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Kyrie Irving Donates $65K to GoFundMe for Shanquella Robinson

*Kyrie Irving donated $65,000 to the family of Shanquella Robinson to help cover burial costs and funeral expenses for the young woman who was allegedly killed by one of her “friends” during a Mexican vacation.

The homegoing service for Robinson, 25, was held on Saturday and her family launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds to help cover associate costs. As reported by Yahoo, Irving made two separate payments of $50,000 and $15,000.

“My beautiful sister Shanquella Robinson, recently went on a trip to Cabo, Mexico, with people she believed were her friends,” Robinson’s sister, Quilla Long, wrote on the GoFundMe page. “During this trip, she was found dead. Her associates claimed she died of alcohol poisoning, but the death certificate from the Mexican government contradicts this statement as it reveals a broken neck and cracked spine and a time of death which is 15 minutes after she sustained these injuries.”

Robinson was allegedly beaten to death by a “friend” in a Mexican villa while on vacation in Mexico on Oct. 28. The friends reportedly told Robinson’s mother Salamondra Robinson that her daughter’s cause of death was alcohol poisoning. But the victim’s family was told a different story by Mexican authorities and the FBI.

“When the autopsy came back, they said it didn’t have anything to do with the alcohol,” the victim’s mother, Salamondra, shared with Queen City News, as reported by Billboard. “[They] said that she had a broken neck and her spine in the back was cracked. She had been beaten.”

According to WGHP, Robinson traveled from Charlotte to Cabo in late October and rented out a villa as part of the birthday celebration for one of her friends. At some point during the festivities, one of the friends called Salamondra to inform her that Shanquella was sick and that a doctor was on the way to check on her.

“They said she wasn’t feeling well. She had alcohol poisoning,” Salamondra said to the news station. “They couldn’t get a pulse. Each one of the people that was there with her was telling different stories.”

According to the savvy sleuths of social media, the group of friends has been identified as Daejhanae Jackson, Wenter Donovan, Alysse Michelle Hyatt, Malik St Patrick Dyer, Nazeer Wiggin, Khalil Cooke. One of them called Salamondra with the heartbreaking news that her daughter ultimately died from food poisoning.

“No one told the same story, so I never believed them anyway,” the mother said.

A disturbing video has surfaced allegedly showing Daejhanae attacking Robinson in a bedroom while she is naked. A man who appears to be filming the assault is heard asking Shanquella, “Quella’ can you at least fight back?”

Shanquella attempts to get away but she is slammed to the floor and punched in the head repeatedly.

According to Long, the United States State Department released a statement saying there is “no clear evidence of foul play.”

“Yet there is a video circulating of a woman violently attacking Shanquella. This statement is unacceptable, and we are beyond devastated. We continue to fight for the truth,” she wrote. “We face a tremendous unexpected financial burden and a great deal of pain as we prepare to lay my sister to rest. Any support you can contribute to our legal fees and other critical expenses is greatly appreciated.”

Meanwhile, the victim’s father Bernard Robinson believes his daughter was set up. Check out what the grieving father had to say about it in the clip below.


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