Mexican prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Shanquella Robinson friend

According to a Mexican prosecutor and confirmed ABC News, Shanquella Robinson was killed while on vacation in Mexico, an arrest warrant was issued.

Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, a prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, told ABC a friend of Robinson’s “who is the direct aggressor” is being sought by international authorities on charges of femicide.

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“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 told ABC News. “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.”

Authorities have not yet identified the person they are working with to arrest.

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Michael Lettieri, a Mexican expert on femicide, stated that authorities often have to open an investigation into a case of femicide when a woman dies in Mexico. They then investigate whether the woman was killed due to her gender or for specific circumstances like domestic violence.

ABC News told Robinson’s mom on Wednesday evening that an arrest warrant had been issued in the case.

“I feel so good, that’s a good feeling,” Sallamondra Robinson said. “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.”

Robinson, aged 25, was reported by her parents to have left Cabo San Luz with several friends on October 28th. She died the next day. The investigation was conducted by the Mexican State Attorney General..


At first, friends told Robinson’s family she died of alcohol poisoning, but the autopsy showed she died of a broken neck and spine.

Channel 9 obtained Robinson’s death certificate. It lists the cause of death as “severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation,” and says she died within 15 minutes of injury. It is not mentioned that alcohol poisoning can occur.

In the box asking whether the death was accidental or violent, the medical examiner wrote “yes.”

After Shanquella Robinson’s death, video showed Shanquella being attacked by a woman. Sallamondra Robinson previously identified the people in video as her daughter’s friends on the Cabo trip.

Sallamondra believes the video was shot during the Cabo trip. In the video, a person can be heard asking if Shanquella Robinson “could at least fight back.”

The FBI and U.S. State Department were also involved in the investigation.

Robinson’s death has drawn national attention. A GoFundMe to her family It has raised more that $370,000, including contributions by celebrities.

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