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A young couple reportedly partied at a bar after allegedly murdering a 19-year-old girl, then argued about how to dispose of her corpse in text and Facebook messages!

November 20th, 2009
04:30 PM ET

Shaniya Raped & Murdered: Suspect Charged

Finally, murder charges brought against the same man who was seen carrying Shaniya Davis through an area hotel and then arrested for her kidnapping. Authorities handed down two charges last night to 29-year-old Mario McNeill, 1st degree rape and 1st degree murder of this 5-year-old girl. Preliminary cause of death? Asphyxiation.

Shaniya Davis
Shaniya Davis

According to police, this scumbag picked up little Shaniya at her home early last week after her own mother knowingly handed her over to him. He then raped, murdered, and discarded her in the woods like she was nothing. We are now waiting to see if murder charges will also be dealt to the child’s mother, who is currently sitting in jail for human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution, among other things.

But how could this have happened to 5-year-old Shaniya?

She has a father who was pleading for her return and swarm of other family members and friends who say they were all vying to take care of her. So how on earth could Shaniya end up in a filthy unkempt trailer, taken out of school and then allegedly sold for sex? How was there such a disconnect between an apparently loving home provided by her father and other friends and family members and where this child ended up before her tragic death? There are just so many unanswered questions and everyone is pointing fingers, talking about how the system failed this child and how we have to make changes.

Really? Was it the “system” who handed her over to Mario McNeill? There has been an outpour of emotion and support to Shaniya’s father since her body was found on Monday. But we don’t need vigils, we need answers.

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  1. Angry Mother

    I am at a complete loss... this poor baby endured God knows what for how long before she was tossed out like trash... I hope the death penalty will be associated with this monsters trial... I hope the mother gets just as harsh of a sentence seeing how she has not ONCE spoke up to say anything regarding her child’s disappearance or murder... no emotion at all... what a heartless, evil, $%&^*(&(&*(*... I hope they burn in hell... We need to ramp up the prison system here, put in express lanes to death row, start proportionate retribution, eye for an eye... maybe less crime would happen if the person knew what ever you do to someone will be done right back to you...

    November 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm
  2. Katie

    I'm a former prosecutor in North Carolina and am counting down the moments until mom is charged with felony murder. It's an unspeakable shame. I'm a mother of two blessings from God and find her conduct to be beyond all belief, even after what I've seen doing this for 20 years. I'm so sad for little Miss Shaniya.

    November 20, 2009 at 5:24 pm
  3. Carmen L. Lopez

    I am very sad about this. What is going on with individuals that have children and then abuse and KILL THEM. Let these children live with someone else or give them to ACS. This is happening too often in our society and it needs to STOP!! How many MORE CHILDREN MUST DIE!!! Children need a VOICE and I am GLAD you are there VOICE... As for the Mother she needs to DIE in the same matter as this beautiful little GIRL. As I heard last night from your show she is expecting another child. Please,Please tie this women tubes so she won't have any more children.. Also give this child up for adoption before it is TOO LATE.

    November 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm
  4. Hurt Mother

    We've heard about the scum who took this precious baby's life. We've heard about the woman who birthed this innocent child. Where was the sister, the boyfriend and the other children when all this was going on? Not only should that scum and that sick woman be charged....others knew what was happening in that house. How can they live with themselves knowing what they've done or didn't do?

    November 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm
  5. Diana

    I hope the killer and her Mother her Mother – she wasn't a Mother, she was an egg donor. They should both get the electric chair &

    November 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm
  6. char

    i pray to god that mommie dearest( and i am being sarcastic about the mommy part=she is not a mother) gets a murder charge too, and accessory after the fact or something...she should NOT just get by w/ human trafficing charges...if she was in debt, she should have sold herself...wait no one would want a used up crack ho. and she is pregnant! at least this unborn child will have a chance, once he or she is born, they will never have to deal w/ their poor excuse of a birth mother. i wonder if the 7 yr old boy seen anything, or was "prostituted" himself? ive said it before put BOTH her AND this mario scum in general population.. i dont live in NC but i would be OUTRAGED if my tax $$ paid for their 3 hots and a cot!

    November 20, 2009 at 5:40 pm
  7. Lene'

    What I don't get is why this child was just handed over to the mother to go live with her? The father says he wanted to give the mother a chance to be a mother to the child but apparently this child did not know her mother very well. I find it odd to just uproot a child and place her with someone she barely knows. Common sense says that she could of been able to get to know her mother on weekend visits while keeping the child primarily in her familiar and stable environment without interrupting her school. There evidentally was not much follow up after this child was placed.

    November 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm
  8. Doreen

    I cannot stop thinking about that poor baby..and her father..political correctness must stop and children's services must start putting kids first..I am so sick of these people not doing their job which is to PROTECT the KIDS not the parents rights. After the Caylee Anthony case I made my kids promise me if they were ever stressed out or thought they were going to hurt one of my grandkid's to let me know immediately and I would give them a break..I also told them I would never be on their side if they hurt one of there kids..needless to say I have been spending a lot of time with my grand babies and thanking God for them every day!!

    November 20, 2009 at 6:27 pm
  9. April

    In my opinion, someone KNEW something and didn't come forward...why? Also, besides the mother & this man being lower than life, were there other complaints from anyone? Obviously this is not the 1st time this happened, so others who saw this child leave with other men, didn't anyone suspect ANYTHING?

    It angers me in so many ways!! People either don't want to get involved or don't "see" it happening!! This poor baby endured so much & for what reason? At least she can RIP now, without torture-without pain-without having to ever be hurt again! Nancy, help these people know EXACTLY what they have done & help this little girl get the JUSTICE she deserves. The more attention this gets,(even though it is horrific enough!) the more maybe someone will speak up for another child!

    November 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm
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    November 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm
  11. lynn

    i am sickened about this story.. i sincerely hope that the killer and that "mother" are tortured in jail on their way to a torturous life sentence. Death is too easy for them.

    November 20, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I'm sorry...all of the focus is going towards what the mother and her so-called boyfriend (or pimp?) did to this beautiful angel...Who is looking at the father's role, or the aunt's role for that matter?...Why did dad let her go back to her mother in the first place?...Why was she allowed to be around a mother who would send her back home with cigarette burns on her body?...WHY?...WHY?..WHY?...At best the visitations should have been supervised...but in my opinion, not at all?...Seems to me that dad didn't want the burden of the day-to-day care of a 5yr old child, we all know how taxing that can be on a person. But still, why send her to an untimely death?...Why leave her in the hands of a pervert (yes she had to have been a pervert to allow this man to take her child out of her house to do God knows what with her)...WHY DO PEOPLE DO THESE THINGS TO GODS BABIES?...

    At the end of the day, I think the father and the aunt are also responsible for what happened to this beautiful little angel...Thank God she doesn't have to suffer by the hands of any of them anymore..God brought her back home to be with Him!

    November 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm
  13. caribbean

    I cannot stop crying when the news broke about little Shaniya being found dead. I have an almost 5 year old boy and it is unthinkable to look at him and know the ordeal that this little girl was put through. Didn't the concierge at the hotel think it strange that this little girl wasn't wearing shoes and was being carried? What was her state when she was being carried back out? Did the scum who raped and murdered Shaniya pre-book the room? If yes, then this was planned!! And what about the 3am commotion that the neighbor heard? No one in the home heard this? Why was the feces covered blanket discarded in the neighbor's trash? I'll tell you why...the mother knew Shaniya was not coming back!! Justice will prevail and I hope that both murderers get what is due while in prison before they get the final injection....I am so sad...RIP beautiful Shaniya...

    November 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I am just sooooo sad! I look at my kids and think what happend in this little angels last moments,no one was there to protect her and how many countless others are taken advantage of by these SICK PIGS! Too often dose this go on and no one says a word!! Until its too late then everyones talking!! How sad is that!

    November 20, 2009 at 7:31 pm
  15. DJ

    I am having a difficult time understanding why the father gave this sweet little angel to the mother. He seems very sincere, loving and caring now but how could he have not seen the environment he was subjecting that child to? Did he drive the child to the filthy mobile home or meet the mother at a roadside rest area to deliver her? Did he call and check in on her in the month that she was gone? Did he visit her and notice that she hadn't been bathed or had her hair combed? Did he ask the mother to take a drug test first? I hate to say it but he too failed Shaniya.

    November 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm
  16. Patricia

    I am having a hard time digesting this story. Shaniya was so precious and beautiful. Only a monster could harm her. It just send chills down my body.

    November 20, 2009 at 7:48 pm
  17. Courtney

    Her mother should be permanently fixed so she can never have another baby. The baby she is carrying now should be given to Shaniya's fater to care for and raise.

    November 20, 2009 at 7:49 pm
  18. Marsha

    I still cry...don't know if I'll ever stop...we must do something as a society about these sick bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to do something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 20, 2009 at 7:49 pm
  19. Wow, good thinking......I think you're right!

    i never even thot of that.
    i think that you may be onto something.
    that makes no sense whatsoever that she pimped out the little girl and them called police?
    thats totally smart of you to have thot that.

    November 20, 2009 at 7:52 pm
  20. Mary

    Let's go back to the days when they hung the convicted offenders in the street. Why waste taxpayers money housing this trash and execute them immediately?

    November 20, 2009 at 7:53 pm
  21. Lets look at Daddy's fake wailing

    Thats ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! VERY GOOD, THERE STM! I did not think of that myself, but you are right, right, right. One other thing I hafta add is Dad's bizarre attention seeking behavior. Look, I know that this is so painful for him-BELIEVE ME-I TOTALLY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE FEELS LIKE-but you can tell hes acting it up just a bit.

    November 20, 2009 at 7:54 pm
  22. Tammy Medina Felan

    This is a nightmare... a nightmare in which that poor baby had to endure in the last moments of her life. I am aware of how it all unfolded, as we all are. But I have some questions in regards to what can be done, to not only bring justice to poor Shanyia Davis but to actually start bringing a end to such crimes as these. Is it not true that they said that within a 10 or 20 mile radius of this trailor there were over 100 known convicted Sexual Predators. Is that not a pandemic of the worst sorts? Who cares about the H1N1, what is our Nation going to do about this Sexual Predator Pandeimc?? Let's weigh the numbers of deaths that fall under Sexual Predators versus H1N1!! I understand that this man was not convicted before, for such a crime as this but to know that there are so many out there. Even when I do a search in my own local area it lights up like christmas tree. That to is a nightmare we have to live with everyday. I as well am a victim of molestation that occured to me as a child and one of my greatest fears is that someone would harm my two girls in such a manner. I can't even have them in school because our school systems do not fire teachers that seek out children to satisfy there sick urges. So I homschool instead. My six year old daughter tells me, "Mommy watch me as I play because I don't want someone to take me." Why are these sick people allowed to live next door to us? Why is that ok? And not only children are victims but adults are too. The blood of the numerous victims of these horrendous crimes cry out for justice... Poor Shanyia Davis crys outfor justice... What is our Nation going to do about this?? This is a national matter now and it demands to be dealt with!!!!

    November 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm
  23. Mel

    We have the 3 strikes your out law why is there no 1 strike your out when it comes to people that molest / rape our innocent children. These animals can't be fixed they are sick and putting them in jail for whatever amount of time ( unless live) just means they have time to think of ways to get away with it the next time.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:09 pm
  24. Jen

    I just don't understand why the father left her there in a filthy place. The aunt stated she went and checked on Shaniya didn't she see how the mother live. I think everyone failed this poor child and who had to pay for it this poor child did. As far as the father feeling like he is responsible he should it doesn't take a genius to figure out that woman was no good.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:12 pm
  25. Mr. NC

    The father was overseas working and he wasn't able to go by and check on his baby girl. But, the aunt was there and knew what the little girl was going to. She should have checked on the little girl more and even the half brother. But, what I think isn't coming out it, the aunt and the mother got into it over Shaniya. I don't know why anybody is not talking about that. The aunt spanked Shaniya for cursing and the mother so-called got mad about that and wanted her daughter back

    November 20, 2009 at 8:13 pm
  26. Pixie from Illinois

    I really don't know much about the criminal system but I would like to know if this MONSTER gets life in prison, if he is going to be in protected custody or will they put him in regular population, because I think that's what he ought to get. We all hear what they do to these kinds of monsters in prison. If he gets death penalty won't they put him in his own cell to rot until however many years it takes to put him out of his misery? We all know that they won't let the family at him ( which I believe that's what they really should do , but they won't do that)So let him sit in jail and get whatever the other prisoners do to him let it happen!

    November 20, 2009 at 8:17 pm
  27. kathy

    The father has to take some responsibility for negligence by leaving his daughter in a dangerous situation. It does not sound like there was any follow-up on his end, did he see where she was living and with whom the "mother" was associated with. How often did he check in on her? Look at his history with his other kids, they all live in a different household! I question the aunt, too. This child was unwanted. You can have your child have a relationship with their mom if she's fit. Obviously she wasn't. We need planned parenthood, these people need to stop reproducing, they obviously don't love or want their children. Society needs to step in and say enough is enough already! I shed no tears for the dad or the aunt. Only for the little angel who didn't ask to be placed in such a horrible situation.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm
  28. Mr. NC

    The legal system is all messed up. Clearance Coe should not be out of the woods totally. He was apart of this mess in some kind of way. You don't have a relationship with a crack addict and not know they are on it. He knew who the girl was with.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:20 pm
  29. Boston Mom

    Every state, and I mean EVERY state should have the death penalty for crimes such as this. I hope this mother fries in the chair while forced to stare at a picture of that little girl's beautiful face. And the other scumbag–death is too easy for him. I would hang him by his b@lls for a few days and then some. It's a scary world to raise kids in these days-at least for parents who love and protect their children.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:23 pm
  30. E. Chance

    When are these women going to stop letting these boyfriends or friends of the family into the lives of their children? Once your child is born your needs take a back burner to your children. Condoms are so much cheaper than raising a child. Wow when will they ever learn? "Suffer the little children"

    November 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm
  31. barriah

    I have to say. I am mostly an opponent of the death penalty but I have trouble not thinking it would be well served in this case. Not much can be called justice here if ther are allowed to live mother and the dude, well fed and housed by my tax dollars or pennies. In this case I would be willing to take up a collection for the electicity used to purge the earth of these two creatures or even volunteer to go out and pick up heavy rocks for the stoning. Barbaric, brutal and cruel punishment OK... but what happened to this baby was undeserved. So I would be willing to sign on for primitive type justice in this case. Let them explain to their higher power, no excuse, bad childhood, tough breaks is adaquate for me to feel any sympathy for anyone but this smiling baby I see in the pictures.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm
  32. Roberta

    Will there ever be enough outrage against these sick people ,which are almost exclusively men, to do something about this epidemic? Our society has lost all restraint when it comes to sex and violence. Advertising, movies, games, TV, much of it relating to sex. People are bombarded with this trash daily from the time that they are born. Years and years of acceptance have caused apathy and ignorance of the result of such brainwashing. Life has no worth anymore. Until we treat these pedaphiles and molesters as we should these tragedies will never end. Executed or locked away for life as they are almost always repeat offenders. Someone steals our money and we lock them away for years...they molest our children and get probation. How long can we remain silent and stupid!!!

    November 20, 2009 at 8:52 pm
  33. lynne krug

    I'm concerned about the other children living in home with Shania Davis were also being sold

    November 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm
  34. annette

    Did anyone notice the angel eyes looking at her evil perpetretor as he carries her off to her doom. Did she trust him? Did she fear him? Did she wonder why is this happening to me. How could a person have to much hate in his heart to rape a child. We appointed our justice sytem to do the right thing but Nancy is some how it falls beneth the cracks then it's up to us let our voices be heard. WE CAN'T LET SHANiYA DOWN.May you rest in peace my lovely angel.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm
  35. san

    Is this a regular occurence in NC and what was wrong with the clerk? Couldn't she see that this girl was in distress? Look at how she was being carried. People normally place hand around a person, not in front of them. Why would you be carrying a barefooted 5 year old? The state of North Carolina are also guilty. What is going on when we act like a third world country. We send people to IRAQ but can't take care of our children here. How do we help people to be concerned about others? THIS CLERK KNEW SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT. WERE THEY HANDED MONEY TO BE QUIET AND THEN CHANGED HER MIND. hmmmm1 i don't trust anyone anymore.

    November 20, 2009 at 8:59 pm
  36. Gail Kihn

    When the mother called 911, the operator asked her if all the doors were locked and the mother said yes. Then why did she say that Shaniya may have unlocked the door and walked out. How could Shaniya then lock the door from the outside? Unlikely a 5-year-old would go outside in the dark and think to take a key and lockup.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  37. DolphinLuver

    This is such a tragedy. What kind of judicial system do we have ere in the USA? The Judge ,Probation Officer, and CPS are also responsible for baby Shaniyas death. I pray that that monster and the mother gets the DEATH PENALTY.. How can the system fail such a precious baby? It's awful that these criminals can walk the streets what kind of mother would give her child too a sick monster, she's also responsible and deserves death...
    God-Bless Little Beautiful Shaniya, May you rest in peace ..the Angels are always with you forever...

    November 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm
  38. pat

    You know he getting his a.. kick in jail....GOOD!!!

    November 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm
  39. Valerie Perkins

    I unearthed me to the core to see these this precious beautiful little angels life. The sad thing is when you see loving couples that want kids, but can't have them................... That was a heinous demonic act. I was so hopeful that Shaniya would be reunited with her dad.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm
  40. what happened??

    I am heart broken and have been since Shaniya went missing. The baby was found less than 5 miles from my home, and I tell you...I have not been able to drive in that direction, because I just can't bear the thought of what happened to this beautiful little girl. There are SO many questions...holes in this many of you, I cannot for the life of me understand how or why the father allowed Shaniya to go "live" w/ am other in conditions that were deplorable? I look at my 2 kids, and I can't imagine being okay w/ leaving them in a broken down trailer, w/ a backed up septic tank....with a person w/ a questionable background. I absolutely do not believe all of these claims from family members of "I didn't know the mom was like that"...."you never would have thought she was like that" ... "Drugs?? I don't think she did drugs"...this little girl was failed MISERABLY, by all of these people that claim to have loved her...I don't think we'll ever have the full story, b/c the only person that could tell it is gone. Shaniya is truly an angel peace, no more crying there baby....

    November 20, 2009 at 9:16 pm
  41. Roberta

    I also think that we all need to be more vigilant and aware...when I watch the video on Nancy Grace of the man carrying that small child into the hotel.... I can;t help but think that if someone would have asked the child if he was her father maybe this horrible crime could have been averted. Last year I asked a crying child of about 4 years old who was being reluctantly lead out of a Dept. store if the man with her was her father. She said that he was and honestly the father was not offended by my question. He was rather surprised that I had taken the time and gone out of my way. However I could not have lived with myself if this child had been reported missing later. Children will generally readily answer this kind of question and it is our responsibility as adults to inquire in such situations.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm
  42. sami

    justice will be serve is the stone this two animals to death

    November 20, 2009 at 9:19 pm
  43. Nikki

    I have to be the one to say this, I am not putting total blame on the father, BUT, what was he thinking? what was the aunt and the other adults in Shaniya's life thinking? They are on TV stating that they allowed Shaniya's mom to keep her. From the outside looking in it is so clear to see that her mom's lifestyle was not good, it doesn't take much to see that the environment was not healthy. The dad even has more insight than what we have just been show on TV so how could they allow her to live with the mom? I know hes feeling so guilty for second guessing his decission to send her to the mom. I pray that this story wakes up parents that are so trusting of other adults , we have to protect our children from all kind of bad influences, even if it is the parent.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm
  44. Ray in Winnipeg

    Time and again we are subjected to the horrors committed against little children. And that so many of these crimes are being performed by convicted felons who have been set free disgusts me. I mean really, you get convicted of three shootings and don't do time, let alone life, and because of that you are free to rape and kill a precious 5 year old? Come on! I am in agreement with "Angry Mother" above. We need to put a stop to this madness. Build more jails, put criminals who commit heinous crimes in jail FOREVER or put them down, like out-of-control dogs. I would gladly pay more taxes for more and bigger jails, more guards and more police. Cutting the prisoner’s perks to save money would be a good idea. In some countries if family for friends don’t supply food to a prisoner he starves. Boo hoo. As a society, we are spiralling out of control and if something isn't done soon, the child molesters, murderers, rapists, and perpetrators of violent crimes will rule us instead of the other way around and anarchy will ensue. Perhaps I’m being overly pessimistic but I don’t see much to be hopeful about.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:30 pm
  45. Lynette

    For those of you condemning the hotel clerk... a hotel emplyee DID call police. McNeill and Shaniya were gone by the time they got there. WTF? Do you think that he would just stay the night because he paid for the room? Child rapists/murderers act quickly, dump their victims quickly, and move on to the next.
    I think the whole family ("loving" dad included) is messed up. Shaniya is a product of a one night stand. Daddy raised her because mom didn't want her (one small point for dad). Dad somehow is still in love with mom (sorry – I don't get how you can be in love with a crack wh*re) so he hands his beloved daughter over to mom because mom now has a job and a place to live. I guess dad didn't bother checking out the diggs first... Fast forward one month...
    Shaniya's biological mother sold her to pay off a drug debt. McNeill takes the child to a hotel where he rapes her. He then kills her (at hotel? after checkout? not sure of that part) and dumps her body among deer carcasses.
    Sorry – everyone involved can rot in hell!

    November 20, 2009 at 9:32 pm
  46. Nadia

    I want to know what evidence they have against the mom. If she had given him her child why did he drive as far and fast away as possible and check into a hotel. Why did she call the police if she was part of this? What are the chances that someone would arrange something like this at 5:00am. If she gave him her kid why is she wearing ther pj's and not any shoes. I suspect that the police are holding her based on the scum bags claims and in reaction to Cailley A and Hailley C cases were the parents are suspected but the police didn't act right away and gave them time to get their stories together.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm
  47. sheka

    I send my prayer out to the family when Im A parent myself in for what the baby had to endore moments before she dies I can't imagine nor wish upon no one i think both adults should get anything other then life and years behind bars they need to suffer the same as precious shaniya like hanging from someone tree i actually got sick to the stomach to hear what a mother could do to a child who didn't ask to be here

    November 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm
  48. Jo Anne

    May that beautiful child be in Gods hands, and may those disgusting animals burn in hell for what they did. I can't imagine what that child went through, and suffered along the way.

    I pray to God that women like that pig should not have children, especially if they treat them like trash.

    There are plenty of women, such as myself who would love to have a child and struggle to have a baby.

    Rest in peace Shaniya !

    November 20, 2009 at 10:00 pm
  49. Nicole L

    Why isn't anyone talking about the whole HIV status of all of these scum bags. Someone mentioned it earlier and haven't heard anything more about it. If this mother doesn't get death, the NC Judicial System will have failed this child twice. I hope the NC citizens demand a change in their Judicial System. It basically sucks all around. From The Police Dept to DSS to The Judicial and Parole System, not to mention a good number of the actual citizens. If an aquaintance of mine saw cigarette burns on my kid and did not tell me, it would be a sorry day for them. I don't know losers like that. Maybe it's just the calibur of people. Even the hotel workers, scum bags. These folks better get back to basics and pick up a Bible, they are all going to HELL . Take a look at the 4 photos of Shaniya on this website. Three of the photos look really happy and the first photo, looks eerie, like she is deeply troubled and depressed. I could pick that up immediately. I'm a survivor of molestation and I'll tell you that is the first thing you look for in your child is a change in their personality. No one picked up on this kid being depressed? What the heck am I saying, they saw cigarette burns the poor kid told them her mom's friends did it and everyone went about their business. Sick People. These are Godless people with no conscience.

    November 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm
  50. soo sad

    it sadden me, this mother let this happen to here child, Lord help this family.. God is surly on this way back to clean up this mess we are in....that boyfriend I would like to have him for just 1 min and he wouldfeel every pain that shaniya felt and that so called mother with her nasty aXX...

    November 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm
  51. Debbie not say that this is a regular occurence in North Carolina...This has touched a nation...this is a horrific crime that took place a crime that possibly and probably could have been avoided if people acted....In retrospect everyone is saying well I saw this and I knew that....BUT THEY DID NOTHING.....As A Nation, I am ashamed that something like this could happen and I am also ashamed that it happened in my state. Everyone let this child down...Her very own father living in what looks like a gated community sends his child to live in a place that would scare a grown person let alone a 5 year old. He can cry all he wants he played a major role in this injustice. Shaniya is in a better place for sure because she was in hell and endured god knows what in her final hours. I pray for all involved because they all need it. If you see something that doesn't add up SPEAK UP!!!!You might be saving a life. and if its right at your own door SPEAK UP!!!!if its in your family SPEAK UP!!!!Help the little shanya's of the world....they are everywhere not just in North Carolina...Social problems are everywhere and the Devil may be in disguise as a childs "mother" or father or aunt

    November 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm
  52. Debbie

    San...My asked is this a regular occurence in N.C....and my answer would be I would hope that this is not a regular occurence anywhere in our Country

    November 20, 2009 at 10:43 pm
  53. Praying For Kids

    It is a disgrace for anyone to be such idiots and fools to harm an innocent and such a beautiful child. I am personally outraged and pray that justice be served for Shaniyah and her father and siblings. Pray for us all.

    November 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm
  54. Gregory Williams

    So now you allow people to call black children "IT" wth !? I am appaulled!!!

    November 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm
  55. daniella

    The people that raped and abused and killed that poor little girl who is the same age as my child had to be on some type of heiron type of drugs becouses they hve no feelings on what they did and i wondering why there drug use is not being talked about or at least looked in to still no excuse for what happened there needs to be sever consquences for what everyone in this horriabel crime did to this poor child

    November 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm
  56. YVONNE



    November 20, 2009 at 11:05 pm
  57. Aleta McQuiller

    Nancy,I ahve heard and seen alot of terribe things in my life , I have ahd terrible things happen to me and my family but, Shaniya has touched me in a way that I can't believe.This brings out so many,many issues that we as a society can';t seem to get a hold of,i.e social services, drug abuse,child protection laws, mental health, and one of the saddest of tham all is the demise of morality in our society.But one question that I have is since she "alledgely" sold her daughter into prostitution to Mario McNeil,what kind of connections does he have that involve children?To whom besides himself was this child to prostituted out to? Which raises another question are there any other children that he has done this to,how long has this been going on?And I just heward that htere were 3 other children in the home at the same time that Shaniya was there !! Are you erious ?? Thank God that they are safe are they possibly could have suffered the same ill fate that Shaniya did.IWhen I heard on your show tonight that she was raped and asphixiatedand seeing Mario McNeil standing there with virtually no reaction to the heinous charges made me physically illUnbelievable!!Thank you for your show.May God bles us all.

    November 20, 2009 at 11:15 pm
  58. Krista

    Im am so angry at the people in this world. I live in Canada and this hit me so hard and im a million miles away...... What gives them any right to hurt such a presious little angle anyways? what did she ever do to deserve such things.... I have a little boy 3 yrs of age and im telling you "I as a loving and caring mother" would love to be close to these monsters and give them a peice of my mind........ What type of mother is this woman anyways... she dont deserve to be titled as "Mother.".... Most woman can be called a mother, but it takes a loving and devoted woman Who would PROTECT there kids from these kinds of monsters be a REAL MOTHER..... Woman like her give us deserving mothers a bad name.... Bless You SHANIYA DAVIS, i will remember you always..... My regards goes out to the Davis family...

    November 20, 2009 at 11:16 pm
  59. angelica

    i am sooo sadden by this story that i cannot get the image out of my head of that little girl been carried to the elevator looking up waiting for the button to light up and her hair in a mess in her pj's. i AGREE WITH EVERY ONE THAT BLAMES THE DAD, you do not, do not take a child that you raise for 4yrs and just drop her off to another household if the mom never had anything to do with the child, mom never request custody nor demanded to take the dad to court for the child, and if she would never had done it because she knew she was a crackhead and the system would have never allow he to have the child. the dad fail this child misserable, the aunt is an hypocrite for saying that they share a special bond. if the was the case she will have been there every day to find out what day care or school she was going too, how she was adjusting to the new school, if they had healthcare coverage, if she had her own bed or room and non of this was done so i believe no one wanted this child and the dad got tired of raising her by hiself and decided to let the mom have her. i would have arrive to the trailer and take one look at it and said TO HELL WITH HER, MY DAUGHTER WILL NEVER LIVE HERE. the dad is a looser, the aunt went back to take clothing items and still seen the trailer and believe it was okay? the dad need to be charge with Child endangeroument and the aunt need to be charge also. may the baby rest in peace now and she is in a better place. no words can describe what the scumb bag rapist did, grown man desiring a child deserve whatever is coming to him. another question? why didnt the mom prostitute herself or place her self in sex slavery? he could have just left at the hotel, drop her off at a store, firedept anywhere and walk away. hotel clerks need to be more Vigilant to bad amber alert was not call before.

    November 20, 2009 at 11:31 pm
  60. Jade Cutshall

    I have cried for over a week thinking about this poor baby. I'm a mother of 2 girls. One is 11 & the other is 6. I cannot imagine leaving my children anywhere & especially with someone that was a known drug addict. There has to be more to this story. A father that would send his child n2 this, isn't a father at all. You can see him playing on the media's attention. Even when the half brother spoke the other night, he couldn't help but bring himself out so the cameras could see him. Was he afraid of what his son would say? This baby can't be another statistic!! Why can't we go back 2 the old days? An eye for an eye? I think that anyone that's involved in a sex crime should have their manhood or womanhood taken away & chastized in front of the world. Make these monsters accountable for everything they have done. What can we do as a society to make changes? I can't even let my daughters outside without me bein there & them in my line sight!!! I live in the middle of 12acres & still don't trust! PLEASE TELL US WHAT WE CAN DO NANCY, WHAT WE CAN DO AS A NATION 2 GET THESE PEDOFILES AND RAPISTS OFF THE STREETS!!! RIP you sweet angel of God. You will NEVER be forgotten, always in our hearts!!!!

    November 20, 2009 at 11:42 pm
  61. Michelle Thomas

    My prayers goes out to Shaniya's family I am so sad about what has happened to this precious little innocent girl.I cry when I see her pictures on CNN and it makes me feel anger. These sick ass heartless people need to be put to death.Why didnt the hotel clerk just let this grown ass man take this little girlwho only had on a long tee shirt hair wild and no shoes on up to a hotel room something just does not sound right the police should have been called right away. Rest in peace Shaniya you are with your protect up in heaven safe from these evil creatures. Rest in peace little precious.

    November 20, 2009 at 11:46 pm
  62. Maddie

    Where's the mother's remorse? She has shown no emotion. Is she so drugged up still that she doesn't even understand? I am upset that she doesn't appear to care. Is she possessed by Satan?? It sure looks that way to me. This case is just heart breaking and I am glad that it is being covered so well thanks to Nancy. Maybe it will make all of us more aware of children in situations like this.

    My deepest sympathy to the family of little Shaniya. The whole country grieves with you for this terrible tragedy.

    Tragedies such as this make us forget one important fact: in the midst of all these, most people are good, kind and caring and would never do the things these two monsters have done. We just need to be vigilant at all times and notice if a child seems out of place with an adult. Better to call the police with a false alarm than to have this happen to another child. We now know, there are monsters among us.

    November 20, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  63. angelica

    i am sooo sadden by this story that i cannot get the image out of my head of that little girl been carried to the elevator looking up waiting for the elevator button to light up and her hair in a mess in her pj's. i AGREE WITH EVERY ONE THAT BLAMES THE DAD, you do not, do not take a child that you raise for 4yrs and drop her off to another household, if the mom never had anything to do with the child, mom never requested custody nor demanded to take the dad to court for the child, and if she tried, she knew she was a crackhead and the system would have never allow her to have the child. the dad fail this child miserable; the aunt is a hypocrite for saying that they share a special bond. if that was the case she will have been there every day to find out what day care or school the child was going too, how she was adjusting to the new school, if they had healthcare coverage, if she had her own bed or room but non of these was done so i believe no one wanted this child and the dad got tired of raising her by hisself and decided to let the mom have her. i would have arrive to this trailer and take one look at it and said TO HELL WITH the MOM, MY DAUGHTER WILL NEVER LIVE HERE. the dad is a looser; the aunt went back to take clothing items and still seen the trailer and believed it was okay? the dad needs to be charge with Child endangeroment and the aunt need to be charge also. may the baby rest in peace. she is in a better place. no words can describe what the scumb bag rapist did, grown man desiring a child deserve whatever is coming to him. another question? why didn't the mom prostitute herself or place her self in sex slavery? the killer could have just left the child at the hotel, or drop her off at a store, fire dept etc or anywhere and walk away. hotel clerks need to be more Vigilant. is to bad the amber alert was not call before.

    November 21, 2009 at 12:01 am
  64. JOY


    November 21, 2009 at 12:01 am
  65. Kathy

    This is the saddest story i have heard in a long, long time, due to the fact that the mother handed her over. I can not get this poor beautiful girl out of my mind. This makes me so angry at the system, just because all these sick men get off easy. I believe these men cannot be helped and should be locked up for ever!! If this were my daughter or grandaughter, when this man is in the courtroom i would enter with a gun and kill him. Only because there is never enough justice. Death is very final. The father surely did not check on her. The mother she be put to death, also. All i can say is i have been thinking about this poor little girl and praying for her. The system really needs to change the laws. I am really surprised that more people don't take the laws into their own hands!! I believe i would. REST IN PEACE DEAREST SHANIYA.

    November 21, 2009 at 12:04 am
  66. delia

    What is the President Gonna DO??? This is Horrible!! PLease , please, Help the children!, >> Be saved from these monsters!!!! We can not let these ppl out there loose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a three year old , I'm sooo scared!!!!!!!!! We cant live like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love my baby!!!!!!! God bless and protect my child!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and as of the ppl going through this horrible experience . I'm Soooo SooRRYYY!!! God give you the strength to carry on. CAUSE I COuldnt!!!!!! MY goodness!!!! :'( I'm so sad and angry!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 21, 2009 at 12:39 am
  67. Wheres Justice

    What is wrong with people? I cannot believe this woman had any rights to this child whatsoever! Obviously she was not your typical "mother". There should have been warning signs, or past history of recklessness on the mothers part. She should have had NOTHING to do with this child in the first place. She should be tried to the furthest extent. Even murder charges. She single handedly handed this poor innocent child to save HER own affairs!!!!! Someone like that has no heart and would NEVER change...wheres the death penalty when you need it?!

    November 21, 2009 at 1:03 am
  68. Debbie Rogers

    After listening to the 911 tapes, It appears to me that the egg donor, (I can't refer to her as her mother) was trying to insinuate that her daughter opened the door and left on her own. She made it clear on the phone that Shaniya was capable of unlocking the door. Ok, if that WAS the case, how many 5 year old children would lock the door AFTER they opened it to go out??? The mother clearly stated that the door was STILL locked... I do feel this, if shaniya was NOT in the care of her egg donor, she would still be here. Her hands are just as dirty and she should receieve the same punishment as Maniac Mcneil!!!

    November 21, 2009 at 1:20 am
  69. Danielle


    This was the most horrible thing I have ever seen in my life. What is this world come to? I love your show and thank you for how down to earth and real you are! God bless this baby's father.

    November 21, 2009 at 1:24 am
  70. shannon

    As a mother she failed it is a mothers duty, a mothers life to protect their child no matter wat. I'm completly disturbed to the fact that u could sell ur own child u carried inside you for 9 mnths to some sick infested,drug crazed rapist.Wat was this father thinking not to check up on his little sadens me that we live in our world where our children aren't even safe at home. I'm a mother I can say I would never put my child in harms way. This woman neglected her responsabilities as a mother and she should be punished right along with him they should both get the death penalty.

    November 21, 2009 at 1:28 am
  71. Reo

    My heart is breaking for the father of that Precious Angel.T he DOG that did this should not be allowed a day in court,,,,Send the dog to prison with some REAL MEN.....I hate that sperk he has on his face when arrested.....I agree with you Boston Mom 100%,...As far as the mom she is a very poor excuse for a Mother......send that A– upt he river with her sick as partner in crime;;;;Better yet send that w-- to me.

    November 21, 2009 at 1:54 am
  72. D Breedlove

    For humanitys sake do not show video of what happened to that little girl

    November 21, 2009 at 2:00 am
  73. just a granny

    I have sat here and watched this latest case of a child missing...and found murdered. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? What possible pleasure could someone get out of hurting an innocent child?

    I hope these people suffer as much as this sweet little girl did!

    November 21, 2009 at 2:02 am
  74. Jackie

    I can't understand why that demon took this child to a hotel room. Usually, when someone abducts a child they don't do it in the open like that. It doesn't make any sense. Unless it was for one of those snuff films where they rape and kill their victims and tape it to sell for money or drugs. I'm just trying to figure out why he would go to a hotel where he would be seen by someone there. ??????????

    I also have no sympathy for the father and the aunt. How could they drop the child off into that hellhole. They didn't even bother to check up on her to see if she was doing okay. I wouldn't leave a dog there, never mind my precious baby. Would they live there, themselves?? They drop off this beautiful child into that filthy, drug-infested slum and then turn around and drive back to their rich neighborhood. How sick is that? They should be charged with negligence or something. They put that precious little girl into that dangerous situation and then expect people to feel sorry for them. They fed her to the lions! This just makes me sick!

    Sweet little Shaniya, may you rest in peace. Your tragic death will open our eyes to child abuse and I pray another child will never again suffer as you did. Rest in peace, little angel!


    November 21, 2009 at 2:02 am
  75. Debbie

    It's all just so very, very sad. I know that it goes against everything that normal people believe in and is the most horrific situation to hear about. We all want someone to point the finger at and to blame. They have the parties responsible for this heinous act. , but even that isn't enough. I don't know the father, and neither do most of the people calling him to judgement. What we do know is that he didn't commit this horrible act upon his daughter. He may not have been a perfect father. I have yet to meet or even hear about a perfect parent. None of us are. We all make mistakes. There is always a time when there is a time when we may not have paid quite as much attention as we should have. I would be willing to bet that he is now regretting every moment that he was away from his daughter. I'm sure that the one thoguht going over and over through his head is "what if" what if I hadn't let her go, what if I had checked on her more, what if I had paid closer attention to what the home was like......this will be a torment that this man will have to live with the rest of his life. He has said that in all the 5 years of her life he never felt the mother was any threat to her daughter. I am not defending anyone in anyway. My only thought is that is it really necessary to now find everyone that knew the little girl at fault and add to their pain by crucifying them in the media? I am just so devastated for anyone who loses a child. That is a lifelong punishment that most will never recover from. A guilt that they will carry to the grave. Even when there is no guilt to carry in many cases. I just feel so bad for those who loved Shaniya.

    November 21, 2009 at 2:06 am
  76. Jessica

    This is so sad. I can't imagine what she went though. I don't know her or her family I feel like I want cry. I FEEL THOSE MONSTER SHOULD BE BURNT ALIVE.

    November 21, 2009 at 2:21 am
  77. Stephanie F.

    It really angers me that all these mothers are killing their babys! the cps does not protect these kids.wheres the protection?CPS wants to ignore the reports of abuse and rape on these kids until it happens then claim theirs been a ongoing investigation,I think its too late.CPS has failed to many times.whats the excuse this time? They need to get off their butts and do their JOBS! Just as well for the JUSTICE SYSTEM they keep making deals for rapest,child murderers,etc.they get a couple years if that and do it again.A drug charge gets a worse sentence,our JUSTICE SYSTEM is a joke! the victoms even have to also pay for these sickos attorneys,thats more torture! These protesters say the death penalty is INHUMANE,well what about the crime thats been committed?Thats INHUMANE!! QUIt
    protecting the CRIMINALS and HELP our CHILDREN ,etc.

    November 21, 2009 at 2:35 am
  78. Larry

    Even if he confess he should receive the death penalty, not by lethal injection but by electrocution, this is unacceptable, in the Arabs countries, he'd be beheaded within six months.

    November 21, 2009 at 3:24 am
  79. lovingmom

    This is so very sad.
    I live in Canada and when some thing like this happens thay get life in jail .............but in your country LIFE IS LIFE but here thay will and do get out.I hope the people that did this go to DEATH ROW.
    I wish we had the Death Penalty.

    November 21, 2009 at 3:49 am
  80. Lorraine Crespo

    I Pray that mom will also be charged with murder. The cases are growing in numbers. There should not be Jail,. trial,, Parole bond, etc. Just Death too monsters like this. Just the way they had no respect for this poor child. They should be stoned by the public , The laws must be changed. We need to protect and serve the children not the monsters that commit crimes of this nature!!!Please let us work together to change the laws so children will be safe from these monsters.

    November 21, 2009 at 4:41 am
  81. laditruth

    I really don't want to put blame on the father.
    But he set the chain of events that led to this child's death.
    Why would he go on Oprah?
    He should have been on Oprah's long ago asking Oprah to babysit while he was out of town,
    I believe he was out of town with another one night stand, maybe perhaps making another child.
    His sister, if she does not have any chiildren why didn't she sacrifice her time and keep this child?
    When it is all said and done this father is part to blame.
    Rip in peace Shaniya.

    November 21, 2009 at 7:49 am
  82. nothingtofear

    i also can not but wonder about her father. he claims to know of no drug use and seemed surprised. BUT, he also says he was giving the mother "another chance". another chance? if she was so innocent why did she lose her first chance. I feel very, very sorry for the man but have to start wondering if he didn't have his suspicions himself and all the shows he is now appearing on is just a pre-emptive strke so no one looks and points a finger at him for negligence... Everyone has a red flag that ignore once in a while. BUT, i suspect, he had more than a red flag and now he is in a very, very bad place.

    November 21, 2009 at 7:50 am
  83. Ernestine

    Thank you Nancy, if it wasn't for you and your show, these demons would have gotten away with what they did to this little angel. In all her pictures, little Shaniya is show smiling, except the ones show in the the surveillance video with the son of Satan. The US can send our troops and aids to other countries that did't ask for it AND hate Americans, we can also assist others countries like China to become rich and powful (more than the US), YES, the role of big shots is play well. They can also send toys to the moon, but they can not protect american children. They want pass laws to stop these demons. Pedophiles and child mosters are out of control and taking over the US. ANYONE who comits such crims (Shaniya) shoould be given the death penalty (I oppone the death penalty). along with the egg donors who call themselfs Mom. As for the dad, his home show looks nice and clean. Last, mom boyfriend and sister should be investigated. Please don't let this woman get away with what she allow/did to this poor little give. God took her, He could not bear to allow her anymore pain.

    November 21, 2009 at 8:46 am
  84. obella

    we are under seige by the pediophiles and ex-cons who law makers and governors let out of prision. they are sociopaths and can not live with the outside world. we are at war with the career minded ex-cons and pediophiles the laws need to be changed. the probation officers and the social workers are stressed out or not enough are hired because of each state budget problems. so now the governors and politicans need to get off their butts and revised the law for one strike you are back in prison for good. my son works on a job for 15 years and his employer started hiring ex-cons. this ex-con because of meeting over his production quota walks around treating employees when he has a temper tantrum from he has had a bad night, and smokes weed on the job and his employer does nothing because he is afraid of the guy. so what i'm saying is they the ex-con has to much rights. we need to hold our governors and lawmakers accountable for the hundreds of kids and woman that are killed. we need to petition for a SHANIYA DAVIS Bill to be introduced in each state zero tolerance bill. If you rape a child or woman you die in the gas chamber, we have DNA discovery now so there want be any mistakes

    November 21, 2009 at 9:26 am
  85. jodi


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  86. ANDREA

    this is such a sad sad disturbing story my heart hurts for her family i cannot even think how this woman who raised this beautiful little girl would put her in the arms of a devil this woman deserves the same punishment as the murderer she is just as guilty well even more because she knew the victim may God bless you all who read this

    November 21, 2009 at 9:39 am
  87. Mary Harris

    Dear Nancy, My dear family and friends are horrified by the death of dear little Shaniya Davis. Shaniya's final hours replay in all of our mines.The monsters that gave her away and the one that saw her take her last breath will burn in hell.No trial for the toxic waste!
    What ever happened to Fayettevilles DSS and the rules of questioning a man with a small child or enfant checking into a hotel without a mother present.Her school teacher and the school.Her father and sisters and brother and the aunt that said she loves her so much????
    We all have to find a way to ask God for the forgiviness of the soul of this beautiful child that was taken away to teach all of us to help to save the lives of all the children of the world who are taken by the monsters.

    November 21, 2009 at 10:02 am
  88. valentina

    I still can't stop crying... those images are haunting me... how could this happen. I pray justice is served quickly and severely. I try to tell myself she is now with God and is protected, but the thoughts of what she went through and that it could have been prevented are tormenting me. Maybe its because when I look at her sweet pictures, I see my little girl. How can I get my heart to stop hurting and the tears to stop streaming down my face.
    Nancy you do a wonderful job! I just don't understand how the 'justice' system keeps releasing these monsters.

    November 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm
  89. Tyrenna Shivers

    You know all of the same questions are being asked Why, why, why.
    That is not the question we as a nation should be asking. The question that we should be ask is How, How did this man slip through the cracks of the judicial system? How was the mother able to just surround her self with people of this nature? As a mother I ask question to the people around myslef and my children. How did she not know this man's background? Now she trusted this man would not hurt her child and look what he did he raped that baby and then through her in a ditch. I blame the mother just a s well as Mcneil, because she had to have known something about this man, maybe he was her lover, and she trusted this man. On the other hand maybe he lied to her about taking her baby to the store for candy or something. Yes the 911 tapes sounds fake, but you have to remember different people have different emotions, maybe she is still in shock that her child came up missing. Hopefully in the end the mother will snap back to reality and realize that she has to bury a child. She is going to lose her son and the baby that is unborn; do to her lack of asking questions, and knowing your surroundings and the people you surround yourself with.

    November 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm
  90. Elaine

    Nancy, I wonder whether it hasn't been brought out that Mario McNeill is a father himself. He has several children. I was shown pictures of his beautiful daughters and sons, who were well dressed and appeared to be well taken care of by someone who knows him. What I find interesting is that having fathered children himself, how could he bring himself to committ unspeakable crimes of rape, murder, and whatever else may come out later about Shaniya's death against someone else's child. I also have a burning question in my mind about the welfare of his own children. Were they victims of child sexual abuse at his hands? McNeill is a creature...a sadistic monster. Death in the time it takes for execution is far too good for him and the evil, narcissistic, egg donor who turned Shaniya over to him. I still want to know the name of the judge who allowed him on unsupervised probation.

    November 21, 2009 at 1:06 pm
  91. Kim

    If this monster had done this to my baby I would cut off his "member" and choke him with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't refer to the woman who gave birth to this little angel as "her mother" because she clearly never loved this baby as such!!!!!!!!!! They both need to hang together then burn for eternity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 21, 2009 at 1:09 pm
  92. Donna

    I wish they would stop referring to this woman as a mother, she is a monster, and the father is no father. A parent would die for their children, go hungry themselves, and do without for them. I couldn't stop crying for this child. I have a 6 year old granddaughter, and I saw her this week, and couldn't stop giving her hugs and thanking the Lord for her, and at the same time I couldn't get little Shanya's beautiful face out of my mind. Is anyone else tired of seeing this Dad standing in front of his nice brick home soaking up press coverage for sympathy. I get a bad feeling from him, and the fact that he has other children, all being taken care of by someone else, shows he didn't want to be a Dad, and just wanted rid of this little girl. I said a prayer for Shinaya when she was missing and the news reported that the mother had sold her, I prayed that if she couldn't be saved from the monsters that had her for the Lord to send angels to get her, my prayer was answered. It is so hard to not have hate in your heart for this man and woman. I saw a pastor at one of the Churches in Fayetteville, NC, praying for the mother and the abductor, I pray for forgiveness from God, when I pray, because I cannot pray for them.

    November 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm
  93. Maine Mother

    as I sit here reading about this beautiful little princess, and the horror she Indore's at the hands of her own Mother. It sickens me! I have seen and heard people talking about they hope McNeill and the Mother get the death penalty. I have to say I disagree. Death is to pleasant for these to so called humans. I look at my four year old Daughter and I just want to cry. To think anyone could ever hand her young daughter over to someone knowing that he was going to have sex with her, or even kill her? Even if she did not want the child. Just give her back to her Father! To see that this little girl was seen by other and NO ONE thought it was odd? If I saw a child dressed in nothing but a T-shirt and underware going into a hotel room or any place other then her home. I would have called the police and DHS. I just hope that what ever "God" you pray to, will show no mercy to either of this people, and I really hope there is a "hell" and they burn in it!

    November 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm
  94. msmid

    This is sick! When is government going to make laws too protect our kids from these sick people. Drug dealers get more time then sex offenders! Fighting a war in Iraq we at war right here in America . And its called Sex offenders against kids. They do not deserve second chances. shame on you Department of family and Children Services for not doing your jobs! They should be charged for the child death also.

    November 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm
  95. Linda Del Monico

    The horrific murder of Shinaya Davis has once again pointed to how our laws need to be amended to classify violent crimes against children along with murder. Whlie I understand that Mario McNeill will possibly face the death penalty for Shaniya's murder, I also understand that his penalty for her rape and abduction is life in prison. Therefore, the penalty for rape was treated as a lesser charge. THAT IS INSANE! AND THAT LAW NEEDS TO BE AMENDED TO CLASSIFY SUCH CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN (AND EVEN ADULTS) IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS MURDER.

    I believe this because when a person, especially a child, is raped and abused, their life has been altered FOREVER. It's like spilled milk. You can't put it back in the bottle. In my mind that consitutes murder in the sense that the child or person is altered forever. Therefore, the sentence for rape of a child (and even adults) should be re-thought and the law amended to make it a crime on the level of murder.

    Further, we need to amend our laws so that the inane and inept meddling of Dept of Children & Family Services is prohibited from forcing victim children back with their vicimizing parents such as a father who rapes/molests a child. Essentially, these victim children become part of their victimizer's therapy. They are often forced into so-called "monitored" visits where often an overworked, underpaid and often disinterested social worker is the monitor and pays little, if no, attention.

    Our laws should be amended so that convicted pedophiles never have access to their victims or any victims. Since there has never, ever, ever been a case where a pedophile has been retrained through therapy to become something other than what he/she is, these animals should never be allowed to revictimize society. Case in point. Would anyone knowingly unleash a hungry lion onto an unsuspecting public? Of course not.

    November 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm
  96. Enraged

    It's taken me days to stop crying over this... I slept with my 2 year old baby girl for 3 nights just so I could hold her and try to go to sleep. When I closed my eyes I would see the little angels face. I also have a 4 year old son who's father has not been in his life very much and there is no way in HELL I would allow him to even spend the night. I have never been someone who wishes harm or death but I do hope the mother and this piece of trash suffer while on earth and burn in hell. I also pray for the family that allowed this to happen can find someway to deal with the guilt. Our god in heaven holds her hand now and she feels no pain... God needed and extra angel..... Rest in the peace of our almighty lords arms Shaniya....

    November 21, 2009 at 2:19 pm
  97. Mimi

    When I heard about this, I stared at the ceiling for an hour and asked why. Why God? She was such a beautiful angel, so innocent and precious. I am sure when she got to heaven, a million angels escorted her in.

    November 21, 2009 at 2:29 pm
  98. LOVE my kids 2 death!!!!!!!!!

    This is an outrage!!! They should turn the mother loose out on the streets & let all the mothers of children deal her fate!!! Turn the rapist/murderer loose & let all the daddies deal his the same thing to them both as that precious little girl endured...EYE 4 AN EYE!!!!!! tHIS IS RIDICULOUS!!! HOW MANY MORE CHILDREN HAVE TO BE KIDNAPPED, BEATEN, RAPED, MOLESTED, TORTURED,SOLD,TRAFFICKED, MURDERED 4 THE SYSTEM 2 WAKE UP????!!!!! I AM SO TIRED OF READING ABOUT THIS EPIDEMIC, HEARING ABOUT IT ON THE NEWS & WEBPAGES...PARENTS NEED 2 KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR PRECIOUS CHILDREN..DO NOT LET THEM OUT OF UR SIGHT 4 1 SECOND!!!! pARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAND OUT THE PUNISHMENT CUZ THE SYSTEM FAILED US ALL....LETTING THESE SO CALLED REHABILITATED SEX OFFENDERS OUT OF PRISON!!! U SHOULD BE ABLE 2 SUE THE COUNTY, STATE, WHATEVER 4 THIS TYPE OF THING HAPPENING WHEN THEY LET THESE PERVS BACK OUT ON OUR STREETS!!!!!! tHE ONES THAT DON"T HAVE A HISTORY, AND ARE CAUGHT & ARRESTED SHOULDN"T EVEN GET A CHANCE 4 A TRIAL.....IF FOUND GUITLY, THEY GO 2 PRISON, DO SOME TIME, & GET SET FREE SO THEY CAN JUST KEEP DOING IT OVER & OVER & OVER AGAIN.... tHIS WORLD IS GETTING WORSE, IT IS TERRIBLE 2 RAISE KIDS IN THIS WORLD THESE DAYS..parents protect ur children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THe unborn child of that so called FEMALE,,,CUZ SHE AINT NO KIND OF MOTHER, should b taken away from her as soon as she gives birth, she should be tortured and killed 4 her part in her child's demise,,,That loser man that did what he did 2 that innocent child should have no chance in hell 4 a trial...just kill him...but slowly....I am so sick about all of the children these things are happening to.................

    November 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm
  99. courtney

    I dont agree with them even being behind bars....because us tax payers are housing and feeding them...they arent even good enough for that...wut they did to that angel is beyond my a mother of a 4 yr old girl here in fayetteville..n this hit to close to home for me...justice should be served...but it should go as following..they should feel every bit of pain that beautiful lil girl did....rape them...torture them...then suck the life out of them.. death row is even to good for them..because they are still breathing this air getting 3 meals a day..and still seeing daylight...something that shaniya will never be able to do again...this little girl should 0of been worried about barbies and babydolls...instead she was being used for sex...something that she should know nothing about....i wish i could do justice myself for this baby...but i cant...and because fayetteville, north carolina is so full of crap..they allowed mario mcneill to be on the street to allow him to do this...they are just as much as fault..he should of been behind bars anyways..the justice system here is screwed!!!!!!

    November 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm
  100. peggy

    What I would like to say, Little Shaniya's cousins that lived in the house should be ckeck out by a Dr. for all abuse. The killer was the ex boyfriend of Shaniya's aunt, and there found clothes for a 24 month old child in the killers car. The aunt has a 24 month & newborn. I belive the aunt should also have to give up her children, She know there was drugs in the house and she also know what kind of a&&holes where comming in and out of there.. Now this is the time to help the kids that are not dead. The family should step in because we all see that the LAW or DCF do not have the childrens best interest first. And also just send the Killers of Shaniya to the CHAIR. Life is to good for them.

    November 21, 2009 at 3:42 pm
  101. Lovone

    Hi Nancy
    I watch you all the time and I cry because of how these young children are being raped and killed. We as the people has to put a stop to this madness. What kind of person will hurt a child that can not fend for themselves. My sister got this baby from DSS because the father had burn the baby in the mouth with cigarettes, broke the baby ribs, and crack the baby skull. The little girl was two or three months when my sister got her my sister took care of this baby and took care of her wounds. My sister gave this baby the best care. My sister train her to get off the bottle and pottie trained the baby. DSS come and got the baby and gave her back to the mother and the mother has not gone to trial she is waiting to go to trial. When so this about shaniya being murdred I can not sleep from thinking about the little girl that DSS give back to her mother. A person that is on drugs should not have their children because the only thing they care about is getting high. Shaniya mother give her to that lowlife for drugs and after she got high and come down from the high she called 911 but it was to late. DSS here in south carolina do not do a good job with these little children that they take out these bad homes.

    please write me back Nancy and thanks for reading this and keep up the good work and God will continue to bless you and your family.

    November 21, 2009 at 3:44 pm
  102. Lynn

    This case has haunted me from the moment I tuned into Nancy Grace and saw the perp carrying the baby into the hotel room. I knew then that the child wasn't safe and could only imagine the horror that she had to endure along with the feelings of confusion and abandonment. I'm am angered beyond words at McNeil and Davis, and wish that they suffer a slow miserable fate in the hands of general population before being sentenced to death. I'm also upset over how willingly the father was to relinguish physcial custody and place his daughter in the arms of a known prostitute and drug addict.... a known fact that only the dad claims naivety. I have also noticed the inconsistent time frame between he and his sister in regard to when Shaniya was sent to live with her mother. Everyone involved failed Shaniya!

    November 21, 2009 at 3:47 pm
  103. Deb

    I didn't appreciate the way that the woman sitting in for Nancy on Fri. Nov 20 didn't stick up for the father when some woman called him negligent for leaving Shaniya there. I watch every pm and think that in Nancy's place, her voice should be spoken by whomever she is represented by. If she were on the air, I'm sure I would have heard "put her up" and then she would have corrected her and stood up for the grieving father who dosen't deserve what she said.

    November 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm
  104. Theresa Martinez

    I cried when I heard that Shaniya was raped and mudered.I knew he was taking her there for only one thing.I was loolking at his face when they brought him back for murder,He did look so sumug as he did the first time in court did he.

    November 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm
  105. Alisha

    I have been following this story since I was in the middle of work and heard the Amber Alert. I live just two hours away and this story has knocked me to the core. To think of this beautiful angel and what she had to endure. Heartbreaking. I have been checking the newspapers online in Fayetville and there seems to be alot of info that people are saying in the comments left by the locals in that area. I have heard that the monster had his house broken into and his computer system stolen that morning before he turned himself in. Wonder what was on that and who knew what was on it. It also does not make sense to take this child to a hotel when he had a place of his own? I wonder how much more there is to this horrible story! I know one thing I will follow this story to the end. I will be there to see juctice for Shaniya. Rest in Peace beautiful baby you have touched my life so much and because of your story I as well as many others will never turn their head to possible neglect we may see around us.

    November 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm
  106. Michelle

    It is a shame that the father is receiving such sympathy as he pretends that he had no idea what living conditions he was sending his child to. He did not just move to Fayetteville. He has been here for quite some time. He has driven up and down past the mobile home park numerous times before the child was allowed to live there with her mother. Everybody drives past Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park which is located on Pamalee Drive before getting to Murchison Road. It's one way to get to the Mall. I'm sure he's been there before since he lives in such a fine home and wears nice clothes. He did not buy them at Wal-Mart. If he did, he drove past Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park! To have so much pride in your house , car, job, and clothes, and not care to have insurance to cover your child's life. Sell your house to help pay for the funereal expenses instead of relying on the goodness of the American people who are hurting by the unnecessary death of this beautiful child because of your narcissistic views of self. You should be ashamed and please stop acting for the cameras. I'm sure you will be putting on a good show at the Manna Church tomorrow.

    November 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm
  107. paula brandt

    I am at a loss for words for these two sick people.I am a 25 year old mother I cant even stand to think of someone hurting my son like that.I want to say to her father you were a great dad you are in no way at fault.You were doing what fathers do I m very sorry your family is going through this stay strong for her and my family will pray for your family good luck and god bless you

    November 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm
  108. mother of 4

    If this was my child, those 2 would not be in jail, they would already have their justice!!!!!

    November 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm
  109. Yvonne

    I bet that when the rapist was sticking his man size penis inside of 5 year old Shaniya that she was screaming for her father to help her.

    The pain that Shaniya felt while being raped. So much pain that she defecated on herself.

    I hope that Shaniya's father have these thoughts in his mind until he cannot take it anymore and chooses to end his life.

    November 21, 2009 at 5:56 pm
  110. Angel

    Help save our children & keep predators where they belong! in Prison... write to your state attorney general office and demand harsh punishment for crimes against children not probation!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P little Shaniya <3

    November 21, 2009 at 7:02 pm
  111. Sherry

    You said it San,and Tammy Felan, no one seems to care anymore, you cannot trust anyone, mother, farther, sister, brother, uncle, or aunt. They are lusting after young children, saying they need some fresh meat. I have 10 grandchildren and a host of young neices, I watch every one that come in contact with each of them, If I see something that don't seem right, I imediately confront that person LOUDLY, I have instructed my grandchildren and neices to not let any one pick them up take them off alone and if anyone try to talk them into going or doing anything to let them know that 'My Grandma(Sherry or My aunt Sherry said I can't go and come and ask her or call her" I am in constant contact with them, talk to them, LISTEN TO THEM, you may hear something that will bring up a red flag concerning a pervert out to get them.Pay attention at the ones that give these children TOOO much ATTENTION, Dam perverts laying in waith for these young children, watching them develop and grow and like a roaring lion try to attack them. People wake up. Pay attention, Some call ME crazy, but that's okay. Touch one of my children or relatives ,or anyone child in my presence and you will SEE CRAZY. My heart is deeply sadded and hurt for little Shanyia, but to God be the glory she is resting in his arms. "Vengence is mine saith the Lord, and I WILL repay.

    November 21, 2009 at 7:09 pm
  112. Jackson

    There have been plenty of horrible stories involving child abuse, neglect and murder, but this one is absolutely chilling. As an elementary school teacher, I have exercised my obligation to report abuse a few times in my career (as have many of my colleagues). Not only is it my job, but I could never live with myself if I didn't! I just don't understand why didn't someone notice something 'off' with Mom and Shaniya's behaviors? I just cannot imagine the horrors Shaniya was exposed to by this devil of a woman. To think that this innocent and scared little girl might have even cried out for the sick and twisted woman to protect her is heart-breaking and gut-wrentching. :(

    November 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm
  113. a thought

    We should treat all the people (men & women) who rape and kill children as terrorists are treated. It is the ultimate hate crime. You can see that there is outrage pouring out everywhere over Shaniya and the circumstances leading up to her death. Put the people who commit such terrible crimes in the worst prisons in the world, nasty, filthy, rodent infested dungeons. They should have no rights, little Shaniya didn't. These criminals should have no chance of parole. No books, no college degrees, no medical or dental care, no haircuts, no grooming products, no mail going in or out, no tv, no work release, no visitors, no sunshine, no rehabilitation, no media coverage, no book or movie rights, no appeals. Just put them in a nasty place, all together, in one big hole, and forget about them.

    November 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm
  114. TM

    He had to check in, so how come the clerk from the hotel did not call the cops (or report this to the manager). Personally, I would have found it very strange to see a grown man carrying a child who has on a long shirt, no socks or shoes, or a coat. The mother is sick and needs to be shot! How come Mcneil was out (with his record)?

    November 21, 2009 at 8:30 pm
  115. samanthaB

    My deepest sympothy goes out to her family and my heart is truley hurt behind this. My question is you see a video of her going into the hotel with the suspect but where is the video of the suspect coming out? Or somebody looking suspicious? I mean they had to have something they can use on the survelliance videos.

    November 21, 2009 at 8:32 pm
  116. rita

    I think the charges Mcneill got the mother should get also, she called 911 and stressed the fact that shaniya could open the door. I think she knew he was going to kill this child , because she gave her daughter to him with no shoes or pants she knows if she says to 911 that shaniya could open the door ,she could not dress her in sneakers and jeans because according to her shaniya was in bed, and no one sends their child to bed fully clothed.

    November 21, 2009 at 8:36 pm
  117. susan

    There needs to be an investigation on how many guys has had access to this little baby girl in the past year or so. The mother may have been loaning her out for debts more than just this time.This is horrible, How can anyone even worry about this woman and her rights. I can't think of her rights. She has none as far as Im concerned. Thank You. Mrs. S. W

    November 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm
  118. jaime wright

    Has anyone checked into where he lived who did he live with? Was there other children around him? Who's clothes did they find in his car and was that his car? Why aren't they telling us more?

    November 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm
  119. Cedric Lacy Jr.

    this woman that sold her daughter it makes me sick. I'm 11 yrs old and I am so mad at that so called mother she should burn in hell.I'm just so mad, And may the little girl rest in peace.

    November 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm
  120. Tonya

    I am so disgusted by this story. I first heard about it on Nancy Grace and it literally turned my stomach to think about what this poor baby was going through. Listening to the 911 tape tonight, the mother says about 100 times that Shinaya can unlock the door on her own but she also says that she left without shoes or pants. If Shinaya had just walked out of the house, how would the mother know if she took other clothing? I hope that the prosecution throws everything that they have at this lady and the guy because what they did to this innoccent child is absolutely disgusting and unimaginable. I will keep Shinaya and her family in my prayers.

    November 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm
  121. Natalie

    There is one thing that I have always been curious about as I've been following the coverage of Miss Shaniya's demise. When that man entered the hotel and checked in with her, why didn't the front desk clerk find it suspicous for a man to checkin with a half naked baby with him. In my state it is the public's duty to file complaint on any suspicous or obvious child abuse. If you do not report you can have charges brought against you for it. Am I the only one who feels like the staff should have found the whole situtation bizarre especially when the checked out an hour later. Why didn't someone call the police then. When our system fails our children, it is the publics duty to advocate for them.

    November 21, 2009 at 8:54 pm
  122. Tonya

    Why does it seem that this mother has no remorse? No care for her child that she gave up for a little bit of money. I suppose at the time that she sold Shinaya she had her drug habit on her mind but now that she's in jail with no drugs to cloud her judgement, why is she not feeling like dirt? I just wish I could understand what's going on in her head that would make selling her child seem like a good idea.

    November 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm
  123. Rosita Jackson

    I have been watching Nancy Grace since her days with Johnnie Cochran and this story of this little girl had me in tears everytime I heard Shaniya's name...There has been many cases of children dying by the hands of their parents for example, Andrea Yates, Susan Smith, just to name a few but this is unspeakable! How can a mother give her child to that piece of garbage and allow him to do those things to her including take the life of the sweet looking young girl. She did nothing wrong and the mother better get a felony murder charge against her! She didn't do it herself but she is definately played a role in her own daughter's murder. I will be watching the show to keep track of his trial and what better become of the mother's charges. Both of them don't deserve to live....

    November 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm
  124. Kay Ramsingh

    First of all my blessings goes out to Shaniya's dad and the rest of her family. Shaniya was a beautiful little girl. She's an angel in heaven with God, he will take good care of her. I feel what the mom and this man has done to Shaniya, jail is to good for them. They need to suffer the way Shaniya did. Both of them deserve the death penalty ASAP. They don't deserve to live. Who gave them the rights to decide how and when Shaniya's life should be over. That woman doesn't deserve to carry another child in her stomach, she can't even care for the ones that she have. Why would any of kids would want to still claim her. Shaniya became a "precious" victim. My heart as a mom is breaking in pieces for Shaniya. Every time I watch the news tears come to my eyes, and my heart breaks anymore. They're no words that can bring back Shaniya, but for her dad, please be strong as much as you can, because that beautiful little girl will always be with you, every where you go. God bless you and your family. I'm praying for you and guys and Shaniya.

    November 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm
  125. theresa burton,davenport,ia


    November 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm
  126. Leslie

    The photo of Shanyia in the arms of her killer has haunted me because of her hand on his arm and the look on her face.
    I know in my heart of hearts, that defenseless and helpless child knew what was coming. Sexual abuse.
    Her facial expression tells me she knew and her hand on his arm
    is saying, "Please be nice. Don't hurt me."
    She had been in that situation before. She was being obediant and compliant for her Mother because otherwise she'd be punished.
    And...Asphyxiation? Three guesses what was blocking her airways if he didn't deliberately smother her with a pillow.
    And...don't you think those two guilty people look a bit too calm?
    I think they expect to be charged with manslaughter or some such and I'm just waiting to hear the outcome of the autopsy, saying her death was accidental so the culprits will get away with a comparably light sentence. The thought of that possibility makes me sick, but the fact is...They're not afraid enough.
    I believe that pedophile called the Mother from his hotel room when he realized the child was dead and that's when her 911 act was launched – along with a plan of what to do with Shanyia's body.
    I hope Police can check phone-calls.
    I'm not trying to be a psychic, but that picture of Shanyia in the arms of her killer will stay with me, as will those calm, evil, expressionless faces of the guilty ones.
    Fear, helplessness and a, "please be kind to me," body-language
    of Shanyias will live in my mind for a long time.
    Here In Canada, the do-gooders want to rehabilitate such people as Shanyias' Mother and her child renting client. I vehemently disagree with such tolerant laws and punishments and I will pray for the death penalty for those two evil people.
    Further, I want to see charges of neglect against the Father for handing his daughter over to a woman he had already judged as unfit, and yet he took a chance anyway. Just like he and his wife Aunt Carrie saw cigarette burns and said to themselves..."Naaa, it can't be that," risked the child in that way again too.
    Anyone who contributed to the cruel treatment and subsequent death of this child should be punished...well punished!!!

    November 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm
  127. za

    my hearth goe's to shaniya's family,i know exeactly what they are going through issues like this is so common am going through a similar issue like this, the court after the end of the case stated that no man or woman should be in the same house were the kids stay or visit but my kids mom is now living with once a drug seller, i call my lawyer but she did not return my call and i have had a report that they always have argument fighting where the police have to be called this mother don't even care for her kids but her interest is either collecting their food stamp or Tax return while these kids stay with me
    i will need your help and god bless we love what you are doing

    November 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm
  128. Myke

    Daddy ain't no saint either.

    November 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm
  129. wynisha


    November 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm
  130. keavante mcgill

    i feel really bad for the family who love her . why the hell a mother will do something like that .she was a pretty child . i hope the mother burned in hell

    November 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm
  131. danarenee

    Not only do I believe that this crime was committed by someone in the area, I also believe it was premeditated. Her body was discarded in area known to contain other dead carcasses.

    November 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  132. wynisha


    November 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  133. Joshulyn Thomas

    I am a mother of 3. I cannot imagine what any parent especially a mother must go through when something as horrific happens to their child. But to see this no excuse of a mother makes me so angry. To know that she was just that cold to sell her child into prostitution is beyond my thinking at this moment. But the one thing I will never understand is what makes a grown man so turned on by a child? My heart and prayers go out to the family of this little girl, and to every parent who has had to undergo such heart break as this. It brings me to tears to even think about my child being sick let alone something as painful and sick as this. May GOD have mercy on their souls, because he will be the one who makes the final judgement. I would like to thank Nancy Grace for what she does everyday for our children May she be blessed.

    November 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm
  134. slim toombs

    i feel they both should die. That little girl was innocent.she deserved better.Her mother is a lier and a crack head.if she didnt want her she could have givin her up verse take her life. Have them take a lie detector test

    November 21, 2009 at 10:43 pm
  135. Anthony Charlotte NC

    i am so so hurt over this. my wife wonders why i always tell her to call me when she gets to where shes going and when she leaves and to keep my 3 year old and 3 month old girls close to her when she is out. RIP baby Shaniya Davis :'( your in a better place now. plz plz plz watch over my little girls for me. that scum bag needs to DIE!! but the inmates will get him if the C.O's dont get to him first!!

    November 21, 2009 at 10:50 pm
  136. Stephanie Wilson


    November 21, 2009 at 10:59 pm
  137. amy lacen

    I just hope her mom and him get the death penality!!!!
    Poor beautiful baby...Thanks always to Nancy Grace for having the heart to help children all over the world. You are a gift from god.
    There needs to be more done. Ive always said there should be a tv station with missing childrens faces on it just for missing children amber alerts. Nancy if you read this this is something that needs to be done to keep childrens faces out there all the time. God bless you and your beautiful babies!!

    November 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  138. D. Beebe

    The Sytems has failed NC and I think the mother should get the samething that Mcneil got 1st degree Murder because she knowlying gave her child to him for the drugs debt. When there is people out here that don;t have kids.

    November 22, 2009 at 12:09 am
  139. T Highfill

    This little angel has motivated me to stop cyring in front of the television and DO SOMETHING. I am going to speak to my governor, my state reps and anyone else who will listen. Their potential sentences are not enough.
    I am sickened. I am heart sick. I just cannot wrap my mind around this. It is time that we stand together and DEMAND tougher sentencing.
    Make an appointment, write a letter, talk to your friends and family. We have to do something, anything, to make this stop!!!!!!!

    I plead...Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts. uncles, neighbors and victims.... SCREAM out for justice. These pedophiles are serving less time than those convicted of burglary, drug offenses, etc. Something MUST change.

    November 22, 2009 at 12:13 am
  140. lisa

    After watching Oprah's interview with Shanyia's father and aunt and then Nancy's show on Friday 11/20 I am more disturbed about the tragic death of this little girl than before. First off it was revealed on Nancy's show this child was the product of a "one night stand" and her "mother" had custody the first year and then she went to live with her father. WHY? If her "mother" was unable to care for her at that time why would her father send her back just because he was out of town working? According to Shanyia's aunt, she cared for Shanyia when her brother was working. WHY change the arrangement now? Shanyia's older brother stated he picked her up for outings etc. Her aunt dropped and picked her up. Did her father ever take her there? Did anyone ever enter this trailer and check it out? Shanyia's aunt also answered Oprah's questions about the possible abuse she suffered such as cigarette burns and other burns supposedly from a heater. They were explained away as accidents. When Oprah asked if Shanyia was questioned about them her aunt's response made no sense to me-"Well we had a playful relationship"-like what does that mean? You didn't ask her? WHY NOT?. If you suspect abuse, don't let her return. CPS investigated this home. How could Mr. Lockhart not know this. I also heard she was pulled out of school. WHY? BY WHOM? Red flag there......There are so many unanswered questions regarding this child that need to be answered on the Nancy Grace Show instead of running the 911 tape over and over. Please use the airtime to address some of these questions. Someone dropped the ball here big time. I can not believe that this child was permitted to live with her "mother" just because her "mother" wanted her after 4 years.
    Supervised visitation at Mr. Lockharts home could have solved that issue. From what I have heard Mr. Lockhart has two other children in addition to Shanyia, an older son and an older daughter. All three children have different last names, Coleman-Lockhart-Davis. STRANGE... It is very clear that Shanyia's "mother", Mario McNeill and anyone else that it is involved in this little girls rape and murder are MONSTERS and deserve the death penalty. It is also very clear that Shanyia's father and family are heartbroken over her tragic death and my heart goes out to them, but I do believe maybe just maybe it could have been avoided.

    November 22, 2009 at 1:43 am
  141. Cheryl

    I shutter to ask this question, but won't semen dna help find the animal that did this.
    Also, if a wild animal killed a person or child, we would be right on it to track it and kill it. Why don't we track and kill this animal.
    Take care and keep up the wonderful work as a children's advocate.
    Red Bluff, CA

    November 22, 2009 at 1:46 am
  142. Debbie

    I just dont understand how mothers can do this to there babies

    November 22, 2009 at 1:57 am
  143. KT

    I am in absolute disbelief of this story...
    The ONLY thing I can say is Thank God above for taking this Angel to be with him, as I can not imagine her ever having to live life remember such a horror...
    Please hang this woman they call her mother....

    November 22, 2009 at 2:25 am
  144. victoria lynn

    I agree with everyone!! Yes, why didn,t the father call to check in. The feces that was found on porch and in trash I think could have come from sodomy.I am so sick thinking of what this gorgeous little angel went through.I agree the hotel should have done something.a man carring a little girl with no shoes and only stayed for an hour,without bags or a mother???? Wasn"t the girl in school with the father and aunt. How could it be ok just to uproot her during school to bring her to a filthy trailer.I think the father is strange.he has all these kids. I know he loved her but there is something not right with him I could go on forever.shania was a beautiful angel we must never forget her and all start being aware of weird situations!! Also the dept of children and families should be charged too!! God bless shania!

    November 22, 2009 at 2:35 am
  145. sade69

    this is my first blog ever n very proud 2 do so on nancy grace, im totally disgusted about SHANIYA's case n all these cases that occur here in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with OUR children, this is a country that JUSTICE is a strong word of power here,we make or try justice in other countries all over the world,we send men, women from this country all over the world to do so risking their lives for FREEDOM, so why does this happen so often here? i say freedom, bcuz what freedom is there here for our children when this happens 2 innocent children? i will tell u why bcuz PERPETRATORS hav 2 many rights...we must take serious action against these criminals wether they r the moms,dads whoever commits a crime against OUR children,must pay in the harshest way, this is a disgrace 2 the human race, myheart aches so bad with all the news that happens against ANGELS,and here in our UNITED STATES OF AMERICA i know sum peopl may disagree with me but moments like this i wish we were like other countries,and hav no mercy and just torture these criminals til they die in pain, i am a mother who loves my children with the utmost love that exists, and i could not picture myself ever living that situation and surviving the pain, and i understand we must not lose our humanity in the hate this can cause against these type of criminals who prey on defenseless children, but oh my GOD we must rely on your great JUSTICE,but in the time being we must also rely on the human justice that exists here in the USA, and set examples: when will we understand ONCE a pedifile ALWAYS a pedifile, and we must let them know here in the USA, THE FIRST TIME WILL BE YOUR LAST, and u parents we are here to PROTECT OUR CHILDREN with our own lives if necessary and if u r a participant in a crime of a child we shall make you pay also!... you NANCY GRACE you are very loved and admired all over the world and even in a little island called PUERTO RICO, because u r a VOICE that bluntly speaks from the heart to whomever like it or not, but also has the knowledge of the laws, and hav always maintained a news program with HONOR and CLASS, for this MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND YOU AND MAY HE ALSO BLESS USA AND OUR TROOPS....last but not least MAY OUR ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS & PROTECT OUR CHILDREN and MAY HE COMFORT THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED IN KNOWING THEY ARE WITH HIM...

    November 22, 2009 at 2:42 am
  146. Michelle Paglia.727 8683504,Hudson FL

    The discarded blanket with feces...why the feces and how...why the discarding befor whe was abducted? Could there be other assaults causing this within the household?

    November 22, 2009 at 4:15 am
  147. Ruth Hankinson

    I thank God for you and what you do for the precious innocent chidren.
    I alels so pray for you that your work will continue. I pray for blessings for you and your babies and entire family.
    I watch you daily. frequently in tears. At Mass today I was inspired to
    pray for the innocent babies, for you and your family. This world must
    pray for the protection of the innocent. Also, I believe we should pray for the evil people who do these diabolical crimes. Jesus said he has overcome this world; I suppose it is up to people such as yourself and everyone to overcome evil by praying for those people who do such evil deeds, the killing of innocent children for instance. How else will evil be overcome. I thank you and bless you Nancy Gracy and my blessings and prayers for your entire family. Thank you.

    November 22, 2009 at 4:23 am
  148. Nancy M

    I am still sick over this. I was wondering, when 911 was called, didnt they put an amber alert out?? Im confused on how they got the pic from the tape at the hotel, if, they new that was her, why wasnt something done. I just dont get it. And, why, why didnt the father call his daughter?? I know if Im working, I always call my Children, and, Parents know if something is wrong by the sound of their voice. I do have a question, do they know, was she abused the whole time, or, that night she was taken?? I know it sounds bad, but, i hope she didnt go through 5 weeks of hell, one night is horrible, but 5 weeks?? Im haunted over this!!

    November 22, 2009 at 9:17 am
  149. Amy DeBernardis

    I would like to say that after watching the show last night that I think that when the one gentlemen spoke about this case. I still believe that Shaniya is still alive. Even the medical examiner reports that they think this is the body of Shaniya. I would think that collecting all the facts about this case and getting closure for the family that is number 1. Number 2 prove that the facts about this case is true about Shaniya. There is something that is missing about this case. I think that the mom and the one guy is hiding something. Something needs to be done and even testing the mom to see if she has a mental disorder.

    November 22, 2009 at 11:41 am
  150. csidedreamer

    I think all sex offenders should be put on an uninhabited island. No food- just fend for themselves- where they can violate each other. They cant be rehabilitated, & I dont feel like supporting them with three meals & roof over their head as well as private cell so prisoners wont hurt them!! _ SO I SHOULD be able to claim him as a dependent on my taxes!!!!! I am sick of our justice system & – he should loose his rights to a fair trial or to be treated humanely in prison- he sure didnt treat his victim humanly

    I wish so bad he was public domain- then many-he might get a tad of what he deserves

    November 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  151. sharey

    These low life scum bags will rule over the horrific crimes they commit on defensless small children until we start with severe punishment and that is casteration or better yet cut off their balls and penis's - i am 66 yrs old have lived a decent life and i am sick to my stomach daily of hearing about these stories -nothing is ever done to these sick perverts except a jail sentence and in todays world - what is that!– t.v.-food, friends, libraries, computers, etc. - its sickening and until the penal system hands out a fearful punishement this will grow to be 10 fold as the sickies are raising sicky perverts and getting away with it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm
  152. S. Williams

    As a divorced father with 2 kids (a son & daughter), I'm so curious about the father of Shaniya Davis. He stated that he had been primarily raising Shaniya for the most part, but decided to give MOM a chance to be a mom, so he dropped her with mom in a neighborhood he said was not quite safe. He also stated that he had no contact with Shaniya for nearly 5 weeks. My concern is; If that were either of my kids being dropped off to stay with mom; why had dad not called to see how things were going with Shaniya in the home @ school, homework & etc. I guess what I'm thinking is; there is no way I could go 5 weeks without talking with my children or seeing them. So I wonder was dad taking care of Shaniya because she had on one else to care for her? As a parent/father it seemed that he should have had more contact with Shaniya weekly just to insure she is in good hands and in school daily if he is really the dad he's trying to make himself out to be. A real father sees or talks with his children daily or weekly at the least. This father did not and he had no idea Shaniya had not been to school since October. My opinion? something within his own household had him turn Shaniya back over to her mother. Was it his current wife/partner which is so common when a man takes on a new wife/mate; meaning some women or men have a problem with kids from a previous relationship. My opinion; the father has fault in the loss of his daughter, by not routinely being there for Shaniya just by picking up a phone and not letting 5 weeks pass. His continuous contact could possibly have saved his daughter life.

    November 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm
  153. Tamlyn

    Nancy I love you and the show. I think you are a wonderful advocate for childrens rights. But I really can't stand to hear Shaniy's birth giver refered to as Mom, Mother or Mommy. Those are earned and respected names. A REAL MOM would never have done that to her child. A real mother would have protected her child till her dying breath, and would never EVER want to inflict such pain and trauma upon her child or any child for that matter. Any species can give birth, but it takes more than that to be a Parent/Mother.

    November 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm
  154. Single Mom

    This story like so many others are just unbelievable! Our children do not ask to be here and even once born as a human being there are other options if the situation becomes too much.... both the mother and the killer deserves the death penalty, that beautiful baby girl deserves justice!!!

    November 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm
  155. Nena

    I am a firm believer that God placed Shaniya's mind and soul in a safe place when I unthinkable was happening to her. Shaniya is safe now, flying with all of God's angels. What I don't understand is why so many people failed her. Not to discount the mother, what was the reason she was placed with her father in the first place. Child protection services should have be involved especially when Shaniya was not in school. Where is the family on the mother's side? How far into the mother’s pregnancy.

    November 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm
  156. marge

    I am so disgusted with all the people surrounding this poor baby that could have saved her! This would have never happened if the ignorant father didn't hand her over. I blame him because it comes down to him letting her go. I don't feel bad that he feels guilty – he should! If you want to give someone a chance you start out SLOW with supervised visits and get to know what is going on with the person, who is around and what is going on in the home especially if there is a known history of substance abuse! Duh!!! Obviously he was too busy to proctect his own daughter! IF you're a parent your job is to protect your child not feel bad for a crack head! And where was the moms boyfriend and sister? Reports say he was so concerned. where was he when Shaniya was handed over and the aunt? All these people make me sick! And not to mention the police. If they found drugs and drug making devices any children in the home should have been removed! I think first the dad failed Shaniya and then the police and protective services (and they are a joke). Don't get me wrong am so disgusted and sickened with the mom and mcneil. They are scum and i hope they get what is coming to them in prison. They are the ones that did this and they will get what is coming. But when you think about PREVENTION this beautiful baby could still be alive! I am just soooo mad that this didn't have to happen to this poor baby! You don't put a child or let them remain in a compromising situation!!!!

    November 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm
  157. gapeach

    I dont think most people know that the father lost his wife and sister in law by murder (the teen children's mom). Isn't that a terrible coincidence. Why is he surrounded by murder? Someone needs to check the insurance payouts for these deaths. The Dad seems genuine but he is white, the victims are black and this is the South.

    November 22, 2009 at 1:28 pm
  158. Julee

    This is one case that nauseates me. We see the child carried into the hotel, and we know soon after, she endured hell. And then was murdered. This business of letting criminals out after a served sentence isn't working. Keep them in pens for the rest of their lives. Live like the animals they are.

    November 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm
  159. Alexa

    I hold the father responsible to a degree. You dont hand our child over to a woman who looks like shes ok. You do background checks, i wouldnt have let her into the chidls life at all. Perhaps if she deserved it she would see her at my house not send her over to the womans home and leave her there. Something doesnt sit right here, i dont care how many people feel sorry for the father i dont.
    I feel sorry for Shaniya.

    November 22, 2009 at 1:52 pm
  160. Kaye


    November 22, 2009 at 3:22 pm
  161. Michelle Dixon

    This mother is the most sorry excuse for a human being and so are all the lowlife dirtbag sick in the head men that raped this little girl. I burst out in tears when I seen the photo of some scum, I believe it was the boyfriend who was carrying her in the hotel. She obviously had no idea what was coming because you can see her hand wrapped around his shoulder as if she was looking for security. I am with most posters and their thoughts above. There should be absolutely NO MERCY for any of these inhumane sick individuals when it comes to justice! I, like most of us, have no idea who these people were prior to this story but I have never felt so much hate for ANYONE, especially someone I don't even know like I do this mother and all the bastards who hurt this little girl. God, if you're watching over this story, please accept this poor little girl as an angel and make sure her lousy no good mother and all the other suspects involved. They are obviously going to hell for this one!

    Saddened In South Buffalo, NY :(

    November 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I hope they turn Mario McNeil and Antoinette Davis loose to the prison inmates so he can be they can be their boy/girl toy and even that would not be sufficient justice......Guess burning in Hell for eternity will suffice.

    November 22, 2009 at 4:06 pm
  163. infantry

    we really need to bring back public hangings.

    November 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm
  164. melissa

    i cant not believe this so called mother i cant see what she was thinking handing over her beautiful lil baby like that. i hope they both get whats coming to them, i am a mother of a beautiful lil gurl and it will be a cold day in hell before i ever let n-e-one hurt or even try to take my baby away. my lil gurl is the only one i have, it angers me that women like this can have children easily where as ive had 5 pregnancy that ive lost. the justice system is to easy on these convicts they need to up the punishment. to shaniyas family you have my prays.

    November 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm
  165. MARY

    How were searchers led to the body?? I have seen on TV that someone told them where to look,, who was that someone?? I can't beleive that no one has asked this. Also, why is everyone so sure Shaniya was alive when they left the hotel?? Where is the surveilance on that?? Regarding the feces on the blanket..maybe the mother was told to "clean her up" an enima perhaps (sickening to even think of) before he came for her. I am sure authorities are considering possible links to other child disappearances in the area. Look how many creeps are not caught,, thank God this motel had cameras or Shaniya would be just another statistic of missing children. We the public are not use to hearing or seeing the horrible details. Breaks my heart.

    November 22, 2009 at 5:08 pm
  166. L::::)

    The mother and the killer need to be put to death.... there is no other option for them. She is in a happier place with other angels. It is extremely sad.

    November 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm
  167. Cindy

    I agree with Alexa, the father should have never sent her back. The mom held a job and residence for 6 months? Maybe 60 years before I would ahve let her go back to her and hse would have been on SUPERVISED visits with the child, if any visits period. I don't feel sorry for any of the adults in this situation....I feel sorry for the child. Poor Shaniya.

    November 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm
  168. Toya

    What really puzzles me is we see the MONSTER entering the hotel approaching the elevator with Shaniya from the surveillance but where is the surveillance that show them leaving the hotel and how did he(McNeil) manage to stay in the hotel for an entire hour with her before the police was notified something just don't add up to me. The desk clerk or whomever checked then in should have contacted the authorities immediately and maybe Precious Shaniya could have been saved from all the pain she endured as well as saved her life. RIP Shaniya.

    November 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm
  169. Travis G.

    I am a single father of two boys, ages 7 and soon to be 9. I have full custody of both of them because their mother was addicted to drugs and was essentially a dead beat mother. I am completely dumb founded that that poor little girls father could even let her mother take care of her even on a "trial" basis. The amount of time my sons spend with their mother is restricted to prevent something like this from happening. I literally teared up when I heard the mother was a junkie and the father had the thought that it would be OK for his little girl to spend five weeks with the mother. It seems like he did have a better choice to make than the one he did. Did he really put any thought into what could have happened? This will haunt me for a very long time and has made me realize that I made the right choice to restrict the amount of time my boys spend with their mother.

    November 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm
  170. larry

    i agree with Alexa, ive read stories from the local news paper, and watched intreviews on chanell 11, and the neighbors stated that he had forced his young daughter out, and also knew of burn marks on Shaniya, hes spending alot of time in front of the camera's , on ophra and all but when asked questions that a father should know he changed the subject, when the son was being interviewed by Nancy once more, theres dear old dad, strange thing, whatching the son's reaction to dad is not like that of other kids i see when theres love there, also while dear old dad is on camera elsewhere , the father-inlaw was intreviewing with chanell 11 and had nothing to say good about him as a father, and how he was with his kids, not running him down, but seems like his sister if anyone did the raising, maybe these are questions for Nancy.

    November 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm
  171. Tiombe

    I am a pediatric nurse who has seen many types of abuse against our children... I cry all the time over the cruelty that is enacted on our children.... And yes.. every child is OURS... This case w Shaniya stretches beyond the realm of cruelty and crosses over towards sheer evil... This monster actually had no mercy on a helpless 5 year old..raped her... murdered her...and threw her away can anyone comprehend this????....There is NO drug addiction that is reponsible for this type of behavior...This monster is sick and mentally removed from humanity... It is unCOMPREHENSIBLE that he had no mercy on this poor vulnerable child.....I even saw him smurk while being told of his charges.. wtf.....???? Now.... what WE have to do as citizens and protectors of our children.. is LOOK. SEE...REPORT... when we see pain in a child's eyes... It's there..Children show pain when they are mistreated.....we just have to look beyond ourselves and see.. GET INVOLVED!!!!... when this child was removed from school.. the school should have reported this... WE MUST STOP BEING NAIIVE..... No human should be subjected to this.... No one... !!! I cry everytime I hear about this case...Asking our CREATOR to please not let our kids suffer at the hands of inhuman creatures......please we must all unite to save our babies....This is not someone elses is our problem....

    November 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm
  172. shannon

    I agree with Mary...why waste money on this piece of crap ...we should hang monsters like this in the street – as well as the nasty mother. Seriously, what sense does it make that they are treating him like a human being...feeding him??? For what? He needs to be treated like he treated her.

    November 22, 2009 at 8:39 pm
  173. shannon

    Oh and make no sense. What is wrong with you? He has a tragedy again and you want to blame him for the murders for insurance?? Ahh, hello...they see the disgusting piece of crap guy at the hotel with her???!!! Check the insurance??? Check yourself!

    November 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm
  174. Pissed Off Father

    I'm a father of 5, and my heart goes out to little Shaniya's dad. God only knows what her last hours were like. To think a mother could give her daughter up so easily for drugs. The mother should be charged just like the pig who did this to lil Shaniya. I pray and hope one day our laws will be like laws in Singapore. There is no waiting for trials, etc. Justice is served A.S.A.P. I think if the US wants to see a decrease in crime they will aquire the laws of Singapore. I also dont feelthese 2 killers should be in protective custody for protection. They should be put in regular population! LET THEM GET A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE!!!!!!

    November 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm
  175. julie

    this just makes me sick!! as a mother and in the world can anyone do this to a child.

    first off..someone needs to adjust the smurk on mario's face. i think they should be given to the father and his family. as it is...they get to have more than alot of people...3 meals and warm place to sleep.

    November 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm
  176. Yolanda

    Please forgive me, but I am so sickened by this and would be more than pleased to see these two discusting people put to death immediately.....again I am sorry that I feel this way, but to put these two people in prison, on our tax dollars just to be incarserated with, may I say, more privilages than most, is just wrong. If the justice system would just set one example that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated, I could only pray that some of this violence would end.

    November 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm
  177. Leb Joyner

    This fellow carried the baby into the motel,did he leave by himself?if so he must have handed the child off to someone else.I believe the baby was returned home and abused more until she died,otherwise why feces on the blanket and front door?

    November 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm
  178. Leb Joyner

    I think this baby was handed off at the motel,afterword returned home where the abuse became deadly,so hard to grasp.

    November 22, 2009 at 10:40 pm
  179. jonathan


    November 22, 2009 at 10:42 pm
  180. laurie

    I think it's great that the show sends out alerts of missing children/people. I think it really helps in informing the public and getting the publics help in any way possible.

    What makes me angry, is the way the show carrys on after the person is found. I think it's horrible to describe the crime over and over again,Making assumptions and hypothising. I feel so bad for the families who may have to hear the way their loved one was murdered and discussing such personal, heartbreaking,and grusome scenes.I don't think that part of the show is doing any benifit for anyone. I love to hear about the legal side of things, but am tired of the way the victoms are discussed. It's so disturbing, I can't watch anymore!

    My thoughts are with the victoms and their families,always,


    November 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm
  181. Simone

    C"mon tell me how Shaniya's father could leave his precious daughter in the care of her mother for 5 WEEKS!!!
    Now way, did he not know that she was a drug addict, or her place was a pig sty. Did he ever speak to his daughter to see how she was doing....did he call the school to make sure all was o.k...They say his sister, Shaniya's aunt, would pick her up some time on the week ends...did she not notice what a mess the home was in or that the child looked disheveled, hair not in place, not clean..
    Gimme a seems that no one took serious interest in the well being of this child.
    This innocent wonderful little girl was doomed from comception!!

    November 22, 2009 at 11:05 pm
  182. Marie

    I still don't understand how anyone can hurt a child, let alone kill one. I hope they both get life in prison, among the regular population, made to wear signs everyday so that everyone knows the horrible crime they committed. Death is to easy a sentence for people as sick as them. Let the other prisoners hand them a sentence.

    November 22, 2009 at 11:08 pm
  183. Lynn

    This is an unfortunate circumstance...that poor baby did not deserve to die. I agree with Alexa. How can you call yourself a father and place the fate of your child in the hands of this mother. I live near the area that this child was murdered in. The trailor park where her mother lives is a known drug area. The trailor was so filthy they were about to be evicted for the filth and non payment of rent. How could the father not know? Who kept the child while the mother worked? Shaniya did not return to school for weeks. Parents are notified if children are absent by phone and by mail. I believe the father knows alot more than he is letting on. He had Shaniya for a reason and she was not supposed to be with the mother as stated by his other daughter on Nancy Grace. Did he or other family members not call or check on her? It has been stated that the fathers' sister dropped Shania off on the weekends. Did she not enter the house? Did she not know who was in the house with the child? DSS had numerous calls in regards to the children already in the home. As a father how could you not know? Maybe he did not want to know. He should be charged with endangerment of a child.

    November 22, 2009 at 11:35 pm
  184. Cathy

    I suffered physical,sexual and mental abuse as a child.I'm 49 years old and I can still remember from age five being tied up beaten and sexually abused like it was yesterday.I can't begin to express the torture that child had to have gone through.I'm a survivior and I've been on my own since I was13 year old.When your laying there helpless and crying you try to figure out what you did wrong.You don' t know what you did wrong but know it must have been really bad , if only you knew maybe it would stop .You say your prayers in your head and beg God making him promises ect.That moment feels like eternity in which you can't escape.Lots of people knew things weren't right at our house but no one wanted to get involved.Yes my Mother knew but she drank and lived in denial.I could tell you so much more but this isn't about me.Shame on the people who knew things weren't right at home and did nothing, they too contributed to that poor childs demise.To the rest of you that got involved,helped to find her and continue to fight the fight for justice kudos to you ! I know I'm scarred for life but at least I survived no thanks to society or the system.It warms my heart that there truely are a few who care!

    November 23, 2009 at 12:12 am
  185. karren

    First off the two that obviously had a major part in this horrible crime of precious Shanyia should be sentenced to Death no if's and's or but's.And second , what the hell is wrong with the system (CPS)?? I mean they were frequent visitors and there are other children in that home.... And to boot this FEMALE is pregnant AGAIN !!! Please take this child away as soon as it is born..... Gee does it take a rocket scientist ?? The bio Dad is standing up for Mom and visiting her so he WILL NOT be protecting this newborn, OBVIOUSLY...... So what will happen to this one?? Do we as Americans have to be forced to sit by and watch it happen all over again ? Or if its a male child , sit back and see him introduced into the DRUG WORLD ?? Come on we have to get involved. I think if we even think a child is abused or in danger MAKE THAT CALL. So if we are wrong what did it take but a few minutes for the parent to set the story straight !! And if we were not wrong we might have saved the INNOCENT life of a precious child... "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD" And just because someone gives birth or impregnates someone does not make them a FIT PARENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 23, 2009 at 12:35 am
  186. Therese C.

    I am appauled! From the moment a child is conceived to throughtout it's entire life span, they are not our children only. They are borrowed angels, a gift from God, intrusted to us to keep them safe at all costs. Even if that means giving your own life to save thiers.
    I watched as they brought McNiel out and could not believe that I was seeing him actually smirk at the camera! I can't for the life of me figure why he was on the streets anyway!
    Shaniyas' mother should be charged with "willful endangernment of a child resulting in felony murder, willful endangernment of a child resulting in rape, and willful endangernment of a child due to the surrendering of that child into the custody of a man with felony rap sheets that stretch all the way back to the penitentury he should still be rotting in!
    I hope both of these scumbags realize just how lucky they are that I am not a judge!

    November 23, 2009 at 12:35 am
  187. kkh

    I'm surious where everyone is getting the information about Shaniya having cigarette burns on her body from her mother in the past. Also about the father's wife being murdered. I would like to know more the parents history and exactly how the information about her being sold for prostitution is known.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:05 am
  188. Crystal

    I am so angry and hurt about the death of this little angel. I can't stop crying. Everytime I look at Shaniya's face, I see the face of my little girls. It is times like this that I would like to take the law into my own hands and make these people suffer like they made this baby suffer. I just can not believe that people could do something so wicked, so evil. How could a person look into the innocent eyes of this little baby; and commit what is difficult to even speak of. How sick! I just wish the police could have moved in on this monster when they saw him on the surveillance camera. This footage is the other thing that kills me. I see a beautiful baby who is oblivious to what is about to happen to her. She is about to be robbed of all that is pure and innocent about being a child. I used to stand firmly against capital punishment. Antoinette Davis and McNeill, you have changed my mind!

    November 23, 2009 at 1:07 am
  189. Cecilia Mercado

    Pedophiles, and all rapist should be Castrated and put to death if they kill their victims. If victims live to tell their stories then the subject investigated should be given a life sentence. Especially children who have given birth to their own brothers and sisters through incest. The list can go on and on. Punishment in the US never fits the crime. This should be a universal law so these deviates can't get away with such crimes. Judges who give bail to to such criminals should get fired. This mother of this beautiful child should also get the death penalty. I would have him castrated first without anesthesia and then have him straggled like he did to this precious angel. There are over 900,000.00 Pedophiles in the US alone and when they get caught they have the nerve to travel overseas for children. This is why a law should be passed and quick to get these bastards off our streets.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:16 am
  190. Fiore Dipietrantonio

    This is welfare moms that have no life no job no anything. This is whats wrong with america close the welfare offices and spend the money on orphanages and let the dads who want to raise there kids have them. Since welfare came to be we generations milking the system for all its worth with just a few who actually go somewhere clean it up and give some tough love!
    So all you crack addicted hoes renting your kids out in the projects you are the scum that needs to be mopped away with your pedophile buddy's who buy the baby's for sick twisted things.

    Round em up and waste a penny on a bullet ! Stop polluting my air !

    November 23, 2009 at 1:23 am
  191. Juanita

    I hope they fry her a** i have a child too and before i let anything happen to my child i'd be in jail first she knew this was happening before she even decided to call the cops and i'm sure it not the first time that little shaniya had to deal with abuse i'm just sorry for the lost of such an innocent child no 5 yr should have to deal with the life that her drug addict mother plan for her my prayers are with the father

    November 23, 2009 at 1:28 am
  192. michele trexler

    What I am wondering at the moment is; has th family of little Shaniya had any on-going or past relationship with the social services department and if so in light of learning about the conditions of the home she lived in, why did the mother still retain physical custody of the child? Is this the case of yet another child slipping through the grand canyon sized cracks in the utterly failing system called social services? If the mother did in fact sell her child for prostitution to this monster, I believe capital murder shuld be charged.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:50 am
  193. Kasey

    im 21 yrs in 2006 at the age of 18 i lost a son to sids. then in 07 i had my little girl. as mothers we are to love and protect our children. it blows my mind how a mother could hand her child over to a killer. i am truly saddened by this . i hope the mother gets the senteced to death. this is just horrible, and im at a loss for words. God Bless You All

    I pray that the family finds peace and my heart goes out to them

    November 23, 2009 at 2:05 am
  194. Pam

    So sick to my stomach hearing of Shaniya's death. As a mother I just held my childen a little longer before they went to bed. Those responsible for hurting and ending this little Angel's life to soon should be punished to the fullest, no light sentence. I don't know how Nancy Grace can cover these horrible crimes day after day, but THANK GOD she does. Because of her and the way she gets these sad stories out to the public many many families take the extra time to watch over our young ones and our commuities children. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Shaniya's family and other families who are going threw these horrible nightmares.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:05 am
  195. Protect OUR children

    I hope this little Angel in at rest. The list of these childrens names could go on and on. EVERY DAY we hear of another missing child. Another abused child. Another unnessary dead child. Having a child is a blessing! If you don't want children get fixed, zip it up, or close it up!! Enough is really enough. God Bless you Mrs. Grace for getten these messages out to us. Everyone needs to take a good long look at their children today and thank GOD they are with us, with the world today, sadly you don't know what will happen next. RIP young little Angel.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:18 am
  196. Tiera McClellan

    I pray that her mother and perverted ugly nappy headed friend get shot in their heads while leaving a court room!!!!!!!!

    November 23, 2009 at 2:30 am
  197. dc

    This has to be one of he worst stories that I have ever read, I am still trying to understand how could a mother do this to her own child, this is truly a sad world. Both these idiots are deserving of the death penalty, and I hope they both rot in hell because that is where they are both going.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:11 am
  198. Linda H.

    Why is there video surveillance of Mario McNeill carrying Shaniya into the Hotel room, but no video surveillance of him carrying her out? What about video from the front of the Hotel? Or even inside the lobby of the Hotel?

    November 23, 2009 at 3:31 am
  199. steve colbert

    put these scum bags (killer and mother) in general population in jail so they can get what they deserve, even other low life criminals will take strong acception to this type of crime until the state puts them to death.
    to bad he didn't resist arrest.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:42 am
  200. Linda H.

    They need to find the SICK-O'S who the "scum who gave birth" to this beautiful little girl prostituted her out to and send them away also!!

    November 23, 2009 at 3:46 am
  201. patricia

    nancy you show is so vital in theese times to open our eayes and see what is going on in our society. Everytime i look at Shaniya and i think about what she went thur i have tears in my eyes. I understand where some are comming from about the father and aunt but they loved her being native doesnt maike you responable. Nancy I would like your show to follow the timeline of the events.Also after Clarence Coe was released we dont hear much about his statements.

    November 23, 2009 at 4:02 am
  202. Stephanie

    Was the little girl druged by her mother in order for that man to take her
    cause that girl was so calm to be in the arms of a stranger.

    November 23, 2009 at 8:22 am
  203. chelsea


    November 23, 2009 at 8:35 am
  204. Pat Powell

    Tammy, You said the search in your area for predators lite up like a Christmas tree. That is just the ones that have been convicted. I wonder how many more that havent been caught are in the area. Our society wants to "help" these people and put them back on the street, only for them to repeat what they have done. What is the recovery rate? Stronger sentences should be given and maybe that would be a better deterant.

    November 23, 2009 at 9:11 am
  205. TXHorseLady

    Like I said on another post. People who harm others this way, especially innocent children, should be strapped to a stallion breeding bench used to collect semen with that "mare in heat" smell smeared all over them and let a nice, 1,200 pound stallion have at 'em. For a 5 year old child being raped by an adult male, that would be a great comparison for his turn! And possibly her mother's too!

    November 23, 2009 at 10:32 am
  206. Cindy

    Peeps aren't scared of the consequences anymore or no conscience in their soul. Everyone failed that little girl. These monsters have nothing to fear. AT the most we gonna stick a needle in their arm and they'll go to 'sleep'. After conviction, give them (2) days to think of death and then hang them for taking someone else's life. I want them to feel the same fear that child felt. I hope this haunts and tortures their minds, hearts, and soul to the core every minute they are alive. She never had a chance.

    November 23, 2009 at 10:36 am
  207. Koko25

    My heart has been breaking since I heard of this poor baby being missing and to find out her own mother was behind this. How could you sell your child for sex, or a crack rock? What kind person does that? What kind of person takes a child rapes her and kills her as if she meant nothing? These types of people don't deserve life, to breathe or even walk around. They are a waste, and I hope the mother and this murdering bastard go to hell with gasoline drawers on!!

    November 23, 2009 at 10:45 am
  208. jeri

    Could someone help me.? Do we know 100% that the mother really handed the child over? Did someone actually say that she did? Personally I think the both are scum bags but I really want to know how they found out that she had done that. The Father is responsible also as he MUST have known what a filthy place he had sent Shaniya to live in. It seems like he as a kids coming out ot the woodwork. In conclusion, I hope they both get the electric chair and I hope the mother gets it too, if she was involved.

    November 23, 2009 at 11:43 am
  209. Lee Marvin Hormillosa

    I am amazed with the reactions of a lot of people to this topic which is indeed a proof to the monstrosity man can be capable of doing. Obviously despite all the advancement of science and technology the barbaric , uncivilized , inhumane practices still lives. This is not the first nor I think is the last of its kind. Pedophiles , sex maniacs , sociopaths , etc. will still hunt and prey on our streets , our cities , our countries or even to our homes. It's about time we take ownership in making sure we prevent this type of evil from spreading . Let us be vigilant in watching our own kids, our own family , our own society. I use to work for a social networking site based in the US and I know how these monsters can actually utilize the comfort and information they can find in the internet. Let's face it people, the world is an evil place and like the cliche says , "the only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" !

    November 23, 2009 at 11:58 am
  210. Susan

    There is no doubt that this woman is as evil as the rapist. It is horrific and has saddened me beyond words. It is unspeakable, unthinkable. If EVERY SINGLE child abduction, rape, molestation and murder got as much attention as this one has, and Caylee, and the Susan Smith murders of her children, people would be DEMANDING that we try to fix this problem. But these cases are usually commited by mean and get in the news once and don't get publicity, much less People magazine and Oprah Winfrey. People don't realize how much this is happening because the media publicizes it more when a mother is involved. Killing or hurting a child is punishable by the worst punishment no matter who does it. And I think people in this country are smart enough to figure out to do. Why was Shaniya's rapist on the streets in the first place after shooting 3 people.

    November 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm
  211. Susan

    There was a typo. These cases are usually commited by men, not mean.Sorry about that.

    November 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm
  212. Michelle

    I am at a loss for words. What kind of people do these kinds of things to any human being? Especially a child? I think capital punishment should be brought back. Both the mother and that man do not deserve to live.

    November 23, 2009 at 12:09 pm
  213. truthistruth

    this is beyond disgusting and all perpetrators will receive their just due. its quite mysterious the event surrounding shaniya's dad and his other wife's murder. the video of him with his son is also disturbing. his son looks quite uncomfortable.

    November 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm
  214. Tamekia Headen

    This is a sad story of an helpless little girl named Shaniya Davis. As a college student who is working to become an educator for kids her age and it just hurt me. There are some really insane people in this world who have the audacity to do something like this. What happened to this little girl should not be on the father becaus she was not in his care. he mother was responsible and she just let some random man take her daughter and do only God knows what. I feel sorry for the father because thats his child. The mother and the man who kidnapped her should spend a lifetime in jail. People like that shouldn't be roaming the streets. I'm not a person that believes in the Death penalty but something has to be done becausse thats just wrong. Shaniya was a innocent little girl and im pretty sure she was already going through some things, even at her age, living with her mother who clearly didn't care about her.

    November 23, 2009 at 12:37 pm
  215. yolanda

    ThIs poor excuse of a mother, said in the 911 call the the baby did not have on shoes or pants. That is a tell tell sign that she saw the baby leave the home if she knew that the baby did not have on shoes nor pants. may this baby rest peacefully in the arms of the lord and this thing called mother burn in hell.

    November 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm
  216. laurie grantham

    Rest in Peace Baby. We will take it from here. Either with our legal system or with what I like to call "Dahmer Justice". Let the killer out in general population. Thy Will Be Done. AMEN

    November 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm
  217. Laila Ali

    Words cannot describe the sadness I feel for this little angel. The photo of her with that monster in the hotel lobby haunts me – WHY!!! There is no penalty harsh enough for the woman that gave birth to her and the monster that took her life in the most horrible way. I am sending out a plea to all pedophiles – please, if you have an attraction to children – GET HELP. No one, especially children should have to endure these kinds of monstrosities. Rest in peace baby girl.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:10 pm
  218. nikki

    "But we don’t need vigils, we need answers" This is what was posted in the article I just read and I agree, Lots of people where at fault is is really the fault of the father Honestly if you didn't want the responsibilty of raising her why not give her to a trusting indivual who did and who could make a home for her the way parents are supposed to. I read in another article that the father thought it was time for her to be a mother, Um wasn't it time for her to be a mother the second she concieved, People let's get back to the time when, People actually took it serious when becoming a parent, and ask for help when you need it, don't just throw you children away as if they where trash!

    November 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm
  219. Jodee

    I agree that the dad probably isn't as innocent as he seems. Not to say that he knew all of what he was handing Shaniya over to, but even with what he was aware of, he had to know he wasn't handing her over to a good, loving home with her mother. More questions need to be asked and more accountability needs to be held in the brutal attack and death of this little girl. God bless her.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm
  220. memaw125

    I hold the father more responisble, if his sister had to take care of the child all the time, then he should have done a job change. Why send a child to the ghetto when she was use to the finer things in life. The father family is to blame and I hope they have nightmares until their dying day.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm
  221. jd

    we should be saddened by this story, but not surprised, the Bible speaks of these things happening–"in the last days there will be very difficult times. for people will love only themselves and their money. they will be boastful and proud scoffing at God, they will consider NOTHING sacred. they will be unloving and unforgiving they will slander others and have no self control they will be cruel and have no interest in what is good. they will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God" 2tim3:1-4NLT.The problem is that the world is sinful and too many people are rejecting the ONLY one who can save us from our sins and our sinful nature and that person is Jesus Christ the son of the living God. our hearts should be hurting not only for Shaniya and her family as they go through this ordeal and having to go through it in the public eye, but for our world that is allowing sin to completely take control. we disregard Gods commands and even God himself and then wonder whats happening with the world. we dont listen when God has made it known that sex is meant to be within marriage and having "one night stands" could end up with you having to share a child with a person that is not fit to be a mother. we don't listen when God tells us that we should not be led by things that intoxicate us, like alcohol(drugs),things that will mess up our thinking so bad that we would sell, rape, and kill an innocent child, but instead be lead by the Holy Spirit. God is loving and caring he wants a relationship with us but he will not force himself on us we have to want him. would you want to be in a relationship and the love was not mutual? God knows and sees all and Shanyia's mother, this Mario guy, and whoever else was involved will have to stand before God the ultimate judge one day. Justice will be served. we need Jesus people, that is what's wrong with the world.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:24 pm
  222. Alicia

    This is really sick... my stomache hurts after reading this... Words can not express what needs/should be done to that creep... and her mother omg... offer you child! your baby! what the hell are you thinking...

    November 23, 2009 at 1:28 pm
  223. Morgan

    This story makes me sick. I don't understand how someone can do that to an innocent child. But what I really don't understand is why are people trying to protect the monsters who did this. They are being kept separatly from other prisoners for their safety. Who cares about their safety after what they did. Then we have the law of cruel and unusual punishment. Why are all these things trying to protect people like this? What about the poor baby who had to suffer. I would call that cruel and unusual punishment for her. And no one kept her separated from these people so why are they having compassion for them? I just don't understand why babies are born to people who wont treat them well. For all the people out there who cant have babies this is disgusting especially for them.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm
  224. Sheri Walters

    Absolutely abhorrent...but...I wonder if we'd be seeing so much coverage were she a child of black parents instead of a "cute" little biracial child? Whites always care more about white children than they do the children of blacks or other races for that matter. Not only is the justice system skewed, but so is media coverage. The whole affair is sad and sickening.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:51 pm
  225. Anne

    Nancy, you should use your show and influence to educate parents. Please investigate the real reason Shaniya went to her mother. He had been at the trailer he knew who lived there and what was going on. This whole story stinks. I think that the dad must have some kind of grief but he has to stop to make a spectacle of himself and try to grab all the attention. It should be about Shaniya and education for parents in order to prevent future senseless deaths.

    November 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm
  226. Jennifer

    I feel for every member of her fathers family, but, I am so confused on how and why he let her stay with this person whom she barely knew. Did he not look into her lifestyle before leaving his daughter? Did he not see the condition of the place where she would be living ? What about her schooling ? Didnt he keep up with her as far as grades etc ? I terribly hate her father is going through this but there are many questions that still remain to be answered.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm
  227. bernadine

    Just want to comment from a different perspective. Everybody should realize that this is the stark result of drug addiction; that a mother can go so low as to sell for abuse her own helpless baby to get money for drugs. Drugs is the evil here and everybody connected to it, from the producers, smugglers, dealers / pushers and all users, hard addicts or occasional users since they all create the market and demand for this evil product are all quilty of this crime.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm
  228. Trey Barnes

    I am a single father of a beautiful 9 yr old little girl that my world revolves around! i tell her every day never to speak to strangers and to scream if she feels like she is in danger,,, but who was there to help little shaniya when she was screaming???? that sick bastard needs to be raped, beaten, and evrything else humanly possible to make his few days left in this world pure hell!!!!! A fool like that wouldnt make it to death row if that were my kid because i would not be able to sleep at night while he sits there waiting like the system is going to let him do!!! I lived in fayetteville N.C. for awhile and that town is full of crazy people like that !!! i know what i would do to that man but thats me!!! all my prayers go out to her family ..... trust in god and he will take care of it!!! but that would not be good enough for me.... to hurt that child like that brings me to tears because i look at my child and think, that could have been her... I wouldn't want to live if i knew my little girl was beaten , raped and thrown out in the woods like a piece of s@#t!!! i'm soo hurt by this ... to see her pretty smile i could only imagin that the days with her in her life that the father spent was priceless!!! RIP sweet child of god!!!!

    November 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm
  229. june brown

    "It takes a village to raise a child". Everyone failed this child. We took religion out of the schools, we let everyone have access to virtual killing. Obviously people do not know the difference. The system should never have left the rapist out. Shooting someone in the face?? and you released on parole. So many things to not add up. But we the villagers need to make the time fit the crime. There is no respect for children or elderly. For that matter respect for life. You see it on TV and so do the criminals, sometimes it looks like they learn some of the techniques from shows. We have to start making changes and bring back what this country was founded on "In God we Trust". Or we just become another lawless country.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm
  230. Tay

    What is the world coming to? Why are the kids the targets in the world, when they are our future? This story is sad, I heard the news of them finding Shaniya's body. This shocking news came as I came to grip with my own close to home nightmare. My Fiance' cousin was murdered on Friday 13th 2009 at just 23yrs old. And her baby 17month old was murdered as well. Zoelina was found by the Berkeley Aquatic Park and her son Jashon's body was pulled from the bay in a garbage bag. The man who killed them both had killed a 3yr old and did 6yrs and then released. I hope that he gets the chair for this one! Its sad that kids cant be happy and live a normal life!!!

    November 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm
  231. Kim

    Alexa-It wasn't some random woman that the father handed the child over to. It was the child's mother. A background check will only tell you what has happened in the past and will not tell you what will occur in the future. There are individuals with clean records who do unspeakable things to others. As a mother with no court order preventing it, she had a right to see her child. The father knew this and allowed limited contact which was gradually increasing.

    Additionally, the reason this situation is so shocking is because no one would anticipate a mother behaving in such a manner. While you may look back with 20/20 vision and say that you would not have made the same decisions as the father, no one saw this coming. And if you were he, you wouldn't have seen it either.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:23 pm
  232. Lachita

    This is one case that has really touched my heart. Little innocent Shaniya did not deserve this kind of torture. She is the victim in all of this forget everyone else with the crocodile tears. She should have been put in a home where she was loved and properly cared for. My heart goes out some what to the father and aunt, but the father kew better. From the looks of that mobile home no child of mine would have been dropped of there. And look at the mother and the killer look like they came out of the jungle somewhere. That monster Mario Mcneil is gonna get what he deserves and the so called drug addict mother too. I am glad that Shaniya is safe in the hands of God now none of those crazy folks can harm her anymore. It disgust me to even think about a 29 year old raping a 5 year old why didn't he just go on the street and find him a prostitute. God what is this world coming to!! I really cannot believe this crap!!! I hope that justice is served.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm
  233. Michelle Pierson

    I want to know why there is only video of McNeil carrying Shaniya into the motel but none of him taking her body out. He had to take her out somehow, why hasn't anyone asked this question?

    November 23, 2009 at 2:46 pm
  234. Ann

    I am mourning this little girl as if she was my own. I cry every day. I am depressed and sad and outraged. Like some of you who have commented that there is more to this story, I believe that with everything inside of me. There is something very strange about the father's behavior. I think no one wants to believe that this little girl ended up with two crappy parents but I think she did. There is no way you raise a child for most of her life, then just hand her over as if she is nothing more than an object. To have no further contact after that seems as if he just threw her away. I hope the police look into his motives for this. I can't see a true and loving father just giving his baby away to someone who has proven to not be capable of taking care of their child. This makes no sense to me. I don't care how much he cries and prays.. I think, I feel, there is something very sinister going on here. As to that maggot that brutilized this baby, my daily prayer is that you and everyone involved suffers a slow and agonizing death. If I could, I would personally drip acid on all of you every day until there was nothing left of you. Our children are being brutilized too often and it just seems to almost be common place. Instead of all of us getting outraged to the point that we fight to protect our children from these sub-human predators, we are becoming almost complacent. Millions of dollars are being spent to sway political agendas, outrage and lies are shouted over the airwaves about healthcare and other issues. Where is the nations outrage over our children being snatched off the streets in front of their houses, or simply taken from their houses to be violated and murdered then thrown on the side of the road like so much road kill. We as parents should be up in arms, demanding harsher sentences for these pedophiles who admit that they never stop thinking of ways to get a child for sex. They do not deserve to breathe air another day. I AM SO ANGRY!!!!!!!!! I want justice for Shaniya Davis, Samantha Runyon, Somer Thompson, Jessica Lunsford, Christopher Barrios, the list goes on and on and on and on and on. This is sick. I must stop. It has too.

    November 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm
  235. Judy Loper

    I am relieved that the father now has some comfort in knowing that the man who did this to his beautiful little girl will be punished for it. However, i know that does not take away any of the pain. But i am also hoping that the so called mother will be punished as well. The killer and the mother both deserve the death penalty. The mother gave her up knowing what he planned to do to her. My heart is with the family of little Shaniya. I too have lost a child. It is the worst thing imagineable. I know what you are going through. Time will make it easier to deal with the pain but you will never be the same. That is my reality that i live with daily. But like Shaniya's family, i take comfort in the assurance that my baby boy is with God now. There is no more pain for Shaniya. You will be reunited with her again one day in God's time.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm
  236. Cindy

    I still can't believe that someone would do this to a small child. I have a 5 yr old, that looks almost the same as Shaniya. Each night I hug her and tell her that I love her. This woman is not a mother, no mother would do this to her own child. She should also be charged with murder. The sicko that did this should be given to the imates in the local prison. They would take care of him quickly. This little angel is now in heaven and feels no pain. God have mercy on the living for death would be a blessing for of them.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm
  237. Frustrated School Administrator

    After 30 years as a school administer, I could write a book about the failed justice system. I sent a blog to Nancy to thank her for coming on every night and bringing these horrendous crimes into light. No other news media is covering crimes against children to the extent she does. And it's not easy to see and hear all she does (all that she hears that is not "verified" and can't be reported yet) then go home to those beautiful babies. Thank God she doesn't throw her hands up and say, "Enough!" Over the period of two years my office staff has made three reports to Child Protective Services regarding suspicions of emotional or physical abuse involving a known, registered sex offender. All three times we've been told there is not enough evidence. While no one speaks to the sex offender, my counselor, assitant, and I are grilled, and I mean cross-examined, as to why we suspect this "poor" man who's just trying to change his life around. I'm not an investigator, but you would think CPS could figure out that the offender has learned from being caught and now targets children who have special needs and emotional problems. They are children who are not believed by adults and are coached by their parents or the perpetrator to be afraid of anyone who represents the system. I am so sick of it. So before we asked, "what did the school do?" let's look into Shaniya's case a little more. I guarantee you someone reported their concerns and was ignored. Why are sex offenders even allowed to be around children?

    November 23, 2009 at 3:09 pm
  238. phillip

    #55 wake up! Shaniya had to live through this horrific ordeal she was brutalized by an adult male!
    I absolutely agree with God the Father has her now and nothing or No One can ever hurt her again. But to say she didn't have to experience this is a Lie from the pit!
    It is what it is a grossly horindous crime against a baby that should be dealt with by the harshest of punishments!
    Read your scripture it says that the blood of innocence cries out to God the Father from the ground! Genesis:

    November 23, 2009 at 3:20 pm
  239. Jermelle L.Austin

    When will it stop? My prayers go's out to her father... I am hurt and lost with word's ...

    November 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm
  240. Lori

    We need to start killing all these offenders that commit these crime against CHILDREN!! The death penalty should be enforced for everyone of these slimebags that take advantage of these poor inncocent babies. I have a 4 year old daughter and if anything like this ever happened to her, I would not stop until the person that harmed her was dead ( if by my own hand if necessary) what happened to Shaniya should never happend to another child EVER. What about that case in Idaho, where that SF abducted those two children from their home and then he videotaped himself molseting the boy, and they have on video shooting the poor child in the stomach while his sister watched. This guy is still alive? Duncan something. WE NEED TO CHANGE THE LAWS!!!!!

    November 23, 2009 at 3:27 pm
  241. Angelina

    I respect the views of all who have commented and Nancy, I think you are one amazing human being for doing what you do and being passionate about it.

    I just want to be objective in one point. I realize that Shaniya's birth mother did some horrible things in her past. I feel deep in my heart that what they are saying about her part in all this is true. But I do have to ask, what is the evidence to this story? I mean, for all we know, this could be McNeil's story against her. He could have made this whole thing up about the mother selling her daughter for prostitution. You have to remember that the cameras around the home did record the mother coming outside and "appear" to be looking for Shaniya or "something". I mean, what would be the purpose in that if the mother knew exactly where the daughter was...?

    I hope they both get what they deserve. McNeil, I hope you rot in hell and I hope that hour you had with Shiniya haunts you for eternity. Shinya was the most beutiful little girl I have seen. What a tragic way for such a beutiful little girl to be noticed.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm
  242. Mandy

    it would be nice if they could charge the mother with more punishable charges if she wouldnt have let her daughter go she wouldnt be murdered now.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm
  243. Rene'

    Can anyone tell me where one would start to get our EXTREMELY FLAWED laws changed for the sake of our children?

    This case, as does all of the others, literally makes me ill. Enough is enough!

    Other than WONDERFUL ADVOCATES like Nancy Grace, what can we, as the public, do to become voices heard around the world for the victims and child victims that no longer have a voice?????

    I am tired of seeing this chit day after day! I want to do something, but for the life of me, I have no idea where to start!

    This has GOT TO STOP and STOP NOW!

    God love you, little Shaniya and all the other little victims of this world as well! ♥♥♥♥♥

    November 23, 2009 at 3:34 pm
  244. Jennifer Taylor

    This Mario creature is a sick & disgusting PReDaTor. I really wish all levels of government would look at changing the laws/increasing the penalties for these horrid crimes aginst children. We must send a message to these creatures that this will NOT be tolerated. Let's put these creatures on our public network channels and torchure them the same as they've done to our babies.

    Sick of hearing these horrible stories of crimes against out babies,

    November 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm
  245. Suzanne

    Too bad people do not have to pass a series of tests to have the right to become parents! As a mother and a women I find it unspeakable when I hear of other mothers who could treat their children like trash. The system needs to be rethought and reshaped to keep helpless children from slipping through the cracks. A bigger problem in our society is that we have people who rape a five year old. Rape is a horrible injustice but I couldn't imagine this precious little angel going through this. I hope this guy get his in jail, plenty!

    November 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm
  246. HUGHES

    Shaniya is with our Lord and Savior, that gives me comfort.

    November 23, 2009 at 3:44 pm
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    November 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm
  248. Darlene

    This story has touched me like no other. This poor "baby". I have read all of the above comments and I must say I agree with them all.
    I am in just shock that the father gave his daughter over knowing that the mother had issues. I also read that he last saw his daughter on October 2nd, Are you serious??????????? The dad should be
    ashamed also. This poor baby was living like a homeless child with her mother and her father is living in this nice area. Come on Dad how could you allow this. I can only imagine the fear she must of felt when this monster violated her!!!! He should rot in hell and so should the mother. All these family members who are know coming out crying and saying how they loved and missed her but I blame you all because if she would have been checked on prior to November 10 this would have been prevented. She is in a better place now and she doesn't have to worry about this evil world.

    November 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm
  249. Disgusted Mommy

    They should release Mcniell and the mother into the general prison population with a picture of the little girl and what they did to her on their backs and let nature take it's course. They wouldn't last a minute. At least Shaniya is in a much better place and loved and cared for.

    November 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  250. Brittany

    Thank you Nancy for standing up for truth and innocent victim's justice!
    I watch the show alot and I must say as a young parent who is very protective, I am only going to get more protective. I have a 5 year old beautiful little asian girl who is the LIGHT OF MY WORLD.. any monster who would rape a young child then take their makes my blood boil and may he fear God and the law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope he gets what he deserves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart and prayers are with those who loved this little girl. I hope the father realizes his mistakes too as well as the crack head mother.

    November 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm
  251. mary

    well i hope he gets the death penalty, But even if he doesnt he will eventually die in prison. Those boys dont play and as soon as he gets to whereever he is going, he will have to look over his sholder for the rest of his life. Those men in those prisons dont get to see there children and once they know his crime he will get his!!!

    November 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm
  252. a thought

    What exactly does "She had a father that was pleading for her return and relatives vying to take care of Shaniya" mean, exactly. If a evil cracked out criminal drug addict/dealer child molester with a rap sheet a mile long can come in the middle of the night and sodomize, kidnap and murder the child then why can't the father or aunt drive up, open the trailer door and remove the child from such a horrible place? Is the father's story suddenly changing?I thought he was out of town on business. Why did the aunt return her after a weekend of "fun" to that stench if the father and relatives wanted her? Something sounds fishy here.

    November 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm
  253. Nicole

    This case is really bizarre. Why did the mother falsley accuse Clarence Coe if she is seeing him and having a child with him? He claims that he was sleeping there every week for the past month. OK, so now he is in the home along with Mario McNiel who was dating her sister Brenda. Do you mean to tell me that Clarence Coe has no idea what is going on? Initially he said he didn't know who took Shaniya but he knew it wasn't him. So Brenda claims her sister would never mistreat Shaniya but Shaniya is telling people that her grandmother (Antoinette's mother) and Antoinettes friends are burning her with cigarettes. Come on, if my mother or sister was abusive in any way shape or form I would know of it. Are you telling me you have 7 or 8 people living in a trailer and no one knows what's going on. This is BS. I think they should shoot her, McNiel, and Coe up with Sodium Pentathol (truth serum) and get to the bottom of what is going on. Sodium Pentathol should be legal means to get at the truth with scum bags like these. People need to pass laws that allow officials to use sodium pentathol in cases like these to ensure that these children get Justice.

    November 23, 2009 at 4:26 pm
  254. Devasted Mother

    Absolutley Devasting, It just breaks my heart of how horrifc a human being can be. Beautiful Baby Shania, Im so sorry for what horror you must of encountered and wish so much,somehow this could have been avoided, where's the legal system, why was she in the hands of that discusting, inhuman, piece of SH&*(( mother???? Why would she do such harm?? I hope that pig mother and that freak of a chlld molester both burn in hell, not only burn in hell but are tortured in the worst way, may they be very well taken care of in prison!! (SARCISM ofcourse) It's unfortunate such a beautiful little girl did not have a chance at life, Daddy where were you when she needed you the most!!! People lets encourage eachother to take action when we see odd and suspicious things like this little girl being carried in and out of a hotel, C'MON lets protect our beautiful children!!

    November 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm
  255. anonymous

    Captial punishment for both! her Mom included! When she gives birth I hope they dont even let her let her hold or see this baby! Sick Sick! Vial human beings. I hope the father sues child protection services or anyone that should of protected this beautiful precious little angel. May she finally get the love she should of had from the day she was born in heaven. She obviously had a father who wanted to save her! The system failed miserably.

    November 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm
  256. rhythm26

    Here is my take on this:
    There is a possibility that McNeil is lying about the mothers' involvement. He could have been at the house tying to make good on a debt that the mother owed him...taken advantage of the situation (perhaps he raped the the dna on the feces covered blanket) and then taken the little girl....daring the mother to do anything about it and when she did...(ie. )call the police.....he knew he was already in, with his past legal problems in mind (obvious jail time looming over his head)......his indifference to human beings (as evidenced by his past allegations)....he just killed the girl. What did he have to lose at the time. Then he just involved the mother because she called the police........That is the way I see it........
    He needs to face the death penalty and she should also be indicted for negligence and failing to protect her child. at the very least

    November 23, 2009 at 5:35 pm
  257. Mrs. Williams

    She is gone. And many, many others are as well. Our children are being tortured, abused and killed daily. It is our responsibility as human beings and adults to take care of our children and keep them near and dear. Although I am in no way blaming the father for the horrible crime that happened to his child, I am, in some way, holding him responsible for the mere fact he allowed his child to return to a known drug user, etc. I also don't understand how you can raise a child for 3-4 years and just because the druggie mom decided she wants to try to do better as a parent, then she is allowed immediate "trial basis" custody from the dad. I mean, cmon the dad admitted the mom was a one night stand..and he didnt know her well at all. So why risk it and leave his daughter in her car. I also have an issue with the fact his other children are by a few different women and they all raised under different roofs. The father seemed like one person on the morning show..then suddenly at the memorial he morphed into a different character of a man. I also was very thrown off by the way he approached the interview with his son on Nancy Grace the other night. Is is just me? of does anyone else notice some type of strange behavior from the dad? Irregardless, his precious daugher is gone and my prayers go out to him and the family. God bless our children. I also commend Nancy Grace for covering more of the ethnic crimes. Many are ignored. I am a white woman but I notice the media covers more white child crimes than any other race. Thank you Nancy, for acknowleging ALL of our beautiful children, of all colors.

    November 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm
  258. rhythm26

    I also think it is "not necessary" to beat up on the father and/or other family members.........they must carry their own regrets for the rest of their lives and that will be more than even they deserve. You know that none of them wanted or expected this to happen. Come on, these perps have to take responsibility on their own...........not others...not the system....nothing. THEY HAVE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE and the death penalty is in order here.
    My heart goes out to little in peace little baby girl.

    November 23, 2009 at 5:55 pm
  259. Victor

    A parent's instinct is priceless as well as second nature.
    More significantly, the two excuses for humanity, the imbecile "mother" and accomplice /pimp should be expeditiously tried and executed as quickly as possible. There is no place on this planet for the above two.
    It is high time for lawmakers and social engineers in the so called democratic countries to :
    a) abandon the dubious concepts of rehabilitation and political correctness;
    b) address the nuances of commission of heinous crimes.
    Such crimes along with its precursors should be dealt with effectively, swiftly and unmistakable finality.
    Our lawmakers have no spine. Society must begin demanding those who enter the profession or are entrusted with the administration of justice uphold the changes demanded by the society at large.Changes should not be dictated by political correctness and the social engineers .

    November 23, 2009 at 5:55 pm
  260. D. Polite


    The mohter had Shaniya for 5 weeks and you can bet she had given her daughter up for sex before the final time. If you notice in the police video Shaniya is too comfortable in the arms of that man.

    I believe the mother decided to finally sell her daughter and the only way she could get around the disappearnce was to call it a kidnapping

    November 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm
  261. Danielle

    I watch this show religiously and cry every time. What is wrong with people these days? I pray that the "mother" and the murderer both get the death penalty. We should not have to pay to support these pathetic wastes of life for the remainder of their days. My sympathies go out to the family of Shaniya but they should have been more involved. This tradgedy could have been prevented. May all pedophiles burn in hell for eternity.

    November 23, 2009 at 6:19 pm
  262. shelly b.

    As a regular Nancy Grace viewer, I have followed this story since little Shaniya went missing and was in tears with the rest of the viewing world when the news came out of her tortured end in life. This has got to be one of the most disturbing and tragic cases I have ever heard of. I have lost an enormous amount of faith in the system that's SUPPOSED to protect the children! This case is a stone cold reminder that sex offenders CAN NEVER BE REHABILITATED and that not all women who bear children are MOTHERS!! I can only pray that the poor little angel was indeed carried to a divine level of unconciousness while the unthinkable, nausiating violation of her little body was occurring. Shame on everyone who failed this absolutely innocent and beautiful little girl.

    November 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm
  263. Nancy

    How can a mother, A MOTHER turn over her child to a man to do whatever he pleases!! It makes me sick! Anyone who can do that deserves the harshest punishment! What that mother did was worse than murder! Her job is to keep her from harm, instead she handed her over to a disgusting pervert! It hurts me to think about what that baby had to go through before she died. The only comfort I have is knowing she is safe in the arms of God now.

    November 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm
  264. sickened

    This just sickens me beyond words. I have two young children. They are so perfect and innocent. To think that poor baby had to endure such horrific things beyond her comprehension just crushes me. Hearing stories such as this bring me to tears.

    November 23, 2009 at 7:29 pm
  265. Tabitha

    If Shaniya's mother willing handed Mario her daughter, then why is he still charged with 1st degree kidnapping? Has Shaniya's mother confessed to her role in all of this, and is there any proof other than Mario's word that she handed her child over to him to be raped and then strangled to death by that monster?

    November 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm
  266. Sad mom in Oregon

    How do you come up with words that fully describe the sickness in my stomach for what this baby girl went through? And, how my christian heart can feel such hate and need for vengence for the creature that called herself this baby's mama? I hope her debt to this scumbag was worth the debt Mama will be paying in hell for an eternity.

    November 23, 2009 at 7:32 pm
  267. Big Bryan

    Sex offendors can never be rehabitated, this is clearly a death penalty case.

    November 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm
  268. Karen

    I know they have tapes showing Shaniya being carried into the hotel. Are there any photos of her leaving? Was she killed in the hotel or outside?

    November 23, 2009 at 8:52 pm
  269. KRYSIS

    You actually don't know for a fact that she had any type of debt. The debt that is owed is simply speculation.

    November 23, 2009 at 8:52 pm
  270. Marilyn

    I would enjoy seeing the execution on tv and the couple of hours leading up to. It probably goes on a lot, but this is the first I have seen anything this horrible and disgusting done to a dear little girl and I just can't stop thinking abour what she must gone through. My thoughts and prayers go out to her Dad, Aunt, sister and brother. I agree with you Nancy, the "Mother" should be put to death also. Just wanted to share my thoughts. I also feel bad for Casey Anthony's Mother and Father, but I hope she gets executed also and I would like to see that too.

    November 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm
  271. lisa

    I don't believe this little girl's mother called 911 that morning after handing Shaniya over to someone she had some association with. It doesn't make sense. It makes more sense that the guy wanted to send her a message, perhaps she owed him money. So he took the little girl off the couch that morning, brought her to a hotel, raped her, drove her somewhere, strangled or smothered her and dumped her body. I'm not excusing the mother from responsibility in this case, I'm just having a hard time understanding how a person with a drug history and an open child protective services case would alert police to a missing child if she 'gave' her daughter away into child prostitution that morning to pay off a drug debt

    November 23, 2009 at 8:58 pm
  272. lisa

    i have one quetion that i hope someone can pleze answear, at what point did the police realize the mom was lieing about the were abouts of her daughter. and y isnt thur any videos show Mario leaving with the girl. and this is a comment. i was reading some of the blogs and it seems to me that 2 or 3 ppl on here act like they personaly knew the Lockhart and Davis familes, i say this because some1 said Shaniya aunt and mother got into an arguement about the little gurl aunt spanked her because she cursed, how do u know this

    November 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm
  273. Eli

    I have cried and cried over this story. The haunting still images of that poor little angel in the arms of that devil is heartbreaking.

    I just keeping thinking to myself why, how could he do that to that little baby. Why hurt her when his quarrel is with her mother? Why did this have to happen to an innocent?

    I just hope he gets his over, over, and over, and over again in prision. Unless he takes the cowardly way out and kills himself either way, I won't be shedding a tear for that bastard and for the so called "mother."

    If she had a debt to settle with the douchebag, she could of turned tricks herself, and not involve her child.

    RIP little angel, no one can hurt you anymore.

    November 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  274. Magali

    CASTRATION and PRISON FOR LIFE for all these sexual predators.
    No child should be living with a parent who takes druges!!
    SCHOOLS should be a place where a child can talk about sexual abuse from home

    November 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm
  275. Thomas

    A death sentence for these two will only put them in a private cell with private dinning, etc.. Give them a life sentence with out parole and they go to general population with all of the other inmates. Go to prison for harming a child and, well I'll just say life as they know it will no longer be pleasant.
    Better yet, make an example out of them and go back 200 years with the justice system. (i.e. a bull whip for starters).

    November 23, 2009 at 11:18 pm
  276. Ruth Hankinson

    I have no hesitation to recommend the same punishment for this babies mother who selfishly gave her child to a drug dealer, rapist, killer to feed her addiction.

    I believe her guilt is the same as the rapist, murderer and should be dealt with accordingly. In fact the horror of the act of exchanging her baby to pay off a drug debt is too despicable to find the words to express my outrage and disgust.

    Let both the killer, rapist and child's mother suffer the same justice please.

    November 23, 2009 at 11:30 pm
  277. angry mom, Lou. KY

    When I heard this I cried. I was molested by my stepfather from age 9-16yrs old and nothing happen to him. How could he do this to her? I have nightmares all the time from what happen to me. I feel like he should be castrated if thats how you spell it. I think he should be put with population so they can rape and kill him. How can you take a baby's life like that? The mom should be put under the jail, she should be charged with all the same charges that he got. I felt like my mom made me stay with my stepdad because he had money and she had a lot of kids. I feel like my childhood was taken because of money. Tell me do money mean that much to you stupid people that you would give up your child to a man or woman? I don't even let my girls spend the night with none of their friends because of that man. How could she do that to her. I hope they both rott. They need to be put through torture so they can feel the pain that baby felt before and during her death.

    To the father of Shaniya I am so sorry for your lost. I would make it to every court hearing, blow up a big picture of your daughter to show her what she let happen to her. I know it is hard because I feel dead inside everyday because of what happen to me. I hope you was able to be the best father that she could have. Remember with God all things are possible. Make sure they pay for what they did to your little angel.


    Rest with the angels my sweet
    for the Lord is waiting for you with open arms.
    He will care for you now.

    November 23, 2009 at 11:40 pm
  278. Norma

    As a mother of 5 who still stays on the cell phone with my 16 year old to make sure he made it to the bus stop ok, I cannot fathom what this BEAST OF A WOMAN has done to her beutifull little girl.
    But even more than charge the bastard who killed her with MURDER, I would charge the mother with Murder because she handed over to him what go handed to her to watch over and protect.
    And i would charge the stupid incompitent judge who gave this sick life long career criminal his freedom back. Im sure if he has a concious he will never be able to lay his head back on the pillow.
    The electric chair list should be as followed. Judge,Hrs worker,Mommy,scum bag. The ones that should fry first were the one
    s who's job is to protect our children and community and FAILED MISERABLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 24, 2009 at 6:43 am
  279. Mike in DC

    We see and hear so many horrific things on the news these days, but this one took the cake for me. I don't know which is worse. The Mother who gave the child up for sex, or the man who raped and killed her. No matter what punishment these people receive it will never be enough. There has to be a greater justice for this little girl.

    November 24, 2009 at 7:49 am
  280. Pam

    How sad and sadistic is this. As a mother myself I could never fathom the thought of giving my child to a man so he could have sex with her. The mother should be hung!!!! In the western days they hung people for less. Please God, let the justice system let her suffer a horrific justice that she let her child endure. My thoughts and prayers are with her father and his family.

    November 24, 2009 at 9:41 am
  281. None

    To all you christians out there: where was your god to stop this?

    To the system: how many more deaths before we realize the best person to raise a child is NOT always the mother! We are so hell bent in the country to say the mother should have custody of the children that when this happens, no one understands why?!

    There is no personal responsibility, no one stands up and says I'm wrong, I could have done better and no system will open their eyes to the possibility that OTHER people besides a mother, might be the best possible solution to raise a minor. It's a shame a 5 year old had to die AGAIN for this argument to come up.

    Wake up people!!

    November 24, 2009 at 9:46 am
  282. Glenn

    Has there ever been any follow up on the tipster who told police where to find Shaniya's body? Someone else knew what happened and where the killer left her. How bout someone doing some homework and finding out more about who tipped off the cops?
    There is a part of this story that isn't being told.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:05 am
  283. Paul

    This is a really sad story. What has driven people to think so little about life? Is it the removal of God from schools and other institutions? Is it the lack of parenting that teaches people wrong from right? Is it the people who do not want to get involved in things? Is it our justice system that protects the criminals? I believe the answer to these, and more, is "yes". We need get invoved in changing the things that we need to change and stopping those things from changing that should not be changed. People, we all have our beliefs. We need to express them and not others decide what is good for us. If you see something changing that should not, speak up. Speak up when you see something wrong. If we never start to do this, we will never have everyone doing this. Don't just have a position, get your position out there.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:41 am
  284. sally

    After watching the interview with MSNBC, I think this poor girl's father is so senseless and he is out of the world. How come he could not see any red flag from the scumwoman? If he really cares and put God at the right place, he should have better understanding of everything around him and we won't lose the little princess

    November 24, 2009 at 10:59 am
  285. Delisa

    I'm hope he didn't give the child back, because she is a little black girl and didn't want the stigma around him. I hope we all see the full extent of prejudice now. If she had been a little whiter, he would never have allowed her to go back The only thing driving his decision was getting rid of that little black child.

    November 24, 2009 at 11:02 am
  286. Marcy

    If not given the death penalty at trial, he will get his due in prison, inmates do not 'take' to prisoners that kill innocent children...hope he suffers to the max, as did Shaniya......

    November 24, 2009 at 11:08 am
  287. Marcy

    and the mother should receive just as harsh a punishment as the prepertrator, she is NO BETTER for giving the daughter over to this scum bag, knowing it was for SEX, that is so sick, I can not even begin to comprehend it.

    November 24, 2009 at 11:10 am
  288. ginny

    I don't want to see that "father" on tv crying one more time! He didn't do his job and now he's sorry? Not good enough dad. They should all be charged.

    November 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm
  289. Ginger

    Did they drug test the Antoinette when she was arrested to see if she was, in fact, on drugs, and what kind were in her system? Didn't they find drug making supplies at the trailer before and why was she not in jail already for drug manufacturing? Why are the police being so close mouthed about the details surrounding her charges and if there are murder charges pending? Is all the information we have just that weird 911 call? At the time of her arrest did she admit prostituting and selling Shaniya? Will our questions ever be answered?

    November 24, 2009 at 12:52 pm
  290. Cheryl

    What is taking them so long filing first degree murder charges against the mother .....and put her on death row....

    November 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm
  291. Sue

    I have been involved with abused and abanded children for over 16 years and I could tell you some horrible tails both from parental custody and govermental suposed protectors. I had 231 children over a three year span and that is from a small community so does this tell you the problem is larger than anyone wants to let on. I will tell you from personal experience and from others that have fought for children, that our system will be the enemy until they exhaust you emotionally and financially until you give up. All the children in group homes in my state are on reunification with their parents regardless what atrosities have been bestowed upon them. There is NO assistance from anyone when a citizen takes these children under their wing for protection , we become the bad guys and treated like criminals put through the ringer till we cede.
    My heart and soul aches beyond believe for these children all of them whom could have possibly been saved if our public would do their jobs and the protection agencies would treat assistance with open arms.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm
  292. Jen

    We as a society are civilized enough to sterilize our animals but not humans. Both of these two need to be sterilized while in prison to prevent future breeding. They are dispicable human sewage. Lets hope our justice system works for Shaniya.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:16 pm
  293. Heartbreak

    I have lost sleep and have cried over this upsetting story, I just look at my 3 yr. old and see how precious she is and cant believe how such horrofic monsters can excist in this world to harm a child in such a way. I only wish somehow, somewhere, someone could have saved this beautiful little girl. I'm so sorry Shaniya, may you rest in peace for now you are in better hands and in a bettter place. As for that discusting pig of a mother and that sick child rapist, I pray that they get every bit of the worst punishment ever, the death penalty would be too nice!

    November 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm
  294. Suzanne Flud

    Nancy: I saw give 'em all some good ole' fashion TEXAS JUSTICE! Try 'em, then hang em'.....As in the Moive "A Time To Kill" with Matthew McConaghy and Samuel Jackson, I hope they all "burn in hell". God Bless're in a better place little angel.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm
  295. michelle

    it hurt me to hear about shaniya poor baby i think the mother is in the head for doing that to her daughter sell her for drugs she should be in patton hospital and the killer should get life no parole or nothing he doesnt derserve to live at all

    November 24, 2009 at 1:44 pm
  296. Nina

    I just think its sick that a man would rap a poor innocent child. Whats really sick and twisted how her mom would sale her for her own habbits its not the system that fail her its her own mom that fail her this poor little angel I couldnt even picture what her mind was going through and how scared she mustve been. He deserves the death penalty and that mom deserves the same thing I have no sympothy for her and that child that she is carrying now needs to be in the care of loving parents someone that would truly deserve to have a child in there life. This is so sick what is our world turning to its just more and more cases every day and really they deserve the same treatment that they give to the innocent children.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm
  297. c. mcarthur

    I agree with "angry mother" . Get rid of them......immediately.

    November 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm
  298. key

    I just want to say that my heart & prayers go out to shanyia's family for there lost. But i would like to know why her own father who loved her so much jus let her drug addict mother have her if he had her all this time? He should get questioned too.

    November 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm
  299. Tracey

    Will the other child (children) be looked at for possible sexual abuse?

    Death penalty for both and suffering prior to also is well deserved for each!

    November 24, 2009 at 2:42 pm
  300. Gummy Bear

    My prayers are with Shaynia who is no doubt a little Angel in Heaven. We live in a watesful throw away society and children are not an exception. We de-value children in our so called enlightened society that permits abortion at any inconvenient whim. It sends a silent destructive message. Look at murder of a child which is never as severe a punishment as with an adult in too many cases. Why? Baby-Girl I do not know you but I love you, and you have been in my prayers since I heard of the horror that happened to you in your sweet innocence. I as an adult would have been so hurt and I cannot imagine the pain this monster and her mother caused this precious treasure. God Bless.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:14 pm
  301. Lucy

    HURT, ANGRY, Mother of 6 I TOTALLY disagre with you. you must have not been listeing to what has been going on. Daddy DIDN'T give Shaniya to her mother.Auntie did. Dad has been gone since October 2, 2009. How can you sit here and be so cold harded and feel like this man was getting tired of his baby when he has custody of his teen age son now who's mother died five years ago. You must be mad/bitter at your baby daddy's from the six you have. Come on people lets think.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm
  302. Faye

    The mother deserves the same punishment as the rapist/killer. If she hadn't given him the child it wouldn't have happened. We don't have a punishment severe enough for these people. Sitting in a cell with private dining really doesn't sound like enough. They have no conscience to bother them, no moral sense of right and wrong.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm
  303. Maria

    She has the same beautiful smile as my 3 year old son. I can only imagin the horror and what she must have been thinking.

    That thing everyone keeps calling a mother needs to die for this.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm
  304. C. Scott

    I have two question. First, why was there no video of Mario McNeill leaving the hotel with Little Shaniya. Second, why did her Father give her back to the mother knowing that she had a drug problem. After listening to the older sister. She even knew about the drug problems that where going on in the home. She stated herself that she knew that her sister's mother was using Marijuana and suppected Cocaine use as well.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:41 pm
  305. Tammy

    Will all you outraged religious nuts who constantly throw "god" into every equation please give it a rest? There is clearly no god...if there were, surely things like this wouldn't happen to innocent children like this, right? And don't give me this "free will" crap, as 5 year olds don't have this either.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm
  306. Melissa

    I am so sorry the world was such and evil place for you babygirl. You remind me of my grandaughter so much, everyone says it an it just breaks my heart that you had to suffer!! I am so very angry at your mom. She should have been your protector, your safe haven. I am gald you are no longer in pain or are never again going to have to endure any such evil acts, but, for your loving family, I wish you were still here, with them, happy!!! RIP angel!!

    November 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm
  307. Reanjo

    I dont think either the mario or that woman deserve to be in "protective custody"! And why should THEY be protected. They both made sure Shaniya wasnt. My heart bleeds for that little Angel, but at least she is not suffering further abuse at the hands of those two monsters

    November 24, 2009 at 3:48 pm
  308. Chyna

    God bless the children. our laws dont protect them and some parents wont protect them. They deserve to be protected!

    November 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  309. Kimberly

    No words can bring Shaniya back. There was just too much disconnect in this whole situation. The person who is labeled as her "mother" should be exterminated! If a child has no security with its mother, then what does he/she have? The image of her murderer holding her at the elevator and she has no idea what is in store for her. I can just imagine that "mother" of hers telling her to go with him and be a good girl. Just soooooooooo sick. Neither her "mother" nor the guy that murdered her deserves to live. Why waste taxpayers money. Get rid of them now!

    November 24, 2009 at 4:14 pm
  310. Terra Kirkwood

    May God Bless little Shaniya Davis. NO ONE CAN HURT YOU ANYMORE BABY GIRL!!!! I hope these animals get life in prison and get what this poor child went through everyday of their life. Killing them would be tooooo easy.

    November 24, 2009 at 4:30 pm
  311. sev

    Daddy couldn't be bothered and inconvenienced with the "oops" of a one night stand. Give me a break, he knew she had issues and still handed his daughter over. Disgusting through and through

    November 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm
  312. Caroline

    Such a beautiful little girl taken too soon for such a selfish reason..
    How can a mother do her child like that? A helpless child who cant do anything to defend herself..What does a 29 yr old man get from a 5 yr old baby?! And everytime they show him he smiles.....I pray to God that justice is done for this beautiful little girl...It hurts to imagine what she went through and how afraid and alone she was!! I feel for her father and her family but I can help but feel that he is somewhat responsible as well..Yes, everyone deserves a second chance but how can youleave your baby with a drug addicted mother for 5 wks and obviously not check up on her if he didnt know she wasnt in school for 5 wks or that child protective svc had been to the house...How could nobody think anything strange about a 29yr old man carrying a half dressed little girl to a hotel room strange?! How could this sorry excuse for a woman prostitute her beautiful baby girl? If she owed money she should have given herself!!! I hope and pray that everyone involved in anyway in this beautiful babies horrific untimely death are prosecuted... Rest In The Bossom Of The Lord Baby Shaniyah...Rest In Peace & We Love You!

    November 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm
  313. Mother of an abused daughter

    The justice system is not or never has been strict enough. No chances, no yrs. on death row. When there is absolute 100% evidence....death is the automatic penalty. No if ands or butts. Our daughter was raped by a "friend" back in the early 70"s. The guy had a good lawyer and because of "no record", he got off with 5 weeks in jail and 5 yrs. probation. Her life has been a mess for yrs.And when this guy was in jail,,,,his own 2 little girls,,,6 and 7 told their mom that "daddy" touched them. THAT was the only good thing about this whole deal. His wife divorced him and he got a slap on the wrist for those 2 crimes. SOMETHING HAS to be done. THE child preditors are having a field day. THEY DONT CARE. A WAR ON CHILD PREDITORS ON THE INTERNET,,,PHYSICALLY OR OTHER SHOULD BE DECLARED. JOHN WALSH, MARK KLASS AND OTHERS NEED WAY MORE SUPPORT. I LIVE IN FLORIDA AND THE CASEY ANTHONY CASE IS THE BIGGEST JOKE EVER. THIS GIRL KILLED HER KID,,,,,WE ALL KNOW IT AND NOW IT WILL BE NOTHING BUT A MEDIA BLITZ BECAUSE THERE IS "BIG MONEY" IN BAD NEWS JUST AS IN CANCER. SHAME ON US!!

    November 24, 2009 at 5:06 pm
  314. Jacqueline

    A sad event. Who could have prevented this!? My youngest child is 5- petite like this little girl was. I look at my baby and I am overwhelmed with sadness and then I feel blessed, for my child is safe in my arms. As a human being, my anger will make me wish to throw those two in jail- with other inmates that know what they did to that poor child, see how long they last?? I AM human, also a believer of a higher power...With all this I say that they will get what they deserve, hopefully our American Justice will not dissapoint us.

    November 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm
  315. melvena

    her daddy need to be sorry. why would he let his baby go in that enviroment. i met a guy from thier home town. and he informed me that the word around town is that his new girlfriend did not want to have a byracial chil around. if that is true the dad and the girlfriend need to be charge for throughing that baby away. lord have mercy on his other kids thank god they are grown. rest in peace you beautiful child.

    November 24, 2009 at 7:17 pm
  316. Donna Lynn

    Mandatory life inprisonment and solitary confinement for any man or woman violating a child or an elderly person once proven guilty. No exceptions. An example needs to be set and there has to be accountability and follow up. I have even written to the White House over Shaniya. This makes me so ashamed to be in a so called civilized nation. The home of the free and the brave? How brave are these henious crimes. They are beyond the realm of my understanding. Shame on our government for not making this type of behaviour a priority. What can I do as an American to stop this? Please someone tell me and I will. We need to get our scared heads out of the sand and pay attention to things right before our eyes. Someone somewhere knew this was going on and shame on dad for displaying such sadness when he should have been more responsible to turn this child over to such a sick woman. Nancy Grace Please get some legislatures on this. God Help Us and God help please help our weak and defenseless.

    November 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm
  317. paul livingstone

    as a father and grandfather and greatgrand father of 18 , grand children and 6 great grand children here near beautiful vancouver bc, i think it is a insult to mother all over the world that she be called mother or mom .as for him i would like to take a horse wip to him

    November 24, 2009 at 9:10 pm
  318. joseph cecil smith

    so sad and sorry, most humans would protect and help little Shaniya, it's impossible to accept what happened, it's heartwarming to see how much people around the world care about this issue, which happens to millions of girls and boys around the world. sex, crime, trafficking, all of us need to find resolutions to these issues.

    November 24, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  319. joseph cecil smith

    sad, sorry to hear about this, she's so precious and most people would protect and help her, we must find resolutions for the millions of boys and girls sold every year. sex and commerce harbor evils that demand redress and transformation through concerted sustained international vigilance.

    there is much hope, given that people all over the world care a lot about these issues.

    November 24, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  320. cindy

    sexual predators need to be eliminated from society.
    they have proven this time and time again.
    people that hurt innocent children are the scum of the earth and need to be dealt the same hand that they dealt to their victims

    November 24, 2009 at 10:32 pm
  321. jill does take a village to raise a child. But let's face it, if this guy didn't get this little girl he would have gotten another one. Shaniya's egg donor ( I cannot refer to her as her mother) gave her daughter up like bait to a shark ( this low life , no good, piece of (&(*&%$ and pedophile) Why should the citizens pay the taxes for these 2 pieces of %(*$!!! Throw them in general population. Even worse, the legal system is so corrupt that some lawyer (looking for another cruise or trip to the pyramids) will represent this piece of garbage in order to give him a fair trial (according to justice). What person in their right mind could stand up in court for this garbage can??? I'm from Canada -no death penalty here. I say fry him or hang him. Lethal injection is too nice for him!!
    For little Shaniya, may she rest in peace- that poor little beautiful creation from God.

    November 24, 2009 at 11:12 pm
  322. SHERRIE


    November 25, 2009 at 12:08 am
  323. sylvia

    i been following this story from the first day and each time I see the pictures of Shaniya I break down and cry. I pray for her and her family to get them thru this rough time. I dont know why these type of people exists in this world. They deserve the death penalty. Shaniya is an innocent little 5 years old and didnt ask for any of this stuff. crazy world we live in.

    November 25, 2009 at 12:14 am
  324. marley

    they are going to be treated like a king and queen....they will have food , a bed to sleep in and t.v. to is good for them ...just like the guy that killed all those people in our military at ft. hood...take him to the hospital save him..after he murdered all those people .... i just dont get whats going on .... our country is for the criminals and not for the victims!

    November 25, 2009 at 12:34 am
  325. sade69

    i must say so much cuz this has bin my only way of reassurin myself that there r so many peopl that unite in the same way of thinkin,i must say sum1 said 2 me they might hav da trial sumplace else cuz it wouldnt b a fair trial here,hey i hope the justice system doesnt waste money who givs a kra_? i mean really this is known all over 2bad 4 dem,i keep sayin even if that SMURKIN DISGUSTIN NASTY ANIMAL gets da death penalty he's stil gona eat brekfast, lunch,dinner,snaks, sleep,reciev letters, visitation the time they giv him his day years will hav passed,n da WOMB LENDER involved also, PLIS PLIS just let them out with the peopl whom would do real justice n know wat they really dserv LET DEM HANDL IT,b leev me dey will do justice, im just so tikd at the way SMURKER FACE blittld da justice system wit his SARKASTIK EVIL SMILE i would like 2b in 1st row 2 c da face he'll put wen he has 2 deal wit dose men in there, i'm 100% SURE HIS ATITUDE WILL B VERY DIFRENT,and as 4 da WOMB LENDER, wit her EMPTY EYE look on her face,im sure dose woman will giv her sum lesson on how to b a MOTHER,so stop protecting dem putin dem in a solitary cell, BCUZ THEY SURE AS HELL DIDNT GIV A SH_ _t bout PROTECTING SHANIYA !!!!!!!!!!

    November 25, 2009 at 1:03 am
  326. Helena ( OUTRAGED)

    Enough is Enough Already!
    I cannot even imagine what little Shaniya went through. Her thoughts, feelings, emotions. her screams for someone to help her, how horrifying for this poor child, just like all other victims being killed daily.
    Shaniya Davis has touched the hearts of millions of viewers and I can bet my life everyone that has followed this story is outraged.
    I am so angry and outraged and would like to see that MOSNSTER and that POOR Excuse of a monster so called mother suffer for the suffering , rape and murder of little SHANIYA.
    This piece of crap has that smirk of a smile on his face and the mother NO TEARS. Cold , heartless, useless .And now we might have to house and feed these animals......................
    This is the USA !
    Our country is pathetic allowing these predators to continue to rape our children and our women .Death is to easy. Why do we as tax payers have to support these animals? I don't want to pay for any of these animals.
    This monster who murdered this baby and mother and all the other predators need to be put in a large cage to hold them all, with NO shelter, NO Food, NO Water NO Cots NO Medical, No Clothes, NO TV, NOTHING AT ALL. Let them suffer and suffer again. Let them kill each other.
    We the people have rights and our voices need to be heard. We need to speak for this child as well as all the other victims. When is it going to STOP? It's not, until something changes.
    If we are in a free country why the hell cant we get some laws changed? What is the problem Nancy? Your voice is heard every day to millions of faithful viewers. Cant something be started to get some laws changed?

    November 25, 2009 at 1:47 am
  327. nathalie

    The father should be investigated also and charged with neglect and endangerment

    November 25, 2009 at 1:58 am
  328. Federal Way , Wa

    Only God knows....

    November 25, 2009 at 2:29 am
  329. alissa


    November 25, 2009 at 7:35 am
  330. Mad Dad

    As a father who's currently raising my 11 year old daughter who looked erily similar when younger. Her mother too wants her back but is too unstable and unpredictable as well. This story makes me sick to my stomach that a mother or that a parent period would allow something like this to happen to their child. Yes, I too agree that this guy should get nothing short of the death penalty upon proving his guilt and her mother should meet the same fate as well. I'm really getting tired or seeing all these beautiful children stripped of their innocence and discarded like trash. We as a nation need to get the word out to the rest of the word that this type of behavior absolutely cannot and will not be tolerated and their extermination should be carried out swiftly.

    November 25, 2009 at 9:30 am
  331. Nancy

    This case touched me deeply, as I have seven grandchildren whom I love dearly. I think all involved in this precious child's life should be investigated thoroughly – the killer, the sorry excuse of a mother, anyone else who resided in the house, and the father and aunt, who arbitrarily left her with such a person. No way would I have allowed my child to live with someone of this woman's background. I don't think she had any maternal feelings for Shaniya, thus she had no love for her. I think the father and aunt just wanted a break from caring for Shaniya and hoped it would be ok – they should have made absolutely sure it was ok and safe. Also, the father's emotions seem a little fake to me, as I think he goes overboard with his emotions when he knows the cameras are rolling. Shame on him, the aunt and everyone associated with Shaniya's short life. However, we can rest assure that she is now and will forever be in God's arms. Rest in peace Shaniya and I love you even though I did not know you in life.

    November 25, 2009 at 9:33 am
  332. Kristine Barrett

    I would like to know this – Why are men interested sexually in children ? Young children physically cannot "accept" an adult male ...

    And why would society ever release a known sex offender ? It has been proven over and over that they cannot be rehabilitated.

    November 25, 2009 at 9:34 am
  333. deja

    This is the most sickening and heartless crime I have EVER heard of. All the prison systems in the world are too good for the slut that birth her, (she can't be labeled a mother) and the degenerent who killed her. Here is my thought, bring our young men and women home from the front lines of war, and let's send all of these who kill for no reason. It will ease over crowing in our jails, and kids could walk and play outside again, without fearing true modern day monsters, and boogie men. No doubt, all involved will get what's coming to them..both in this life and the next.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:10 am
  334. Christi

    hang them in the street and leave them as an example to others – Mario and the mother......

    November 25, 2009 at 10:57 am
  335. dbrow

    I don't blame any system. I blame to the two parents involved. The is apparently the scum of the earth for putting her child in harms way. I'm a divorced and have custody of my two children. I went to bat to fight for the well being for my children. Some could say I'm not the norm at gaining custody, but I took on the challenge and won. I can't blame anyone except the adults involved. I've watched the interview of the older siblings. They are saying everyone knew that the mother had a drug problem. Yet the father sent his child back into that situation. Why are the older ones living with him and not Shaniya? I would've fought hell and high water to keep my child out of that situation. At any point he could've have refused to return the child until child services would get involved, even if means breaking the law. I know I would break the if it meant I was doing the right thing in keeping my child safe and unharm. So there are a lot of questions unawered from both sides. God only know at this point why either of the parents weren't doing what they should as a parent. That monster would've never gotten his hands on that little angel, if someone had taken the battle on to do what's right. God has her in his hands and there she always will be safe.

    November 25, 2009 at 11:08 am
  336. Esmeralda

    What were the reasons that convinced the little one's father to let her stay with her mother again? I just don't understand.

    November 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
  337. TeeRedd

    I am from Sanford, North Carolina and nothing like this has ever happened. It saddens me every time I read about Miss Shaniya. My question is whomever was working in that hotel should have known something wasn't right with this bastard carrying this little girl half clothed and why didn't anyone inform the police in Sanford? Someone could have raised this child in a good, loving home. The cracked out whore of a mother should have sold herself! DEATH FOR BOTH!

    November 25, 2009 at 11:39 am
  338. stephanie

    poor poor baby i dont even want to think about her final hours with this man who was hurting her and doing the most henious things to her. i want to know what her mom was thinking . how does something like this come about what were they all sitting around and this guy said hey let me buy her from u . or did the mom say wanna buy my kid for sex. wtf . how does this come about. and the dad ohh the poor dad he just let his daughter go to live with her mom to, the one decision he will always regret the one decision he didnt know this would happen and i bet he would never of let her go . i hope the mom and mario die in a painful vain way . hopefully god has no mercy on them .

    November 25, 2009 at 11:40 am
  339. aking

    the death penalty is way too good for these disgusting pieces of trash that would do this to an iccocent little girl. sentencing them to death is much to easy. they deserve much much worse than an easy way out.

    November 25, 2009 at 11:56 am
  340. Kim

    I have been watching Nancy for years, and as I know all cases are horrible, this one just out does any story or crime that has been committed. As all crimes, they are just not understood by us who love and care for our people around us, but to have this babies OWN MOTHER agree to let this monster take her??? For what??? A dollar? And for him to even have it in his head that he would do such a thing, there is not even a word that can discribe his vicious head. How in the world could the mother even be associated with this monster? Goes to show her charcater as well.

    I think the only justice that would bring peace to me if this was my own precious girl would be a brutally torture to these two for the rest of their wasteful lives!!!!!!! I wouldn't even say to kill them b/c they would be put out of misery, but to just torture them EVERYDAY so they can be constantly reminded of how much pain they have caused not only the little girl, but the family and the people in America who hurt too.

    The Justice system must change for un-humans such as these! They deserve nothing more than a tortured life!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE SICK!!!!! They will sit in a jail cell, eat, sleep, relax, and be comfortable. They deserve to be hung!!! We did it to Osama, why can't the justice system turn around and do it to the ones who murder like this! Maybe if we did there would be less murders – but maybe not! People should be hung or tortured if they choose to kill!!!!!!!!! No more death penalities, but a more brutal punishment!!!!!

    Shainya, I hope you are resting in peace, and you know that you are loved and that you are in a much better place now. May peace be with you! You are an absolute angel!

    November 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm
  341. Mother Outraged in Ohio

    This is sick. What Shaniya's mother needs is to be put into the prison population and let the prisoners handle her....they will torture her, rape her, then eventually kill her. Let them cause her to live in fear for a while, and live in the pain her poor daughter did. For the guy she turned her child over to....same thing. I think the death penalty is actually a protection from the population. They get to be by themselves in their own cell, get to read, get educated, on our tax dollars. What's wrong with this picture?? No, he should be put with the prison population as well, let him live in fear...and yes, it will be the same fear that poor baby went through..and remember she didn't only go through the fear of him, her mother prostuted her out. What did that poor child feel? How hurt was she? Let the population make him feel her pain....then let those men rape him, and the mom...after that, they will beg to be killed, but torture them more. Justice for that poor baby. OK that much is covered. Now, I hear she is pregnant...take that baby away from her right away. If we don't, we are allowing a monster to do this again. I'm sorry, but being a mom, I check on my daughter's environment, school, etc. My nieces and nephews are also taught that if anyone touches them or makes any accusations, us as parents need to know, and it's important not to make false accusations. Also, didn't anyone in the father's family see her personality change? All children who are molested, and so forth has personality changes, withdrawals, etc. I was molsted as a child, so I know. That baby girl didn't ask to be born, so their parents needd to take that responsibility....that father of her's should have kept his zipper up, and why would he want to be with someone like her? Druggie, drunkard? If he wanted a one night stand, then he sure as hell should have taken precaution then. Their stupidity brought her into this world, and now look. Two idiots made a beautiful little girl, and this happens.

    November 25, 2009 at 12:22 pm
  342. Mother Outraged in Ohio

    ....another thing...we need to force on the public officials to do something about preditors. You cannot redeem them. They aren't fixable. They are broken. After their torture in the public sector of prison...if they aren't killed, then put them in the electric chair right away and pull the leaver. Why wait years? We can't afford it. We financially can't, and our children can't. We have to do something now!!!!

    November 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm
  343. John Sampson

    There is a disconnect between what the American Justice System wants to achieve, and how it goes about it's business doing it.
    The traditional decision to grant custody to the mother does not take each parent's circumstances into account, neither does it consider the rights of the child within a given set of circumstances.
    The particular agencies responsible for placing children in safe environments have to answer for their failure in these circumstances. Many more children will go the same way, unless those responsible for the preservation and implementation of children's rights are held accountable. We have just celebrated the Rights of the Child internationally, and the USAdministration should hang it's head in shame for it's patent lack of an effective system of protection. This is much more necessary than going after phantom terrorists that pose no real threat to the US mainland. Let's see the US Administration put it's money where it's big mouth is!

    November 25, 2009 at 12:54 pm
  344. MadMaineMom

    My heart is BROKEN for this little girl. That mother HAS to be held responsible for more than prostitution of a five year old which literally makes my stomach turn) and that SICK SICK SICK SICK man who looks so creepy.... UGH...I hope prision is really tough on him... Let there be justice for children if no one else.

    November 25, 2009 at 1:46 pm
  345. Gwen/hurt/angry mom of 6

    I am so hurt behind this. How could a mother allow this. What in God's name is wrong with her. I just had my first little girl and all I think about is protecting her from predators, and this mom just hands hers over. I can't get over this one. Why hasn't the mother been charged. She doesn't deserve to ever step foot out of that jail, and while she's in prison I hope someone does her the way she allowed her beautiful angel to be done. There is no excuse in the world for a mother to allow this (drugs is just not an excuse). She should have sold herself, not her baby. Wow this one has really woke me up to how sick and corupt this world is. I hope they both get the death penalty, but really thats letting them off easy. They should suffer just like Shaniya did!!!!!

    November 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm
  346. Terence Green

    I must say...that this is really bothering me. I just heard about the news this morning and looked up the info online and was sick to my stomach. As if this was my own daughter. I mean....the people involved deserve the death penalty. The mother needs to be slapped in the face before they send her off too. Makes no sense. None!

    November 25, 2009 at 2:01 pm
  347. M Beals

    As I sat and watched this for the first time last night with my three year old baby girl playing at my feet I stared into the mothers eyes to catch a glimpse of how she could let this happen. Looking for some kind of evil in her few seconds that she looked up from the floor. I can not believe that someone could just hand their child over to someone knowing that such great harm would happen to them.

    I can't even say that I feel any sadness for the father. As a parent he also did nothing to protect this innocent angel. Allowing her to be subjected to an obvious unstable home with the previous drug use issues. I would really like to know the circumstances that he just said sure she can live with you. There has to be more to this story!! I hope that they throw the book at all of them. It will never bring back this child nor will it take away the the last horrific moments she had to endure.

    November 25, 2009 at 3:18 pm
  348. Jill S

    This is one horrific story that truly I truly don’t want to forget. Why? I want to keep this story in the public eye so no one will ever forget that a parent sold their own child to be a slave and to be tortured.

    When I first heard about this story I was cooking dinner and watching Nancys show. I could not see the TV screen, but I was listening to the program. Finally, I had to stop what I was doing and moved to where I could face the TV screen. I was drying out a bowl and I dropped it. I was totally shocked when I seen a picture of this little girl. Shaniya looked EXACTLY like my little girl, when she was 5. As the days went by and more grotesque details come out, I just can’t stomach it.

    The more we keep this story in the public eye the more people stay angry. We all need to be angry and make our voices be heard.

    November 25, 2009 at 5:15 pm
  349. Granny For Justice

    The mother is disgusting and evil. Having said that, I want to see the evidence that she sold her child for drugs. They indicted her for it so they must have evidence. Is this evidence hearsay from the Dad or the evil rapist. I will say again, something does not add up in this picture. Why would someone take a child to a hotel to rape them when they could easily do it in the woods or somewhere private where no screams could be heard? Where are the pictures of them coming out of the hotel? Was she alive. Was she with him? Alot of unanswered questions and trying to look at this logically.

    November 25, 2009 at 5:24 pm
  350. gurf who is sad

    man, what the crap is wrong with these dang people. i found out this precious little girl died, in a text message. i do not know this girl and i immediatly started crying. this girl didn't even have a chance to live her life and to get grown which it is very sad. she could have became anything she wanted to be. how do retarded, stupid ugly dumn no sense maybe no freaken education get enough sense to kill a little girl no matter how old she is. but, GOD now holds that little girl up and thank the mother. she has sent an angel to heaven. but she will go to hell!!! for eternity and she will stay and get tortured worse than that girl. i can not believe it. that pathectic SO CALLED " man" was wrong and will get his turned much worse than both of them. all i got to say is shame on them .God will deal with them.

    November 25, 2009 at 9:01 pm
  351. Dan

    How do any of us KNOW that Lockhart is Shaniya's biological father? Because HE said so? Based on a one-night stand? Is it likely A.D. had no other sex partners arouind the time of Shaniya's conception? I doubt it! She may have been so whacked out on drugs that she has no idea who the father is, herself!
    Yes, he took Shaniya into his home for a while (although "Aunt Carey" and "other girlfriends," reportedly were the ones who took care of Shaniya) but what does that prove? He did not give Shaniya his NAME. He did not obtain a custody order. He did not obtain a child support order. Did he even sign paternity papers, do a DNA blood test? I don't know about North Carolina but in many states a father's name cannot be listed on the birth certificate of a child born out of wedlock unless he has signed paternity papers or has been adjudicated as the father by a court. Clearly he (with or without Antoinette's collusion) did not want ANY agencies involved regarding this child. WHY?
    I bet he declared her as a deduction on his income tax returns, though! I bet he did the same with his other "daughter" that he reportedly threw out of the house and who is now being cared for by another couple. Maybe those deductions helped him afford that 250 K house and the BMW. Bottom line: What EVIDENCE is there in court records or anywhere else that Bradley Lockhart is the biological father of Shaniya Davis? Just asking!

    November 25, 2009 at 9:27 pm
  352. Tom

    Dan, you raise an interesting point! Furthermore,if Antoinette had applied for public assistance for this child, the Child Support division would–or should–have been notified to contact her for an interview. If she did apply for public assistance, it would be interesting to see who she identified as Shaniya's father to Child Support. If she did NOT apply for public assistance for this child, it's another "Why" added to your own. One more agency that Someone did not want snooping around Shaniya's life?

    November 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm
  353. ny_ev

    That monster is lucky that I'm not the judge on this case!!! For starters let's get on the mother, wasn't she a drug addict?? How could the father of the child even dream of letting this presious litttle girl stay in the care of a recovering drug addict?? I understand that children need their parents but if u know the living environment isn't stable why even put a child in jepordary?? In all honesty I believe that the mother should be charged on all counts as well as the monster that committed this crime!!! This is a sad case and I have been following it since I first seen it on Cnn. I have two little girls myself and it's hard to even imagine the thought! Though we are not suppose to pass judgement on people, I believe that these two monsters should burn for eternity!!!! If I were incarcerated with the mother as soon as she step foot into general population she would catch a serious beat down! You have mothers who have been taken away from their childern for many of reasons and may probably never see their children again and here u have a mami( a person who doesn't care for her child) given the opportunity to care for a child and in return this is the outcome!! I say the same for all mamis who have done things to innocent children! this is why we have foster systems!!! If you feel as though you can't handle your respondsibilites then surrender your rights and give that child the proper tlc they need!!!! OHHHH this just boils my blood!!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  354. kaylee galletta

    In light of the many twists in this story, I have to hypothesize third party involvement. If mom owed McNeil money, McNeil must have, in turn, owed a "higher up". Could it be the case that both mom and McNeil were behaving under duress to reconcile the losses? (to be clear, my intention is not to in any way minimize the mom and McNeil's culpability- though it would certainly be a defense to hang their hats on). The gaping questions in this case which are 1.) mom calls 911 2.) McNeil admits kidnapping/turns himself in and then pleads "not guilty". 3.) the typical profile of a pedophile usually includes some historical record of similar behavior- perhaps we don't know if there is a history of this yet?) 4.) mom is charged with trafficking but not yet murder.
    Could it be that there is a covert on-going investigation of a third party- following information provided by mom and McNeil- to get the third party on more than just circumstantial evidence? This would explain 1.)mom's charge of trafficking ("I was forced to")- would 2.) explain her 911 call (she and McNeil coordinated a plan and timed it) and it would 3.) explain the seemingly spontaneous pedophilic behavior by McNeil and his subsequent surrender to police. To be clear, believe they should both be punished to the fullest extent of the law but are there mitigating circumstances yet to be uncovered?

    November 27, 2009 at 9:39 am
  355. nate

    Nancy, I have watched your show every night for the past 3 years. If you claim to give a voice to these poor abused children, you need to wake up and examine the truth and expose all that had a hand in this murder. It is much deeper than McNeill and Antoinette we all know these are 2 scumbags and what they will get is not even enough for the suffering this litlle girl went throug. The father knowing that Antoinette used drugs, the condition of the home, the cigarette burns and I can go on and on. altough I feel bad for him his bling decision took a life away. Nancy it is up to you to bring awareness to this country. You have to expose what a bad decision can bring For Shaniya and all the other abused litlle children I count on you you go give these children a voice. Look at your Lucy would you turn a bling eye and release her to bad people, would you take a nanny or babysitter without checking. You love your baby it shows, when you love someone you take care and cheerish. I am so sorry Shaniya

    November 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm
  356. Carol

    There is nothing that they can do to this horrible man NOTHING except put out of missery and even that is to good for him. He should put through the same thing that she was put through like a very large knife be put up his but and slowly cut him and even at that won't do anything for what he did to this innocent child.


    November 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm
  357. Terry

    All the adults in Shaniya's life failed her. I'm disgusted with every single one of them. Antoinette and Mario are monsters. As far as I can tell they don't pretend to be anything else. They are what they are and shame on all the "good" people for delivering Shaniya up to them. I'm finding it hard to understand how any decent loving parent or relative could just leave her there for FIVE WEEKS without following up on her condition. The abusers didn't just hurt her on the last day. It breaks my heart that she might have been saved if a loving, caring parent had taken the time to go and see her.

    November 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm
  358. Becky

    I have read the previous comments and I am wondering what it would take to pass a law to protect our children. We all want justice but can we really count on our judicial system to execute a punishment worthy of the crime? History says NO ! I'd be curious to know how the senate, the house of representatives and the President himself would handle this one . This is not just a "state" problem, its a national problem. I love being an American, but I feel we need to get more involved in how things are run. PLease don't let Shaniya and ALL the other children that has suffered die in vain ! If anyone knows what steps to take please be the first to protect our children.

    November 28, 2009 at 4:02 pm
  359. Jean

    The Mother absolutely showed no remorse at all for her heinous act and one thing we do now is that the biological mother and this Mario will burn in hell and anyone who should have spoken up before now will answer for their acts. I just can't wrap my mind around any reason for anyone to hurt a child for any reason. This is pure evil and the people who investigated this before she was murdered should be held accountable. They said on TV that we need to stop pointing fingers? Why? This shoukld never happen again. How much effort does it take a social worker to check a criminal record of people and question neighbor, find out why the girl wasn't in scholl, and just plain do their job, Why are our children allowed to live with 2 and three time felons? It's time to cry ou for justice in the death of an innocent angel.

    November 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm
  360. Just angry

    Why did the father take care of her for so long and then just let her be taken by this monster. The Father should have checked where she was living and working. I don't understand. I do know that the part of town the Mother lived in was a very bad neighborhood. That whole area of Murchison Rd. from the Hardee's to the entrance of Ft. Bragg is bad news. Gang writing is frequently found there. They had better get this child she is expecting and take it as soon as it is born. The Father of this unborn child should have no rights either. He knew how she was living. He stayed there! I hear the step-sister say that she saw burn marks on her from cigarettes? She had to have spoken to her Father. He acted very close to them. He knew the area and knew what it was. Of course he took blame, as he should.

    November 28, 2009 at 5:55 pm
  361. judy

    my heart goes out to the dad and brother i watched on nacny grace i'll be praying for you.............. this mother if you want to call her that needs to be more then slapped she needs to be rape and beaten and torced her self then maybe she would know how shaniya's was going though people think that don't derverse children .... sick minded sob there so much we all want to say we all have to stick together and procect our children from people like this ..... i can't see how sick minded no good people can even live with there self i pray with all my heart they get more then want they derserve............... boy i like to met the mother i think i would break her face its so sad ........... r.i.p shaniya's ............. god bless and my prayers are with all good people and i'll even pray over the bad ones god will get you ................... i really dont have to just like to /................................ to the good dad and good family my prayers are with all you .............................

    November 29, 2009 at 3:00 am
  362. Michelle

    Tabitha – You pose a really good question. "If Shaniya's mother willing handed Mario her daughter, then why is he still charged with 1st degree kidnapping? Has Shaniya's mother confessed to her role in all of this, and is there any proof other than Mario's word that she handed her child over to him to be raped and then strangled to death by that monster?"

    When I spoke to investigators, they said this charge may stick because of the fact that Shaniya's father did not hand the child over, and the mother allegedly did not have a right to make decisions because she was not the primary child care provider.

    Hope this helps... God Bless Shaniya –

    Michelle Sigona

    November 29, 2009 at 10:18 am
  363. James D

    I dont know where to even start... first of all RIP shaniya my heart and prayers go out to u. how can anybody even call her a mother on here she does not even deserve a word that describes her. how could the father let the child go back to the evil place that she went to stay at he should of known and if he didnt then he was not doing his job as a father. I have 2 kids and i would never ever have them stay anywhere that i have not seen yet and knew who will be around my child in my eyes he failed shaniya as a dad sorry to say but he didnt look into where she would be sleeping cause if he did she never would of stayed. i really hope someone in jail gets to Mario McNeill and rape his ass then give him a slow painful death and same with the evil bitch that let him take her. This whole story makes me so sad and very angry. Your in a better place now shaniya and there are no monsters were u are RIP.

    November 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm
  364. Get something done

    OK. I, like many others on this thread, think the death penalty should be an option for scum that rape and exploit children. However, the Supreme Court recently declared that if the child doesn't die from the abuse, executing the scum violates the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. So, in order to change that, we would need to amend the (federal) Constitution.

    According to Article V, amendments to the Constitution can be proposed in two ways: 1) by vote from two-thirds of both houses of Congress; or 2) when two-thirds of the state legislatures ask Congress to call a national convention to propose amendments.

    So I'd suggest lobbying your national representatives and senators for such an amendment, as well as lobbying your state legislators and governors, if you really want to get this changed.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I have listened to this story and have heard stories about this father that needs to be checked. Word on the streets is that the father first wife was killed during a drug deal gone bad. the news reported it as a burglery when they reported about his first wife. Also word on the street is that the real reason the mother had her is because the father girl friend refused to continue to keep her due to the father wouldnt marry her. I have heard that sister only had her due to the girl friend left him. People are talking and the truth will come out. i really believe that father is lying and the sister to cover their ass. that mother is shit. my thing is that father had to know she was shit from the start. i am not buying that he is all good. He probably had a drug problem too in order to end up with that mother. he was probably paying her for sex and doing drugs with her to and she told him she was pregnant and probably threaten him for child support. if he is such a good father why his other children grandparents sued him for custody of his kids. something is not clean about him. i think he is getting a free pass because he is white and i am not being racist about this either. race shouldnt play a issue here. this is a beautiful baby that lost her life due to this shits. please dont call them animals, animals deserve to be classed better than these shits. i hope god whip there ass to the ground for this shit. this have hit home she have the same name as my daughter but my daughter is much older. how can that dad not call and check on her. it seems like no one really wanted to be bothered with that beautiful blessing from god.

    December 1, 2009 at 2:42 am
  366. Traci

    My heart breaks everytime I see that precious smile. Please God, please don't let her have suffered.
    I think the death penalty is the easy way out. We all know what is done in prison to child killers. I say LET HIM ROT!!! and let those prisoners know everyday what he did to her. LET HIM ROT IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!! NO electric chair! No gas chamber! too easy for a monster like him, wait he even gives monsters a bad name. He is SATAN!!!

    December 1, 2009 at 3:26 am
  367. mom of 4 boys & 1 girl


    December 1, 2009 at 8:36 am
  368. Heiress Reigns

    I was disgusted that there were no vigils. Silence is death in this instance. She was worth more than the care (or lack there of) that her parents provided & we owe her a symbol of our sorrow. The system failed her by not holding her parents accountable for what happened to her. If I hand my child over to a person that I wouldn't leave my (or anyone else's) pedigree dog with, then shame on me.

    December 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm
  369. Kathy

    They will throw him in jail and then let him out to do it again
    Thats the way our justice system works. Get smarter people thats all you have to do show all the child predators out there what will happen if they do it. KILL THEM. There would be alot less of this crap going on if you didn't get away with it. Someone EVER touches my son i will deal with them myself. I will spend the rest of my life in jail to make sure the sick f never gets away with it

    December 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm
  370. Antonia

    So much hurt comes from me reading this article. I don't get how someone can do these kind of things. SELLING A CHILD...KILLING A CHILD is just wrong. Time and time again, things like this happen and i think that the country needs to do something about it. The mother and the rapist should be sent to one of the worst jail cells in the the U.S, they should suffer for what they did to her. What i want to know is, did the rest of the family know?

    December 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm
  371. mark

    with all the "real news" to be reported , such as shaniya davis , dugard ,and various disappearances. the best you can do is tiger woods getting in to what appears to be a domestic despute? give me a break and report some real news nancy. i've been a watcher of your program very consistatley for the past two and one half to three years and have enjoyed,for the most part, your agressive stance with tour guest defense lawyers,but in the grand scheme of things the tiger woods story is not worthy of your time.

    December 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm
  372. Melissa

    This breaks my heart! An innocent child tormented like this. My heart aches for this little girl. There is no punishment bad enough for those two monsters. A mother is supposed to protect her child! And any monster to harm a child like that......i'm almost speechless! This makes me sick! They both need to die a very slow and painfull death.

    December 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm
  373. Why? What Reason? Death is the answer to these Scum Bags....

    Shaniya poor little babe caught in the middle of these heartless scum bags, drug infested lives.
    I cant even imagine what this poor child went throught. Trying to fight for her life when this creep was all over her and taking away her life.
    May she rest in peace!

    Check this out. I cant belive it. It will never stop. Another child a victim. Only the father took it upon his self to make sure it never happens to any child again................

    December 2, 2009 at 4:05 am
  374. edgar

    dear nancy grace how does our goverment expect us disabled people who have families to servive when he does not give us our yearly in creases in pay when that is what we all depend on every year and we are told we will not get it for at least the next 2 years and yet he can spend money on a war we will end up losing we are spendind million and have spent billions in wars but we cant take care of the people at home first ????

    December 2, 2009 at 11:38 am
  375. syretta

    This is a sad reminder that some people will do any thing and that is why they both will burn in hell but please let me throw the switch for both of them sick perverts so they can BURN IN HELL before christmas. And that would be a Merry Christmas one more jerk-sick o off the streets .

    December 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm
  376. mary

    What is the big deal with Tiger Wood? It was an accident
    and any problems with his marriage is bettween him and
    his wife. Why doesn't everyone just butt out? He isn't the
    first to cheat. As far as lying to the police, he didn't lie
    as far as anyone knows – unless, everyone wants to make upa
    story and put their own twist on it. You can't go into a man's
    home and arrest him and tell him that he is lying –

    I really think you are way off on this one. Generally, I agree
    with you and feel you are offering much – this time I'm not sure.

    December 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm
  377. Donna

    First I want to say is how sorry I feel for Tigers wife & children.. But I know there are always two sides to every story. Just think, if he had more common sense he would have gotten away with it.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:00 am
  378. Michelle

    None of them deserve not even a day of jail time...They deserve to all be raped, beaten and killed and have it stretched out over time so they can severely suffer....only the harshest of the harshest punishments will do....and after that they should be sent overseas to a labor camp in china...these people are such lowlifes....

    December 6, 2009 at 7:48 pm
  379. LadyLascassas

    Nancy, please keep us up to date about this case. We cannot let this childs killers get away with murder. All these baby killers need to be shot or hung. We can't let this fade into the woodwork and not honor the lives of these precious children. Its time America took a stand and put a stop to this madness once and for all.

    December 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm
  380. Marisa P.

    The mother certainly didn't deserve this precious little girl. She never knew what a gift Shaniya was, and how much God blessed her with a beautiful child. She gave her gift away to a monster. And for that she should pay for her crimes forever! May she be charged as well.

    December 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm
  381. Nena

    What is the update of these killers, I can seem to find anything on the news in Georgia?

    December 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm
  382. Goldie

    My heart is broken still. Little Shaniya is an angle. I hurt me so much to hear of the offal things she had to go through. I just want to know what happen to her mother. Also what did they do to the man she sold her to. She( the mother ) should spend the rest of her life in jail. Witch should be a short stay. As far as the male that did this to her should be put in general population and the guards should turn there backs for a year or two,and let the inmates do what ever they want to. That's what he did to lil Shaniya.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:57 am
  383. joe

    Well I have to agree, this is disgusting and WE , YES WE as americans allow it to happen. Child molesters have OVER a 90% repeat offender rate. The girls mother and the man should get the death penalty; as should all child molesters where forcible rape was the crime. If it was a lesser crime against a child, then they should get life in prison. It would make people think twice about doing it. These people are sick, no question. They get to the point where they cant help themselves. So they should not be allowed to walk amongst us. If they cant help it, then maybe they should kill themselves.

    September 14, 2010 at 11:11 am