A successful Charlotte, North Carolina businesswoman who went on a trip to Mexico with her best friend and five other people is dead, and her best friend of more than five years, Khalil Cooke, is lying about what happened to her.
On Friday, October 28, 2022, 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson, her best friend, Khalil Cooke, and five others named Malik Dyer, Wenter Donovan, Alysse Hyatt, Daejhanae Jackson, and Nazeer Wiggins went to Cabo, Mexico.
The North Carolina Beat obtained the photos of everyone on the Mexico trip below:
The next day, Saturday, October 29, 2022, Shanquella Robinson’s mother, Salamondra Robinson, said they received a phone call from Khalil about Shanquella “resting” and “not feeling good” and that she had puked a couple of times. She said they felt at ease because they figured Shanquella was dealing with a hangover. Come to find out, that was not the case at all.
“After he told me that she was resting and not feeling good and that she had thrown up, I told him just to call us and keep us informed on how she is doing,” Salamondra said.
Khalil called again and told Salamondra that the ambulance was at their villa.
“He told me that there were about 3 ambulances there and they trying to resuscitate Shanquella,” Salamondra said.
Salamondra said that Khalil then put them on hold, and they were confused because he had just spoken to them, and they thought Shanquella was fine, just lying down resting because she wasn’t feeling good.
“I was like what’s going on now?”, Salamondra said.
When Khalil returned to the line, he told Salamondra that Shanquella had alcohol poisoning. However, Salamondra said she was a little calm because she trusted Khalil and believed what he was telling her.
“He came back and told us it was alcohol poisoning”, Salamondra said. “We were more calm I guess, because we trust him and we kind of believe what he was telling us.”
Unfortunately, medics could not save Shanquella.
Khalil and the five others had to hurry and get out of Mexico to escape being caught up in legal troubles, so they returned to the US a day earlier.
Salamondra said that after Khalil returned to the US, he brought Shanquella’s luggage to the house and reiterated that Shanquella had died from alcohol poisoning.
“He brought her luggage to my house when he got back and he just kept saying she died from alcohol poisoning,” Salamondra said. “At that point, I just said I was going to wait for the autopsy to come back.”
Khalil kept coming around the family, trying to make it seem like he was innocent and didn’t know what had happened to Shanquella.
“He kept coming around the house every day, his mom is with him,” Salamondra said.
Shanquella’s sister Quilla Long said something was eating Khalil up inside.
“Now that stuff done happen, I can go back and say ‘that’s why he was pacing’, I mean you would have thought he was coming off something like he was high. He was nervous, he was sweating, and grabbing his beard, Long said. “It had to be eating him up then.”
When Khalil came back over to Salamondra’s house, he brought Wenter Donovan and Daejhanae Jackson, two of the three girls that were with them in Mexico, with him. Donovan and Jackson told Salamondra and her family the same story Khalil told them, Shanquella died from alcohol poisoning.
Quilla Long said that her family had gotten phone calls that “they were over there(Mexico) fighting and jumped Shanquella.” Long said she asked the girls if that was true, and they told her it wasn’t true.
“By the time Khalil brought the girls over to my mama’s house, we had started receiving calls that they were over there fighting and jumped my sister, Long said. “We asked them if that was true, and they said “NO” and that there was no one fighting at all.”
Salamondra said that she and her family stayed calm and trusted Khalil, and he was sticking with his story that her daughter had died from alcohol poisoning.
“Days after that, the autopsy came in and that told the whole story,” Salamondra said.
Shanquella’s autopsy revealed that her death was not related to alcohol; instead, it showed that she had a broken neck and a cracked spine and was beaten.
Salamondra said that she and her family received photos of Shanquella in which her face was swollen, she had a knot on her head, her eyes were swollen, and her lips were split.
The U.S. Department officials in Mexico reportedly denied that Shanquella’s death was a murder, citing the police investigation did not reveal signs of foul play.
I’m confused about how the Mexican police did not find signs of foul play when everyone on the trip told Mexico police that Shanquella died from alcohol poisoning initially, but the autopsy revealed that they all were lying and that she was beaten. So how is that not FOUL PLAY?
Khalil Cooke, Malik Dyer, Wenter Donovan, Alysse Hyatt, Daejhanae Jackson, and Nazeer Wiggins all should be in MEXICO’S JAIL RIGHT NOW FOR THE MURDER OF Shanquella Robinson.
Most of them have gone into hiding because they all know what happened to Shanquella and are lying about it.
Ladies and Gentleman Shanquella Robinson did NOT die from ALCOHOL POISONING. So, why would Khalil Cooke lie to his best friend’s mother and family like this when he and Shanquella have been friends for YEARS and have even gone on family trips with Shanquella’s family? SICK ASF!
Salamondra said she wants something done about what happened to her daughter.
“I want justice for my daughter,” Salamondra said.
Shanquella’s sister, Quilla Long, told The North Carolina Beat that she didn’t think Khalil was dirty as he is.
“I wouldn’t have thought that Khalil would be as dirty as he is,” Long said. “He’s a dirty motherfucker, and if I had known what I know now, I would have gone to his ass and the girls’ ass in my house.”
In an emotional phone call with The North Carolina Beat, Shanquella’s father, Bernard Robinson, said his daughter was left for dead.
“They left her there,” man, an emotional Bernard, said. “They left my daughter over there. I can’t believe it.”
Bernard said he could not believe that Shanquella’s best friend, Khalil, who invited her on the trip, would leave her.
“How can you leave my daughter, and she’s supposedly your best friend,” Bernard said. “How could you do this to us.”
According to Bernard, Khalil didn’t even give him any condolences.
“He only reached out to Shanquella’s mom and sister,” Bernard said. “He never gave me any condolences and if he had any remorse or something, he would have done that.”
Bernard said he’s 100% certain that Khalil Cooke knows what happened to his only daughter.
“He knows what happened. He knows what happened,” Bernard repeated.
Shanquella was known by hundreds of people and loved by hundreds of people.
The North Carolina Beat will continue to stand with and beside the Robinson family and help them get justice for Shanquella Robinson.
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