Arrest warrant issued in Mexico in connection with the death of Shanquella Robinson
Mexican prosecutors have reportedly issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in the death of an American woman vacationing at a luxury resort in San Jose del Cabo.
The warrant, which does not name the alleged suspect, comes as the death of Charlotte native Shanquella Robinson was investigated as a violent crime. Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, a local prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, determined the suspect was a friend of the victim, according to ABC News.
“This case is fully resolved, we even have a court order, there is an arrest warrant for the crime of femicide against the victim and against an alleged perpetrator, a friend of hers who is the direct aggressor,” it said.
“Actually, it wasn’t an argument, but direct aggression. We carry out all relevant procedures such as the Interpol warning and the extradition request to the United States of America. It’s about two Americans, the victim and the perpetrator…”
Robinson’s death was initially thought to be alcohol poisoning, but a death certificate revealed the cause of death was “severe spinal cord injury and atlas dislocation,” an instability of the first two cervical vertebrae that led to the investigation, WSOC-TV reported.
Footage previously emerged showing Robinson being beaten in a hotel room with Robinson’s mother Sallamondra, telling the news channel she recognized the people in the video as friends who had gone on the trip with her daughter.
Reports initially suggested the 25-year-old died 15 minutes after her spinal injury, but Robinson may actually have been alive and received medical attention for several hours before being pronounced dead, according to a police report given to the Charlotte Observer present.
The report says medical assistance was requested around 2:13 p.m. on Oct. 29 by one of the friends traveling with Robinson, according to the newspaper. dr Karolina Beatriz Ornelas Gutiérrez said Robinson “drank a lot of alcohol”, was dehydrated and unable to speak, but had stable vital signs.
When Gutierrez wanted to take Robinson to a hospital, the victim’s friends insisted she receive care at the mansion.
Robinson later suffered a brief seizure and her condition worsened before her heart stopped and police arrived, the Observer reported.
The FBI began investigating the case earlier this month as Mexican authorities investigated it as femicide, which is a crime against women.
Sallamondra Robinson told ABC News she wanted answers, particularly from the multiple friends who went on the trip with her daughter.
“I would appreciate it if any of them were sent back to Mexico because their plan was to come back here and believe that they would not be prosecuted,” she said. “She was a caring person … and I want them to always remember that. We will keep her legacy alive.”
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