Shanquella Robinson's dad Bernard Robinson believes his daughter's death was a set up. As previously reported, Robinson died within a day of arriving in Cabo, Mexico on a group trip with her friends. Her friends told her family that Shanquella died of alcohol poisoning, but the autopsy pointed to a severe beating. According to the autopsy, Shanquella sustained a broken neck and cracked spine.

Bernard Robinson recently told TMZ, “it seemed like it was a plot” against his daughter. Shanquella's mom Salamondra Robinson, previously told Queen City News that everyone on the trip “was telling different stories” and none of the conflicting stories about Shanquella’s death included the brutal assault she suffered. Later, video from the trip revealed that multiple people recorded one of the “friends” beating up Shanquella.

Bernard said, “It seemed like my daughter was asleep. For all of them to be in that room and you know, she woke up. It seemed like they attacked her, and she’s naked.”

He continued, “My daughter is not a fighter, not at all. For them to do what they did, it seemed like a plot. They could have done that here and it wouldn’t have went down like that. They put a hole in my heart.”

Bernard added, breaking down in tears, “That was my only child. This is a heartbroken man. I can’t even be a granddad. I can’t walk her down the aisle. I can’t hear her voice just say ‘Daddy’ and ‘Mom.’ I can’t hear her say ‘grandma.' Y’all just don’t know what you’ve done to me. I thought she’d be burying me, not not me burying her.”

Bernard said he hopes Shanquella's “friends” get extradited to Mexico, saying, “They get charged for it and go back over there to do the time because that’s where they did the crime. And they left her there in that house. They left her there for the maid to find her.”

He continued, “You know how much pain my daughter suffered from the injuries? She had a small little frame. They sat there and didn’t try to get her no help.”

25-year-old Shanquella was laid to rest this weekend in Charlotte, NC. Her death is now being investigated by authorities as an “isolated criminal matter.”


In related news, Kyrie Irving donated $65,000 to the Robinsons' GoFundMe page. As of press time, the fundraiser has reached almost $307,000 of their $350,000 goal.