The US Fed informed Shanquella Robinson’s family that the evidence they possessed was insufficient to bring charges regarding her death in Mexico last year.
According to the US Attorney’s Offices of North Carolina, the US Federal authority won’t file any charges in the death of Shanquella Robinson, a 25-year-old woman who died in Mexico last October.
Robinson, a former student from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, died in a luxury vacation home in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur in October.
According to the US Attorney’s Office, Federal prosecutors informed Robinson’s family on Wednesday that the evidence they collected was insufficient to prove that her death was a murder. The findings of the autopsy and the careful consideration and review of the investigation didn’t support the case, as the Fed couldn’t file any charges.
According to the family’s attorney, Sue-Ann Robinson, Shanquella Robinson’s family members are very deeply disappointed at the judgment but not frightened. They will keep fighting for Robinson’s justice.
Attorney Sue-Ann-Robinson stated that black and brown people always have to chisel their path to justice. Shanquella Robinson was a North Carolina black-American native.
According to Sanquella Robinson’s death report, the cause of death was severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation, which refers to instability or excessive movement in the topmost neck vertebrae. She was discovered unconscious on October 29 in a luxury cottage’s living room.
The death certificate remarks that Robinson’s death was accidental and it was estimated that 15 minutes passed between her being hurt and death.
An online video claimed to show Shaquella Robinson and another individual physically fighting inside a room. It’s unclear when the footage was taken or if it captured the exact moment she got the fatal injury.
According to reports, the FBI carried out a detailed and thorough investigation of the evidence and collaborated with the Robinson family to arrange an American autopsy to be performed by the Medical Examiner’s Office in North Carolina.
On Wednesday, federal agents met with the Robinson family and their representative to express their condolences and to present the results of the federal investigation.
The family’s attorney said the family was informed by the FBI that they spoke with Shanquella Robinson’s traveling companions and people who were in her stay during her death.
The family was informed by US officials that Shanquella Robinson’s autopsy, which was finished after her body had been embalmed and returned to the US, had revealed no spinal cord injury but had revealed swelling on her brain.
The Attorney of Robinson’s family claimed that the US authorities showed no urgency or no swift action on Robinson’s case. The five months that the case was extended would have given the culprits the opportunity and time to get rid of the evidence.
Federal officials stated that although they often do not make public announcements regarding the status of an investigation, Robinson’s case has a level of public interest and so they decided to open up about it.
Last year, Mexican prosecutors said they were looking into Robinson’s killing as a case of femicide, which is defined as the intentional murder of women because they are women.
The Majority of nations, including the United States, treat femicide the same as homicide in terms of criminal law, while Mexico is one of at least 16 nations that have made femicide a distinct crime.
On May 19, which will mark 200 days after Robinson’s death, the family intends to march to the State Department’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
Shanquella Robinson, a 25-year-old from North Carolina, traveled to a resort town on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. She went on the trip with her six friends in October last year.
Robinson was discovered dead in her rented home, where they were staying a day later. Even though Robinson’s friends told her mother that she had died of alcohol intoxication, her autopsy report claimed that a spinal cord and neck injury was the cause of death.
After a video of one of Robinson’s friends physically abusing her went public, authorities are in a rush to look into her death.
Shanquella Robinson attended Winston-Salem State University after graduating from West Charlotte High School. During her high school days, she made several of her traveling companions. According to reports, Robinson had a business braiding children’s hair.
Her companions on the Mexico trip left the vacation house where Robinson and they were staying. After she was discovered dead in the living room, they moved out of Mexico. Robinson’s father asked why they were permitted to leave Mexico.
Six months after several investigations and collecting evidence, the Fed authorities on Wednesday announced that there won’t be any charge in the death of Robinson. This judgment has made her family and the public very disappointed in the federal system.