Monday, November 28, 2022

Shanquella Robinson update: Woman vacationing in Mexico may have received care hours before death

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While FBI officials are investigating the death of an American woman vacationing in Mexico, Mexican authorities announced Tuesday night that 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson may have been alive and was treated by a doctor for several hours before authorities arrived and she was pronounced dead. ABC News has learned.

The video shown is from a previous report.

The doctor at the scene allegedly told Robinson’s friends that Robinson was drunk and dehydrated and that they should take her to a hospital. However, they refused, according to the authorities.

The new report differs significantly from ABC News’ original autopsy report, which said medics arrived at Robinson’s mansion at 3 p.m. and she was pronounced dead within 15 minutes. The autopsy revealed that Robinson died from a severe spinal cord injury and a dislocated neck.

Authorities have not responded to ABC News’ request for comment on the difference between her report and the autopsy.

According to the new police report, Robinson’s friends asked for a doctor’s consultation at 2:13 p.m. After a family doctor from the American Medical Center arrived at the Puerto Los Cabos address, Robinson’s friends told the medic that she had been drinking heavily.

Medican staff said they noticed Robinson had poor verbal response, was intoxicated and dehydrated, but had stable vital signs, according to the police report. The local doctor advised Robinson’s friends to take her to hospital, but their friends insisted she stay at the villa, the report said.

At 4:20 p.m., Robinson began convulsing as one of Robinson’s friends, Wenter Essence Donovan, dialed 911. When emergency responders arrived, the police report said Robinson was having trouble breathing and had a decreased heart rate.

At 4:49 p.m., the GP said they stopped feeling Robinson’s pulse and began CPR until paramedics arrived. They continued with 14 CPR sessions and five doses of adrenaline, to no avail. According to the police report, Robinson went into an asystolic state (a type of cardiac arrest). Robinson was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m., the report said

According to the new police report, Donovan notified Mexican authorities of Robinson’s condition around 5 p.m. local time.

Donovan and any of Robinson’s friends who were with her in Cabo have not responded to ABC News’ repeated requests for comment.

The FBI earlier this month launched an investigation into Robinson’s death, which Mexican authorities are investigating as femicide, a form of gender-based violence.

Robinson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, traveled with six friends to the vacation town of San Jose del Cabo on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Oct. 28.

They were staying in a rental villa in Fundadores, an exclusive gated community with vacation homes and a private beach club, according to Robinson’s family.

The next day, Robinson’s parents said they received a frantic phone call from their daughter’s friends that she had died.

With all of the new and evolving information, Robinson’s family is still looking for answers from their friends who know what happened in Cabo that weekend. Sallamondra Robinson, Shanquella Robinson’s mother, said she was glad the FBI stepped in to solve her daughter’s case so it “won’t be in vain.”

“I would appreciate it if any of them were sent back to Mexico because their plan was to come back here and believe they would not be prosecuted,” Robinson told ABC News. “She was a caring person … and I want them to always remember that. We will keep their legacy alive.”

ABC News’ Sabina Ghebremedhin, Jessica Mendoza, and Eric Jones contributed to this report.

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