Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Shanquella Robinson’s death

Stevian Francis

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An arrest warrant has reportedly been issued by Mexican authorities for a suspect in connection with the death of Shanquella Robinson, a Charlotte woman who was killed in Mexico in October.

One of Robinson’s friends is said to be the person being sought by the authorities to give an account of what transpired on the trip.

It’s reported that on Oct. 28 Robinson, 25, along with a group of friends went on a trip to Cabo, Mexico however never returned home.

 A video of her of Shanquella being brutally assaulted in a hotel room by one of the persons she traveled with began to circulate on the net after news of her death came which her friend claimed was via alcohol poisoning while speaking to her parents.

 Speaking to US media outlet ABC news, Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, a prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, shared that a friend of Robinson’s “who is the direct aggressor” is being sought by international authorities on charges of femicide.

“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,” de la Rosa Anaya said

Adding that “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.”

It’s understood that when a woman is killed in Mexico, authorities are often required to open the investigation as femicide.

They will then look into whether or not she was killed due to her gender or if there were specific circumstances, such as domestic violence.

Sallamondra Robinson- the mother of Shanquella expressed some relief that headway is being made in her daughter’s case upon hearing news of the warrant.

“I feel so good, that’s a good feeling,” Mrs. Robinson said while speaking to local media. “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.”

Its reported that at first, friends told Robinson’s family she died of alcohol poisoning, however, the autopsy reports determined she died as a result of injuries from a broken neck and spine.

The U.S. State Department and FBI have also been involved in the investigation of the case.

Robinson’s death has compelled national attention since its was reported first reported in October A GoFundMe for her family has raised more than $370,000 including contributions from several celebrities.

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