Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they have filed charges against an American woman suspected of killing another AmericanIn a viral video.
Baja California Sur state prosecutors have not named a suspect in the Oct. 29 death of Shankella Robinson.
But he said he has contacted Mexican federal prosecutors and diplomats to try to extradite the woman to face charges in Mexico.
Robinson’s death at a resort development in the Baja resort town of San Jose del Cabo sent shockwaves in both countries. The video raised suspicions that Robinson may have died at the hands of the men she was traveling with.
Local prosecutor Antonio López Rodríguez said the case is being treated as a possible homicide and an arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect. However, the group leaves Robinson in Mexico after he is found dead in a rented villa he was traveling to.
State prosecutor Daniel de la Rosa Anaya said the suspect was also an American, but did not identify her.
FBIOn Tuesday, it also opened an investigation into Robinson’s death.
A video apparently taped at the luxury villa in San Jose del Cabo shows a woman, apparently an American, beating up 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 fight back?” In the fight, the young man did not appear to intervene.
The video raised questions as to why no one intervened in the alleged beating, or why people traveling with him would have beaten him.
Shankella’s mother, Salmondra Robinson, told CBS News in an interview last week that she was initially told by Shankella’s friends that Shankella had become ill from alcohol poisoning. But later, Salamondra learned that there had been a fight, and an autopsy found that he had injuries to his spinal cord and neck.
The autopsy showed that “her death had nothing to do with alcohol,” Salamondra said.