Shanquella Robinson’s Family ‘Disappointed’ Over US Prosecutors’ Decision To Not Pursue Charges In Her Case: ‘We Know That We Have To Carve Our Own Path To Justice’ 

Shanquella Robinson’s Family ‘Disappointed’ Over US Prosecutors’ Decision To Not Pursue Charges In Her Case: ‘We Know That We Have To Carve Our Own Path To Justice’

The family of Shanquella Robinson is still fighting for justice, but to no avail… as of yet.

New developments in Shanquella Robinson’s murder have come to the forefront, and they’re notably disappointing, to say the least.

Shanquella Robinson

As previously reported, U.S. prosecutors have decided not to move forward with filing criminal charges in the controversial case of 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson, who was allegedly beaten to death while vacationing in Cabo, Mexico with friends last year.

The attack (said to have been inflicted by one of the attendees of the group trip) was graphically caught on camera and later surfaced throughout social media.

In a recent press conference, the family’s representative, Sue-Ann Robinson, addressed the unfortunate news, detailing their forthcoming plans as they prepare to move forward.

She began,

“[Shanquella’s] attack was captured on video, and now… we’re being told that there isn’t going to be an arrest or there aren’t going to be any charges brought.”

On behalf of the victim’s loved ones, Attorney Sue-Ann Robinson continued,

“While we’re here… disappointed, we’re not deterred. We’re going to continue to press on; we’re going to continue to demand that there’s a high level of diplomatic intervention in this case.”

She then added,

“If the U.S. authorities are now, again, telling us, ‘Oh, well, it’s back on Mexico because Mexican authorities have to do something,’ we don’t have a problem with that. We know that we have to carve our own path to justice. And we’ve been doing that from the very beginning.”

Shanquella Robinson, right, with her mom at left

On Wednesday (Apr. 12), merely five months after its October occurrence, U.S. attorney Dena King and the FBI’s announcement that they’d be taking no further legal action sparked national mayhem.

The statement read:

“Based on the results of the autopsy and after a careful deliberation and review of the investigative materials by both U.S. Attorneys’ Officices, federal prosecutors informed Ms. Robinson’s family today that the available evidence does not support a federal prosecution.”

Despite earlier claims from Mexican authorities that the late Robinson’s spine had been severed (suggesting that she’d died from severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation), the latest discovery has found that it was, in fact, not broken. According to Mecklenburg County Medical Examiners’ Office, the young entrepreneur’s demise has been labeled “undetermined,” with no indication of the said spinal wound(s).

The autopsy stated,

“A posterior neck dissection is performed and there is no evidence of hemorrhage or disruption of any of the musculature, ligaments, or the spinal elements. No fractures are seen on the posterior of the spinal column. There is no evidence of any disruption of the spinal column alignment or subluxation. The brain, dura, and spinal cord are sent for neuropathology consultation.”

Additionally, the document listed that the “most significant findings” were the hematoma of the forehead (alluding to blunt force trauma), the mild cerebral edema, and the hypoxic-ischemic brain injury.

As you may know, since the tragic event took place, Robinson’s cause of death has been quite conflicting, as the family was initially told by fellow travelers that she’d passed from alcohol poisoning.

Last month, Robinson’s sister, Quilla, spoke out about the emotional drain that has come with such a troublesome time in her and her relatives’ lives.

She confessed,

“This journey has been frustrating, the felling of disheartenment towards our government. I feel like our government has failed us. Now we got to take extra steps and measurements as far as rallies, as far as press conferences, and mailing letters. I feel like we should not have to do this. It’s been five months and something should have been done.”

On May 19, 2023, The Robinsons will be marching in Washington, D.C. to petition for more action to be taken in their fallen ones’ case.

Our continuous thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Shanquella Robinson.

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Authored by: Ashley Blackwell