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Mexico wants American extradited on charges in tourist death


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CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they filed charges against a U.S. woman on suspicion of killing another American who was beaten up in a viral video.

Prosecutors in the state of Baja California Sur did not name a suspect in Shanquella Robinson’s October 29 death.

But they said they had approached federal prosecutors and Mexican diplomats to try to extradite the woman to face charges in Mexico.

Robinson’s death at a resort development in the San Jose del Cabo resort town of Baja shocked people in both countries. The video raised suspicions that Robinson may have died at the hands of those she was traveling with.

Local prosecutor Antonio López Rodríguez said the case is being treated as a potential murder and an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect. However, the group that Robinson was with left Mexico after she was 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.

Local media in Charlotte, North Carolina reported that those with whom Robinson was traveling gave different versions of how she died, but an autopsy revealed she died of spinal or neck injuries. serious.

A video apparently taken at the luxury villa in San Jose del Cabo shows a woman, apparently American, hitting another woman identified as Robinson.

The video has been reposted several times on social media sites. In it, a man with an American accent can be heard saying, “Can you at least hit back?” The man did not appear to have interfered with the beating.

The video raises the question of why no one intervened in the targeted beating or why those who were with her beat her.

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