Shanquella Robinson’s Father Describes Seeing Her Injuries
Nearly two months removed from Shanquella Robinson‘s death, her grieving father Bernard Robinson opened up about the devastating moment he saw his daughter’s beaten and battered body, while the friends she was traveling with blamed her death on alcohol poisoning.
Robinson said he knew the cause of Shanquella’s mysterious death wasn’t alcohol when he saw her open casket, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Shanquella Robinson’s Father Describes Heartbreaking Moment He Saw Daughter’s Beaten, Battered Body
“When I saw in that casket, and I saw the knot, (…) the cut on her lip, I know for a fact that they did some bodily harm to her,” Bernard said.
On Dec. 10, Bernard was joined by friends, family and local leaders at a justice rally for Shanquella organized by the Million Youth March of Charlotte as well as the Salisbury Teen Advisory Board.
He described the heartbreaking moment of seeing his daughter’s injured and lifeless body to the hundreds of people who gathered in support of Shanquella at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, the outlet reports.
Bernard Robinson, father of #ShanquellaRobinson, speaking on getting justice for his daughter.
Says it’s a struggle for him everyday. @WBTV_News pic.twitter.com/EsiMvKmaY0
— Brandon Hamilton (@BHAMonTV) December 10, 2022
“All I want is justice,” the heartbroken father said at the rally last week.
An autopsy revealed that Shanquella suffered a cracked spine and a broken neck, however the coroner’s report mostly led to more questions than answers.
A viral video began making the rounds on social media, showing a woman brutally attacking Bernard’s 25-year-old daughter. She was naked and refused to fight back, despite pleas to do so from the cameraman as others cheered on.
Bernard Robinson Calls Shanquella’s Friends The “Cabo Six” As Family Still Awaits Justice In Daughter’s Death
Bernard went on to call the group of friends the “Cabo Six.”
While Mexican authorities have reportedly issued an arrest warrant in Shanquella’s case last month, no arrests have been made since her death, The Shade Room reported. On Oct. 28, Shanquella arrived in San José del Cabo. She was pronounced dead the next day.
Her father says all he wants is for authorities “to do the right thing, (and) make it right.”
Rally underway in Charlotte for Shanquella Robinson as family calls for justice #justiceforshanquella @theobserver https://t.co/FEUD6pCfkl
— Cathy Clabby (@cathyclabby) December 10, 2022
“All I want is justice. I just want the Mexican authorities, the embassy, to do the right thing, make it right. Because they came over there on your soil and did what they did and came back here,” Bernard continued.
Shanquella’s Mother Blasts The FBI Over Lack Of Progress & Lack Of Information
Shanquella’s grieving mother Salamondra blasted the FBI over their lack of progress in her daughter’s murder case and the lack of information she’s been provided with as days turn into weeks following the 25-year-old’s death at a Mexican resort, The Shade Room previously reported.
Meanwhile, the family has been anxiously awaiting justice to be served.
The FBI is still investigating the case, which local authorities in Mexico have deemed a femicide.
The arrest warrant, issued for a still-unnamed American woman, has yet to bare any results as officials work to extradite her to face a Mexican court. The suspect, described as one of the friends who traveled with Shanquella, could face up to 60 years in prison.