Mario Andrette McNeill, 29, deserves to be gassed immediately for what he did to five year old Shaniya Davis. He has been charged with first degree murder and rape in the death of this precious child. The child died of asphyxiation, according to preliminary autopsy results released tonight. Charges have not been upgraded against the child’s mother, scumbag Antoinette Davis, who is also pregnant. What is reprehensible is that the state of North Carolina has failed its residents. Three weeks before Shaniya Davis disappeared on November 10, Superior Court Judge Jack Thompson allowed McNeill to end his supervised probation six months early. There is no reason this man should have been walking free because of his long rap sheet. He deserves the death penalty for the heinous acts he committed against this precious child.
McNeill appears to have been treated with leniency for years by an overburdened court system. This child rapist has a rap sheet as the freeway running through Fayetteville, North Carolina, and he should never have been a free man roaming the streets. McNeill shot Roland Lee Mays in the face, neck, shoulder, chest and stomach on June 17, 2001. The court records indicate that he injured two other people that day. He was charged with multiple counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. A year later, while awaiting trial in the shootings, he was charged with possessing marijuana and trying to manufacture and sell it. The charges from the two cases were consolidated and he was allowed to plead guilty to lesser counts. He was sentenced to 40 to 50 months of supervised probation in June 2003.
McNeill violated terms of his probation in August 2003 by failing to notify probation officers of his whereabouts. He was sent to prison. Records show that he entered the prison system in October 2003 and was released in May 2006. He got in trouble shortly thereafter. Records show that three months after his release, he was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana and cocaine and with maintaining a vehicle for drug use. He pleaded guilty to reduced charges – a misdemeanor offense of maintaining a vehicle for drug use – and again was placed on supervised probation, on Jan. 1, 2007. As part of the plea deal, District Court Judge Kim Tucker told McNeill that he could go on unsupervised probation if he tested negative for drugs three consecutive times. He still managed to get in trouble again, while on probation. He was charged in April 2007 with possessing cocaine and was charged in September 2007 with hitting Fayetteville police officer R. Grimm with his vehicle while trying to flee from a street corner. McNeill was charged that day with trying to elude arrest, reckless driving and assault on a government official. Two months later, on Nov. 30, 2007, another judge gave him a slap on the wrist. Superior Court Judge Jack Thompson allowed McNeill’s probation status to be changed from supervised to unsupervised, records show.
Could someone please tell me why this vile POS was still out on the streets? People have done far less and have been incarcerated for far longer. Something drastic has to be done to reform sentencing guidelines and probation in this country. Former Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) was given a 13 year sentence for corruption, but this POS was just slapped on the wrists for repeatedly breaking the law. This scumbag had no reason to be given a light sentence by any judge. He deserved the maximum sentence, considering he was a repeat offender. Sorry, but the judges who let Mario McNeill off the hook with these light sentences are enablers and are complicit is his continued criminal behavior. My heart breaks for this child and the fate she met. She was failed by too many people, including the Department of Children’s Services that has had an encounter with the family before.
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