Mexico issues arrest warrant for Shanquella Robinson’s death; Police report reveals new, conflicting details from death certificate

Mexican prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for the mysterious death Shanquella Robinsona North Carolina woman who was vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, where her traveling companions said she died of alcohol poisoning.

Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, local prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, told ABC News his office received a call around 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 29 from a “member of public safety” who was reporting the death of a foreign woman reported a home in the Fundadores Beach Club area of ​​San Jose del Cabo.

Arrest warrant for Shanquella Robinson
Arrest warrant issued for the death of Shanquella Robinson, who died within 24 hours of arriving in Mexico. (Photo: @itsquella Instagram)

The Bureau treated the case as a feminicide – the murder of a woman because of her gender.

“This case is fully resolved. We even have a court order. There is an arrest warrant for the crime of murdering a woman against the victim and against an alleged perpetrator, a friend of hers who is the direct assailant,” de la Rosa Anaya said.

“Actually, it wasn’t an argument, but direct aggression. We carry out all relevant procedures such as the Interpol warning and the extradition request to the United States of America. It’s about two Americans, the victim and the perpetrator…”

Police report contradicts death certificate

New details from the investigation contradict information on her death certificate, reports show. Robinson’s death certificate shows that she died 15 minutes after fracturing her back and spine; However, Mexican publication MetropoliMx obtained a police report showing that a doctor was with the 25-year-old at her private villa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for almost three hours before she died.

The Charlotte Observer also reported that it has excerpts from the police report, written in Spanish.

The details of Robinson’s death went viral last week after her parents turned to local media for answers about how she died. Robinson’s best friend Khalil Cooke, who was on the three-day weekend getaway, told Salamondra and Bernard Robinson that their daughter was throwing up and was suffering from alcohol poisoning. He later called back and said she had died.

However, when the Robinsons received the death certificate about two weeks later, there was no mention of alcohol, and they learned that she had broken bones.

The parents suspect a third-party fault.

Black Twitter quickly took to the story and brought it to the fore. Someone on the trip posted video of a woman punching and kicking Shanquella to a local blog. It’s also spreading like wildfire, fueling calls for an investigation into the incident.

Posts about Shanquella went viral on Tik Tok, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with the hashtag #JusticeForQuella.

Mexican authorities and the FBI launched a homicide investigation into Shanquella’s death. Her mother said it probably wouldn’t have happened without the help of black social media users.

“Everyone helps,” she told NBC News. “I appreciate those who work so hard to bring about justice. We’re not done yet, but we’ll get there.”

The newly obtained police report shows that someone at the mansion called for medical attention at 2:13 p.m

What happened to Shanquella Robinson when medical help arrived

According to The Charlotte Observer, Dr. Karolina Beatriz Ornelas Gutiérrez of the American Medical Center arrived about an hour later.

Gutiérrez told police she was told that Shanquella had “drank a lot of alcohol” and that the call was “an IV fluid.” The doctor said they found a woman with stable vital signs but dehydrated.

Shanquella was unable to speak and appeared to be intoxicated, reports The Observer. Gutiérrez told friends that Shanquella needed to be taken to a hospital, but they insisted she was being treated at the villa.

About an hour later, Shanquella had a seizure.

“At that point, the patient’s friend, Wenter Donovan, called 911 to request an ambulance,” says the Observer’s Spanish-English translation of the report.

Gutiérrez and one of the friends began resuscitating Shanquella until paramedics and police arrived. Paramedics made several other unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate the woman. The police report ‘pronounced her dead at 5:57 p.m.’

Shanquella Robinson was buried on November 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: Twitter)

“When a US citizen dies in a foreign country, local authorities are responsible for determining the cause of death and issuing a death certificate,” the US State Department told the Atlanta Black Star in an email.

According to Shanquella’s death certificate, she died at 3 p.m. on October 29. It is unclear why the documents are different and whether this would affect the handling of the case.

Details of the death certificate were first released by local television stations. The woman’s traveling companions all returned to the States before her body was shipped back and disappeared from social media. Reports show that two of the six other people registered at the mansion have phones that are currently disconnected.

The FBI is still investigating the case as a homicide. The victim’s parents previously said they wanted everyone involved to be charged.

“I feel so good, it’s a good feeling. We’ve been waiting for someone to be held accountable and arrested,” said Salamondra Robinson. “I can’t wait for justice to be served.” Mexico issues arrest warrant for Shanquella Robinson’s death; Police report reveals new, conflicting details from death certificate

James Brien

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