Man Charged With Shaniya Davis' Death Wants Out

10:46 AM, May 18, 2011   |    comments
Mario McNeill
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Fayetteville, NC -- A man sitting in prison in connection to the death of a 5-year-old wants to be set free.

Mario McNeill sent a hand-written note from the Central Prison in Raleigh to the Cumberland County Clerk of Court. According to WRAL-TV, the note said "Release me. It's easiest," and was addressed to "To Whom This May Concern."

McNeill and Antoinette Davis face charges in connection to the death of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis. The child disappeared in November 2009 and was found dead several days later in a wooded area of Lee County. An autopsy showed she was asphyxiated and sexually assaulted.

McNeill is charged with murder, rape and kidnapping. Davis was charged with filing a false police report, trafficking her daughter and child abuse involving prostitution. She posted a $51,000 bond in February 2010.

A grand jury hasn't indicted McNeill or Davis. Until they do, a trial date can't be set.

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