Shanquella Robinson Death: Prosecutor Says Femicide Arrest Warrant Issue
A local prosecutor said that on Wednesday, an arrest warrant was issued for a person who was suspected of killing Shanquella Robinson, a 25-year-old American woman who was on vacation in Mexico. The person was not named.
“We know everything about this case, and we even have a court order and an arrest warrant for the alleged killer, who is a friend of the victim and the direct aggressor, for the crime of femicide. Actually, it wasn’t a fight; it was a direct act of violence.
We are doing everything that needs to be done, like putting out an Interpol alert and asking for the person to be sent to the U.S. It’s about two Americans: the victim and the person who did wrong…” The local prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, said.
Shanquella Robinson’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, was interviewed by ABC News on Wednesday. When told that there is an arrest warrant for the crime her daughter committed and hearing the news for the first time, she said, “I don’t know what to say.” “I’m so happy, that’s a great feeling. We have been waiting for someone to finally be arrested and held responsible. I can’t wait for the right thing to happen.”
As the FBI looks into Robinson’s death, Mexican authorities said Tuesday night that Robinson may have been alive and cared for by a doctor for several hours before she was pronounced dead. ABC News learned this from the Mexican government.
A medical professional at the scene allegedly told Robinson’s friends that she was drunk and thirsty and that they should take her to the hospital. Authorities say they did not do so, though.
The new report is very different from the original autopsy report that ABC News got, which said that medical professionals arrived at Robinson’s villa at 3 p.m. and pronounced her dead within 15 minutes. The autopsy showed that Robinson died from a severe injury to his spinal cord and a broken neck.
ABC News asked the authorities to explain the difference between their report and the autopsy, but they haven’t replied yet.
The new police report says that Robinson’s friends asked for a medical checkup at 2:13 p.m. When a general practitioner from the American Medical Center got to Robinson’s home in Puerto Los Cabos, her friends told the doctor that she had been drinking a lot.
The police report says that medical staff noticed that Robinson had trouble speaking, was drunk, and had lost a lot of fluids, but that his vital signs were stable. The report said that the doctor at the scene told Robinson’s friends to take her to the hospital, but Robinson’s friends insisted that she stay at the villa.
Robinson started having seizures at 4:20 p.m., so one of his friends Wenter Essence Donovan called 911. The police report said that by the time emergency medical services got to Robinson, he was having trouble breathing and his pulse was low.
At 4:49 p.m., Robinson’s doctor said they could no longer feel his pulse, so they began CPR until paramedics arrived. They kept trying CPR 14 times and gave the person five doses of adrenaline, but neither worked. The police report says that Robinson went into an asystole state, which is a type of cardiac arrest. Robinson was said to be dead at 5:57 p.m., according to the report.
The new police report says that Donovan told Mexican authorities about Robinson’s condition at 5 p.m. local time. ABC News has asked Donovan and all of Robinson’s friends who were with her in Cabo to comment several times, but they have not replied.
This month, the FBI started looking into Robinson’s death. Mexican police are also looking into it as a possible femicide, which is a form of violence against women.
Robinson, from Charlotte, North Carolina, went with six friends to San Jose del Cabo, a resort city at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, on October 28.
Robinson’s family says that they stayed in a rental villa in Fundadores, a gated community with vacation homes and a private beach club. The next day, Robinson’s parents said that their daughter’s friends called them in a panic to tell them that she had died.
Even with all the new and changing information, Robinson’s family is still trying to find out what happened that weekend in Cabo from her friends who were there. Shanquella Robinson’s mother, Sallamondra Robinson, is glad the FBI is helping to solve her daughter’s case so it “won’t be for nothing.”
“I would like for each of them to be sent back to Mexico,” Robinson told ABC News. “Their plan was to come back here thinking they wouldn’t be prosecuted.” “She was kind, and I want them to remember that for the rest of their lives. We’re going to carry on her work.”
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