According to authorities, the Mexican government has charged an unnamed U.S. woman with the murder of Shanquella Robinson.
The alleged suspect is named Daejhanae Jackson and is most likely one of the friends on the trip to Baja California Sur, where she tragically died on Saturday, October 29.
According to KHOU 11, on Thursday, November 24, Mexican prosecutors pulled in their suspect and working American diplomats to get her extradited to Mexico so that she could face charges.
Robinson was kicking it with friends at a resort development in San Jose del Cabo when she was killed.
Initially, people were told that the girl had food or alcohol poisoning. However, days after the death, a video of a fight between Robinson and one of the other guests she was traveling with was made public and raised suspicions about femicide.
The video has been reposted many times on social media sites. In it, a man with an American accent can be heard saying, “Can you at least fight back?” The man did not appear to intervene in the beating.
Local prosecutor Antonio López Rodríguez shared the case was being treated as a potential homicide and issued an arrest warrant for the suspect.
State prosecutor Daniel de la Rosa Anaya did not reveal the suspect’s identity but said she was American.
“This case is fully clarified, we even have a court order, and 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.”
While there are different versions of why she died, none of the witnesses’ versions of what happened fit the autopsy results, which revealed Robinson suffered a severe spinal cord or neck injury.