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The suspect in 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson's brutal death in Mexico still hasn't been arrested. Her family wants Biden to intervene.

Brianna Holt   

The suspect in 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson's brutal death in Mexico still hasn't been arrested. Her family wants Biden to intervene.
  • On Friday, attorneys representing the family of Shanquella Robinson called for "diplomatic intervention" in the ongoing case.
  • Shanquella Robinson was found dead in October 2022 after attending a trip to Mexico with friends.

On Friday, attorneys Ben Crump and Sue-Ann Robinson (no relation to Shanquella Robinson) of Frontline Law held a press conference in Washington, D.C. demanding diplomatic intervention by President Biden and the US Department of State in the death investigation of Shanquella Robinson. They were joined by Tamika Mallory, co-founder of Until Freedom; Akosua Ali, NAACP President of the D.C. Branch; and the family of Shanquella Robinson.

Robinson was 25 years old when she was found dead in San José del Cabo, Mexico during a group vacation. The party reportedly blamed alcohol poisoning, but an autopsy later revealed that Robinson had suffered trauma to her neck and spine.

A viral video showed Shanquella being severely beaten by a woman in the group at the resort where they were staying. The group of six, referred to as Cabo 6 in the press conference, was allowed to return to the US days following Shanquella's death with no arrestsmade four months into the ongoing investigation.

"Mexican authorities have confirmed that they have completed their investigations. We've had the opportunity to review some of the package and it has been sent [to US officials]," attorney Sue Ann Robinson said during the conference. "The ball is clearly in the United States court. The State Department, the Department of Justice, the ball is in your court."

Sue-Ann Robinson recently traveled to Mexico where she visited the resort and met with authorities to discuss the case.

According to Mexican prosecutors, one of Robinson's friends was the direct aggressor of her death and an arrest warrant has been issued. Last month, Mexican Attorney General Daniel De La Rosa Anaya said his office is working with the US government to extradite the unnamed individual, WBTV reported.

"There's six people who were there who know the answers, and they need to be present somewhere where they are being asked and demanded of the truth," said Mallory at the press conference. "We saw an attack. It'd be one thing if you did not see a video, and perhaps we could come up with some other explanation for what happened to her. But in this case, what we see is very clear."

Mallory then called on journalists to label the beating as an attack. "I want to correct something that has been said and I am asking every single person from the media to be careful about the narrative. There was an attack against one person. We did not see a fight."

"The question that I have for the head of the United States State Department, what would you do if it was your child? What would you wanna see happen in this country?" asked Mallory.




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