Last year, the passing of an American in Mexico drew widespread notice. Shanquella Robinson, 25, was visiting the nation with friends when she passed away unexpectedly. Her companions promptly returned to the United States and informed her family that she had died from alcohol intoxication.
Her family pleaded with Mexican and US authorities to apprehend people they suspected to be involved when police later refuted that account. The Justice Department has now reached a conclusion in the matter.
A group of six people, including Charlotte, North Carolina, hairstylist Robinson, traveled to San José del Cabo. On Saturday, October 29, about 2:00 pm, a doctor was requested to assist her. She had consumed a lot of alcohol, according to the companions she was with, who told the doctor.
Robinson’s friends forbade the doctor from taking her to the hospital, despite his requests. She began shaking at around 4 o’clock, and an ambulance was dispatched. Less than two hours later, medical professionals at the hospital declared her dead.
The cause of death is given as a broken neck and a significant spinal cord injury on the death certificate. Up until November 2022, no one truly knew what had happened to the young woman. At that point, a video of a woman thought to be Robinson being thrashed by another woman in the naked state started going viral on the internet.
She receives several punches and kicks. She is at one point taken by the neck and thrown to the ground.
Attorney General for Baja California Sur, Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, declared Robinson’s death to be femicide and issued an arrest order for one of her female acquaintances. The extradition process is under progress.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina said in a statement on April 12 that federal authorities had spoken to Robinson’s family and expressed their condolences. Authorities indicated that they needed to establish that a federal law was breached in order to hold someone accountable for her death. Sadly, they were unable to uncover any proof to back up such a prosecution.
In a statement, the family said they were “disappointed” by the choice but that they would not be “deterred” by it. Sue Ann Robinson is the family’s attorney. Although a cause of death could not be established, the family was informed that there were indications of brain enlargement. According to reports, there was no proof of spinal injury in a US autopsy.