Lowell Man Held Without Bail For Thanksgiving Day Killing

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LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Lowell man charged with the murder of a woman on Thanksgiving is being held without bail.

Leonard Robinson, 22, is facing a murder charge in connection to the death of Dejah Jenkins-Minus on Thursday, Nov. 25. He was arraigned today in Lowell District Court and ordered to be held without bail after being arrested in Boston on Monday.

Preliminary investigations into the case allege Robinson killed Jenkins-Minus in a home located on Llewelyn Street before fleeing the scene, according to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

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Lowell Police discovered Jenkins-Minus' body the following day after going to the house to conduct a wellness check on her and her two-month-old daughter. When police arrived, they found Jenkins-Minus with signs of trauma and contacted emergency services.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and her death was later ruled a homicide by the Chief Medical Examiner due to multiple sharp force injuries. Jenkins-Minus' baby was found in the home and was unharmed.

The Middlesex District Attorney said police officers obtained a search warrant and searched the home on Llewelyn Street on Saturday, Nov. 27. Police recovered multiple items from the scene, including a knife they believe to be the murder weapon.

A probable cause hearing is set for December 30, according to WBZ TV.

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