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 »

Shaniya Raped, Killed on Day of Abduction: Cops

NC 5-year-old was asphyxiated, arrest warrant says

(Newser) - A 5-year-old North Carolina girl was raped and killed the same day she was taken from her home, according to an arrest warrant released today. Shaniya Davis was sexually assaulted and asphyxiated Nov. 10, the day her mother reported her missing from the trailer park where she was staying, according... 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 »

NC Police Find Body of Missing Girl, 5

Mom was charged with trafficking after Shaniya Davis spotted with man

(Newser) - Searchers found the body of a missing 5-year-old off a road today, ending a weeklong search for the girl, whose mother stands accused of offering her for sex, police said. A Fayetteville Police spokeswoman says that searchers found Shaniya Davis' body southeast of Sanford in central North Carolina. Two people... More »

NC Girl, 5, Still Missing; Mom Charged

Faces trafficking charge after man seen with daughter at hotel

(Newser) - The mother of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared Tuesday in North Carolina was charged yesterday with human trafficking and other offenses, though authorities said they still did not know the girl's whereabouts. Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya Davis, faces a child abuse charge involving prostitution as well as... More »

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