Fayetteville, NC -- Opening statements have been delayed in the trial of a man accused of raping and killing a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl.
The trial of 32-year-old Mario McNeill was delayed in Cumberland County court on Monday after he was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he is capable of assisting in his defense.
McNeill is accused of the November 2009 death of Shaniya Davis. He could face a death sentence if convicted.
Shaniya's mother also faces charges that she sold her daughter to pay a drug debt. Antoinette Davis hasn't been tried yet.