FAYETTEVILLE – The sentencing phase of the Mario McNeill murder trial will begin Tuesday.
A jury on Thursday found McNeill guilty of first-degree murder in the 2009 death of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis. He was declared not guilty of rape of a child.
The trial lasted several weeks, however the defense did not present a case and McNeill refused to testify on his own behalf.
McNeill could be sentenced to death.