Arrest warrant issued for friend of Shanquella Robinson, Mexican prosecutor says – WSOC TV

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CHARLOTTE – An arrest warrant has been issued in the death of Shanquella Robinson, a Charlotte woman killed while vacationing in Mexico, according to a Mexican prosecutor and confirmed by ABC News.

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

“This case is completely settled, we even have a court order, a warrant has been issued for femicide to the detriment of the victim and against an alleged perpetrator, a friend of hers, who is the direct aggressor,” de la Rosa Anaya told ABC News. “Actually, it wasn’t an argument, but instead an outright aggression.”

“We are carrying out all the relevant procedures such as the Interpol alert and the request for extradition to the United States. It is about two Americans, the victim and the perpetrator.”

Authorities have not identified who they are working to arrest at this time.

Michael Lettieri, an expert on femicide in Mexico, said that when a woman is killed in the country, authorities are often required to open the investigation as a femicide. From there, they investigate whether she was killed for reasons due to her gender or if there were special circumstances, such as domestic violence.

ABC News told Robinson’s mother Wednesday night that an arrest warrant had been issued in the case.

“I feel so good, it’s a great feeling,” Sallamondra Robinson said. “This is 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.”

Her parents said Robinson, 25, traveled to Cabo San Lucas with several friends on Oct. 28. A day later she was dead, she said. The Attorney General of Mexico is investigating the case.

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At first, friends told Robinson’s family she died of alcohol poisoning, but an autopsy revealed 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 dislocation,” and says she died within 15 minutes of the injury. Alcohol poisoning is never mentioned.

In the box where he asked if the death was accidental or violent, the doctor wrote “yes”.

After her death, a video surfaced showing a woman attacking Shanquella Robinson. Sallamondra Robinson has previously identified the people in the video as the friends her daughter accompanied on the trip to Cabo.

While the original source of the video is unclear, Sallamondra Robinson believes it was taken during the Cabo trip. In the video, one person can be heard asking if Shanquella Robinson “could at least fight back.”

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

Robinson’s death has attracted national attention. A GoFundMe for her family has raised more than $370,000 including contributions from several celebrities.

This is a development story. Check wsoctv.com for updates.

(SEE BELOW: Police report, autopsy show different versions of Shanquella Robinson’s death in Mexico)

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