On Tuesday, a man accused of murdering his child’s young mother on Thanksgiving in Lowell, Massachusetts, appeared in court.
Dejah Jenkins-Minus, a 22-year-old Boston woman, was brutally murdered at a home on Llewelyn Street on Friday morning, according to authorities. Her baby daughter was not present.
Leonard Robinson, her 22-year-old boyfriend, was arrested and charged with her murder.
“This was a tragic death, and it was caused by him on Thanksgiving day,” Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Brant said in Lowell District Court on Tuesday, where Robinson was arraigned.
Jenkins-Minus and her 2-month-old daughter arrived at Robinson’s Lowell home early Thanksgiving morning. Roger Rondeau, who lives across the street, claims to have seen her arrive.
“She brought a baby, a baby carrier, and a bag,” Rondeau explained.
Jenkins-Minus did not return to her Boston home for the holiday as intended. Police conducted a well-being check with the assistance of family members and found her body in a locked bedroom of the Llewellyn Street residence.
“Dejah’s neck was fractured. And she also had over 58 stab wounds to her body by a sharp object,” said Brant.
Leonard D. Robinson, 22, of Lowell, pleaded not guilty and was held without bail in connection with the death of Dejah Jenkins-Minus.