Shanquella Robinson death: Arrest warrant issued for femicide, prosecutor says


Robinson may have been alive for several hours before authorities arrived.

ByErica Y KingAnne Laurent, and Sabina Ghebremedhin
November 24, 2022, 9:20 AM

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday in the death of 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson, an American woman vacationing in Mexico, for an alleged perpetrator who was not named, according to a local prosecutor.

“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. 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…,” Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, local prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, said.

ABC News spoke to Shanquella Robinson’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, on Wednesday and when told that there is an arrest warrant issued for the crime against her daughter and hearing the news for the first time, she responded, “I feel so good, that’s a good feeling. 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.”

As FBI officials investigate the death of Robinson, Mexican authorities revealed Tuesday night that Robinson may have been alive and received care from a medical professional for several hours before authorities arrived and she was pronounced dead, ABC News has learned.

The medical professional at the scene allegedly told Robinson’s friends that Robinson was drunk, dehydrated and that they should take her to a hospital. However, they declined to do so, according to authorities.