I need to stand up to people. She needs justice, and we’re not getting justice because we’re barely holding down a job. We can’t eat, we can’t sleep, so somebody needs to be arrested for this. She said to the crowd, hanging on her every word, that I need justice from somebody.
Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer, states that they have requested the White House to prioritize holding those responsible for Shanquella Robinson’s death accountable during their meeting.
Regrettably, the investigation into the perplexing demise of Shanquella Robinson may remain unresolved.
In April, federal prosecutors declared that they would not be pressing criminal charges in relation to her demise.
At least six of Robinson’s friends, including Quella, arrived in Cabo on October. The next day, a video was posted on social media showing a young woman allegedly being beaten up by another woman. The footage also captured the voice of a man pleading to stop the violence.
While Shanquella Robinson’s friends blamed her death on alcohol, the Mexican authorities performed an autopsy on her and determined that alcohol was not the cause.
A Mexican police report claims that a doctor from a local hospital pronounced her dead almost three hours before she was staying at the villa with other people and Robinson on Oct. 29.
The FBI met with the Robinson family early Wednesday morning, and the United States Attorney Dena King charged someone with a crime based on sufficient evidence.
After a thorough examination and analysis of the investigative materials by both U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, federal prosecutors informed Ms. Robinson’s family today that there is insufficient evidence to support a federal prosecution, considering the findings of the autopsy.
Today, the Robinson family is anticipated to host a media briefing.
In addition to others, Akosua Ali, the president of the NAACP’s D.C. Branch, activist Tamika Mallory, and Robinson’s family, joined the two lawyers in the nation’s capital. The individual or individuals accountable for the demise of Shanquella Robinson, aged 25, must be apprehended and prosecuted through “diplomatic intervention” carried out by President Joe Biden’s administration and the U.S. State Department. Attorney Sue-Ann Robinson and Ben Crump conducted a press conference last month.
The group requested “diplomatic interference” to assist Mexico in ensuring the responsible individuals are held liable.
Sue-Ann Robinson, the attorney representing Shanquella’s family in North Carolina, revealed to WSOC-TV that she has been working tirelessly with the bureaucratic red tape in Mexico to address the similar demands made by the family. As a result, she stepped up to the podium for a press conference.
Robinson informed Channel 9, “We were not warmly welcomed by the consulate and escorted to the attorney general’s office, we had to navigate our way in order to obtain the necessary information.” “Despite their understanding of the procedures and regulations in Mexico, which would necessitate the consulate’s involvement due to the involvement of a U.S. Citizen in a crime, we did not receive any aid from [the Consulate],” Robinson stated.
Ultimately, the attorney was able to obtain information from the Mexican attorney general who said that they had completed their investigation and forwarded the extradition information to the U.S. Authorities, stating that essentially, they are waiting for the government to proceed with the next steps.
Sue-Ann Robinson stated:
The attorney stated, “It is just a high-level diplomatic intervention that is needed, not something unprecedented or lacking protocol, but rather a unique case in which the Mexican government is required to essentially turn over a United States citizen or citizens to the United States in order to bring them to justice under their criminal justice system.”
Based on what I’ve observed thus far, and taking into account the advice given to the family, it appears that the extradition process is not being carried out in a timely manner. It is crucial to ensure that all protocols are in place to facilitate this, and I will take responsibility for communicating with the Mexican government to address this matter.
At the time of Shanquella’s death, it was reported that she had been viciously beaten by one of her “friends” and a video of the incident had surfaced. Additionally, a later death certificate revealed that she had suffered from severe spinal cord injury, specifically instability and luxation of the neck vertebrae, which ultimately led to her passing. It was later disclosed that she had died from alcohol poisoning while she was in Mexico, staying at an upscale villa in Club Beach Fundadores, with several of her “friends”.
According to excerpts from a police report obtained by The Charlotte Observer, a physician from a nearby hospital was present with Shanquella and other residents of the house nearly three hours prior to her being declared deceased.
Authorities have since classified Shanquella’s death as a gender-based murder.
The arrest warrant does not specify her identity, but individuals on social media who are closely associated with Shanquella’s “friend” circle have claimed that the individual seen in the shocking assault video is a woman named Daejhanae Jackson. Officials from the attorney general’s office of Baja California Sur in Mexico have issued an arrest warrant for an unidentified woman who is believed to be accountable for the demise of the hair care businesswoman.
The Mexican prosecutor, Anaya Rosa de Daniel, reportedly said that there is an arrest warrant for the crime of femicide against the aggressor who is a friend of hers and against the victim’s interests. However, it has been clarified that it was not actually a direct aggression, but rather a quarrel. We are fully aware of this case and even have a court order. We are currently following all the relevant procedures for extradition to the United States and have issued an Interpol alert. It involves two Americans, the culprit and the victim.
Mexican authorities have not yet verified any apprehensions. Normally, for extradition to take place, the individual must be found and detained initially. The extradition agreement between the United States and Mexico allows for the repatriation of individuals who have committed crimes and escaped across the border between the two countries.
What legal consequences can actually occur?
Jackson informed CNN that “Mexico could partake in the prosecution.” According to Joey Jackson, a lawyer and legal expert for CNN, one possibility is to extradite the “friend” as Mexico has requested. The arrest warrant can unfold in two different ways.
Another option is for the U.S. Government to intervene and prosecute the case in the United States.
Jackson stated, ‘In this nation, there exists a law that can facilitate the legal action if a United States resident is ultimately deceased due to the actions of another United States resident while abroad.’
Jackson stated that it is still unclear whether the arrest warrant in the U.S. Would be honored, more than three months ago.
The Extradition Treaty between the United States of America and the United Mexican States has been in place for 45 years, dating back to 1978. This treaty, which was ratified by President Bill Clinton in 1998, aimed to “enhance cooperation between the law enforcement communities of both countries” and includes provisions for extraditions.
Two U.S. Citizens, who had been arrested in the U.S., Were extradited to Mexico about three years later for the murders of two other U.S. Citizens. Both suspects were extradited by Mexico.
The Southern District of California’s U.S. Attorney announced that the extraditions were conducted in accordance with the Extradition Treaty between the United States and Mexico, which requires both countries to surrender criminals sought by the other nation. Remarkably.
The agreement doesn’t always hold true.
Not yet, at the very least. The United States was not respected by the agreement with Mexico in recent times when there is at least one instance.
The Mexican government moved to extradite the gunman who claimed responsibility for shooting eight Mexican nationals during the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, following the 2019 mass shooting, stating that he acted as a terrorist.
The Washington Post reported at the time that there were doubts about his extradition to Mexico and his subsequent charges under their legal system. In contrast, Patrick Crucius recently pleaded guilty to 90 federal charges related to the mass shooting.
In addition to the press conference on Friday, Shanquella’s family has been demanding justice since the very beginning.
Quilla Long, the sister of Shanquella, expressed her desire for the individual or individuals responsible for the demise to be held responsible.
Long stated in December that it would constitute justice for us at this moment. Each individual being deported to that location and serving their sentence there. Each individual being apprehended and serving time in Mexico.