Shaniya Davis has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 28, 2020.
The mother of a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl who was murdered almost four years ago will spend at least 17 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to several charges in her death.
Antoinette Nicole Davis, 29, entered Alford pleas to second-degree murder, human trafficking, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree sex offense, felony child abuse with prostitution, child abuse involving a sex act, sexual servitude, indecent liberties with a child and conspiracy to commit sex offense of a child. She was sentenced to between 210 and 261 months in prison.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
heartbreaking photo of 5 year old Shaniya Davis being carried away by Mario Andrette McNeill after Shaniya’s mother gave her up to cover a $200 drug debt. Shortly after this photo McNeill raped and murdered Shaniya.
RIP Shaniya Davis. pic.twitter.com/UsWs67h6Nb
— Christopher Duett (@BethuneTheory) April 30, 2020
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
So I just read about the Shaniya Davis story and it just broke my heart it’s really some SICK ass individuals in this world
— FvckYoFeelins (@Stay_Cautious) April 30, 2020
This is my first time hearing of Shaniya Davis. These news articles and reports really got me sick. We live in such an ugly, cruel and sick world.
— Sagiterrorist ♐️ (@KenyaNichole_) April 30, 2020
Shaniya davis’ mom gave her daughter to a man to settle a $200 debt. He raped and killed her . Was sentenced to death and then got mad because his lawyers told the prosecutors where to find her body. Complete scum of the earth. The mom deserved the death penalty as well.
— Young sandwich LVL:29 (@NinjaArtWork) April 30, 2020
This is why I just can’t be on the internet sometimes.. I just read something about “Shaniya Davis”… and I’m just speechless. My heart is in shambles.
Just saw a picture of Shaniya Davis and almost broke down. That was hard to fathom then…. thinkin about that as an adult? Nigga…. I wanna shoot and throw up at the same time
I first heard about Shaniya Davis on
’s “See World” in 2010. That is unreal. He really was opening our eyes to news that the mainstream media doesn’t show us. May she Rest In Peace.Quote TweetChristopher Duettheartbreaking photo of 5 year old Shaniya Davis being carried away by Mario Andrette McNeill after Shaniya’s mother gave her up to cover a $200 drug debt. Shortly after this photo McNeill raped and murdered Shaniya. RIP Shaniya Davis. pic.twitter.com/UsWs67h6NbShow this thread
This breaks my heart she was only 5Yrs old didn’t even get to live. She was probably confused & scared for what just suddenly occurred. A lot of people out there don’t deserve kids. The mother only got 17yrs, that ain’t enough I need 25 to life for this! R.I.P SHANIYA DAVIS!