Murdered North Carolina woman Shanquella Robinson was ALIVE for three hours after medics arrived and tried to revive her, Mexican police report says
- A new report indicates the North Carolina woman who was beaten while on a trip to Mexico City with her friends was alive as medics arrived
- A Mexican police report states that Shanquella Robinson, 25, was alive for three hours before being pronounced dead, The Charlotte Observer reports
- At one point after a doctor had arrived, the 25-year-old woman began seizing with convulsions lasting less than a minute
- Just before she was pronounced dead, medics attempted 14 rounds of CPR, five doses of adrenaline and six discharges of AED to save the woman
- Robinson was part of a group that traveled from Charlotte to Cabo on October 28 and rented out a villa to celebrate a friend’s birthday
- She was found dead the next day when her friends told her mother she had died of alcohol poisoning
- It later emerged she had suffered a broken neck and a leaked video showed Robinson had been attacked while naked in her bedroom
Portions of a Mexican police report obtained by The Charlotte Observer allegedly show that Shanquella Robinson, 25, was not dead within 15 minutes of being injured, as previously reported.
The excerpt states that a doctor called was at the house where the group was staying with Robinson and the others in the suite for ‘close to three hours’ before she was pronounced dead.
The report also indicates that the woman was verbally unresponsive, at one point began seizing, and was issued several rounds of CPR, adrenaline, and AED shocks in an effort to save her before she was eventually pronounced dead.
Shanquella Robinson, 25, was alive for hours inside the villa she and her friends were staying at in Cabo
Gerardo Zuñiga, an investigative reporter for MetropliMx, provided the portions of the Mexican police report to The Charlotte Observer after breaking the story. Zuñiga had obtained the report through ‘a source.’
Another major development is that the report stated that the woman had also suffered cardiac arrest prior to her death.
Medics were first called to the Villa Linda 32 around 2.13pm on October 29, according to the report, and within an hour, Dr. Karolina Beatriz Ornelas Gutiérrez arrived at the scene.
The doctor works with the American Medical Center, a local hospital in the Cabo area.
The call was reportedly placed by Wenter Donovan, a resident of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Donovan was one of the people that friends and family confirmed was on the trip with Robinson.
Dr. Gutierrez was called to the house, a routine practice in tourist areas in Mexico, for reports of a person who had ‘drunk a lot of alcohol’ and was in need of ‘an IV.’
The report, written in Spanish, says the doctor arrived and found ‘a female’ who had stable vital signs but who appeared to be drunk and dehydrated.
The woman, now identified as Robinson, was unable to verbally communicate, the report states.
Despite the doctor telling the 25-year-old’s friends that she needed to be transferred to a hospital, the group insisted the woman be treated inside their villa.
The doctor had been called to the Cabo villa for reports of an intoxicated person who needed an IV, according to a portion of the Mexican police report obtained by the Charlotte Observer
Upon arrival at the villa, Dr. Karolina Beatriz Ornelas Gutiérrez found ‘a female’ who appeared to be intoxicated and dehydrated
Dr. Gutiérrez attempted an IV but was unsuccessful, according to the portion of the report obtained by the North Carolina news outlet.
Robinson also started seizing at one point, roughly an hour after the doctor had arrived, and the convulsions lasted less than one minute.
‘At this point the patient’s friend, named Wenter Donovan, called 911 to request an ambulance,’ The Observer’s interpretation of the report.
The call for an ambulance was placed around 4.20pm, more than two hours after Robinson’s friends had first made the call for help.
‘In the meantime, the patient presented with difficulty breathing and a lowered pulse, and they gave her rescue breaths,’ the report continued.
At one point, Robinson began seizing as Dr. Gutiérrez tending to her. The convulsions lasted less than a minute. Later, after Dr. Gutierrez had lost Robinson’s pulse, CPR, AED, and several rounds of adrenaline were pushed in an effort to save the 25-year-old’s life
CPR was administered beginning at 4.49pm. This rescue tactic began after Gutierrez stopped detecting a pulse.
Police arrived at 5.25 pm and spoke with Dr. Gutierrez before medics arrived and administered ’14 rounds of CPR, five doses of adrenaline and six discharges (AED shocks) without success,’
Robinson was officially declared dead at 5.57pm by the doctor at the scene.
The report states that ‘cardiopulmonary arrest’ and ‘deceased person’ as the reason police were brought to the villa.
This news comes just days after new video of Robinson surfaced online, showing her joking and laughing with friends just hours before her death.
In the video shared by the Neighborhood Talk, the North Carolina woman can be heard joking about her friends taking too long to get ready inside their Fundadores Beach Club villa.
‘It don’t take that long to get naked. Where y’all at?’ Robinson jokes in a video of her walking around the San Jose del Cabo resort.
Robinson, who later sustained a broken neck and severed spine, walks around the Villa Linda 32 room before entering to join several women discussing what swimsuits to wear.
Charlotte resident Shanquella Robinson died while on vacation in Cabo, Mexico, on October 29. Video footage has surfaced of one of her friends brutally beating her in a villa
The video, posted Friday, has racked up nearly 90,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
Dozens of commenters have pointed to the reactions of the friends as she walks into the room as a possible sign of what was to come.
‘They was in there talking about her! The body language tells it all,’ said one person.
‘This story breaks my heart man. Imagine going on vacation just trying to enjoy your life and walking right into a death sentence,’ wrote one person.
‘WOWWWWW this is sad. You can tell they had a problem with her. And probably didn’t say anything cuz she walked in recording,’ another said.
Robinson was part of a group that traveled from Charlotte to Cabo on October 28 and rented out a villa to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
The 25-year-old was found dead a day later in their suite.
Commenters on the new video have pointed out what they believe is suspicious reactions from Shanquella’s friends
‘You can tell they had a problem with her’ another person commented on the video
Mexican officials have since confirmed they are investigating Robinson’s death as femicide, which is regional terminology for the intentional killing of a woman.
Officials also revealed that the woman’s neck had been broken and her spine had been severed, both discovered during an autopsy.
They will reclassify it as a homicide if they find the killing was not gender-related.
That news came after a video surfaced that appeared to show Shanquella being beaten while naked in her hotel room. The unknown assailant savagely punches and kicks her while the man recording the video taunts her.
A woman, whose name has not been released, attacks Shanquella Robinson at the villa they rented out for the birthday of one of their friends in Cabo, Mexico, in late October
Shanquella Robinson on the floor while being attacked by her friend
Robinson’s mother, Sallamondra Robinson, said her daughter’s friends initially called her and said she had died of alcohol poisoning.
‘My heart just, like, it went into pieces,’ said her mom. ‘Shanquella was my heart.’
‘Saturday evening, I got a call saying that Shanquella wasn’t feeling well,’ she said, but added that she quickly figured out there was more to the story.
‘By the time that we questioned each one of them, and each one of them gave us a different statement,’ she told GMA on Friday.
‘I did not believe them because actually before they even got back to Charlotte… someone had already called us and said that someone was fighting her over there,’ she added.
She also said Shanquella was with someone her mom knew ‘very well’ and hoped he would look out for her daughter, but ‘that’s not what it was.’
The death certificate obtained by Fox affiliate WJZY showed that Shanquella Robinson ‘was found unconscious in her living room’
Quilla Long, Shanquella’s older sister, said she ‘fell to her knees’ when she heard of the death and also said ‘the video is sickening.’
The man who appears to be filming the assault can be heard in the video taunting Robinson as he asks: ‘Can you at least fight back?’
She attempts to get away from her attacker and replies ‘no’, before the woman slams her to the floor next to the bed.
The woman then punches and knees her in the head, before yelling at her victim to ‘get up, I’m tired of the ****.’
How the Shanquella Robinson case unfolded
October 28: Robinson and friends fly from Charlotte, North Carolina to Cabo
October 29: The 25-year-old is discovered dead in their villa
October 29: Friends tell Robinson’s parents she had alcohol poisoning
November 10: Results of an autopsy reveal she had suffered a severed spinal cord
November 12: Robinson’s body is flown back to North Carolina
November 15: Video surfaces of Robinson being brutally beaten in their villa
November 17: Officials announce they are investigating Robinson’s death as femicide
November 18: A funeral for the woman is held at a church in Charlotte
November 18: Video surfaces of Robinson joking and laughing with friends just hours before her died
A representative for Villa Linda 32, the property where the group was staying, told WJZY the concierge contacted a doctor who attempted to revive Robinson.
She was declared dead at 3pm local time, reportedly about 15 minutes after she was beaten.
Her mother revealed she last spoke to Shanquella the night before she was pronounced dead, when she told her daughter ‘enjoy yourself. Have a good time. And I love you and I will talk to you tomorrow.’
Shanquella’s father, Bernard Robinson, recently spoke with TMZ and told them he believes his daughter’s death was set up.
Bernard said his daughter was not known to get in fights and that he couldn’t believe anyone would want to attack her so brutally.
‘They attacked her, man. This ain’t like some … my daughter was asleep, man. For all them to be in that room and then, you know, they come in there like no she woke up or whatever, the way it seems like they attacked her, man,’ the grief-stricken dad told the outlet.
‘And she naked, man. You know, for a father … to see that video, man, you know, ’cause my daughter’s not a fighter, man, she’s not a fighter, not at all,’ he added.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving recently donated $65,000 to help pay for expenses and legal fees for Shanquella’s family.
Shanquella’s body was flown back to Charlotte on November 17 and a funeral service was held Saturday.
The event was attended by both loved ones and activists who were there to put ‘pressure’ on the system, according to WBTV.
‘We came to ensure there is enough people putting pressure on the entire system to do what is necessary to get justice for this woman,’ said Tamika Mallory, an activist who attended the woman’s funeral.
‘Losing a loved one in the heinous way in which has happened to Shanquella, there will probably never be peace for them,’ she said.
‘But there cannot just be an open situation. It has to be closed with truth and it has to be that there is accountability for those that are responsible for her death,’ Mallory added
The FBI has also stepped in on the investigation into Shanquella’s death.
Officials with the government agency confirmed to WBTV they have ‘opened an investigation in the death of Charlotte resident, Shanquella Robinson in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on or about October 29, 2022.’
They said, however, that they cannot comment further due to it being an ‘ongoing investigation.’