CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they had charged an American woman with the alleged killing of another American who was beaten in a viral video.
Prosecutors in Baja California Sur did not name the suspect in the Oct. 29 death Shanquella Robinson.
But they said they had engaged with Mexican federal prosecutors and diplomats to try to have the woman extradited to Mexico to face charges.
Local prosecutor Antonio Lopez Rodriguez said the case was being treated as a potential homicide and an arrest warrant had been issued for the suspect.However, the group Robinson travel with left mexico afterwards she was found dead in a rented villa.
State Attorney Daniel de la Rosa Anaya said the suspect was also an American, but did not identify her.
A video, apparently recorded at a luxury villa in San Jose del Cabo, shows an apparently American woman beating another identified as Robinson.
The video has been shared several times on social media sites. In the video, a man with an American accent can be heard saying “Can you at least fight back?” The man does not appear to have intervened in the beating.
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