Shaniya Davis

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Shaq Foots Bill for Shaniya's Funeral

NBA great was touched by news coverage of terrible crime

(Newser) - Touched by the girl's story, Shaquille O’Neal paid for the funeral of Shaniya Davis. More than 2,000 people gathered Sunday to mourn the slain North Carolina 5-year-old, allegedly prostituted by her mother and raped and asphyxiated by another man. Shaq got in touch with the girl’s father... More »

Tape Released of Mother's 911 Call on Shaniya

Mom says she woke to find little girl gone

(Newser) - Shaniya Davis' apparently emotional mom tells a 911 dispatcher that she awoke to find her daughter missing, just days before the North Carolina kindergartner turned up dead. "I don't know if she walked out or I don't know what's going on, but she's not here," says Antoinette Davis... More »

Mother of Slain 5-Year-Old Is Pregnant

Antoinette Davis is accused of selling her daughter as a sex slave

(Newser) - The North Carolina woman accused of selling her 5-year-old girl into sexual slavery—the girl's body was found yesterday—is pregnant. Antoinette Davis, 25, is being isolated from other prisoners as a result, reports WTVD . She has not entered a plea to charges of human trafficking, prostitution, and child abuse.... More »

Mom Charged With Sex Slavery in Girl's Death

Shaniya moved in with mother just last month

(Newser) - The mother of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl found dead appeared in court yesterday and was charged with human trafficking and felony abuse. Antoinette Davis, 25, delivered daughter Shaniya to a man "with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude ," according to court documents. Davis was... More »

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