Authorities in Mexico have issued an arrest warrant for a woman involved in the brutal killing of 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson.
In an interview, attorney general Denaile de la Rosa Anaya made the announcement, calling the crime a “femicide,” a homicide that intentionally happens to women because of their gender.
“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 hers who is the direct aggressor,” Anaya said. “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…”
The name of the person hasn’t been released. Salamondra Robinson, Shanquella’s mother, expressed her gratitude for the arrest warrant to ABC News.
“I feel so good. That’s a good feeling,” Salamondra said. “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.”
Robinson died on Oct. 29 while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas after one of the people on the trip brutally beat her. The fight was captured on film with a male heard behind the camera telling the young woman to fight back.
Robinson received medical attention that night after her “friends” with her told the medical professional that she was drunk and dehydrated. The medical professional recommended that Robinson be taken to the hospital, but the “friends” declined. It took Robinson to start seizing before 911 was called.
Unfortunately, Robinson was declared dead at 5:57 p.m. after failed attempts to save her. Salamondra was contacted by one of the group members vacationing and was told that she had died from alcohol poisoning. But the autopsy report informed her mother that she died from a severed spinal cord and dislocated neck.
The reason behind the altercation hasn’t been revealed, but Salamondra told ABC that she wants and will seek justice for her daughter.
“I would like to see each one of them sent back to Mexico because they planned to come back here thinking that they wasn’t going to be prosecuted,” she said. “Se was a caring person…and I want them to always remember that. We’re going to keep her legacy alive.”