Arrest Warrant Issued For “Friend” of Shanquella Robinson

Jaelani Turner-Williams Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with…
Photo Credit: Shanquella Robinson (Facebook)

Mexican prosecutors are seeking to arrest a friend of Shanquella Robinson who visited Cabo Saint Lucas with her and others last month.

The family of Shanquella Robinson is getting closer to receiving justice. On Thursday (November 24), an arrest warrant was issued for a friend of the 25-year-old woman, who went on vacation with her and others in Cabo San Lucas last month. After less than 24 hours of being in the Mexican city, Robinson was found dead in the living room of a vacation rental property that she shared with six friends from Winston-Salem State University. Robinson’s cause of death was found to be a “severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation,” meaning an instability or excessive movement of the uppermost neck vertebrae.

Prosecutors say that Robinson’s death resulted from a “a direct attack, not an accident,” which involved one of the victim’s female friends. Although the suspect hasn’t been named, she is confirmed to be a US citizen believed to be in the United States. While no one has been charged in the case, authorities have not released the names of Robinson’s friends.

According to CNN, the attorney general for Mexico’s Baja California Sur, Daniel de la Rosa, told media reporters on Wednesday (November 23) that an extradition process was underway for the suspect.

“There is already an arrest warrant issued for the crime of femicide to the detriment of the victim and against an alleged, responsible for these acts, a friend of hers,” de la Rosa said.

He added that Robinson’s death did not result from a “quarrel” but from “a direct aggression that this person made.”

“We are already carrying out all the relevant procedures, both the Interpol file and the extradition request,” de la Rosa said.

Robinson’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, has recently thanked Black social media users for bringing Robinson’s death to surface.

“I never thought she wouldn’t get justice because we were going to try to go all the way,” Salamondra told NBC News. “But I appreciate everything that everybody’s done, however you’ve played a part in it.”

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