Kyrie Irving reported gave thousands of dollars to the family following death of 25-year-old hairstylist Shanquella Robinson.
Kyrie Irving Donates $65K To Shanquella Robinson's GoFundMe
Brooklyn Nets Star, Kyrie Irving donated $65,000 to Shanquella Robinson’s GoFundMe.
On Friday (November 18), Shanquella Robinson’s GoFundMe page received two donations from Irving, one for $50,000 additional $15,000.
A North Carolina woman was found dead at a Mexican resort within 24 hours of arriving in Cabo with a group of “friends” from what authorities initially determined to be alcohol poisoning — but a new video has emerged showing her being assaulted and her death is now being investigated as a violent crime.
The following day, Robinson was found dead at Villa Linda 32, a rental offered by CaboVillas.com, and authorities launched a criminal investigation, according to WSOC-TV.
Her parents soon received a frantic phone call from Robinson’s friends, who told them she had died.
“They said she wasn’t feeling well, that it was alcohol poisoning,” Robinson’s mom, Sallamondra Robinson, told the news outlet.
The family told WBTV that Mexican authorities told them that Shanquella died of alcohol poisoning.
But the death certificate has revealed that the cause of death was a “severe spinal cord injury and atlas luxation,” an instability of the first two neck vertebrae, WSOC reported.
Alcohol was not mentioned in the report, according to the station.
Robinson’s parents, Bernard and Salamondra Robinson want to find out what happened. Mexican authorities and the young woman’s friends reportedly told the family that Shanquella died from alcohol poisoning, but her death certificate reveals that she died from a severe spinal cord injury.
“[I] spoke with her Friday evening she was having dinner and I never spoke with her again,” Salamondra told the news outlet. “On Saturday evening, they called and said she wasn’t feeling well, and they were going to call a doctor. And when they called, the doctor hadn’t arrived yet, but they said she had alcohol poisoning.”
“After they said it was alcohol poisoning, we received the autopsy report on Thursday and it said that her neck had been broken and she had a back spasm there was a crack, spinal cord was crack,” her parents added. “That took it to a whole ‘nother level because that meant somebody had attacked her.”
The mystery has been compounded by a horrific video that emerged allegedly showing Shanquella being beaten inside a hotel room. In the distressing video, someone can be heard asking if she “could at least fight back.”
It was unclear when and where the unverified video was taken, but Sallamondra told WSOC that she recognized the people in the footage as the friends who went to Mexico with her daughter.
The mother also said she believed the video was shot during the fateful trip.
Robinson’s funeral is scheduled for this coming weekend in Charlotte. “All I’ve been doing is just crying trying to figure out what happened,” her father, Bernard said. “I can’t even be a grandfather, can’t even walk her down the aisle, she’s gone.”