FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl whose kidnapping and slaying received national news coverage.
Cleveland Cavaliers player was touched by the case of Shaniya Davis.in reported Thursday that the
More than 2,000 people attended her funeral Sunday. The girl’s body was found Nov. 16 beside a rural road.
Her mother, Antionette Davis, is charged withand child abuse involving prostitution. Mario McNeill is charged with murder, rape and kidnapping.
Thedeclined to say what the service cost.
A Cavaliers official did not return calls from The Associated Press early Thursday. The funeral home declined comment.