The picture of that little girl in the arms of that monster are so chilling because she appears to look carm and safe. And to think of the fear she endured when she realized what was about to happen to her is unbearable to even think about. All involved, should be put to death in the most heinous way possible to a human being. My deepest prayers to the family that loved her. In my family's prayers forever.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm
  473. Two Kids Mom

    Bradley, my heart aches for you, she was a beautiful, special little girl.
    It is a shame that the you didn't realize sooner that a zebra's stripes never change. My prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Antonette there are no words to say to you... you didn't deserve to be able to be called that baby's mom... You broke some peoples hearts.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm
  474. E Crowell

    Antoinette Davis is no mother. She is a MONSTER.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm
  475. Lindalee

    Im sorry if this sounds cruel, but why would a father that loved his daughter take her from her family to go live with someone she hardley new why would you do that? He uprooted that poor little girl who was so happy where she was took her from her brother and her dolls. The things she only knew.

    The mother just got a job she was living in a trailor wouldnt you atleast see if she could make it on her own for about a year before trusting her with your 5 year old daughter see what her mother is hanging out with. what kind of lifestyle she had.
    I am so mad. He just destroyed that poor little girls life.

    This just makes me sick to my stomach . I would like to have a round with this mother and to top it off she is pregnant again .

    Death penalty and don't waste tax payers dollars for appeals, or ten years on death row.

    I cant say enough.

    They should have a public hanging to the mother and that monster who killed that poor baby.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm
  476. Dwyian Davis

    Has anyone checked the video camera at the Hotel to see who rented the room at the hotel (or do the authoritihies not know what room she was taken.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm
  477. Lisa Stigall

    Yes, they announced that she was seen leaving with the man who carried her in. That more charges was coming today.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm
  478. trisha ireland

    I was crying when i heard the news:( i wanted her to come home so bad! after she was seen on video tape i thought to myself their is hope! RIP sleepy face!!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm
  479. Courtney

    My prayers go out to her dad! Me and my family live appox. 5 miles South of where the body was found and it really hit close to home how some ppl just ruin this world. To hurt and kill an innocent little girl makes me sick and I hope Justice is served!!! Any mother who would do this to a child doesnt deserve to live let alone be a mother!!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm
  480. blanca ortega

    these crimes i continue to see on tv are disgusting and horrible. it upsets me whenever i read/see of a child being hurt and/or killed. i would like to see ALL those in every way linked to any child missing, hurt or killed charged with the death penalty. they have no right nor should they be given any privelage of continuing to breathe; taxpayers should not be paying for crap to be kept in jail and occupying space. i dont even know how to refer to those which do these malicious acts, because they have no conscious or heart..they feel nothing and i believe they should receive the same punishment of torture which they have put all those innocent children. if not all, in many of these cases the accused has had a prior record and history of the same related crime.
    when will something be done? why are they getting off easy? it is always too late and it seems to be too common.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:26 pm
  481. Diamond Evans

    I can't believe that someone would hurt a lil baby (5 year old) like that. She was so innocent, and did not know how to protect herself. I have a four 1/2 year old and I could not imagine anything like that happening to my child or her friends. How could any mother put their own flesh in blood in harms way? Nancy... I usually don't watch your show, but since you are covering this...and knowing how harsh you are.... I hope you go in on them.....GET THEM NANCY!!!!!!!!!
    What in the world was her mother thinking, and to think she is pregnant with another child....She does not deserve to have another baby. Child services definitely needs to step in. I don't really believe in Capital punishment...but if they get it, that is justice being served.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:31 pm
  482. Paula E

    As I sit here and read this sad story of beautiful little Shaniya, I am watching my own 5 year old daughter watch her favorite show "Max and Ruby". It confusses me, how could a mother be so screwed up. The thought of someone violating my daughter sickens me. I would go through hell and high water for the safety of my 3 girls.

    Antoinette Davis, you are a sick animal! You don't deserve the title Mother! It's a shame you were ever placed on this earth. Sweet Shaniya my prayers are forever with you, may you rest in peace in the arms of our maker.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm
  483. tracy

    i watch nancy every night and first want to thank her for what she does .this story makes me sick really sick i dont know what is going to have to take place so that things like this will STOP. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY THE DAD LET THE MOTHER HAVE HER IF SHE WAS IN HIS CUSTODY.i know in the courts eyes most of the time the mother is considered the best parent .but that is not always true. thanks again for all that you do.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm
  484. margaret turnage

    I really was hurt by this. I have one child and she is now 19teen and I still and will always pray for her safty. I really feel that not only the mother and the sister boyfriend should burn in jail for what they did to this beatiful lil. girl but we should also see justice done to the pigs"' that paid to have sex with a baby because that"s what she was and the men are sick and should pay dearly for rapping her to. God bless you Nancy for getting this out.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm
  485. David James

    Has there been a cause of death released for this poor little girl? Her mother needs to suffer to her last breath for what she has done to this little angel.

    Children are a blessing, not assets to be used and discarded.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm
  486. Lisa

    This mother should be put under the jail. The man in the video should be raped and then stoned to death.
    We must keep this little girls' dad in prayer. He tried to do the right thing by letting the child visit her mom.

    November 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm
  487. minnie

    damn thats crazy how can someone b so heartless?How could u carry and connect with a child for 9 months and then harm or put them in harms way?I'm getting ready to b a mother soon im on my 7 month of carring my babby girl and I'll b damned if i kill or let someone else kill something that i went thru so much pain giving birth 2!!!! thats messed up god gonna make her pay for hurting his innocent little angel

    November 17, 2009 at 3:03 pm
  488. billy

    just wondering did this mother admitt to saleing her child for sex? it is so hard for me to beleive a mother would do this to her beautiful child i'am thinking maybe this guy did it alone the mother not knowing what was going on surely surely this woman is not that terrible but everything is happening now out of norm

    November 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm
  489. r. lineberry

    This is shocking even in a world where (unfortunately)the shocking is becoming commonplace. That poor child and I truly wonder how people can be so evil.

    It is time to start imposing maximum penalties and dare, I say, castration even on sex offenders. It's time to protect children not the perpetrators of crime.

    Child abuse is completely rampant in the US and in the world. What an embarrassment that adults cannot protect children and they are the ones that are committing these horrific acts. Unfbelieveable.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm
  490. jalisa smith

    I think that the whole thing is just sick. I myself as a parent wanted to jump through the tv and destroy the mother and the boyfriend or whoever he is. The mother of that child should feel so guilty.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm
  491. Kim

    This is just sickening. I am sure Dad will regret sending the little girl to Mom for the rest of his life. This woman should not have had the girl in her care unsupervised. It seems to me she did not have any sort of bond with the girl ansd probably had her demise planned before she even took possession of her. I hope she gets the death penalty.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm
  492. L Kohler

    I think the mother & the killer should get the death penalty, no questions asked, Little Shaniya didn't get a trial why should these monsters! Little Angel you will never suffer again, you are now one of God's little Angels. We all love you precious one!

    November 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm
  493. Tiffany Pearce

    I am so devastated and tired of hearing about Mothers killing or taken part in the death of their on child or any child. Mothers are suppose to be nurturers, it seems that most women are more into nurturing their men than their on child. This needs to end, our children are our future. People need to be more involved and active in protecting these kids and it is a shame that kids need to be protected from their own parents. Justice seems immpossible to be served in these type of cases. These children were not given a fair chance in life, i am saddened

    November 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm
  494. anonymous from NV

    That little girl was as cute as a button and these people are thugs...and to add insult to injury...the justice system is probably going to paint the mother as a vicitm of circumstances. For ALL those involved...I've got two words ... firing squad.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:21 pm
  495. Linda B

    Nancy, I'm a great fan, I know how dedicated you are to justice and to protection of the innocent, but in cases like this how do you temper feelings of wanting 5 minutes alone with this mother – baseball bat in hand. (I found out she's pregnant – nevermind...) but you know what I mean. I can't wrap my head around her pimping out this baby, knowing what would happen to this innocent child, handing her over to a horrible fate, and a pretty certain death. How do you get through these things? I'm having a tough time with this one....

    November 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm
  496. germaine

    This is one of the most horrifying stories I have ever heard. Her own mother doing this to her after only having her for one month. She is an animal. She and that man who took her deserve everything that the legal system can throw at them. Animals.....

    I pray that Shanyia is in God's arm's now safe and sound. I also pray that the father can find peace.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm
  497. Erika

    I just want to say also, this story is horrific!!!!! What kind of people do this??? I understand the father was giving the mother another chance with the little girl, but were there any court regulations?? Was there a weaning process for the mother to have overnight stays?? If so, how did the mother get away with prostitution without the little girl saying anything. I have three children, and i know what I do is not secret!!! How and why did authorities/the girls father allow the mother to have the little girl back??? She is obviously a very sick woman, and now her little girl suffered from her sickness!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm
  498. mary

    i belive the mother should face muder charges also...this so sweet little girl ....would never have found her way to this man had it not been for her.....whats wrong with these mothers.....there are so many options now and days if you dont want them ....give them up ...dont let these poor babies suffer like this.... GOD LOVE THEM ALL

    November 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm
  499. Tim

    Baby Shaniya doesn't need your prayers. She died before the age of reason and is most certainly in heaven and her happiness will never end. I would, myself, instead pray for the father of the child that he finds some peace in his life after making the decision to let her go with her 'mother' for a while.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm
  500. JoAnn

    They haven't showed any video of the exit as of yet. I also can't shake this case. This is one that is just sticking with me. I have cried tears for this sweet child, and her loving father who thought he was giving the mother a chance to be a mom. Well we all know what kind of mom she turned out to be. Sad sad I just can hardly bring myslef to think of the horror this baby went through before her death. I think it was all to feed the greedy mom's drugs addiction. I know drugs make people do crazy things. This is just the sickest. My prayers to heaven for you baby Shaniya. A life cut way to short. I know your an Angel. Will think of you as I place the angel on top of my christmas tree this year for you, light a candle for you.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm
  501. Ginger

    This story has such a tragic ending. I am so sorry that all these terrible things happened to that innocent little girl that could have been prevented. You do have to ask though – What kind of responsible parent (the biological father) would leave a 5 year old daughter with a drug addict that has had defacs there, in a feces infested trailer with raw sewage, a revolving door of drug addicts smoking pot and doing cocaine, in an area with a high concentration of sex offenders, without notifying the authorities, monitoring her closely, whether the biological mother wanted to play "mommy" or not?Sorry if this seems insensitive, but where's his common sense. In the pictures check out the step-moms demeanor and face.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:32 pm
  502. MUAH

    How can a mother do this to their own flesh & blood???? It makes me sick. She deserves the death penalty if all is true. My thoughts & prayers are with beautiful Shaniya, her family, & her loving father who tried & did the best he could for her. She is in a safe & better place...Now nobody can hurt her.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm
  503. Judy Loper

    I was so sad watching this story. I cried when i heard the news that she was dead. I was so hoping they would find her alive. This little baby looks just like my granddaughter. What is wrong with this mother. How could she do this to her child. I don't understand it at all. This precious child relied on her mother to keep her safe and look what happened to her. At least little Shaniya is safe in the arms of God now. I hope this mother rots in hell for what she did to her baby girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm
  504. Patrice

    This story broke my heart and brought me to tears I hugged my 2 year old daughter and told her how much I love her. My prayers are with Shaniya's father.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm
  505. Jane

    Not all women, who give birth, should be called "Mom". I know this on a personal level. I suspect that little Shaniya's "biological producer" is strung out on drugs and is always wanting her next fix. I hope she goes to prision for life. She has no right to be breathing fresh air–put her in solitary confinement and leave her there!

    November 17, 2009 at 3:37 pm
  506. K.Blake

    Being a mother, I can't even begin to express the pain that watching this case brings to my heart. I can't imagine who would allow their child to be hurt in such a manner. She is 5 years old and a helpless little victim. I am so saddened by this whole ordeal. It breaks my heart to hear about little Shaniya, but I can't seem to stop reading and listening to anything that is about her. I am so scared to even find out how she was killed. I would love to get my hands on these heartless bastards. I just don't understand HOW or WHY.....RIP Shaniya, God is taking good care of you now.

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    November 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm
  508. kimberly

    This precious little girl taken in such a cold harsh way. These people need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I feel why waste time in giving them a costly trial they should just be punished.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm
  509. Dwyian Davis

    Has anyone checked the video camera at the Hotel to see who rented the room at the hotel (or do the Authorities not know what room she was taken.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:47 pm
  510. VZ

    My husband and I could not believe our ears over this tragedy. These people are not human, they are worste than animals. A child's interest needs to come first no matter what. If this mother could not be a mother from the start then she should never be allowed unsupervised visits with her child. Please mom's and dad's, lets take care of our children and care of those children around us. Keep a close eye on your loved ones ALWAYS! My prayers go out to little Shaniya's family.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm
  511. Eveline

    I think the little girl was already dead when the mother called police to report she was missing, they just made up the story about kidnapping. It's about the worst thing I have ever heard, and all those people that live in the trailer didn't know what was going on. C'mon now.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm
  512. Rhonda

    Nancy, I am so upset by this. It makes me angry to think that a mom could do this to her own child. I am currently raising my granddaughters because they were used in the same way. I thank God every day that I rescued them before it was too late. God Bless Little Shaniya. You will forever be in my Heart.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm
  513. Gigi Garnett

    I I live in Raleigh, NC: which is 50 miles from Fayetteville NC by Highway 95 South. (3 counties) and I have some theories about this based on local urban crimes such as go on in Durham (which has a notorious drug/homocide problem) and also based on what I know of Fayetteville which is almost equally notorious for Domestic Violence issues with the local soldiers who are stationed at Fort Bragg. I think that the mother Antoinette felt she had been abandoned by the baby's Father, either financially or socially. This is a VERY common complaint, both in Durham /Fayetteville.

    To get revenge, she may have decided to do something to the little girl. Also, due to the fact that the surveillance vid is from BEFORE Antoinette reported the baby missing, I think that the girl probably was kidnapped: however, that doesnt mean that Antoinette didnt originally allow unlawful access to the Baby.

    What she might have done is decided to get revenge for being abandoned by the Baby's Daddy, by letting the baby get molested. She didnt think that the man would come back and steal the baby. Later, since that wasnt part of the bargain, she got mad when the Baby went missing and made a police report: she probably didnt know that the baby was already dead.

    I I think what happened was that Antoinette let the Baby get molested for some personal revenge, then the baby was kidnapped and probably smothered during the sexual assult in the Comfort Inn. Think about it: she was probably screaming at the the top of her lungs because of not wanting that sort of attention or being in pain.

    The police cant release the info from the HotelRoom but I bet you that theres blood and some mess in there. Otherwise why would the Hotel VOLENTEER the information?! They dont typically do that, unless there is a homocide, or something. THEY contacted the police! There must have been blood in the room.

    So I think Antoinette probably didnt mean to let the baby die. She probably didnt know the guy would kill her. Thats really not any excuse, but it removes pre-meditation.

    The Mario Andretti McNeal person probably smothered her from screaming, then dumped the body. You would be shocked at how many body's get dumped in Durham, for drug related homocides. Scary stuff.

    November 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm
  514. Nancy Willis

    Thank God for NANCY GRACE who is such a wonderful christian warrior on crime, especially crimes against children.Nancy, you have been in our home since your show began on HLN years ago. Thanks again to God for Nancy's mother (whom God knew Nancy while she was in her mothers womb(Jeremiah 1,vs.5) who taught Nancy christian morals and gave her the upraising that she has, and provided the education for Nancy that she uses daily on her tv show that is a blessing to me and other tv listeners. Mom, I know you are so proud of your daughter and so are we.I cannot praise you "Nancy Grace" enough for all the work that you have done as an advocate against child crimes. I pray daily for you that God gives you strength every day to carry out the work that God has set you aside to do and that is to get the word out on tv that reaches millions & millions of people how evil the devil is and he has no respectful person, but God will punish those that hurt his little ones. Thanks for putting our voice out there on national TV.Without you, we would not be heard and the little children would be forgotten.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  515. pat

    I've been following this story since day one. I pray every nite for the safe return of this little angel,but sadly it didn't happen. My prayers are with this father,and I hope they give this woman and anyone involved the death penalty . They should start a Shaniya Law,anyone dealing in sexual trafficing of any child the death sentance,that would make parents or anybody think twice! Shaniya you will be in my prayers always and I will pray that state will get you the juctice you as a little angel deserves. God Bess!

    November 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm
  516. msriobellagio

    the baby was raped also? maybe the mom should be raped and see how she likes it also. to pimp your daughter out like that is horrific! and she did carry her for 9 months out of a year, what was she thinking? was she waiting on her next FIX? did she go drink the money, what was going thru her stupid mind on this one ?? I feel horrible for the dad, he has to live with a bad mistake for the rest of his life. The mom is a ANIMAL, she does not deserve a slap on the wrist ! to all the judges, don't let her off so quickly !

    November 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm
  517. Brandy S TX

    It is absolutely ridiculous that crime on children are just passed off as another day of crime. So many times these people that harm children do not get what they deserve. Who cares about the guilty to proven innocent. F them up. For real stick it to em'. They deserve to die...put to death. This little girl was beautiful and yet again I cry when I read this story and every time I read updates. Any harm against children should be ZERO tolerance. I mean it!

    November 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm
  518. Petra Scholz

    I am so sick and tired, of hearing that another child is missing. What is wrong in todays world. Is it ruled by sickos.And why are people allowed to have children, who already have a criminal past. They should be incarcerated for the rest of their life.But they keep on having children, and than they treat them like dirt. I love Nancy's Show, because she cares about people, but sometimes, you almost can't bare to watch, because it's one evil thing after another. When does it stop? I tell you when. The laws need to be changed drastically. Somebody has to do something.I live in Canada, and the laws are even worse here, at least The states have the death penalty.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm
  519. Sheree Perry

    I don't know which is worst, to sale a babyy or to buy one...Prayers for the family.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm
  520. drita

    this case is so sad i cryed when i heard that her mom sold her how could a mom do that to her little girl a mom would not do that she is a monster .little shaniya will be in my prayers and so will her family i hope they catch who ever killed her and put them in jail for the rest of their lives i hope the monster of a mom rots in jail along with her male friend they deserve what ever comes there way .

    November 17, 2009 at 4:31 pm
  521. kathryn riera

    how could this father leave his 5yr old daughter with this so called mother.without formally checking her out.interview her boss,make her take a drug test to see if she drug free, check out the trailer were his daughter would ,who would also be staying, This father should have started with supervised visits. first. . He should have checked to see if this mother hung around child molesters.This case is stomache churning,all involved should get the death penalty.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm
  522. lisa

    My heart breaks over this story. After seeing the sweet little girl alive on the video I like most everyone else was hoping she would be found alive. I check CNN site every day and when I saw "her body" was found I cried. All of these stories about the children lost, murdered, abused are horrific, but for some reason this one just did me in. I guess there is just so much of this it has to take it's toll sooner or later on everyone. God bless this sweet angel, may god comfort her and her family that truly loved her.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm
  523. Nancy Jane

    That visious demonized female who used her womb to carry Shaniya for 9 months (Sorry I can't call her a mother or lady) as those names carry a lot of responsibilities, and she certainly isn't deserving of these names as she did nothing for this beautiful little child, but victimized her in a world of drugs and prostitution and Lord only knows what else little Shaniya was exposed too before her death. Now she is in the hands of Jesus and this precious little angel will suffer no more. Shaniya has inherited a mansion filled with love that will never die. I pray that justice will come to all of those who tortured this precious little one, and justice is death, not 20 yrs from now, but the courts should have some kind of ruling that vicious demonized people that kill little children like Shaniya, should be put to death as quickly as they killed the little children. They shouldn't live on death row for years, eating 3 meals a day, 1 hr of exercise, bathe, write notes, and so on, they should be put to death as soon as it would take to prepare them to die or better yet, chain them to a cold steel chair, no clothes on, and let the people stone them to death. But seriously, the justice system needs a change and that change would be that criminals engaged in the death of a child should get death within hours of the court sentencing. It may change the minds of these child killers, molesters, and torturers and decrease this crime. Look on the face of the accused when the head juror pronouces gulty and then when the jury's sentence is death by lethal injection, there is no motions, not even a cry for mercy, not a tear. So, we all need to come together and do whatever is nessesary to change the justice system's death row on criminals that have killed, molested, tortured, & etc. to these precious little children.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm
  524. michell revader

    Lord please help our kids..i just can't shake this story..i've been restless for a week...who can do this to a child ...and not to say their own child...

    November 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm
  525. K Hart

    I've got a gut-wrenching knot in my stomach as I try to discern what it is that I want to say. I honestly feel ill, and now I just cannot find words big enough to describe my heartbreak... There are no words.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:45 pm
  526. Barbara Calloway

    Nancy I cannot go to sleep until I watch your show. You don't hold back you tell's it like you see it. I was hoping the Little Shaniya would be alive when she was found. Nancy I was so hurt last night to learn she was dead, I could not look at the show instead I layed in the bed with my back turned to the TV to listen but I could not keep from crying . Nancy it really hurt when children are abused. What happen to the parent these days? Wish I knew. You keep the good work up, at work I am the reporter of Nancy Gancy's Show everyone ask me what happen on Nancy Grace show last nite, and I tell them.

    November 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm
  527. K. Bradley

    It just breaks my heart to know that someone could even do this to an innocent child, and what's worse, their own child...

    November 17, 2009 at 4:49 pm
  528. Kathy Haeberle

    I was devasted this morning when I heard she had been found. I am a grandmother and I called my son this morning. To think this (Animal) is pregnant,and will get the chance to do this again....
    There has to be better laws to protect our children..

    November 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm
  529. Deb E.

    People who do things like this to children are not fit to live! Statistics prove that people who are this mentally disturbed cannot be rehabilitated. They should be "put down", like a rabid animal, since animals is what they are!

    We need to stop wasting taxpayers dollars warehousing these animals in prisons and just do away with them. No second chances – you do the crime, your life is on the line!

    November 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm
  530. maria

    I just have to say, i started to watch the show last night and when they were talking about little Shaniya, i started crying and could not believe someone can hurt this little girl, I watch nancy every night however last night i had to turn the channel i was disgusted. I hope justice will be done. my prayers are for that little girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm
  531. DStrope

    this is why we need the death penalty used in every state, to get rid of this animals!!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm
  532. T. Robinson

    If someone seen Shaniya with the previous suspect, why is he not in jail too?

    Why did the mother report her child, Shaniya, missing?

    November 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm
  533. Zunilka T. Cargill (Nina)

    How could people be so cruel 2 children? She was 5 for God's sake! This cutie didn't even have a chance at living her life. Things like that, is what makes me see RED! Chilren are supposed to be a blessing from GOD. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!...

    November 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm
  534. Zunilka T. Cargill (Nina)

    How could people be so cruel 2 children? She was 5 for God's sake! This cutie didn't even have a chance at living her life. Things like that, is what makes me see RED! Children are supposed to be a blessing from GOD. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!...

    November 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm
  535. A mom

    I can't believe how some adults and parents throw their children out like trash. And to think the animal who gave birth to shaniya is pregnant is just revulting. She should be sterilized immediately!

    November 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm
  536. Deb K

    As a mother I can not imagine how a mother could do this to her child. I have a daughter that looks like this little girl, it makes me hold my daughter even that much closer. This story really disturbed me. God has this precious little angel now and no one can hurt her now, she's in a good place. In cases like this I feel the person should go through the same thing the child did. Let them feel how the child did. I can't imagine how the child felt to know her mom gave her away for that to happen to her. This will bother me for a long time to come.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm
  537. Elizabeth

    Nancy, I am so torn up inside about this poor little girl.
    When are we going to have our laws changed to protect the children!?

    I have a question I'd like you to ask tonight on your show. If the mother sold Shaniya into sex slavery, why did she report her missing an hour later? She would have to have known what was happening to her child and would not want to bring attention to the facts of her wrong doing. I just wonder if she knew at all and if it may have been her boyfriend who was doing the pimping and did the mother even know what was going on and that is why she called police because she didn't know what the boyfriend had done to the child. I am NOT sticking up for the mother, I think she is SCUM, I just wonder why she would report her missing if she knew she may be back home in a bit after the sale of the child.

    Thank you for all you do, and for being the strong voice our children need!

    November 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    • Troy Sawyer

      I'm guessing the reason she (and all of the others who do this) is so they are protected. Remember Cailee and her tot mom about 6 months ago... mom waited weeks to report it and became and instant target... the reason she waited to she kid would be hidden after all of the storms... this mom didn't want to be a target so she went ahead and called....

      November 18, 2009 at 2:31 am
  538. TDC

    why do these people feel it is necessary to hurt kids.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm
  539. D Richmond

    I am a mother of three and of those three,one is a female child. I am so disgusted and angry about this incident. My deepest sympathys go out to the family of Shaniya I could not imagine having this pain weighing on my heart. You are all in my heart and prayers. God bless.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:43 pm
  540. lorna

    my prayers are with this father and family.

    November 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm
  541. Montreall

    This is truly a cruel cruel act for a mother whom is supposed to be caring and loving and nurturing this little girl , may GOD have mercy on her soul, I pray that this baby is truly in a happy place (HEAVEN)

    November 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm
  542. PAT LYTLE


    November 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm
  543. L. Younger

    What is going on with our society? A mother allegedly trafficking her own baby – a life she nurtured for at least 9 months and brought into this world. Drugs, mental illness – there's no reason. If her issues were that severe, she should have given up her parental rights after birth. Courts focus so much these days on making sure "both" so-called parents have rights, but what about the children? What about their rights? She was her so-called parent whom "someone" felt "deserved" to be a part of this little girl's life, and now Miss Shaniya is gone. Was this action for her to be with her mom truly in her best interest? She hadn't been with her, allegedly, her entire life. Why start now? I am of three beautiful girls – 25, 20, and 4 – as well as a grandmother to a beautiful 2-year-old granddaughter. The mere thought of this woman passing her daughter off for sex – for whatever reason – not only makes me wretch; it sends a knife through my heart and overwhelming fear for "all our beautiful angels." Wake up court system? Any human has the ability to reproduce; not all should be allowed to. RIP Miss Shaniya. You're safe now.

    November 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm
  544. F. Jones

    I even tried to call Nancy Gracy line, but it is imposible to get through there. I am surprised nobody is talking about the hotel where the poor girl was taken to. Why they let him take a room without asking who the girl was and her ID? It was unusual and she was barefoot... and obviously scared... If I was working in that hotel I'd not let him get a room without showing me any proof that it is his daughter... Even if it is not something written in the hotel's rules...It should be !!! When we take our children on the plane we are required to bring their IDs with us. Why anybody can take a little girl in the hotel room at 6 am without being stopped??????

    November 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm
  545. sharon in Texas

    I am sick to my stomach over this poor baby..I don't believe in death penalty..and I live in TEXAS..(go figure)..BUT in this case..I sincerely hope that make all the people involved in this babies death pay with their lives...OR better yet...take the mama..and put her in Texas Department of Corrections..and let some mothers in there have at her!!! Justice then for sure...

    November 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm
  546. Angry Mother

    I have been watching this story unravel since it began, my heart breaks for the poor baby, and for the father who trusted she would be safe... I want to know why it seems we can't keep these babies safe... When did mothers lose that motherly love? I guess some people shouldn't be mothers, or parents for that matter... It is sad to watch such a young child die at the hands of monsters :-(

    November 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm
  547. lupe valencia

    What this mother has done has no forgiveness.She was suppose to care and keep her child safe...Shaniya will be in my prayers. Nancy thank god for mothers like you that would never let anything happen to their children ...Kiss the twins for me.

    November 17, 2009 at 6:43 pm
  548. J Ihli

    If the mother is charged with 'knowingly providing' Shaniya on Nov. 10th, then how can McNeil be charged with 'kidnapping' Shaniya on the same day?

    November 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm
  549. Sandra Caniquie

    How could this mother do somthing like this? After nurturing this Baby for 9 Month. This pains my heart to see mothers having no Love whatever for their children.This is one of thoes story that stay with me forever.... This Agnel is now resting peacefull Heaven.

    November 17, 2009 at 6:51 pm
  550. FRANCES


    November 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm
  551. c york

    that video of that man carrying that poor and helpless baby brought tears to my eyes. he was actually carrying her to sex and only God knows what else. i cannot imagine the thought ever crossing my mind to do something so sickening AND the ones that paid for the girl are just as sick and they ALL should pay dearly!!! i would love to be in a room alone with the momma...just makes me sick!

    November 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm
  552. dem

    My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. I hope in this childs death justice will prevail on all persons involved. My heart goes out to Shaniya's father. It is hard to lose a child especially in this horrible crime. May the Lord comfort you in your time of mourning. This just shows us that no child is safe and Child Protection Services should of been involved because of the Mother's history! To the sick man or men involved with this crime I hope you are condemned to hell!

    November 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm
  553. Kay Alexander

    How can a mother do such a horrible thing to her own child, She does not deserve to ever breathe another day on this earth. This is unexplainable, she has no soul no heart and no care in the world to do something like this to her own child. I am a mother myself of 2 beautiful kids and I couldn't even imagine doing something like this to my kids ever!!!!! My prayers goes out to Shaniyas father,I hope they hang the mother and that guy for what they have done to an inoccent child.She is in a better place where somebody does care..........God Bless

    November 17, 2009 at 7:24 pm
  554. beverly kelley

    this is very sad that anybody could do this.i makes me sick.if the courts would just kill them and stop wasting our tax dollars to defend these low life's there wouldn't be all these people hurting our little children

    November 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm
  555. Patricia Waldon

    I am a mother of a precious 6 year old girl. My heart is literally about to burst. I can not grasp the horror of this whole story. To see this monster carrying this Angel into this hotel, even if he was only the deliverer he could have done something to prevent this. There is no punishment on this earth that could be carried out against this woman and man that could ever fit the crime. I am completely speechless, except to say Shaniya Davis God's Angel, rest in peace.

    November 17, 2009 at 7:33 pm
  556. imani

    I'm a new fan of Nancy Grace, and I'm hook on the show....When I heard of the little girl missing from the mother's trail, I got a sick feeling. And now to hear about the little girl being sold in to human trafficking, what demon would do that to a child that they carried for 9 months? I believe that she did this to hurt the father.. I could not be on the jury.... I would like to be the one that will strap her to the electric chair!

    November 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm
  557. elizabeth

    I'm a mother of six and how could a mother do this to her child. Shaniya in heaven now no more pain and hurt will every come to her again. It's time for people to open their eyes this world is crazy and we need a change now please please.

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    November 17, 2009 at 7:52 pm
  559. Tiffany Ann

    ok so i left a comment yesterday, thought about it last night and hey i have a change of heart, i said in my comment yesterday that the mother needed life in prison. no way.. this mother was probably at home snug in her bed while her daughter was with a strange nasty man alone in a hotel room scared too death and being melested and hurt, then she was murdered.. please give this woman the death penalty. this isnt a mother, if she was into prostitution she should of prosituted her own self. my god! this is a precious little girl i broke down seeing this story!!! This woman a soo called mother!!! wow makes me sick

    November 17, 2009 at 8:17 pm
  560. Brenda

    People who commit crimes like this serve no purpose on this earth. It makes me so angry and hurt that I want to forget we are a society and just shoot the kidnapper,mother, and all involved in this tragedy. My mind wanders -what happened in this child's last moments. Again why wait for justice when we know who kidnapped this child and we know the egg donor (she is not a mother) is guilty. Justice needs to be swift

    November 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm
  561. Gladys George

    I just want to first say, that Nancy you are a blessing to the legal system and a light in the world! Truly thank you for all that you do. I have been your fan since you where on CourtTV ;) Now, about the case of little Shaniya Davis, the mother is really responsible for her death. They say that North Carolina has the death penalty..I hope that the mother qualifies for Death Row!!!! She is really the face of evil and more of a monster than Hollywood could ever make up!!! Nancy Grace you are loved by so many, and shine your light for the world! Keep doing what your doing!! :)

    November 17, 2009 at 8:35 pm
  562. Mary Lou Larkin

    This makes me so sick I want to vomit. I believe an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, and the death penalty. However, death almost sounds to easy. This would end there misery too soon. I hope the fellow prisoners would care about this little girl enough to make these evil people suffer.
    I have a friend who is a corrections officer and said child abusers do get punishment from other prisoners and the guards will turn their heads and say the didn't see anything... I hope this holds true.

    November 17, 2009 at 8:40 pm
  563. H Haynes

    There is alot missing from this case,there has to be.The Sanford Hearld stated in their newspaper that there was no evidence in the hotel and that Shaynia was alive when they left the hotel.So where were the two of them inbetween and before her death did no one see them.Shaynia's body was found 6 miles from the hotel on NC87 this is a busy road and her body was found 100 feet off Walker road.When did he dispose of her body?Surly, not in the daylight.This case could turn in so many directions and I hope that every party involved in this will get what they deserve.The fact that the mother reported her missing sounds like she second guessed herself about what she had done or she is just so druged up she did'nt even relize what was going on at any rate there are many, many, many ,loose ends and we have yet to even find out if Shaynia was sexually abused only the autopsy will prove those things.I hope to God that she was not.That she may have been spared from that agony.Many unanswered questions but GOD IS IN CONTROL and that is all we can do at this point is pray for justice and may you rest in peace sweet angel you are at the master's side.Many Love You and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:00 pm
  564. Rebecca

    I was watching a clip on the website NC, girl body found 2:55. The sister speaks. I was wondering at this time had the body been identified as Shynia. In the interview with the sister, Nancy asked what can you tell me about the little girl? The sister starts to refer to Shynia in the past tense saying "she was" the saying "she's so loving..." If the body had not been Identified as the little sister (Shynia), then why refer to her in the past tense? How did Shynia's mother and father met if he was more put together, not saying he wasn't I'm just curious to find if they are going to investigate every angle, because this is such a sad story. May God be with the family.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:07 pm
  565. Kim

    I have cried so hard over this. I can not watch the video of this little baby being carried into this motel. I can barely type for crying. Nancy we can blog and blog about this but until these animals are punished they will continue to harm/murder these innocent little babies..These prediators know nothing is being done to them that is why more and more of this is happening. My heart goes out to this father. May this baby rest in the loving arms of God. Thank you Nancy for all you do to help these little children. You are their voice.. Please continue what you do.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm
  566. brokenheart in Alabama

    It tears me up inside to see how a precious life could be treated so worthless. I can not bring myself to mouth the words of what happened to this little girl. I cry when I think about her final hour and how this helpless child could have felt and cried for help. I pray that justice i sserved on every last person that had something to do with it. Nancy was on the mom from the beginning. I love you Nancy! Why are these pathetic moms killing their children. We need to bring some death penalties down for all of them. Children need a voice. My heart and prayers go to her father. Please don't blame yourself for her demonic behavior. Mayb God comfort you and your family and even the viewers. We are all hurt by this report and even more devastated to hear what happen to this young child. My Lord they are monsters!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:13 pm
  567. Chris


    You stated a few minutes ago on your show, "Could there be more men involved" is the most horrible person in this travesty not A WOMAN. Maybe you could ask the question "Are there more women involved.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  568. Catherine

    I didn't think there was a worse mother on this planet than Casey Anthony. You have found her, and her name is ANTIONETTE DAVIS. To sell your child into sex, and she turns up dead.... this is a parent's worst nightmare, and it was the biological mother that allegedly did this. I want to vomit.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:16 pm
  569. Rayna

    I am a mother of two girls, and the thought that a women can cause harm to her child, and bring pain into her childs life is SICK. there is no excuse.Shaniya' s mother and any one else that played apart in the childs death will pay the price of that crime. they will all answer to God one day on judgement day....there is no justice that can be justifyed for this crime...

    November 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm
  570. Richard Pena

    My wife and I are in shock at the way this has turned out thus far. I believe in justice and karma. I am however an impatient man. I want changes in the laws. I want the people that are found guilty beyond question to be executed with a swiftness. We need to make a stand on behalf of our children. I have children and we try our best to watch over them. I want a non-violent world, but am practiced in the art of war. I have become like this because of the way this world is. I call for justice on behalf of this young innoccent girl.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:21 pm
  571. Ida

    Place her in the general population and let the inmates take care of her! Don't waste the taxpayers money on a trial.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:21 pm
  572. tracy

    i am watching tonight and i dont know why this happened but i do know that the lord will watch over the the family of this wanderful little girl . this little girl is in heaven this mother should pay .and thanks to kikeep hurting and nancy maybe some changes in laws will take place to protect our children after all they are our future if people keep on hurting them and killing them we will not have a future.thanks nancy you are in our prayers and the people of your shows are in our prayers because each needs prayers

    November 17, 2009 at 9:26 pm
  573. Laura

    What I'm wondering is, if they have footage of McNeal (sp?) taking Shaniya into the hotel, why don't they have footage of them leaving? Has anyone said anything about that?

    November 17, 2009 at 9:27 pm
  574. sistercin7

    nancy, where is the sister of the mother? this will help the police find their answers. Where is she?

    November 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm
  575. Jade Rhoda


    November 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm
  576. Shanna

    The mother had to call or they would have known right away that she had something to do with this horrid crime. How anyone could do that to any child much less their own is beyond me. They ought never let her see the sun again or have any more children. That man who took that baby with evil intent ought to be put under the jail.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm
  577. pam

    two things. i find it very telling that the mom stated on the 911 call "she didn't take anything with her". a five year old child does not "take" anything with her if she is "abducted". two: i wonder. is it possible that the survellience video prompted "whoever" to kill her? if the video had not been aired, would she be alive? possibly left somewhere? maybe the killer saw the video on tv and panicked.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm
  578. Dot Hicks

    Sorry but this father is not telling the truth. If your child was in kindergarden you would make sure the mother who was not able to care for her at one time. You bet your would make sure she had her in kindergarden.
    And this is what I have been saying about our baby being put back with his birth drug mother by the courts. This has to stop. And if the mother was so bad in the drug world. why would you not call to speak to your daughter at least to say good night. each night. Sorry this does add up with him either. To much of a show to me.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:33 pm
  579. Angelica Hernandez

    It makes me sick to see\hear on what is going on with our children..these monsters that hurt our children should be put to death better yet let US torture and bury them like they do these children\babies who are so innocent..this world scares me because I have 3 children myself and 3 step children and it hurts to even think of some monster getting a hold of anyone of mines.. My prayers are with Shaniya and her caring loving side of the family cause her own mother was that monster(may she rot in hell)..

    November 17, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  580. Susan

    What happens to child molester / murderers in prison? I'm sure these two will be quite popular among the other prisoners. Couldn't happen to a better couple!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:36 pm
  581. Doris

    I am a grandmother of 2 little girls, 5 and 3 years old. I believe my blood pressure have gone up since I hear of the death of this baby. The thing called mother is a monster. She must be put to death!!!! The other monster, also need to be put to death!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm
  582. David C

    They need to burn the mother alive.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm
  583. Shari

    Rebecca. They found the body at 1:00 pm and the sister was on Nancy Grace at 8:00 pm of course they new shaniya was deceased. The family knew the body was Shaniya, look at the news and why would you ever implement the Father and his Family. You should be ashamed of yourself, seriously.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm
  584. Fransen

    Remember the blanket covered in feces? Child sexual victims will develop defense mechanisms for protection, eg. wearing ugly clothes, not caring for their looks, deliberate break of toilet training. How long was this child being abused, I wonder?

    November 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm
  585. Suzanne

    THis child was with these low lifes for 5 weeks? Why wasn't she in school. Is kindergarten not mandatory? Or does no one believe in education down there. I could maybe understand dropping her off in Summer but never with these people.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:48 pm
  586. Lucinda Oxendine

    Do you remember that this happened less then 10 years ago with Brittany Lockelar just 20 miles from this same place. Her murder has not been solved yet!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm
  587. Nancy

    This is to Elizabeth who said..."Nancy, I am so torn up inside about this poor little girl. When are we going to have our laws changed to protect the children!?"

    There ARE laws in place to protect children.....there are laws to protect them from rape, molestation, kidnapping and murder. But what can we expect from a society where for the past 36 years we have taught all of our children that many adults in the United States do not value the life of an unborn child and think to have an abortion is not murdering a why are we surprised when someone who has grown up with this kind of "it is ok to kill preborn babies" mentality does not value the life of an child after it is born? It does not surprise me.

    We had a doctor in Kansas who was allowed to legally murder over 60,000 preborn babies.....and then we have people who are prosecuted for the death of a preborn baby when the mother is murdered. THAT is what puzzles me. How can we let one man kill unborn children and prosecute another? You cannot have it both is either murder or it's not. As far as I am is murder just as foul as Shaniya's.

    But, we have at least 2 generations of adults out there who were raised knowing that many, many mothers, fathers and doctors do not value human as the dawn follows the night....why should they?

    I am the the mother of 7 children (2 sons and 5 daughters) and 13 grandchildren.......and I worry about all of them so much because the world has gone crazy and EVERYTHING is at six's and seven's.

    I hope someone is building a great big ark because I think we are going to be needing it before too long!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  588. artura

    wat is wrong wit dis world i feel sorry for the can u do somethin like this to a sweet lil girl she does not have to suffer no more cuz she is now in God's so tired of people hurtin lil children they should be thrown under the jail but they will rot in hell for jus brings tears to my eyes...God Bless the family u r in my prayers....

    November 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  589. Shana and Jessica

    who confirmed and how do they know that the mother handed the girl over? or is that just a speculation...

    November 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  590. Frenchesca Garcia

    I strongly believe that in todays society, that father's should be given the same respect as a custodial parent just as a mother would. It seems that everyday I am hearing more and more about mothers that were often given two many chances to redeem themselves as a parent; that later results in a child being dead. Being a first year law student, my specialization will be in family law, and hopefully, I can help some of these cases that are being overlooked.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  591. 1165

    I watch Nancy Grace everynight. When I saw this story last night, I cried and cried. I turned the channel. This mother needs to die. There is no excuse no excuse. No trial for thismonster mom and everyone who had anything to do with this horrific crime. The laws must change in America for children crimes. They must!!!!

    Your in my prayers Shaniya.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  592. Stacy

    This makes me so angry... Justice will not be served no matter what the demons get....

    November 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  593. Patricia Duty

    I don't know how a mother could just hand over her little girl to anyone. She should be prosiquted to the highest. I hope they give her the death penalty. The person who did this to her, they need to pay also. I hope they give them the death penalty. Lord how could u let all these horriable things happen to your little ones?

    Thanks for letting me post my comment

    Patricia Duty

    Morristown, TN

    November 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm
  594. Tarey Azbell

    What I don't understand the 911 Call, the mother is sure exactly what the little girl left with....she is certain that she didn't leave with any shoes, socks, etc. I don't understand how a mother is certain of that...she is a 5 year old little girl...who was well taken care of...I am sure she had tons of shoes and socks,etc. But her mother was certain she didn't have any of that on...why??? Because she knows what she had on when she handed her over! She knows exactly what the little girl had on.... =( So SO SO SaD!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm
  595. Charis

    My mother worked with Antoinette Davis at the Carolina Inn in Fayetteville. It was obvious that she was an addict.

    November 17, 2009 at 9:59 pm
  596. Emma

    I have been watching this case for the last couple days and i am just heart broken. I am so very upset because of a woman that was suppose to be a mother. not in my book. She is sick and needs to be helped and something should be done to her and whom ever that has taken part in this bad crime. To the Dad my prayers are with you and your family at this time and tonight I will hold my girl alittle closer tonight. May God hold the family in his arms. Thank you Nancy Grace for all that you do to help the ones that can not speak from such a great crime as this.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm
  597. betsy

    Im so heart broken for not only the family but most for lilttle Shaniya. Im sooo tired of watching our children being taken and used and just thrown away, it's absolutly disgusting! The most horrible thing about all these cases is that our own "JUSTICE SYSTEM" doesnt give them enough punishment. a slap in the wrist and back out there to do it again. When are we all going to stand up for our babies and insist on a mandatory minimum for child offenders???? PLEASE everyone needs to push for harsher laws before it happens again! I hope for the day a vigelantie comes along and starts doing away with these horrible humans since nobody else will!

    November 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  598. Tom

    I find it very unusual that no one in the father's family was aware of the environment that the mother was living in, yet the father was comfortable with giving the child to the mother. I would never even consider handing my child over to his mother without knowing that she has changed and that my daughter would be in a safe environment. There is a reason that I have custody just as there was a reason that he had his daughter. Really, really think about this. It just doesn't make sense.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm
  599. Michelle Allen

    Is there a 911 tape of the beast of a "mother" call reporting her missing?

    November 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm
  600. Erin

    I want to know what the point of having a department of children and family services is if they don't preform their jobs? In the case of Shaniya Davis, I think DCFS had plenty of reason to intervene before Shaniya died. I mean come on the evidence that DCFS needs is right in front of their faces and I guess that they are either not paying attention to it or just don't care. I just don't get this case at all. If I was a DCFS investigator the first thing I would do is go to the house and do a thourough inspection and if I saw anything that would harm the child I would call the police and put the mother in handcuffs and drag the mother out of the house. I just don't get it. What is the point of even paying our taxes for a department that really doesn't do anything until it is too late. Both mine and my fiancee's heart go out to the family of Shaniya Davis. I would like to suggest to the family that maybe they should sue Department of Children and Family Services for not stepping in soon enough. If Children's Services had done what they were supposed to do in my personal opinion Shaniya would still be alive today.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm
  601. Jane

    Please let the family see these words:
    Words can not express our deepest sorrow when we heard the news that this precious child was missing, then dead! She had the face of an angel, and how could such a dreadful thing happen to her.
    We pray that God give you strength to continue. She knew how much she was loved! Every evil work will be avenged by our Lord and Saviour. What a sick, sick, world we live in. We, as Christians, are in the world, but not of the world. Nancy, thank you! Thank you!

    I don't have the means, but could we establish something in the memory of Shaniya, (Guardian Angels for children) (Children helping Children), that would encourage and educate people how to protect their children? If so, maybe more lives could be spared.
    J. Turner

    November 17, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  602. denique

    HEllo Nancy Im from fayetteville and the male suspects attorney has had drug problem his self I find that a little suspect I have two little girls and this is not right Nancy something is going on and the Mom she should not want to live she is a monster and something is not right down here

    November 17, 2009 at 10:34 pm
  603. Barbara

    I have one comment and one question.

    Comment: I found it interesting that in the 911 call from the mother that when the dispatcher asked her if she knew what Shaniya was wearing she stated "She didn't TAKE no shoes, no pants, no nothing" The way I read this sounds like a slip up by reflects to me that Shaniya left and was not taken.

    Question: If mom was selling her daughter for prostitution why would she call 911 to report her missing. Wouldn't this have drawn attention to what she was doing? Mom would have known she would be coming back home if this was the case. Seems strange that she would call to report Shaniya missing when she knew where she was.

    November 17, 2009 at 10:46 pm
  604. al ellis

    I look in the eyes and at the face of the beautiful little girl and my heart literally aches. That precious child is now in the arms of the Lord. He will love her and protect her from devils like her mother and those other creeps that hurt her. I pray for her father, I feel his pain, God please bless him and give him piece of mind.

    This country's legislators MUST do something to protect these little angels. Put these devils on their own island, give them food, water and what they need to build shelter and forget them, forever. Let them sink or swim, if they can't take care of themselves, oh well!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:23 pm
  605. Kat

    This story makes me sick to my stomach, how a mother could sell her own baby girl, her own little 5 year old daughter into sex slavery, is just appalling and disgusting.
    I hope that they give the death penalty to the mother and the man who helped the mother carry out this heinous act against her own child.
    I want them to throw the book at the both of them, fry her.

    The poor father of little Shaniya, his words and tears, absolutely heart breaking.
    He had custody of her for so long, he believed and trusted the mother that she got her act together and wanted to be a good mother, and this is what happened.
    He is probably being ripped apart by both grief and guilt right now, guilt for handing over his beautiful baby girl to her mother, to the mother who sold that beautiful baby into sex.
    I feel the worst for him, I cried for him, I am crying for him.

    I also feel terrible for Clarence Coe, the man originally arrested in connection with the kidnapping.
    I watched the clip of him being arraigned on Nancy Grace, I watched him plead not guilty, and I KNEW watching him that he was innocent.
    He was doing the body movements of an innocent man.
    He was trying to self-soothe, he was rocking gently side to side as he stood there, he kept looking up, looking up to his god, saying silent prayers in his head that this nightmare that he was now being faced with, would be over soon. His eyes looked all over the courtroom, he was looking for help, for someone to help him.
    He was innocent and it showed very clearly.
    I was so happy to see that my gut instincts about him were right, that he was truly innocent and was let free once the mother and Macneil were taken into custody and charged with her murder.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:25 pm
  606. citizen wilson

    Nancy I just want to know why we can't send these sick people who hurt and rape children and sell them and kill them to Iraq instead of our troops it seems to me that they don't need any training to disregard someones life? I am very mad that this animal even was able to have children she is sick it isn't the fact that she was selling this innocent baby but the sickest of all is that someone actually bought her why? I think that she should be put on the front line in Iraq with no gun just herself and see if she can survive without the will to fight like she did her daughter she never had a chance to fight she was overpowered by sick people with no hearts or minds.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:26 pm
  607. Michelle

    I rarely take time to watch the news due to all of the sad stories. We are a military family stationed overseas, yet again, and I happened to catch this story on Nancy Grace. I am a 33 year old mother of a beautiful boy and my heart is aching and my eyes are crying for beautiful Shaniya and her father and loved ones. I try to be a positive person who believes in love and the good in humanity but it is moments like these that I question everything. There are just some crimes that are not forgivable. How can people who hurt children deserve the privelages of a justice system. I don't understand. Thank you Nancy for all that you do.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:27 pm
  608. Thomas Gross

    question I really do not believe in the idea of hate crimes, I personally value all life equally. But since there is such a can that be used in the prosecution of the persons involved murdering, and TORTURING that little Shaniya Davis?

    November 17, 2009 at 11:28 pm
  609. Fed-up Grandmother

    wonder why things like this has a bigger effect on women than men? I was looking at all the names on the mssages and I did not see any men names.. After all its usually a male that does these horrible things..Its usualy men that make the laws and sit in judgment of these animals..May be more woman need to become law makers... and deal the right way with these monsters....

    November 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm
  610. Tina (Atlanta, GA)

    This is a very sad case. I can't believe that this mother did something like this. This mom was given a second chance to do right by this baby girl and she failed in a major way. I am in tears every time I see the father. I hope that justice is served and that every single person that had anything to do with the loss of this babies life!

    November 17, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  611. NannyShay

    Yes, her feet are in a defensive postition near the hotel elevator. They are turn inward as if she is super tired and her hair all a-mess. I am anxious to know what the cause of death is. God bless her little soul. Her mother is A monsterous excuse for a WOMAN. I hope the other woman round the jails have her for lunch dinner and breakfast, however somehow by the way she looks; She might enjoy it. SADISTIC SODOMISTIC and misogynistic...physcopath

    she definitely shouldnt just recieve human trafficking charges or child neglect... She is equally responsible for the loss of this innocent life Shaniya Davis.

    November 17, 2009 at 11:57 pm
  612. moe

    My heart goes out to the Father, sister, step brother and everybody that took care of this presious child. I followed this case and had all the hopes that Shiniya would be found alive, it just broke my heart to find she won't be. I get emotional over these child cases but for some reason this one has tore me up. I feel the ONLY reason the mother wanted her back was to do just what she did...throw her to the dogs. She couldn't even get the time right on the 9-1-1 call cuz Shiniya was probably gone and she needed to get her story going. All I can say is I hope she ROTS IN HELL!!
    Shiniya, rest in peace sweet baby....

    November 17, 2009 at 11:58 pm
  613. barb

    I think the man that took shaynia gave her back,and her mother killed her.Because she could not let Shaynia's father see her little abused body! Or any one else for that matter.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:03 am
  614. Lady

    While watching Nancy Grace tonight I noticed Mario who was carrying Shaynia at the hotel was smiling while he is under arrest, I really want to know if this man is on some type of drugs and what was on his mind. This is serious even if it's not his child, this is a child that could not defend herself, a human being. I also notice that Shaynia was wearing a T-Shirt at the hotel, could this be the same T-Shirt her lying mother said she had on.....THE MOTHER SHOWED NO TYPE OF EMOTIONS DURING ANY OF HER APPEARANCES......My GOD have mercy on everyones SOUL who played a part in this childs death...

    November 18, 2009 at 12:17 am
  615. Mandy

    I watched Nancy Grace's show tonight with little Shaniya's father just torn to bits. My heart just ached for that poor man. The fact that he was calling out to God asking Him not to give up on him and keep his daughter close to him and protect her. Just made me die inside. I am a parent of a 6 year old and I don't know if I would have had the grace in which this man spoke in his grief. God please be with this man and his family. I know Shaniya is in God's loving arms and is home with her Father. That keeps my heart at peace but the more details that come out about her "mother" (like Nancy said she doesn't deserve that compliment of mother) I just get so angry and frustrated. Lord please be with us all at these times...even those who don't believe.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:26 am
  616. Jean Solomon

    I am a 49yr old grandmother of an adorable 6yr old and I live in the Cayman Islands. I have watched Nancy Grace and I adore her for being a true advocate to save lives. I am saddened, hurt and sick from this heinous crime committed by a mother. I hope there is a hell that is ready to consume her as she go to reside with the devil on judgement day. I would like to be present at her trial and hope that we will not have to feed her in prison for years. This is a beautiful innocent angel. I just imagine how she suffered. Can any human being do this to their own child. As for the person who killed her rest assured that he or she will rot before they get to the pit of hell. I am hurt angry and cannot eat or sleep. I ask God to give the family strength to come with this terrible dishonour to this child

    November 18, 2009 at 12:26 am
  617. Lisa myers

    Hi Nancy. I am so sad. It's to the point my children are grieveing for Shaniya. How could this monster (annnette ) allow her child to trade. She is a sick (B) . My question is, where was the monster son at when all of this was going on, where was he sleeping at and what is his age? This situation has taught me to continue to be strick with my oldest is 14 and he still have to get permission to go places. For my youngest kids, if I'm not outside they are not outside. The world is fill with sick people.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:33 am
  618. A Fayetteville resident

    Perhaps this view will be seen as insensitive, however, I am curious about where the father’s responsibility is in this? Sure he is grieving for the cameras but what kind of father would send their child into the environment he did. After allegedly raising this child for the majority of her life, how can he send his child to live with her biological mother? Look at the house in the background of the news reports and look at the deplorable conditions of the trailer he sent her to live in? I find some fault with him. What kind of parent was he? Bless this child’s heart, did she ever have anyone who ever wanted or loved her?

    November 18, 2009 at 12:34 am
  619. Elizabeth

    This is so sad. I think the mother allowed men to have sex with her in the house. The blanket was covered with feces that was in the trash and the neighbor stated the little girl's front porch was covered with it. I do believe it happened because the girl was sodomized there and the pressure got to her. How very sad.

    We saw the video of the guy carrying her into the elevator. What about the video of them leaving? Or did she leave with him? Or do they possibly think she was dead in his arms and will not show the video?

    Can the police legally question her 7 year old brother that was in the house? Do you think he would be aware of her being used sexually? Or do you think it is possible that the boy was also sodomized?

    And tell me why the hotel clerk didn't do anything about this video until this weekend? The police couldn't have had it or they wouldn't have arrested that Coe guy. As much as her face was all over the news, he had to realize it was her the day he was there.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:34 am
  620. Lucky22anme

    My heart is broken for this little girl. I cannot fathom anyone, let alone a "mother" handing off a child knowing quite well what was to take place.Just when you think you have heard the worst some scumbag comes along and tries to outdo it. What is going on in this world? How could anyone look at this precious child, a gift from God, and not care? I REALLY think the courts and the law should have the death penalty for crimes against children. 10- 20 years is a slap in the face. This child had 80+ years more to live and some scumbag took it away for self gratification. I say send these scumbags to fight this war (without pay) and leave the innocent kids who are dying everyday in Iraq home with their loved ones where they belong.God have mercy on baby Shaniya and my condolences to her family. She was truly a beautiful angel from God.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:52 am
  621. KSantiago

    I dont get to watch tv often because my kids run the remote (3&8) but I ran across your show tonight and was absolutely DISGUSTED and HORRIFIED by what this little girl went through!!! I hope that mother dies a slow and painful death for what she has done to her child!!!!!! My prayers go out to the Shaniya and her family. I hope that her father keeps faith in the Lord and faith in justice being served. Always remember That our Lord is of many things but the one thing that people forget is that he is a "JUST" GOD.... You never get away with what you think you get away with in life.... But for real give me a room, rope, razor blades, lemons and that "mother" know the rest...

    November 18, 2009 at 12:53 am
  622. Kara

    Would this of happened if the farther would of had the child like he was suppose to have? I have heard so many stories of children getting hurt under the care of a parent they weren't even suppose to be with.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:02 am
  623. pamela hunter

    i am sick of all the abuse of our children,,something has got to be done,,it goes on everyday,,every second,,the laws has got to be changed,,i am tired of paying taxes to keep these demons up..they get free medical,,housing,food,,still they holler about their living conditions,,if these sick folks would get the death sentence,then maybe this would stop,,they get away with it,,thats a fact,, giving them a free ride dont punish them ,,WE HAVE ALL GOT TO TAKE A STAND AND CHANGE THE PUNISHMENT OF THESE SO CALLED PEOPLE..OUR BABYS DEPEND ON US,WE ARE THEIR VOICE,,GOVERNMENT,,HOW ABOUT HEARING OUR CHILDREN,,,

    November 18, 2009 at 1:11 am
  624. Jens L Luts

    The truth will come soon and it will shock everyone.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:12 am
  625. Sasha

    I do not know what is coming of America. What can we do to protect our kids? Every week another goes missing. Than found dead. It tears me up. Sick monsters in this world. My heart goes out to this beautiful smiling precious lil girls dad an her family. You are no mother or father if you do not protect your child. As a mother or father you protect your child. We have got to toghen down on the laws that protect our children. I don't see how any one can hurt something so precious. Quit having babies if you can't love, protect, and care for them. God Bless.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:15 am
  626. Jaylee

    I am so disheartened that day in and day out we hear of all of this horrible stuff happening to children. Why aren't these people who do these disgusting things to children more scared of what is going to happen to them? Because nothing is really done to them they get arrested and get put into a part of the jails and prison system where they are protected from bad things being done to them in return for what they have done, but who is there to protect the children from these things happening to them in the first place. We sure aren't there we all know of people who we sit back and say, "one of these days something is going to happen to their kids.." but that is all that is done and then when something happens we are surprised. I am so sickened by this and just don't know what to do but we all need to to do something. WE need to do something for these children so WE can make sure that this doesn't happen anymore. When people who do the things they do to the children are more fearful of us then maybe it won't happen as much. This sickening story just makes me sick to my stomach and that is not anexpression I could vomit right now.
    I shutter to think of what her last few hours on this earth were like, how scared she was and wondering why. For once though I am going to do something I am going to call my state rep.,congressman and sen. and demand that they make charges more harsh and that they do not get protective custody for they didn't protect those who needed protected most. The death penalty is even to light of a sentence for this crime I never thought this would be a thought formed in my mind but I'd like to see a good stoning

    November 18, 2009 at 1:46 am
  627. kathy

    How can our justice system let this man free when the video shows him caring the child into the motel! I'm tearing as I'm making my comment. How can this monster live with this! Both of them need death penalty! i'm sick to my stomach these sex monsters with this child. God has Shaynia in his arms no more hurting this angel! I'm disgusted!


    November 18, 2009 at 1:46 am
  628. Katrina Bethea

    First off, i just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the father....although his heart is heavy, he has to go on and seek justice for his precious i myself dont have any kids, i have a godson 8 yrs. old and i love him like my own, i could not think of how my life would be if anything would happen to not a mother but i know that this monster of a so called mother knew that somewhere this was wrong....i truly hope that the justice system prevails and put this not even human away for the rest of her heart is so sad, and i think about this baby, precious baby and what she went thru...may God have mercy upon our society that will allow these types of crimes against our children to carry on...i am writing this in tears, Shaniya, sweetheart may you forever now rest in peace, for you are truly in the arms of the protector.....thank you Nancy for allowing this platform, and thank you for seeking the truth and not being afraid to speak on, what others want to hide, God bless you and yours

    November 18, 2009 at 2:02 am
  629. danielle

    The father, Mr. Lockhart, is a Desert Storm vet. In 1998 his wife, and her sister, were killed when they were at a friend's house during an inhome invasion. His wife and friend, homeowner and another friend, were all bound, tied and killed for money from the home. Here is the dad with four children and a murdered wife (and sister in law).
    The mother of Shanyia, Antoniette Davis, was the babysitter for the four children.
    One time together, and Shanyia came along.
    His four children lost their mother at an early age and he wanted his young little girl to know her mom.
    I am sick to my stomach and can't believe this happened to a good man.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:15 am
  630. danielle

    The mom reported Shaynia missing b/c the dad was supposed to pick her up that day so mom needed an excuse for the girl to be missing. She "set up" things to look innocent.
    Mom should not be in protective custody. Let other prisoners have at her.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:17 am
  631. tabitha bateman

    I been watching this story every night on nancY grace.i cant believe a mother can do anything to a special child. God bless the family. Shes in the lord in heaven.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:24 am
  632. Jo

    All I have to say is i pray for this little girl everyday and everynight, also to her father and that side of the family.
    Also, I hope this monster and her male monster go to prision and get so much pain from the people there that would die for another day with their child and can't from past mistakes. I hope they hang this monther up and tare her insides out and feed it to her! I hope that man gets raped day in and day out until his ass comes falling out of his mouth its shoved in so far. I hope they can't sleep one night because they are worried who will come up behind them, and it drives them nuts! I wish and pray for them to go through a zillion and one times the pain that this little angel went through. The not understanding why she was going through this, what is going on to her and where she is going. I know God took this little girls soul before she had to go through more pain, and wrapped her in his arms to shelter her from further more. No remorse on these monsters, they are not humans, for humans do not do this to their own child or others in general. Let them out in public, let us take care of them, turn a cheek for she has turned her's on her own child. It was a mistake for her to have childern, and God knows that, but the reason she gave birth is for the man that was in her life, the father she had is a great man. She was givin to him not her, and because his heart is large, he trusted the women that carried this angel to protect her for a short while, but monsters have no heart, no soul, so should no be treated like they do. Our tax money needs to stop feedin, houseing, and clothing these monters! If the government can't stomach it, let the community do it, as we are paying for them to live, we should be able to choose if we want that or not...and I do NOT! I want her to be sent to my house, for me to do as I want. I would make her go through a LONG PAINFUL DEATH! Then burn the trash she is...wipe clean that she even was on earth...we don't need records or ppl like this! KILL THE BITCH!

    November 18, 2009 at 2:33 am
  633. Alexandria Winfrey

    it makes me sick to know someone could do this to there own child.I am deepley hart.,I only watched 15 mins of the show ,because my heart just dropped in i was in tears,I just couldnt stand to hear what the mother had did to this precious chid.America we need to wake up win we see warning signs of a child being abushed in anyway lets take action.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:12 am
  634. Cheri J.

    Hello Nancy, I love your show!! I have a feeling that the MOTHER already knew the wrong doing she was going to let happen before The Sweet Little Angel Shaniya came to live with her. If she has a unlining issue with drugs!!! Where does she work, how was the living arrangements at that house? She doesn't look as if she can take care of herself. That's serious, she didn't even have any remorse in front of the judge from what I could see. I am a mother of a 5year old son. And if..if I had a daughter I would snap if there is any MALE looking at her in the wrong way. So just how in the Hell could a mother offer her childs body up for some monster to damage and kill them. It make me sick to even think of what Shaniya may have went through in her last hours. My prayers are with Mr.Bradley and his family.

    W-S North Carolina

    November 18, 2009 at 3:29 am
  635. Denise Tucker

    What in the world is going on with all these heinous acts against children? I am not only angry but I am sick, sick, sick.... Being a mom of 2 loving children and a grandmother of a 2 year old, there is nothing more precious than to see Gods work of providing us with such precious gift as a child.

    Being a Christian I feel Hate so much for this mom and feel that she should needs to pay to full price of this crime, and not beable to claim mult-personality or any thing else that will give her a second chance. Did Shaynia get a second chance? Did Shaynia get to APPEAL to her KILLER, not to do it? I would love to look this mom in the face a ask her these questions. But if the LAWS and PUNISHMENT DON'T GET TOUGHER I'm afraid that we will see more and more.

    And last, Thank you Nancy for all that you do, for the care and love you show to all children. I wish they would put you as JUDGE residing on all cases involving children.

    Please let this dad know that my families prayers are with him and his family. God Bless Denise

    November 18, 2009 at 3:44 am
  636. Mary Walker

    Words can't express the deep grief and disgust I feel. Like all the other commenters, this is so unimaginable. I have questions regarding the timeline. When was the blanket discarded? When did mom call police? and what time was shaniya seen on the video? I still cant figure out why the blanket was found at the mobile home, unless maybe she was killed there. Hopefully we will get more answers tomorrow. The viciousness of this horrific crime is more than most of us can bare. Poor baby, I hope she didnt suffer.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:47 am
  637. katherine

    Ther can be no greater pain. Shaniyah's beauty shined off of her smile. I am so touched by her. I want to say to her father and aunt to keep your faith. It honors her. I pray for you all and am sooo much more than sorry for your loss.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:15 am
  638. justin garcia

    hey Nancy watch the show all the time . just coming back from iraq and i must say i am almost ashamed to serve for a country where mothers kill ther childern. do we know what punishment is coming the ungrateful mothers way? bet i can tell you life in prision any one have any idea how much it costs to send some on to life in prision ? food 3 meals a day , heat , air blankets, free medical treatment ??? sounds like a hiltion compaired to the place i just left. thats why the eco is down the shiters when you can go to ur local walmart and buy a box of your fave ammunition for under $ 20.00 and end all the horror SAVE THE KIDS !!! kill the phycopathic mother and her deadbeat boyfriend hell sent them my way i will do it ...

    November 18, 2009 at 4:42 am
  639. Elsie Palmer

    I have been following the Shaniya Davis story from the beginning, watch Nancy Grace every night, never miss a program and when I saw this beautiful little girl, innocent and happy and heard the mother calling 911 for help of her missing girl all along knowing what had happened to her, allowing her little girl to be sold for prostitution it made me sick. This person, not mother needs to rot for the rest of her live in jail or get the death penalty. She doesnt deserve to live. Laws need to be changed to protect all children, they have rights too. This mother is pregnant is should have all children taken away permanently. She is scum. My heart goes out to Shaniya's father and family that loved and cared for her. My thoughts and prayers are with them and little Shaniya. She is safe now.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:28 am
  640. Janessa

    I am so disgusted about this whole incident. I have a 10 month old daughter, and cannot even fathom anything close to this happening to her. Shaniya's mother deserves nothing better than life in prison (at the least) and I would be EXTREMELY angry if she were to plead insanity. Hopefully the system would be smarter than that. I am sick to my stomach. I am praying for the father, Bradley Lockhart, and all the CARING family and friends.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:44 am
  641. Gretchen

    I am from Greensboro, North Carolina and I am a mother of a young child, and all I have to say is this.... LET THEM OUT OF JAIL... WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THE REST!!!! You get me you sick pieces of trash. Your not even human beings nor animals. You are a cancer that should be annihilated like the plague that you are. This goes to all of you so called parents and pedophiles that are out for one thing and one thing only, to hurt or torture children. I hope that you are buried under a tree so at least something good comes out of your existence. Hell is too good for you!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 8:31 am
  642. Doris Dix

    Nancy, That little girl Shaniya's mom and ex boyfriend should have the same thing done to them that happened to that beautiful little angel.I do believe her mom was on Crack or some kind of Drug's .And I wonder if she is a prostitute to have her Daughter in that situation? I have an 11&12 year old Daghter and I could never see myself soing anything like that .We have alot of sick people i this world now a day's and I wonder if they know the cause of death yet and you could tell when that freak was coming out of the motel room with her he had done bad thing's to that little angel .Nancy it is too many men harming women and little grl's now a day's. What are we gonna do? I pray everyday for these sick'o's and innocent ppl that are God's Children here on earth.Love your show and never miss any of them.You have beautiful Twin's . You are a beautiful lady. Doris.

    November 18, 2009 at 8:46 am
  643. Sharonda

    I am pregnant now with a baby girl and when I found out about this, it hurt me. How could a mother ever give up the life and play a part in her little princess' death. As a teen mother-to-be I know times get hard, but it doesn't get that hard to want to sacrifice your child's life. I have a four-year-old niece who i cherish so much and because her and Shaniya's ages are so close, I can only feel for Shaniya's family more because I would absolutely go crazy if someone did that to my niece! (esp. if my sister played a part in it). I'll pray for the little angel for now she is in a better place. I will also hope for justice to the people who were involved in this tragedy.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:06 am
  644. Tamika OKelly

    Nancy, Love your show. I watched your show last night and I still have a problem with Dad and big brother. Dad seems to be "over acting" and big brother seemed as if he was talking about someone else's sister. If he spent as much time with Shanyia as he clamed would he not be more emotional over his baby sister's murder? And the big sister seemed the same in her interview? how did Dad meet Shanyia's mom is he a former drug dealer or user? I feel that Dad was just tired or caring for his daughter and maybe stepmom was a little tired of the child also? I also find it funny that when you were interviewing the big brother Dad came out of the house even though he was so distraught over Shanyia's murder, and did not want to speak, bud did not have a problem being seen on camera. Dad and son also did not seem comfortable together and the whole interview seemed rehearsed and a repeat of everything Dad said as to why he even let Shanyia stay with her mother. My point is that Dad is not what he is seeming to be, not that I think he played any part in Shanyia's death. The big brother indicated in his interview that the aunt seemed to do most of the caring for Shanyia. How many children does Dad have by how many women? Why wasn't Dad the first on the sene to search for his babygirl? Please don't be fooled by ANY of this child's family members.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:41 am
  645. Denise

    Nancy: This case is yet another example of how we the public ALL need to be community watchdogs for our children. When this man checked into the hotel, was Shaniya with him? If so, did the hotel employees or other patrons spot anything suspicious? (I.E., it looks as though the girl was missing pants in surveillance!!!) Did the child look scared, unkept, call the man "Daddy", etc? Did hotel employees interact at all with the child? Did any other hotel patrons spot anything odd? What time did they check in? Listen, I put myself through college working at a hotel – and believe you me, this would have been a HUGE red flag to me. If nothing else, checking out – with a child in tow – after 1 hour should have prompted something in someone's mind. WAKE UP PEOPLE! As a mother myself, I am extremely obsevent now everywhere – work, supermarket, mall, etc. Unfortunately, in today's world WE all need to be the "angels" watching over our children – and not the other way around...

    November 18, 2009 at 9:47 am
  646. Sandra H.

    My prayers go out to the father and the family that really loved and took care of this child. This poor baby's mother is nothing but a heartless monster and I pray that she will regret and pay for her actions each and every day of her miserable wasted life. I heard that she may also be carrying another child, which I hope is not true. People like this do not deserve the right to bear children. She is nothing but trash and I hope that she and whomever else had anything to do with hurting this baby will burn in hell!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 9:50 am
  647. mTN

    The obvious issue at hand that is being OVERLOOKED, is the minimal amount of TIME/PUNISHMENT for these crimes against children. It's a pretty sick justice system, that allows a drug dealer to do more time than someone who MOLEST, RAPES, DEFILES, TRAFFICS, or KILLS a CHILD. All of the citizens who are touched by this horrific tale need to lobby congress, so that the laws are changed to penalize not only these monsters but the ones we can't see HIDING in plain sight. It's no secret that this form of servitude is bringing girls/women/children from other countries here or vice versa, for billions of dollars in profit! Of course, if people didn't engage in this behavior the problems would go away, but they do. So, perhaps this is why the laws are so lax (class C Felony–for pimping your own daughter) to ensure that high profile criminals hiding behind legitimate institutions are not caught/thrown under the prison. They're smart enough to lobby with their cash to keep our lawmakers looking the other direction! FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

    November 18, 2009 at 9:54 am
  648. jackie

    it is so sad that a mother can allow something like this to happen to her child. i am a mother of a three year old girl and to see how trusting and depending on me she is, it would be hard has a mother to let her down and loose her trust. its sad that any one can become a mother, why do people do things to the world precious gift to life are children she needs to be put under the jail and them sick men need to burn in #ell. i cried so hard when i heard about this it touched my soul that a lil girl lif was taken away from her and the way it was taken no one should ever have to go like that. her mother is niot a mother she is what we call the devil.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:01 am
  649. La' Tasha Scott

    i cant believe this society is coming to this, how can her own mother be so heartless and sell her child thiis is really ridiculous.. i cant even concentrate in school this story keeps piercing my heart... what pleasure do you find with a 5 year old she hasnt even hit puberty yet, her mother is very low and i cant believe this.
    im soo sorry for this baby who didnt even have a chance to enjoy life.
    my prayers go out to her entire family and im sooo saddened by your loss;

    November 18, 2009 at 10:06 am
  650. Joy St.Thomas

    I am disgusted by what has happened to this poor child. I feel that the mother should get a worse punishment than even the killer (or at least the same) I am a mother of two beautiful boys and I can tell you that only a monster, a horrible, horrible person would knowingly put their child in harms way – in such a sick disgusting kind of way. This woman is less than human – death might be too good for her. I wish she live a long confined life in a cell covered in pictures of her daughter so she is always reminded of what she did – I hope it will be a miserable life for her.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:25 am
  651. teechia mills

    if the mother didnt want the child then she should have let the dad keep the child. that por girl having to let grown men have sex with her to provide her mother with drugs or whaterver. she didnt have to die that was wrong and the mother should get death for the child. and for the ont that she is carrying now when she has it she needs not to have contact with the child. and the court doesnt need to feel sorry for her but for that poor child.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:25 am
  652. Stacy

    It broke my heart when I heard the news about little Shaniya, I truly believe that the mother absolutely knew what was happening from jumpstreet and I feel that she should not be spared in the judicial system, I dont have any pity for her or the pedophile that hurt this precious child, Feed them to the wolves that they will spend the rest of their lives with behind bars!

    November 18, 2009 at 10:40 am
  653. Kristie Blyther

    Hi. Nancy. Someone asked the same question I was going to about if the hotel had video of them leaving? How could you be involved in this and be in court smiling and laughing like it is a joke? How could you be a parent and be involved in something like this? I am just ill. When I first heard what had happened to little Shaniya, I got physically ill. My heart goes out to this little angel and her father and sibling(s). Shaniya is now with her Heavenly Father and will not suffer any hurt anymore. R.I.P. Babygirl

    November 18, 2009 at 10:56 am
  654. Maryan

    This makes me really sick, I live Winnipeg, MB in Canada
    this moter dosen't deserve to live, we don't have deatth Peanlty here in Canada, but niether of these animal deserve to live,
    I know that There is PRISON JUSITCE
    know that little girl is in heaven now, and no one can hurt her ever again
    my heart goes out to father, the man that really cared for this little girl
    he is in my paryers

    Thank-you Nancy, you are her voice for all little boys and girls that speak up for thermselves

    November 18, 2009 at 10:58 am
  655. trisha ireland

    they should have some video,the cops are keeping it to themself for right now they are trying to make their case!

    November 18, 2009 at 11:27 am
  656. Tonia

    My heart breaks a million times over to think about this horrible crime. My prayers are for Shaniya and her father. The mom makes me sick and enraged. I am a mother and my children are my heart, world, my everything to imagen that a mother would allow anyone to harm her child makes to sick.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:50 am
  657. S. Aguirre

    I watched the show when this beautiful little girl was missing and I can"t believe somebody would have it in them to hurt and kill her or any child. I have 2 beautiful kids and when I heard little Shaniya was found I felt such pain just to think that somebody could do this to a child. They are such blessings and only bring love to our lives. I honestly hope that this heartless person gets what they deserve and I give my condolenses to the family and god bless them all. May little Shaniya rest in paradise.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm
  658. Elissa

    this breaks my heart! how on heavens earth could you sell a 5 year old for sex?!?! blows my mind!!! then for her to turn up dead...just heart wrenching!! so sad that these helpless, innocent, children become victims of such horrible acts of violence!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm
  659. mary ingraffia

    naturally i agree with everyone commenting on these horrific people who treated that baby shaniya like a piece of garbage. i have a burning question.....did anybody notice the BEAUTIFUL houses where the dad and aunt lived? where shaniya was raised for most of her life? on what universe does that dad live to think shaniya would be better off with a drug addicted in a trailer park, amid backed up sewage. ON WHAT PLANET WAS HE??? everybody but him knew about DCFS being a frequent visitor to this 'home'. give this woman a CHANCE to be a mother??? give me a break..

    the aunt says she dropped off shaniya with TWO DAYS clothing. what does that mean? she was only supposed to stay two days? something about this whole story stinks.

    God bless you nancy for all that you do.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm
  660. Leigh

    OMG!!!!!!!!!.....I am so discusted where does this scum come from ? I guess if this stuff continues then people are going to have to take the law into there own hands, What is wrong with this world ? The most innocent is being prayed upon by low life scum bag degenerate perverts that could care less about there pain . Trust me these people will answer to a higher power and when they stand before your maker They better be able to handle the heat because where they are going they dont have air conditioners.I hope they hear the screams and agony of these children everytime they lay down to sleep. Nancy, why cant we just put them on a island and let them rape and torture each other ,they deserve no better in this life.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm
  661. T King

    I think we need to have the death penilty on this case,,, who are the ones that the baby was delivered to? The man who delivered this child ,,check the hotel registry!!!!! duh....this is an outrage! I have a five and a 15 year old daughter,,,,,, and the teen always thinks we are holding her back, when we do not cut her loose to do what she wants... we just sit her down in front of the latest news.... look at the richmond cal . situation... that poor girl s just going to a homecomming dance! ...our children are becomming unsafe in our own backyards.. we need maximum penilties, and carry them out for gods sake.........give criminals a reason to think twice.I pray for all of the children of the world.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:03 pm
  662. Yvonne

    My heart is in so much pain. I saw the still photo of Shaniya in the motel with a man. I hurt so much thinking about what Shaniya went through in that motel room. I know that God will remember Shaniya and she will be resurrected one day. She will be in a place where she will be happy and no one will ever hurt her again. She will be in a beautiful place. In this place Shaniya will experience an abundant of love and peace.This I know.!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 1:05 pm
  663. From Pittsburgh

    First of all, I would like to extend my prayers to Shaniya family and friends. Words cannot explain the sadness.
    This person (could not say women, could not say lady) is not a mother. A mother loves, provides and protects her children. I watched the charges being brought before this person and no emotion or tears was there. Also, did she work outside the house? I also watched the man charged in kidnapping and maybe it was me but thought a slight smirk was on his face. What's with that? I feel this was definitely a drug-related situation and justice needs to be served.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm
  664. Dizni Pearson

    I've known the Davis family for over 30 years, and believe me they are not being portrayed justly by the media or the Fayetteville Police Department.
    The police department did their job when the investigated and found the little girl, but now the focus has turned to the mother and if she had anything to do with the disappearance. And the police departments key witness is the man who kidnapped her.

    She is going to be tried because she was poor and lives in a drug neighborhood, but in 25 years of life has not once been in trouble with the police and doesn't have a criminal record. That is almost impossible to do here in NC or any other part of the country if your a drug crazed crack addict as the media is suggesting.

    I must ask all of you to think about this. If you sold someone into prostitution, why would you call the police on yourself and report the crime?

    Nancy I watch you all the time and never once thought that the people that I see on your show, would be someone I know. And I know you people are wrong on this one. Nette is a hardworking, young mother, with two jobs who doesn't have the money to live somewhere where she isn't surrounded by drugs and crime. Her only crime is being poor.

    The man who took her is the focus, not how poor she was, or if DSS acted or shouldn't have.Stay focused please Nancy, don't be so quick to judge.

    And one final note. The father is a faker and is in this for publisity, he is a pool shark, and never spends anytime with any of his kids.... Sounds like JOE JACKSON!

    Love ya Nancy!

    November 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm
  665. msbluntnyc

    I just wanted to send my condolences to the family. It's hard not to break down and cry, this makes me and millions of other people so very mad! I can't understand what human being would harm a 5 year old little innocent girl in any kind of way, what happened to humanity in this world? Who would want sex with a baby? It's ridiculous and disgusting and God will deal with the devil. I just wanted to know how could the mother say she had on "nothing no shoes, no pants, no nothing" just a tee shirt and panties, but keeps making the point that she's capable of leaving the house on her own? How would you know? Ok, first of all if anyone knows kids, they know to go and put shoes on when they leave the house, especially if everyone is saying the child was very smart and bright. Kids know not to leave the house with just panties on, they'll go and get something. That's bologna! I'm saying just from this statement alone, she's guilty. It sounds like she left the door unlocked for someone to get in and take her off of the sofa, because she kept making the point about her knowing how to unlock the door on her own, basically blaming the child for her own disappearance. She didn't even try to turn the blame on someone else in the house, like maybe the door was unlocked, I can't remember or something like that. I can't wait to see whoever responsible be brought to justice! God Bless and stay strong everyone!

    November 18, 2009 at 1:54 pm
  666. emanuel

    WHY in the world would the father have sent his beautiful daughter who he has raised in a very confortable surroundings to stay with a crack head in a shack ?????????What did he think was best for the child? Why didn't he give it a try first like weekends? The half sister has already said that they had heard of suspected drug use and neglect, to the point where DSS had been involved,and you would still send her there simply because the MOTHER wanted a try. Again I don't care how sincere she was, is that in the best interest of the child. There was another child who fell through the cracks in Fayetteville NC
    named Anijah Burr. These children have been let down not only by their caregives but by the institutions that have been created solely to protect them. I am the mother of 4 girls and I personally can not sleep at night since this happened.There needs to be death penalties for child abuse and sexual offenses.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm
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    November 18, 2009 at 2:22 pm
  668. Beth Provencher

    I wrote yesterday and for some reason it is not in here. Ever since Caylee Anthony there has been total chiaos! What the heck is going on out THERE? I am here today to say that I am tired of people doing the most horrible crimes and not even really being punished for them. Why do we have to pay for these animals to go to court for years give them lawyers to defend an atrocious crime that should not even be defended at all. Did Caylee get these luxuries? Did Haliegh get those luxuries? Did Shaniya get that luxury or any of the other children who have been wronged get any that? They don't get three meals a day or get to watch tv , graduate high school, go to thier first boy girl dance, have thier first kiss, go to college, get married and have their own children. How much proof do we really need? Get these laws changed. Everyone in America needs to come together because I for one do not want to have to shed one more tear for an innocent child I WANT JUSTICE SERVED QUICKLY FOR THESE ABSOLUTELY GROSS PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER SOCIETY!!!!!!! Even if they get the death penalty we will still have to house them, feed them, give them medical care and the list goes on for at least 20 years while they fill the syringe (as it takes that long ya know). Shame on anyone who tries to defend these people in my book they have no rights and that is the way it should be. I am the mother of 5 teenage girls and I will say it loudly if anything ever happened to one hair on their head they had better hope the law finds them before I do. With all that is going on in this world it is hard even to let my kids go outside in the yard if I am not present and my youngest child is 13. I trust no one and wake up mommies do not let your young kids play out in the yard go for walks alone that is ridiculous you are looking for a problem. Caylee, Shaniya Two little cute angels inocent in every way DEAD at the hands of the very people who gave birth to them how tragic!!! I will never call them mothers anyone can give birth to a child but it takes a lot to be a mommy or Daddy. Just to let you kbnow my cousin was murdered last week by a man who should have never been out of prison in the first place. Theres our justice america!!!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm
  669. Jasper

    I think they need to hang both of them

    November 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm
  670. joyce owens


    November 18, 2009 at 2:31 pm
  671. Tionne Terrell

    Nancy I love your show the twins and what you do for crime victims! I just want to send my prayers to Shaniya and the the family that did love her. These kind of acts just sicken me. I do agree with some of the others that we need a death penalty in every state! How can someone hurt anyone in this manner and a innocent child at that. R.I.P baby Shaniya

    November 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm
  672. Sadie

    Why all the sympathy for the father? I'm disgusted at the media's spin on this loser of a father. He knew Shaniya was in danger and could not inconvenience himself to help her. Friends and family feared for her safety and they opened their homes to Shaniya like they have done for his other children. But he refused. Instead he sent her to live in a nightmare. He is just as responsible!

    November 18, 2009 at 3:02 pm
  673. Brynne

    This story really grabbed my heart. As a mother I can not imagine the pain her family is going through. I can only pray for justice in this case. I have been following the story and the information I have gathered leads me to believe the mother knew the little girl was dead. That explains the fake 911 call and the boyfriend was the one to dump the body. I do believe she was killed at the hotel. What a world we live in when a mother pimps out her own child..
    Let there be no mercy in this case!

    November 18, 2009 at 3:09 pm
  674. Marty Bowers

    This is a horrible crime. I think that they should bury these sick animals under the jail! The death penalty is too good for these animals. Just let the parents of other missing or murdered children at them for 5 mins., so they can feel even a 10th of what this baby felt. God bless the rest of the family.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm
  675. Dana

    I feel that this poor little girl was brought into this world by a monster and left the same way, by this monsters hands.

    I pray for Shayniya's family who loved and took good care of her, like any family should. She is now at peace.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm
  676. nusha

    As a mother myself sittting here in Saudi Arabia i heard the news about little Shaniya and wished in the deepest part of my heart that she is found alive OH! Lord what a creul world.
    All i can say is let she rotten of go mad or kill herself in that jail.

    To dad all prayers goes out to you be strong and hold on to our Heavenly father you and your sister....

    November 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm
  677. Sadie

    Shaniya's father needs to be charged as well. When your child returns home from weekend visits with her mother with cigarette burns on her arms and legs(and once in her eye) and you do not report it, thats neglect. When your child lives in dirty, unsanitary conditions and you do not report it, thats neglect. When your child is truant from school for close to a month and you do not report it, thats neglect. Do not let this guy off the hook. He was supposed to be this innocent childs protector. She trusted her dad and he abandoned her and never looked back.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:05 pm
  678. deborah k harndon


    November 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm
  679. Jamie AnMarie

    Were you Law Makers born yesterday.....haven't you ever heard about the Death Penalty!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 4:49 pm
  680. Nichole Swinhart


    November 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm
  681. nakeshia lewis

    This case here leaves thought running through your mind. They said they saw when he was entering the hotel! Ok! Why Can't They go back and check who registered in that room or look and see who left the hotel the same time he left. Correct me if im wrong, but something is seeming like they aren't doing all they can in this case. Poor little baby in the arms of a man looking like their was nothing wrong. I hope and pray too god they can find some type of clues or people involved in this un-humorious act.

    nakeshia lewis

    November 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm
  682. Kelly

    I say we should execute all involved in child trafficking and anybody involved in child sexual abuse. I am not saying just because someone is accused, but when we see videos or pictures with these people involved what more proof do we need. If a parent is proven guilty of selling their child for these purposes they should also be executed. They say about 1 in 100 human beings are void of emotion, I guess meaning no guilt, no remorse, or no compassion and I say there are probably about 1 in 100 human beings capable of these horrendous crimes. I pray to God for an end to all child abuse, but it is up to each and everyone of us to help stop it. Parents watch your children, their little lives depend on you, never let them out of your sight unless you are sure you place them in safe hands.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm
  683. Kelly

    To Deborah k Hardon, I feel your pain and agree with about killing these animals that did this to that baby, but like you I was tormented by the thoughts of her last moments of life, if you can call it life. I truely believe that God steps in and wraps his arms around those babies when it is time, without this belief I would go insane over the suffering of children. I think it is time for molesters and abusers to really pay for their crimes and perhaps when would abusers see the zero tolerance and death that awaits them, perhaps they would have seconds before stealing someones baby, and if punishment was death for a parent for selling their child they would think twice. I love our country, but perhaps other countries have less crime because if people do not fear God they fear the government and what it will do to them.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm
  684. Ruth

    Never ever has a show affected me the way this show did. That beautiful angel and what happened to her. If they dont get the death penalty I really hope the prisoners give the so called mother and the man carrying this baby in the hotel room what they deserve...years and years of severe punishment. Since the court system cant give these type of people what they deserve, I hope the prisoners do!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm
  685. Catrina

    I was so shocked to find out that little Shaniya was found dead. Why would her mother wants to do that to her own beatuiful child that is now dead. My prayers goes out to Shaniya's father and family. I hope there is hell to pay for that little girl's death because she did not deserve this. I want her mother and other associate with this to be lethal injection for this horrible crime. R.I.P Shaniya

    November 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm
  686. Lynn

    It goes without saying that I am intensley saddened and bothered by the murder of Shaniya. I have always been a person to look deeper into a situation. I am bothered that this poor little girl was put in an unsafe situation. Several red flags have been raised in my mind as I have watched the coverage od this horrible event. There is an obvious age difference between mom and dad. During the brother's coverage..he mentioned that Shaniya had been living with his aunt before being returned to her mother. Dad's home is much nicer than the drug trailer mom was living in..Why do at least 2 of Lockhart's children not carry his last name? Is it me..or was it odd that dad came out during his son's interview in neatly pressed clothes. I hope we are not entering into a Casey Anthony web?!?

    November 18, 2009 at 6:08 pm
  687. Gemille

    My heart is breaken for Shaniya. I put all my hope and faith into her safe return to her father. I just need to stop crying. Nancy, I thank you for your strength, courage, and that Nancy Grace fire.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm
  688. Mikita

    What is wrong with this mother? she should of sold herself instead of her child. My prayers go out to the little girl's father who thought he was making the right decision, I pray he don't be to hard on himself and I hope he stays strong. That lady cause you can't even call her a mother needs to rot in jail!

    November 18, 2009 at 6:18 pm
  689. danielle

    Shanyia's father, Bradley, had 4 children when his wife was killed in 1998 while at a friend's home during an inhome invasion robbery. His wife and her sister were killed along with the homeowner (and homeowner's friend).
    So he has 4 kids and a single parent.
    Antoniette was the baby sitter of the children and along comes Shanyia.
    Because the father's four children were without a mom, he wanted his little girl to know her mother.
    Shanyia was to be picked up that day, so she had to think of an excuse as to why the young girl was gone.
    Obviously, the mom and sicko guy did not know about the camera in the hotel....
    How much can one man take? His wife (and sister in law) murdered now his beautiful baby girl? what are the odds something like this would happen to one guy?
    His pain is genuine and love for Shaynia true....I feel very sorry this happened to him and those that loved Shaynia

    November 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm
  690. Lissa

    I also, can only say how disturbed I am by this story. There is no justice for these "animals" involved in this horrific crime. I could only hold my beautiful babies closer, than I normally do, after hearing of this. My faith leads me to know that only God can hold this beautiful child now, and punish those for their sins against her.
    RIP were needed by your father for something far bigger than you were here. If only to change 1 person, his work is being done. Love and Prayers to the family of this beautiful angel.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:49 pm
  691. karen jackson

    sorry..... but how could the father not know how this wonman was ...i don't he was in a hole in not see the light....he had to feel something was wrong.........

    November 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm
  692. RDL In Fayetteville

    Something has got to change. Things are getting gradually worse all over the nation. Seems as though you can not trust anyone these days. It is unbelievable to feel as though I can not leave my child in the hands of another person because I am too afraid what might happen to him. It is happening in our schools, churches, and in our communities. What has happened to this little girl, and all these other children, in this country over the years is unexceptable! It breaks my heart to hear all these cases all the time, but it is a reality. What has the world come to? We need CHANGE. The criminals in these cases should not be allowed to live a long life in prison, that would be a luxury for them. An eye for an eye, I say. This woman who allowed this to be done to this beautiful little girl live in the same area where I do, and it scares me to death knowing these monsters of the human flesh live amungst us. I want something done. Not in 10 years. Something needs to happen now. I served in the United States Army to Protect this nation, and I would serve the rest of my life protecting children! If you feel as I do, let our voices be heard! I want a resolution. Nothing is possible, unless you try!

    November 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm
  693. joy

    this woman should be slowly killed for what she did. I dont have to be understanding of her. EVER.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm
  694. Lady V

    The D.C. Sniper paid for his crime last week. I say the mother and anybody else involved in this sick, horrific crime should receive the same punishment. The fear that this little girl must have felt. It sickens my stomach to think that grown men could violate little girls and sleep at night....These people are lower than scum.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:42 pm
  695. Abdus Salam

    Insha'Allah Baby Shaniya is at peace in her grave. Where only Allah (swt) is taking care of her. And she will enter Jannah. As for her mother, she's going to have to face Judgement for her actions. And the same for McNeil.

    Everyone needs to pray for Baby Shaniya. No crying. Just pray. The more you pray. The more glad tidings she will receive. Insha'Allah.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:52 pm
  696. Melanie

    I too have been questioning the father's role in little Shaniya's life. He does appear to be quite a bit older than mom, and I read somewhere that Shaniya was a result of a one night stand. If he was such a loving, doting father then how come he did not know Shaniya was not attending or registered for school for an entire month. Did he just drop her off with mom and cut off all contact with Shaniya? I don't believe he has any knowledge of the travesties against his daughter, but something about him just seems a little strange to me

    November 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm
  697. sandy

    I have been watching this story very closely and even tough some people says that the father should not be blamed. I feel that this father is very much to be blamed. He knew she used drugs, he knew the condition she lived in, he knew of DCF and what they found. His own daughter Cheyenne knew, what he so oblivious or did he just not care? He can pull the tears now and talked to God , I guess he wants to make himself feel better. and I must also say that he appears to enjoy the media's attention. Have you seen him when his son Byron was on Nancy Grace, he comes behind him. What a farce he just look like he wanted to make sure that he gets the Media coverage. If you throw your child in the mouth of the wolves you cannot cry after the facts. It is all an act, I am sure that if you dig in his lifestyle you will also find drugs etc.. People usualluysurround themselves with the same type of people. I certainly would look in his relationship and see what type of people he hangs out with. His wife murdered 10 years ago in an horrible fashion. Come on he can cry all he wants. I just don't buy his story of giving Antoinette a drug addict a second chance. Hre is either a liar or an imbecile. Did he bother checking on his child? Cheyenne certainly does not have much good to say about him Why??????????????????????

    November 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm
  698. Michelle Allen

    The saddest part of this story is that, Shaniya is not the only one. We obviously life in a very deflicted world where there are people who we just don't understand. The are from very dar and mythotical places we can't fathime and nothing we can do will stop future occurences from happening. Life sucks! So next time you our decking the halls or sitting by the fire enjoying friends and family singing silent night, please remember this story and don't ever forget that's all you can do cause like my hubby says "you can't save the world baby" I know my kids have a greatious life and they are very loved and well cared for all we can do is hold our own tight and cherrish every moment! God bless the rest we have no control over, oh God bless they little souls :(

    November 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm
  699. Lorraine

    I have such a broken heart over cute little Shaniya. That so called mother and boyfriend need to burned alive. After listening to the father, I had to walk away as the tears were gushing out of my eyes. They shouldn't even waste time or taxpayers money, just end their lives.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:11 pm
  700. lory vega

    I think the dealth penalty is just not enough for these monsters. What you fall asleep until your heart stops? What kind of justice is that? I think they should get the same kind of death that they caused thier victims

    November 18, 2009 at 9:20 pm
  701. tami

    I think Social Service should be charged to. I hope the father sues them. They are letting to many kids fall thru the cracks.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm
  702. san

    Questions – too many unanswered. Please help me find the answers to these questions if possible. Thanks for all that you do.

    1. If McNeil is on camera carrying Shaniya like a pizza to be delivered to a hotel room. Is there a video showing him leaving with or without Shaniya and in which direction did he go?

    2. Not that it really matters, how much was the debt and what was it based on? I would never sell a piece of my daughter's hair out of her brush. How could this mother appear so calm in front of the world and not cry? I would cry at this point to make people think I was crazy, or out of my mind to do what I have been accused of. We all know it would be a lie, but a good gesture.

    3. Did the people at the hotel think that it was strange that this man was carrying a five year old, wide awake girl to a room alone? Shaniya looked scared and drugged. Here goes another stupid law as a result of this. All individuals must show Identification when accompanied by an adult or someone posing as the supervisor or guardian of said minor. This might have prevented this from happening. Simple. This has to be a normal procedure at this hotel for the clerk not to be alarmed. Everything worries me now. What type of hotel or motel?

    4. How many of you out there feel this had been in the works for some time. Mom had already made plans to sell Shaniya to settle debts the moment she she has custody and this was not a random act of violence. She hadn't had girl in years. Why now?

    5. After 3 weeks of not even sending her to school, mom didn't seem concerned. What was the girl doing when she wasn't in school? Who was she with? Was mom selling her from the trailer like fresh meat? I wonder how much traffic she had from the trailer?

    6. After dad dropped her off with mom, did he call just to say Hi, and to make sure things were ok? Was he going on a trip or giving the girl time to settle in with her mother?

    7. Did she have a house or cell phone? Was the father unable to reach her? What was happening here?

    8. In light of this situation, does NC plan to make changes to laws concerning this type of situation?

    9. Do you think this is part of a larger setup meaning do you think she was being transported out of the country or to a slave/sex house to be
    held capitive? Mexico or some other country where she could easily be kept out of site? This man/woman felt threatened enough to kill this girl. I think this will lead to a bigger organization of girls in harms way in the United States. I thought this was something in 3rd world countries.

    10. This is a simple one, If McNeil was the last one with Shaniya, why can't they make him tell who had handed her over to? The thought of "Death by lethal injection with big needle in p – - – -." would do the trick. This case would make human rights activists turn their backs. McNeil continues to say, "I didn't do nothing wrong', like a kid with his hand in the cookie jar. Said how he would embarrass his parents and family with such uncaring behavior. I'm sure he has nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family members. Hey, let's look and see if he is a registered sex offender.

    11. ifficult to say. Do you think McNeil had sex first with the girl before turning her over? She looked so very frightened and alone.

    12. I still find it hard to believe that they killed this little girl rather than just let her go. Any thoughts about how she was killed? I sure would like the world to get a picture of this man. He probably had a wife and children of his own.

    13. Any DNA on the body? What condition was it in?

    14. Does mother know who McNeil took the girl to? She should have some symphathy for her daughter and make McNeil tell her. I'm sure she has some stuff on him he doesn't want told.

    **This is a bigger situation that we think. They didn't have to kill her.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm
  703. sandy

    How can his sister know and his daughter know and he did not know. She was with Antoinette since October 9th, didn't he ask Shaniya once how school was doing? how she was doing? If they indeed find old burn mark s on her body what is he going to say then? Is he going to say that his desire to give Antoinette a chance prevented him for seing the burns that his own sister saw. If his sister did not want Shaniya to go there, I think her reasons for not wanting her over at Antoinette should have warrant some investigation and if he had checked on Shaniya I am sure Shaniya would have said something . Anyway you want to look a it he acted in total disragard and was totally careless in his decisions. I believe that Antoinette and McNeill should get the worst punishment allowable by law but he failed his daughter big time. He should stop his crying and make sure that he takes better care of his remaining living children.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:04 pm
  704. michelle

    I can't believe this horrible story! That baby was so precious and now she like many other little ones are being taken from us every day. Her mother and whoever killed her need to pay!!!!! I have no compassion for them. We are here to protect our children and instead she harmed her beyond imagination. God Bless Shaniya, may she rest in peace in Heaven.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:05 pm
  705. Jackie

    Now is the time for anyone that feels that something needs to be done now to unite and make a difference, don't let this beautiful angel's death go without making a difference, we need to unite and fight for the death penalty for criminals sexually abusing children.

    Someone, anyone provide a place where we can all unite. I will go to Washington DC and stand outside the White House until something changes.

    We need a date and time. I think there are so many of us now that we can make a difference. Let's work to change this so little angels like Shinaya do not have to die like this. Please.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  706. lisa evans

    why does my post say awaiting moderation, i saw longer comments with simular sayings. I am a fan of nancy's everynight please don't disappoint me by not posting my thoughts and frustration on this particular stroy.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  707. danielle

    Melanie....Nancy Grace said, on today's show, that the father was on a business trip. His sister, Shaniya's aunt, took her on the weekends a few times during the stay. The school should have called the dad's family. The father did nothing wrong. Looking back now, we see it was a mistake, but he was giving the child a chance with her mom since his other kids lost their mom (his wife) to a murder in 1998.
    Antoniette was the kids' babysitter, so technically, it was a one night stand, but there had been some time of interaction, on a good level, at the time Shaniya came along.
    I am so sorry for him and the people who loved her. Not enough we can do to the mom and the guy who took her. Not even the death penalty will be enough. Slow death and the more painful the better.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm
  708. Radha

    I am so touched by this story. I just can't stop crying. When a child cries at night we tell the child "dont cry honey mom is right next to you", but when you hear stories like this you really dont know what to say. If you can't trust your own mom then who in the world can you trust. Rest in Peace Sweetheart!

    November 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm
  709. Amber Kelley

    All too often doing we overlook what is important in life and we let materialistic things overpower the things that are most important in life. For instance, today I was so worried about how I would have the funds this year for Christmas. Tonight, I turned on the tv to see what was happening on Nancy Grace, and I saw this beautiful little girl Shaniyah that had been found dead. Soon reality hit me. How does this still go on in the world? How does a mother let something like drugs and sex overshadow her love and the need to protect her five year old little girl? How do you hand your little girl to a convicted felon knowing the intentions or what could possibly happen to YOUR little girl? How did that woman have the mentality to go to sleep that night not knowing where her baby was? The emotionless expression on that mother's face was even worse. I felt so much pain and hurt knowing what that little girl had to go through the day she died, and yet her own mother's face was emotionless. How do you rip the innocence from a five year old girl by raping her and murdering her in cold blood. Its the most cowardly and disgustingly cruel act a human being can commit. How do you look into that child's innocent eyes while you completely rip their innocence from them? I don't quite understand how it makes someone feel above another human being to take their life exspecially from a five year old child that has their whole life ahead of them. And the thing that hurt even more was shortly after that story, the story of the nine year old that was murdered by the fifteen year old girl. It deeply disturbs me that a fifteen year old girl would need to know how it feels to kill another human being especially one of their peers. I wonder if she thought about how that little girl felt when she knew she was going to die never to see her family again. NO child should have to be faced with death that young no matter the circumstances. Their are children born with uncurable illnesses and their parents do everything they can to keep them alive and give them a chance at life. Alas, there are other parents who are blessed with healthy children and they murder them! Wake up people! Protect your children. If you don't want them, give them to the people who can't have children or someone that will take care of them. One last thing, the icing on the cake for me tonight was the remembering the troops segment aknowledging the death of a nineteen year old boy in Iraq. Honor this child's death. He was over in Iraq protecting this sad excuse of the most un-unified country on the face of the planet, when people in America can't stop killing their fellow people.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm
  710. Kamilah

    Why is there so much oversight on this comment board of the fact that the father KNEW this was not the best situation for his child. There was a responsibility that HE had to HIS CHILD to make sure that her environment was safe before he LEFT her for an extended period of time with this woman whom he knew had a shaky history. It seems in other news reports other family members knew there was a danger(not that they knew it was prostitution) and offered to take Shaniya in so that he could go away and work for a month. They knew that the mother was not fit to care for her. SO how could he not have known. I am so sick of people putting the BLAME on Child Services. Yes, they can be negligent when it comes to dealing with these cases because of lack of staffing, because the don't really care, whatever, but really it is the Parents job to look out for their child's well being. The father needed to do a walk through of the place she was staying in to make sure it was safe. He needed to take names and numbers of people who would be staying in the house with this woman and Shaniya and he should have made a point to know about her closest associates. He should have had someone checking in on Shaniya regularly or just making surprise visits so that the mother could not prepare before hand for a visit and she'd be caught off guard. He should have made sure school was going well (he could call the teachers to find out how she was doing). These are things parents do when leaving them with other care takers for an extended period of time. I know that i do this. In this situation where there was already a history of not being able to care for this beautiful baby, he should have gone the extra mile to ensure her safety. Honestly, I question why he would have let his beloved daughter stay with this woman (mother or not) for that length of time without slowly, gradually easing Shaniya into it. I mean, if he wanted to give her (the mother) a chance he should have let her have visitation on his grounds first, then let her stay with her mom for a day or or so and let this happen for several months before increasing the privilege to a whole month stay with her. I mean if this woman has a shaky history to begin with, he should have taken it upon himself as the primary care taker to look into her recent activities. He can't say Child Services should have notified him. The sister of this man said herself that the mother was negligent and she didn't get along with her for that reason. He was her primary care taker, so it was his place to make sure she was safe. So why is everyone letting this man off the hook. He failed Shaniya too. This poor angel had no one advocating for her. She was let down by her father, as well as this poor excuse for a woman, (so called mother) and all the people that stayed with her. I am sad for him, feel sorry tat he will carry the guilt of this tragedy with him for life. My heart does go out to him so that he will now become a vessel for the message to all that we always need to protect our children first and foremost. If there is even the slightest inkling that there is something not right and that your child may be unsafe, even if by all appearances things LOOK fine, trust your instincts. Protect our children. Nothing is worth their innocence or their lives.

    Shaniya was an Angel, so so beautiful. I break down into tears each time I see a photo of her innocent face, see those photos of her innocent trust in those who supposedly cared for her, in those shots of her by the elevator (aching). Please GOD let her last moments not have been filled with excruciating pain. I pray that her soul rests in peace. Let her passing not have been in vain. Let us all learn from this.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm
  711. twic

    Rest In Peace. Nancy let's make sure the mother and that monster get what they deserve. There is no need to waist taxpayers dollars ship all the monsters like these two and other monsters to a fiery furnace and burn there asses up.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:25 pm
  712. audrey

    my lord, I can't believe it is 2009 and this is happening...I know that child and family have alot to do but what is wrong with the government that they must spend all this money on the war but are unwilling to spend this money on the saftey of these babies....they were involved, what the f–k happened to this beautiful little girl...where was her safety...where was her help....

    November 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm
  713. SP

    The surveillance photo of Shaniya with Mario Andrette McNeill will haunt me for a longtime. It just makes me so sad to think of the horrible things that little innocent girl had to endure. The last thing we see her doing is looking up to see the elevator not knowing her future had in store for her.

    The more research that I do online the more depressed I get. Her father was not much of a father. He had his girlfriends take care of Shaniya. He knewl that Antoniette was a prostitute and drug addict. It makes me sick that he tries to play the public with his so call "caring" act. He wanted to unload Shaniya and he didn't care who took her. A caring father would have called her daily and would have fought to keep custody of her. He did neither. He is a slime ball and I'm sure in the next few days the truth will be untold about the dad.
    I wouldn't be too surprised if he was involved with ordeal. It was pretty suspicious why he never took the offer from his friends to allow them to take care of Shaniya. It just seems like he wanted her to go to the mother like it was planned.

    November 19, 2009 at 1:49 am
  714. Christine V

    any one that does this to there child should not get the death penalty, but get life w/no possibility of parole in a 5by10 cell for life until she dies,so she can suffer and think what she did everyday to that beautiful child,i hope god foregives you because humans do not!!!!

    November 19, 2009 at 8:52 am
  715. Tomika Bennett !

    Umm, let me start off by saying that Shaniya's mom is just as SICK as Mario ; She knew what was going to happen to her daughter. This little girl was killed over DRUGS? what type of mother are you? I WISH DEATH upon these SICK PEOPLE . Good Luck to Shaniya's family and just stay strong:) -mika

    November 19, 2009 at 11:07 am
  716. Tracey Lydon

    I have been following this story from England,i am broken hearted at what has happened to this beautiful child,why oh why do we continue to allow such people to walk our Earth,Shaniya must have been terrified,the thought of it makes my blood run cold..R.I.P. Precious child.

    November 19, 2009 at 11:10 am
  717. Sally

    Instead of going on and on about Social Services doing something and WE need to do something..most of us would NOT turn over our child to the other parent that's been inactive in their lives for yearsand skip on our merry way..why did the father NOT know that Shaniya had been out of school??had he NOT checked in with the"mother" that now was so caring and wanting to be Mommy? what the hell..Nancy wouldnt drop Lucy or John Davis off for 5 weeks and not wander what they are up too or miss them or wander if they are doing ok..For Pete's sake!!!! I feel the brother and sister were way too young to be on TV talking about "what they thought"...very strange reactions....

    November 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm
  718. a mother of girls

    My mother asked me if I heard of this story because Shaniya remind her of my daughter when she's her age. No i didn't, so i googled it.
    My heart is broke to say the least. I cant stop imagining what she went through the images in my head is driving me insane. My mother told me she started not to tell me. Because she knows when i get upset i have bad anxiety. I wish she hadn't told me. I cant stop crying i am in RAGE I am so upset. As if i knew the little girl. All I can think of is the hatred I feel for this woman and that man. The both of them dont deserve the death penalty, and if they do, (If they make in in jail) not for years because they need to suffer EVERY DAMN DAY! I hope they are both BEATEN and STABBED everything imaginable the worst of the worst suffering any man can endure.

    My heart is broken. That poor sweet baby. OMG I pray to GOD she found the light and went to it. And like another poster said, i hope she was unconscious through all of this. That woman, I swear to goodness, i hope she gets tortured everyday and I learn she was killed in jail. I would have more gratification as hitting the lottery!!!!!!!!

    I'm sorry if I offended anyone, but I just cant believe this, the evil in this world. Yeah that guy killed that little girl!!! The only reason he turned himself in was because he was on surveillance. And why do it look like the little girl already went through hell?!! ARGGG I am soooo upset.

    My heart goes out to her family. Rest in peace you sweet little angel. Your safe now from this cruel cruel world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 19, 2009 at 3:14 pm
  719. Stefanie

    I could just.........I would say something so mean and cruel cause im so hurt but i wont!! I DESPISE people like this. I despise anyone who hurts a poor and innocent child! I can just cry all day long. I still have chills running down my spine for this little girl. I can only IMAGINE what they may have done to her before she was killed. I want the person responsible, found, brought down and put underground!! Im sorry but Im so hurt for her and her family. God Bless her soul... :(

    November 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm
  720. Kamilah

    I am all for joining or rather, forming an organization that will stage a March in protest of how our Justice system treats sex offenders. I think we need more education on how to handle them across the board. Also everyone should take it upon themselves to not be silent when they see something going wrong in another persons life. We CANNOT turn and look the other way anymore. We have to get back to the it takes a village to raise a child mentality. The children are our future. If we treat them badly our future will be even more hellish than it is now. Isn't it a fact that a large number of serial killers and criminals suffered abuse off all kinds while they were young? It becomes a cycle that is extremely hard to break once set into motion. PROTECT OUR KIDS BY LOOKING OUT FOR THEM NO MATTER IF THEY ARE OURS OR NOT. MAKE MOVES TO CHANGE THE LAWS REGARDING SEX OFFENDERS. HAVE EARLY INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WHO SUFFER MOLESTATION AND ABUSE. EDUCATE OUR OWN SELVES ON THESE ISSUES. PRACTICE COMPASSION!

    November 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm
  721. Tracy

    I hope whoever killed this sweet child burn in hell along with the mother.

    November 19, 2009 at 7:27 pm
  722. j.ross

    Dear Nancy, I can not believe as smart as you are that you can't see through that Daddy Lockhart. Everytime he has been on camara it has been all about him. I don't care what his excuse is for letting that little girl go with her so called mother, it was just a way to get her out of his hair. If he didn't want her he could have let her stay with that Allen family that has his other daughter. And why is the other daughter even with them? And did he ever marry any of the 5 weman he fathered these kids with.There are a lot of questions Nancy, that you should be asking him. He didn't have to let her go with the mother, he knew what the living conditons were and if he didn't shame on him for not checking the home before he let her go. A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DAD, NANCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for listening. J. Ross WV

    November 19, 2009 at 8:05 pm
  723. jessica

    Ok >>Seriously... As I am reading the cooments posted on here *JEFF* writes her mom probably owed a debt and was ONLY WAY OUT...uh Jeff youre as dumb as them to state this crab out your mouth!!!!!!! Were there is a will there is a WAY..Sick people deserve sick punishment ! Why is there people in jail for dumb charges like bad checks, stealing food, and REAL CRIMINAL MONSTERS are out to do HARM to children and others??????? THe system SUCKS and we are worried about the WRONG thing in this world!!!! WORK WITH ME * CEO>>CHILDREN OF LOST TYME* fighting for kids rights and abused children we are there only help sometimes!!!! Be aware of others around you for they might be the monsters too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BE WITH SHANIYA!

    November 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm
  724. Anna

    Every parent should never trust unstable parent, friends, family, or insitution with their child... As a single parent I would checked my children from head to toe after they came back from school or on an outting with the absentee parent. This baby did not have a chance. Every adult... doctors, grandparents, father, any and everybody that knew of this situation should be investigated and held accountable for this horrible death. This society is sick.

    November 19, 2009 at 9:06 pm
  725. star


    November 19, 2009 at 9:13 pm
  726. dwebb

    It is a blessing that she died, because she would have to live with that for the rest of her life. farthertheless he would have continued day after day until his needs were met or someone found out. i think he deserves the electric chair, what about ya'll.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:38 am
  727. dwebb

    After saying that, GOD says no one deserves to die, he says you should forgive seven times seventy. That hurts to say, because i have five sisters and if some guy did that to them, i would do something just to get in the jail let alone the same cell and brutally kill him, and if my mom did that which she would not even think of it lords willing to say the same, it would be hard to talk to her, look at her, say her name, and most of all forgive her. It would take GOD himself to put it in my heart to forgive her.How could someone do that to a five year old, no let me rephrase how could someone to that to anyone.

    November 20, 2009 at 11:30 am
  728. See-See


    November 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm
  729. A Mother

    I feel so extremely bad for this little girl father and the rest of the family! My condolences to the entire family! I think that the mom and the boyfriend that killed her should rot in hell and should be put under the jail! That precious baby has been robbed of her life because of her sorry ass mother! What kind of mother would sell her child? How could you do that to an innocent child? I hope when he goes to jail that they do everything to him that he did to Shaniya, he deserves everything they do to him. This situation just disgust me to the fullest! My prayers to the family!

    November 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    i just can't find the words, to say how sorry i am to here this about this baby, my heart goes out to the family. AND FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THIS, I HAVE NO WORDS AT ALL,OK MAYBE ONE WORD, HEARTLESS.........

    November 20, 2009 at 9:07 pm
  731. Bridgette

    This is truly heartbreaking aqnd very scary to know that someone would do this to a child ,it makes me sick!!

    November 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm
  732. dfawn taylor-nason


    November 21, 2009 at 3:10 am
  733. H Haynes

    I am so sick of the courts letting people out of prison that have harmed other people.Why are we tolerating it.This sorry excuse for a human being had a criminal background and was out free and what a shame it is Shaynia had to die for this idiot we should have put him to death after the first shooting he did.Stupid ass human activist he has rights too.Well screw his rights as far as I'm concerned if you harm someone else you should'nt have any rights you are not useful to soicety you are a bad egg.You know what when criminals can bring thier victims back from the dead then they can have their life as well.I am mad as hell we are failing each other by not changing our laws an eye for an eye.The only reason Mario will not get out of this one is because the media why can't we stand up for our fellow humans before they are killed by what is most likely a multiple offender.LAWS NEED TO CHANGE!!!! love you Nancy

    November 21, 2009 at 10:22 am
  734. tommie

    Another very sad story..there have been quite a lot of these rapes and murders. My opinion has always been these phedophiles should never be released back into communities or society. I simply do not think they can ever be redeemed even tho' social services will tell you some of them can be helped. Don't think so and its too risky for any children. Dedicate one huge prison for the lot of them and let them go at each other or give them the death penalty.

    Nancy, am reading The Eleventh Victim (about half way thru). Good story and I can't wait to get to the end. I'm a "justice" person so I hope the end heads in that direction. Take care, keep up all your great work and know lots of people appreciate it.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm
  735. annette esparza

    i helped search for shaynia here in sanford nc where i live i had prayed so hard that god would let us find her in my heart i knew she was dead but there was apart of me that didn't want to except it ,when she was found @1:00pm on that monday i was deeply sadened so hurt i could only think about the torture she had to have went through before her death,then i wonder did she die hungry,or maybe was she still living when he threw her out there in the dark on that lonely dark dark road,deep in the kudzu and bamboo briars i love you shaynia RIP

    November 23, 2009 at 6:37 pm
  736. Alyssa

    I don't think that was right that someone would do that to there child

    November 24, 2009 at 11:54 am
  737. carrie

    I am probably the only red blood american who doesn't believe she sold her child, but "if" she were selling her child why not let him have his way right there in her home, and then why send her out in her nighties, and then shaniya didn't seem scared in the video. If her mother had sent her away with this man, I think she'd be afraid. But If the man whom shaniya knows knocks on the door and mother is asleep, shaniya may have opened the door and went with the monster. Either way people relax your minds this or "these" monsters will get what they deserve in or out of the prison system.... She was an innocent child who didn't deserve to live or die the way she did. but again rest assure it'll be taken care of.

    November 24, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  738. labet

    i just want to say that there will be some more stuff coming out in this case. i live here in fayetteville. i just believe that there are more people involved in this incident. i believe the real father have something to do with what happen. when i looked at the video of her and him coming out or in the room shaynia was to calm because i think she was use to him. this was probabley not the first time this have happend to her. why was she not in school? maybe she was molested days b4. i belive that they all be exposed! in jesus name

    November 25, 2009 at 3:20 pm
  739. Wanderley Reis

    Can you imagine what the future holds for California with the legalization of "Recreational Use of Marijuana?" This is just another stepping stone to crimes similar to this one.

    March 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm
  740. Wanda

    Antoinette, Mario Andrette McNeill should be locked up. But let us not forget the man at the motel where they took Shaniya too he should also be found and put away. Or as I would think tortured. anyone that would do what these people did dont deserve anything but death themselves.

    May 8, 2010 at 11:28 am