The family of Shanquella Robinson is demanding justice for her murder in Mexico four months ago. In a letter to the White House, they call for action against her travel companions and urge federal charges. Read on to learn more about this heartbreaking story and the efforts to bring justice to Shanquella and her family.
The family of Shanquella Robinson, who died tragically in Mexico over four months ago, is urging for immediate diplomatic intervention as no arrests have been made yet. In a letter sent to the White House, Shanquella’s mother and attorney discuss their next steps in seeking justice for her death.
Attorneys Ben Crump and Sue-Ann Robinson (no relation) are leading the charge for justice in the tragic death of Shanquella Robinson, who was brutally murdered less than 24 hours after arriving in Mexico for a vacation with her “friends.”
In a letter to the White House, the attorneys are calling on officials to find those responsible for Shanquella’s death, specifically naming her travel companions who were with her in Cabo San Lucas. The letter reveals the disturbing details of Shanquella’s death, including a viral video that showed her being beaten while naked by one of her travel mates, identified as Dejahanae Jackson.
This is the girl Daejhanae Jackson who we watched assault Shanquella Robinson …. #justiceforquella #mexicotrip pic.twitter.com/aQFTvastdP
— (@LADDY__BEE) November 16, 2022
Shanquella’s friends initially told her mother and father that she died from alcohol poisoning. A local doctor was with Shanquella for three hours before she was pronounced dead.
The autopsy report indicated that Shanquella suffered a broken neck, and Mexican law enforcement issued a warrant for Dejahanae, who fled back to the United States after Shanquella’s death.
The letter emphasizes that United States citizens who commit homicide in Mexico can face criminal charges under federal or state law upon their return to the United States. The attorneys are urging the U.S. government to bring federal charges in this case, given the possible involvement of interstate commerce and federal law enforcement agencies.
The letter also includes a detailed account from the villa concierge, who noted that Shanquella seemed “out of place” at the party and that Dejahanae had manipulated him into arranging a ride for the group to San Jose. The concierge heard laughter from the group just minutes after offering condolences for Shanquella’s death. Wow.
“Hours later, Jackson texted the concierge about dinner and he arranged a ride for the group to San Jose. But he found out later the group went to the airport,” the Charlette Observer reported. Later when the “video was released of Jackson attacking her, the concierge said he ‘realized that practically (Jackson) had manipulated’ him in an effort to ‘leave the country as soon as possible.’”
You can read the full letter here.
Below is a timeline of the events leading up to Shaquella’s death:
Crump and Robinson also held a press conference in Washington, D.C. to draw attention to the case and demand justice for Shanquella and her family. Their hope is that the letter and press conference will spur the federal government into action to bring those responsible for Shanquella’s death to justice.
Watch the conference below:
Sallamondra Robinson, the mother of Shanquella Robinson, and the family’s attorney, Sue-Ann Robinson, discuss their next steps in the search for answers and justice in Shanquella’s death. Watch below:
We pray justice is served!