CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they have filed charges against a U.S. woman suspected of killing another American who was seen being beaten in a viral video.
Baja California Sur prosecutors have not named a suspect in the Oct. 29 death of Shangella Robinson.
But they said they have appealed to Mexican federal prosecutors and diplomats to extradite the woman to face charges in Mexico.
Robinson’s death at a resort in the resort town of San Jose del Cabo shocked people in both countries. The video has raised suspicions that Robinson died at the hands of people he was traveling with.
Local prosecutor Antonio López Rodriguez said the case was being treated as a potential homicide and a warrant had been issued for the suspect’s arrest. However, Robinson’s group left Mexico after they were found dead in a rented villa.
State prosecutor Daniel de la Rosa told Ana that the suspect is also American, but did not reveal his identity.
Local media in Charlotte, North Carolina, reported that people traveling with Robinson had different versions of how he died, but an autopsy revealed that he died of severe spinal or neck injuries.
The video, which was filmed at a luxury villa in San Jose del Cabo, shows an American woman beating another woman, identified only as Robinson.
The video has been reposted many times on social networks. There, a man with an American accent asked, “Can you at least fight?” He can be heard saying. It does not appear that the man interfered with the beating.
The video has raised questions as to why no one intervened in the alleged beating or why the people he was traveling with would beat him up.
Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC.