Update on the Shaniya Davis Case

No charges for social workers in NC child’s death

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Cumberland County prosecutor is not going to file criminal charges against local social services workers who handled the case of a young girl who was killed.

Multiple media outlets reported that District Attorney Ed Grannis was critical Thursday of both the county’s department of social services and the State Bureau of Investigation, which first examined the case.

Grannis said the local DSS “dropped the ball” when it came to helping police during the investigation.

The mother of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis is charged with child abuse involving prostitution. The girl was taken from a mobile home park in November and later found dead alongside a road. Mario Andrette McNeill, who was seen with the girl on a hotel surveillance video, is charged with kidnapping, rape and murder.

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