Why record and not intervene? Horrific video allegedly shows 25-year-old Charlotte woman beaten shortly before she died in Mexico

CABO, Mexico – A family is still grappling with news of the sudden and suspicious death of their loved one, as they continue to air their story in hopes of further answers.

According to Queen City NewsShanquella Robinson, 25, was pronounced dead a day after arriving in Cabo, Mexico for a birthday trip with a group of friends.

Shanquella’s mother, Salamondra, has been seen on videos, which are now widely shared on social media, saying her daughter’s friends told her she died of alcohol poisoning.

“They said she wasn’t feeling well. She had alcohol poisoning,” she said. QC Newswho reported the story first.

“They couldn’t get a pulse,” she continued. “Each of the people who were there with her were telling different stories.”

A housekeeper finally found her body in their Airbnb, her mother says Essence magazine.

After struggling to retrieve Shanquella’s body from the country, her mother said the autopsy revealed she died from a beating.

“When the autopsy came back, they said it had nothing to do with alcohol,” Salamondra revealed. “[They] said she had a broken neck and her spine in her back was cracked. She had been beaten.

[WARNING: Video of the attack is graphic and may be hard for some to watch. View with caution.]

Following his death, a shocking video posted on social media was able to uncover another part of the journey that gave insight into what could have happened.

The video, which now has over a million views, shows one of the young women on the trip involved in a physical altercation with someone she claims is Shanquella.

The video shows a moment when the assailant threw the victim by the neck, landing on the ground, then proceeded to punch her in the head and neck.

Other friends, who witnessed the altercation, began recording their fight.

The footage of the fight is almost unbearable to watch as Shanquella takes hit after hit, unresponsive.

One of the people in the room could be heard saying, “Quella, can you at least fight back?”

In pain, she replied, “No.”

Social media users flooded the video with comments, with many asking “why” others were recording the fight, instead of ending it. Other commenters posted warnings to other young people saying things like ‘be careful who you call your friends’.

The family continues to seek closure and clarity.

“She had a heart of gold, she loved everyone,” her mother told Queen City News. “I probably won’t be comfortable until someone is arrested.”

Her story is being shared under the hashtag, #JusticeForShanquella.

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