Arrest warrant issued in death of US tourist in Mexico

Authorities say Shanquella Robinson was killed by an acquaintance who was with her in Mexico.
2:50 | 11/28/22

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ANNIVERSARY. >> WATCH DIANE SAWYER'S SPECIAL. >>> TURN NOW TO OUR "GMA" COVER STORY THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN TOURIST SHANQUELLA ROBINSON IN MEXICO AN ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED THIS MORNING HOW QUESTIONS WILL WORK ACROSS BORDERS. MATT RIVERS HAS MORE FROM MEXICO CITY. GOOD MORNING, MATT. >> Reporter: SHANQUELLA ROBINSON WENT TO MEXICO LOOKING FOR A FUN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, BUT INSTEAD THE AMERICAN WOMAN WAS KILLED BY AN ACQUAINTANCE, NOW THEY WANT TO PROSECUTE THAT SUSPECT RIGHT HERE IN MEXICO. THIS MORNING, MEXICAN AUTHORITIES SAY THEY BELIEVE 25-YEAR-OLD U.S. CITIZEN SHANQUELLA ROBINSON WAS KILLED BY AN ACQUAIACQUAINTANCE, ANOTH AMERICAN WOMAN. FOUND DEAD AT LUXURY RESORT IN LATE OCTOBER. IN ONE NOW VIRAL VIDEO TOO VIOLENT TO SHOW ROBINSON IS SEEN BEING SEVERELY BEATEN. ANOTHER ONE SOMEONE FILMS ROBINSON TAKING A NAP THE DAY BEFORE SHE WAS KILLED. POLICE REPORT FROM THE DAY SHE DIED SAID GUESTS AT THE RESORT CALLED FOR MEDICAL HELP, A DOCTOR SAID SHE WAS, QUOTE, STABLE BUT DEHYDRATED ADDING THE GUEST REFUSED TO BRING HER TO A HOSPITAL, THE POLICE REPORT SAID SHE WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND WAS DECLARED DEAD AT 6:00 BUT AN AUTOPSY OBTAINED BY ABC NEWS CONTRADICTED THAT REPORT SAYING SHE WAS DECLARED DEAD THREE HOURS EARLIER SUFFERING FROM A SEVERE SPINAL CORD INJURY. >> MEXICAN AUTHORITIES NOW SAYING THE PRIME SUSPECT IN THE CASE BACK IN THE UNITED STATES. >> THE FACT THAT THE PERSON ACCUSED IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGES ALL OF THE EVALUATION HERE. >> Reporter: MEXICAN PROSECUTORS FILING CHARGES FOR FEMICIDE THEY BELIEVE ROBINSON WAS KILLED AT LEAST IN PART BECAUSE OF HER GENDER. MEXICO IS ASKING THE U.S. TO EXTRADITE THE SUSPECT TO FACE CHARGES IN MEXICO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL HAVE TO EVALUATE ANY EVIDENCE. >> IF THE U.S. AUTHORITIES AND POTENTIALLY U.S. COURT ARE NOT CONVINCED THAT THE MEXICANS HAVE A VERY STRONG CASE, THAT IT'S VERY UNLIKELY THAT SHE WOULD BE EXTRADITED. >> Reporter: U.S. PROSECUTORS COULD CHOOSE TO PROSECUTE THIS CASE THEMSELVES, THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING. I SPOKE TO ONE FORMER U.S. DIPLOMAT BASED HERE IN MEXICO IS ALL ABOUT WHETHER THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT WILL COOPERATE, GIVE THE FBI THE ACCESS THEY NEED TO PROPERLY

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