Dozens of people gathered around Shanquella Robinsonhers on Sunday, releasing hundreds of balloons as her mother tearfully watched, all while the family continued to seek justice and answers about her mysterious death.
“She was laughing at us” Mom said about Shanquella Robinson’s 26th birthday
“She’s smiling at us,” Shanquella’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, told the Charlotte Observer. “We have good days and bad days, but we’re here to celebrate.”
The crowd chanted “Happy Birthday” together as family and friends were forced to celebrate Shanquella’s first birthday without her.
NC supporters gather to commemorate Shanquella Robinson’s life on the eve of his birthday https://t.co/d43lO5PAgd pic.twitter.com/QEZGlx6u7H
– CBS 17 (@WNCN) January 9, 2023
Her mother said: ‘She’ll tell you what she wants for her birthday and that’s what we’re going to buy.
Shanquella died at the age of 25 on October 29 when her lifeless body was discovered at a villa in Mexico that she rented with some friends. She will turn 26 on Monday.
Meanwhile, next week will be two months since Salamondra buried her daughter at the Beatties Ford Memorial Garden in Huntersville. Mexican authorities said an arrest warrant had been issued for the incident, but police had yet to make any arrests as of Tuesday.
#ShanquellaRobinson I just received this message that family and friends plan to meet this Sunday at 3pm at Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens the day before Shanquella’s 26th birthday. The public is invited to help continue to raise her profile until justice is served. pic.twitter.com/ySVhc7epoN
– Erica Bryant (@EricaExclusive) January 6, 2023
Family says jail time is the only justice the family will accept when arrested, extradition remains elusive
Her death occurred under suspicious circumstances, including a now-viral video showing a woman believed to be Robinson being beaten while naked by a fellow traveller with her, Shade room previous report.
Last month, Shanquella’s sister said a prison sentence was the only justice the family would accept for whoever was responsible for her death.
“Everybody was arrested and made time in Mexico. People get extradited there and do their time there. That would be justice for us at this point,” said Quilla Long.
Since then, both the FBI and authorities in Mexico have conducted investigations and these investigations are still ongoing.
– Towanna Campbell (@TowannaCampbell) January 10, 2023
Shanquella’s mother says there are still no arrests but “It will happen in God’s time”
On Sunday, Salamondra Robinson said she still did not know if anyone had been arrested or if extradition had begun.
“We’re waiting to see and I know it’s going to happen,” she said. “In God’s time, it will happen. That’s all I’ve been waiting for.”
Last month, a protest was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, Shanquella’s hometown, where community members and family members of young women were killed together in the name of the 25-year-old girl. , Shade room report.
The rally was organized by the Million Youth March of Charlotte and Salisbury and was held at Little Rock AME Zion Church.