Arrest warrant issued for femicide in Shanquella Robinson case

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Arrest warrant issued for femicide in Shanquella Robinson case

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Mexican authorities have issued an arrest warrant in the Shanquella Robinson case, a local prosecutor has said.

Robinson, 25, was with a group of six friends who traveled from Charlotte, North Carolina to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico on October 28 to celebrate a friend's birthday. She was found dead the following day.

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Her friends reportedly claimed that alcohol poisoning was the reason for her death and were said to have delivered her suitcases to parents Bernard and Sallamondra Robinson.

However, an autopsy revealed that Robinson endured 'severe spinal cord injury' and a 'dislocated neck'.

Disturbing footage also emerged online, with a 20-second clip showing a naked Shanquella being beaten up in the resort hotel room by a female aggressor.

A man appears to be filming the whole thing and is heard saying: "At least fight back, something."

Robinson, 25, was with a group of friends who traveled from Charlotte to Cabo on October 28 to celebrate a friend's birthday. Credit: ABC
Robinson, 25, was with a group of friends who traveled from Charlotte to Cabo on October 28 to celebrate a friend's birthday. Credit: ABC

Father Bernard Robinson confirmed it was his daughter after he reportedly told TMZ: "My daughter’s not a fighter man, she’s not a fighter, not at all."

And now, Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, local prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, told ABC that officials are trying to get the American woman, who is suspected in Robinson's death, extradited.

She is believed to have fled the country.

De la Rosa Anaya said: "This case is fully clarified, we even have a court order, there is an arrest warrant issued for the crime of femicide to the detriment of the victim and against an alleged perpetrator, a friend of her who is the direct aggressor.

"Actually it wasn't a quarrel, but instead a direct aggression.

"We are carrying out all the pertinent procedures such as the Interpol alert and the request for extradition to the United States of America. It's about two Americans, the victim and the culprit."

The publication also reported that Mexican authorities claimed that Robinson could have been alive and received medical care before authorities arrived.

An autopsy revealed that Robinson endured 'severe spinal cord injury' and a broken neck. Credit: ABC
An autopsy revealed that Robinson endured 'severe spinal cord injury' and a broken neck. Credit: ABC

The police report, obtained by the Charlotte Observer, goes against the death certificate, which claimed Robinson died within 15 minutes of being injured.

Charlotte Observer claim to have gathered excerpts from the police report which are yet to be released publicly, at the time of writing.

There are suggestions within the report that paramedics 'administered a total of 14 rounds of CPR, five doses of adrenaline and six discharges (AED shocks) without success'.

She was 'declared dead at 5:57 pm'.

The publication also claims that the police report suggest that her friends insisted that she be treated in the villa, despite the doctors calls for treatment in the hospital.

In regards to the arrest warrant, Robinson's mother Sallamondra also told ABC: "I feel so good, that's a good feeling. That's what we have been waiting for, for someone to finally be held accountable and arrested. I just can't wait for justice to be served."

UNILAD has contacted FBI, who are working on the case, for comment.

Topics: News, Crime, US News

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