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No charges Filed In Shanquella Robinson’s Death, Reports U.S. Authorities

April 12, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Federal investigators have concluded their probe into the tragic death of Shanquella Robinson, a woman from Charlotte, North Carolina who passed away while in Mexico last October.

According to CBS News, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in two North Carolina districts have announced that no charges will be filed in connection with the case. This news was issued in a statement on Wednesday, just prior to a televised news conference where Robinson’s family was set to discuss the investigation and her untimely passing.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ms. Robinson has been a priority for federal prosecutors and the FBI,” read the statement issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the western district of North Carolina. 

“As in every case under consideration for federal prosecution, the government must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a federal crime was committed,” it continued. “Based on the results of the autopsy and after a careful deliberation and review of the investigative materials by both U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, federal prosecutors informed Ms. Robinson’s family today that the available evidence does not support a federal prosecution.”

According to officials, after conducting “a detailed and thorough investigation” and an autopsy by the medical examiner’s office in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, they have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support a federal prosecution.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, attorney Sue Ann Robinson spoke on behalf of the Robinson family, expressing they’re “disappointed but not deterred” by the U.S. investigation’s outcome. The family remains committed to seeking justice following the killing.

The U.S. autopsy did not detect any spinal cord injury. Despite this, she expressed disappointment with the delay in the case by U.S. authorities and pointed out that such delays can result in inconsistencies. She also mentioned that the family may pursue civil action in the future.

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