CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A rally calling for justice for Shanquella Robinson, the American lady who died whereas vacationing in Mexico in what native authorities are investigating as a femicide, was held Saturday in her hometown, ABC Information reported.
Robinson, 25, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died in October whereas on a visit with six mates to San Jose del Cabo, a resort metropolis on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
Those that spoke in the course of the occasion, held at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, included household mates and native leaders who stated they stood in solidarity with Robinson’s household as they grapple with their daughter’s loss of life amid the continuing investigation.
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“I’ll be sincere — that is powerful. That is onerous,” Braxton Winston, Charlotte’s mayor professional tem, stated in his remarks. “What number of phrases of consolation are you able to deliver to a state of affairs like this?”
“There’s a lot grief in our neighborhood,” he stated, however advised the Robinson household, “I guarantee you this neighborhood won’t neglect you.”
Pat Cotham, the at-large county commissioner for Mecklenburg County, lamented that Robinson’s story “was simply beginning.”
“She was only a younger lady,” Cotham stated. “I’m so very sorry for the lack of your valuable Shanquella.”
Household mates remembered Robinson as an enthralling, sturdy younger lady. A consultant for Winston-Salem State College, which Robinson attended, stated her “spirit lives on” on the college.
The rally comes a number of weeks after the funeral service for Robinson.
“There have been hundreds of individuals that did not make it into the providers a pair weeks in the past, so that is the chance to come back and present their assist with the Robinson household once more and to like on them and principally allow them to know that we stand with them,” Mario Black, the founding father of Million Youth March of Charlotte, advised reporters throughout a press briefing asserting Saturday’s rally. “It is justice for Shanquella Robinson till justice is served.”
Questions have mounted amid conflicting reviews on what occurred within the hours main as much as Robinson’s loss of life.
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The unique post-mortem report obtained by ABC Information stated Robinson died from a extreme spinal cord injury and a dislocated neck. In line with the doc, which was dated Nov. 4, Robinson was discovered unconscious in the lounge of a residence on Padre Kino Avenue in San Jose del Cabo on the afternoon of Oct. 29 and was declared lifeless inside quarter-hour.
That report differs from a latest replace from Mexican authorities, who stated that Robinson might have been alive and acquired care from a medical skilled for a number of hours earlier than authorities arrived and he or she was pronounced lifeless, ABC Information has realized.
The medical skilled on the scene allegedly advised Robinson’s mates that Robinson was drunk and dehydrated, and that they need to take her to a hospital. Nonetheless, they declined to take action, in accordance with authorities.
Authorities haven’t responded to ABC Information’ request for touch upon the distinction between their report and the post-mortem.
An arrest warrant was issued final month in Robinson’s loss of life for the crime of femicide, a type of gender-based violence, in accordance with a neighborhood prosecutor. The warrant was issued for an unnamed alleged perpetrator, “a buddy of hers who’s the direct aggressor,” Daniel de la Rosa Anaya, native prosecutor for the state of Baja California Sur, stated.
The FBI opened an investigation final month into Robinson’s loss of life, although no additional particulars have been launched because of the ongoing probe.
Robinson went to the Mexican resort metropolis on Oct. 28, in accordance with her household. Robinson’s mother and father stated they received a frantic phone name from their daughter’s mates the following day saying she had died from alcohol poisoning.
The Mexican Secretariat of Health’s post-mortem report and loss of life certificates don’t point out alcohol.
With all the brand new and creating data, Robinson’s household remains to be looking for solutions from her mates.
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Sallamondra Robinson, the mom of Shanquella Robinson, advised ABC Information she’s pleased the FBI has stepped in to assist remedy her daughter’s case so it “will not go in useless.”
None of Robinson’s mates who have been together with her in Cabo have responded to ABC Information’ repeated requests for remark.
ABC Information’ Erica Y. King, Anne Laurent and Sabina Ghebremedhin contributed to this report.
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