Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they have filed charges against an American woman suspected of killing another American.In a viral video
Prosecutors in the state of Baja California Sur have not named a suspect in the Oct. 29 death of Shanquilla Robinson.
But he said he has contacted Mexican federal prosecutors and diplomats to try to extradite the woman to Mexico to face the charges.
Robinson’s death at a resort development in the Baja resort town of San Jose del Cabo shocked people in both countries. The video raised suspicions that Robinson may have been killed by the people she was traveling with.
Local prosecutor Antonio Lopez Rodriguez said the case is being treated as a possible homicide and an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect. However, the group Robinson was traveling with left Mexico after being found dead in a rented villa.
State prosecutor Daniel de la Rosa Anaya said the suspect was also an American, but did not identify him.
The FBITuesday that he had also opened an investigation into Robinson’s death.
A video apparently taped at a luxury villa in San Jose del Cabo shows a woman, apparently an American, beating another woman, identified as Robinson.
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.
The video raised questions about why no one intervened in the alleged beating, or why the people she was traveling with would beat her.
Shankwila’s mother, Salmondera Robinson, told CBS News in an interview last week that she was initially told by Shankwila’s friends that Shankwila had become ill from alcohol poisoning. But later, Salmondera learns that a fight took place, and an autopsy reveals injuries to her spine and neck.
Salmondera said the autopsy showed that “her death was not alcohol-related.