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Police: No New Charges for Shaniya Davis' Death ...For Now

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (CBS/AP) Investigators handling the death of Shaniya Davis say they can't file any more charges until they decide where the crimes took place.

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Fayetteville police had said they planned to file more charges in the death of the 5-year-old North Carolina girl whose body was found Monday beside a rural highway in Lee County, but Police Chief Tom Bergamine said Wednesday they won't file more charges until jurisdiction is determined.

Authorities are trying to decide where the girl was killed and if the case will be prosecuted in Lee County or neighboring Cumberland County, where she lived.

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Police believe Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Davis, sold her child as a sex slave. She is charged with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution.

Mario McNeill is accused of kidnapping the girl after surveillance footage from a Lee County hotel showed him carrying her through a hallway and towards an elevator.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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