Convicted Murderer In Shaniya Davis' Case Won't Fight Death Sentence

6:51 PM, May 28, 2013   |    comments
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Fayetteville, N.C. -- The man convicted in the murder of a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl says he will not present any evidence or witnesses during the penalty phase of his trial.

Mario McNeill told a Cumberland County Superior Court judge on Tuesday that his goal was freedom and that he lost his freedom, Asked by Judge Jim Ammons if he could look at his mother and tell her he didn't want her to testify on his behalf, McNeill looked at her and said he didn't want her testimony. Ammons accepted the decision, which defense attorney Terry Alford said was against his wishes.

McNeill, who presented no evidence during the trial, was convicted last week of first-degree murder and five other charges in the death of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis in November 2009.

 

Associated Press

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